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  1. Darren

    Information about DIF November 2021 asks

    I didn't know if this was displaying properly on dash central. Here's an alternative source of the November DIF proposal information. Dear Network, This proposal is part of two proposals submitted for funding this cycle. DIF ongoing funding (300 DASH Nov-Jan) DIF suplemental funding (400...
  2. Darren

    What wallet is it better to use

    I use the desktop wallet from Dash Core Group. However that uses some space and needs to sync. I also use Dash Wallet or electrum on mobile. There are other good wallets out there as well.
  3. Darren

    Brazil Community

    Relevant to this thread. Dash is now spendable at over 1.5 million locations in Brazil, thanks to a Dash integration into bitfy.app
  4. Darren

    General DIF Communication and Feedback Thread (2021/2022 cycle)

    The newsletter published yesterday was produced exclusively by the DIF. There are other Dash related newsletters.
  5. Darren

    General DIF Communication and Feedback Thread (2021/2022 cycle)

    The first issue of the DIF newsletter is now live. https://dashinvests.substack.com/p/dash-investment-foundation-newsletter This issues identifies our Q2 2021 investment which I labeled as TBA.
  6. Darren

    The Dash Network Constitution

    Your analogy really makes a great case for C2Law. Using your analogy, C2Law employees chainanalysis to make sure they never borrow a car from a drug dealer in the first place. Chainanalysis helps C2Law and other companies verify funds are not from an illegal source, such as a drug dealer...
  7. Darren

    General DIF Communication and Feedback Thread (2021/2022 cycle)

    A few weeks back supervisors elected @Sven as vice-chair. He has been filling out this new roll quite well All supervisors have been working hard for the DIF. Sven has just stepped-up to accept more responsibility. For the health of the DIF it is best that we're not dependent on one...
  8. Darren

    Brazil Community

    Thanks for this update! Really interested to learn how the reality show goes.
  9. Darren

    General DIF Communication and Feedback Thread (2021/2022 cycle)

    DIF NEWSLETTER LAUNCH September 20th Code for 50% of Quadrency for life with first issue. Would you like a free month of Quadency? Use the code: DASHPROPASS Would you like 50% off Quadency for life? Sign up for the DIF's newsletter. Quadency code will be included in the first issue we're...
  10. Darren

    General DIF Communication and Feedback Thread (2021/2022 cycle)

    A new supervisor asked a great question. “What process do we (the DIF) use to decide to invest” I answered this question, however I feel like I could do a better job answering this question. First off, meetings are governed by Robert’s rules. This means that naively all an investment takes is...
  11. Darren

    General DIF Communication and Feedback Thread (2021/2022 cycle)

    Dear Dash Network, The transition to the newly elected supervisors is complete. New supervisors are assuming duties. In my assessment we're able to carry the momentum forward from last year. Please note this thread continues the thread from last year which you can find here. I'm making...
  12. Darren

    Hello: I'm Darren Tapp (汤德润) a DIF Supervisor.

    @AgnewPickens Could you please lock and unpin this thread. I'm going to start a new thread for the 2021-2022 supervisor cycle.
  13. Darren

    DIF August ask

    Thanks for this feedback. @xkcd Thank you for these calculations. Previously the DIF ongoing ask was for 425 Dash, I'm glad we did not submit this early in the cycle as that would force our community to risk not funding another project if they voted for the DIF. As you've seen, we now have put...
  14. Darren

    Dash Town Hall is nearly ready to launch

    As a Dash Central user I feel that comments on proposals should be limited to about 4 or 5 per user per proposal. This restriction should not apply to the entity that submits the proposal. As an alternative, people who don't submit the proposal could be charged a small fee (in Dash) per comment.
  15. Darren

    DIF August ask

    Just to clarify. If your security model requires that people not look at public information, that's not how security works. It's actually works the other way around. You assume your attacker has a hefty amount of resources and the goal is breaking the security.
  16. Darren

    DIF August ask

    @GrandMasterDash I'm happy that Dash is listed on Coinbase and other services that rely on regulatory compliance. Also: "security experts have rejected the security through obscurity view as far back as 1951" (source)
  17. Darren

    DIF August ask

    Thanks for that feedback @AgnewPickens We have an extra meeting this week, and I will share this feedback with all supervisors.
  18. Darren

    DIF August ask

    Dear network, The new supervisors have met twice as the newly elected supervisors. We have so much on our plate that we haven't discussed putting up a proposal to the network yet. Part of me is thinking that we should do a supplemental proposal and forgo the ongoing funding proposal...
  19. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    I think what you're quoting was a joke, but that would burn 0.25% of all dash that will ever exist. The proposal to reduce the fee is passing, we have yet to see if DashUnicorn will submit the 50k proposals.
  20. Darren

    I’m new here - Where should I share a cool Dash adoption directory I built?

    Here's the link. Thanks @JLivingston for sending it over email.
  21. Darren

    Hello: I'm Darren Tapp (汤德润) a DIF Supervisor.

    On international strategy I wanted to pursue an international strategy for among other reasons: I believe Dash is a project that should serve the world and not just one political jurisdiction. I believe the DIF serves Dash which serves the world. Multiple jurisdictions spread out political...
  22. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    @Geert Your logical fallacy is ad hominem.
  23. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    Regarding pegging to a specific USD amount. Two challenges: 1) The cost (time and/or money) of such a change is signifigantly more that the proposed change. 2) The solution could introduce security vulnerabilities. The security problem is how do you have an oracle reporting the USD price...
  24. Darren

    Hello: I'm Darren Tapp (汤德润) a DIF Supervisor.

    On Reserve Management The DIF takes an approach of keeping reserves 70%USD/30% Dash. Every month, we check what the USD to Dash ratio and if it's over 50% Dash, sell dash. If it's under 10%, Dash buy dash. Every sell or buy brings us back to 70%/30%. In July the DIF was 40% Dash and 60% USD...
  25. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    I believe you are actively trying to mislead the community with the post below. First off, no one is forced to vote. Everyone can abstain. I think you're aware of that qwizzie. What I did was go through the Dash Central discussion and copy the first top level post that I saw from each actor...
  26. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    So the first off hand comment I ran into and put in the OP is of the same value as the other posts you brought up separately in this thread?
  27. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    Also some of our community might struggle with the languge (English) we use. With that in mind effecient use of languge is even more important.
  28. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    Thanks for the clarification @qwizzie I value your contribution to our discussions very much. Why did you choose to add an off handed comment to the discussion and dilute your other post that you must think is more important for people to read? I value your perspective @qwizzie If I choose...
  29. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    It's also possible that the hostile comment was said in jest.
  30. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    Now that I'm reviewing this discussion the hostile actor is threatening to burn 50,000 Dash or over $6.5 million of Dash (at the 1 Dash fee) . That's more than 0.25% of all dash that will ever exist.
  31. Darren

    Regarding the proposal to reduce the proposal fee [META]

    About this discussion, it seems to be that some actors are causing a lot of noise, let's review the conversation with the noise removed. First developer feedback. I went out seeking developer comment on this proposal and found this: https://github.com/dashpay/dash/pull/4241 Which suggests...
  32. Darren

    Hello: I'm Darren Tapp (汤德润) a DIF Supervisor.

    On another channel I received a question: What‘s the reasoning for are beginning to purchase a significant amount of RUNE? Here's the answer I provided: The Rune will be used to vote to add Dash as an exchange asset on THORChain once it's available. We consider THORChain to be and...
  33. Darren

    2021 DIF Candidate Announcement Thread

    Oh my bad. I think Sven's ideas are a better fit for our previous successful strategy.
  34. Darren

    2021 DIF Candidate Announcement Thread

    What I was communicating above is the DIF is much better off today than at the end of Q3.
  35. Darren

    2021 DIF Candidate Announcement Thread

    I was reviewing the past year and (in the other thread) found our Q3 balance sheet. After paying the liability of a deferred director's fee the DIF had less than a quarter million of all assets. Since then we have invested $700k, in 5 different companies and we were organized enough to accept...
  36. Darren

    Proposal: Dash Electrum Support and Development Jul 2021

    Oh, also I like that I can find this app on F-droid.
  37. Darren

    Hello: I'm Darren Tapp (汤德润) a DIF Supervisor.

    I'm happy to report to the community that the 2.7 BTC which was set aside in Q2 is for the purchase of RUNE. This purchase has already started and will be completed in coming weeks. This RUNE will be used to help establish DASH as an asset that can be traded on THORChain. Most likely, after...
  38. Darren

    Proposal: Dash Electrum Support and Development Jul 2021

    Thanks for posting your proposal!
  39. Darren

    Hello: I'm Darren Tapp (汤德润) a DIF Supervisor.

    OK, I see speculation surrounding our election and recent events. I'm going to put out unofficial numbers right here, right now. My intention is to get facts out and hopefully reign in speculation a bit. So I'm beginning preparing our Q2 report. Our bookkeeper has not had time to review any...