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  1. thedesertlynx

    Can Decentralization Be Measured in Dollars and Cents?

    Can Decentralization Be Measured in Dollars and Cents? We often hear the line about the prime offering of cryptocurrency being decentralization and censorship resistance. This is all well and accurate, however many times this is mentioned without additional context or implications, as if it...
  2. Mark Mason

    Why Gift Cards Became a Game Changer for Cryptocurrency

    Why Gift Cards Became a Game Changer for Cryptocurrency For those trying to spend Dash on a regular basis, gift card services are a must. Services like Bitrefill, the Bitcoin Superstore, Coincards.ca, and GiftOff give the option to purchase from thousands of major retailers around the world...
  3. Mark Mason

    Why No One Saw the Dash Surge Coming

    Why No One Saw the Dash Surge Coming To the surprise of many Dash keeps going up. Up to $559 from a lowly $10 at the beginning of the year, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, and keeps on displacing Litecoin, maybe for good this time. Plenty of crypto traders are puzzled, however: why? What...
  4. Mark Mason

    Bank of America Adds $60 Annual Savings Account Fee, Dash Alternative Looks Much Brighter

    Bank of America Adds $60 Annual Savings Account Fee, Dash Alternative Looks Much Brighter Bank of America has begun charging a $60 annual fee for maintaining a savings account, making saving in Dash an even more attractive option. As announced by Reddit user RicoCat, a new $5 monthly fee...
  5. Mark Mason

    Dash Documentary Pre-Proposal Review

    Dash Documentary Pre-Proposal Review From the initial release date at: 11PM EST, 18th January 2014 are there things that the Dash community should be proud of? Dash has not yet overtaken the first mover advantage of Bitcoin, it doesn’t have the cool “program the world” factor of Ethereum...
  6. Mark Mason

    Dash Force News 3 Amigos Podcast Episode 26

    Dash Force News 3 Amigos Podcast Episode 26 Video repost of episode 26 of the three amigos podcast. This week we had special guest Scott Farnsworth from Dash Aerosports join us towards the end of the podcast. In this episode we discuss Joel’s recent trip to Europe and the House of Nakamoto...
  7. Mark Mason

    My Thoughts on the Q3 Dash Core Team Update

    My Thoughts on the Q3 Dash Core Team Update Thursday November 9th was the Q3 2017 update provided by the Dash core team. These calls while never exciting are usually filled with good information about the Dash network – see the slides here. Read more...
  8. Mark Mason

    What is the perfect POS system for Dash?

    What is the perfect POS system for Dash? Of course, the real answer is: “There is no one system that can be perfect for every use case.” But let’s think about it anyway. What do we want a point of sale (POS) system to do? Here are a few basic questions that would need to be answered before...
  9. Mark Mason

    Dash Added to Huobi Exchange

    Dash Added to Huobi Exchange Dash has been added to Huobi, a large exchange out of China. The exchange announced via Twitter that it was adding Dash trading pairs to its Huobi.pro platform via a tweet which included a meme poking fun at other cryptocurrencies and hard forks: Read more...
  10. Mark Mason

    Update from Dash Core on Business Development

    Update from Dash Core on Business Development Last month, disclosures revealed the origins of some operational issues BitCart had and their origins, mainly stemming from misunderstandings and communication issues regarding business development agreements with Dash Core. Dash Force News...
  11. Mark Mason

    Dash 12.2 Update Doubles Block Size, Lowers Fees, As Bitcoin’s Segwit2x Fails

    Dash 12.2 Update Doubles Block Size, Lowers Fees, As Bitcoin’s Segwit2x Fails Dash’s 12.2 update has been released, increasing the block size and lowering default fees, as Bitcoin’s Segwit2x block size increase is called off. Among a variety of minor changes to improve the network, the...
  12. Mark Mason

    Does Dash Need A Marketing Strategy?

    Does Dash Need A Marketing Strategy? Since Dash is a decentralized autonomous organization there is currently no single answer to the questions of what is the marketing strategy / brand attributes / story for Dash. Some phrases used about Dash are “we want to be the paypal of crypto” or...
  13. Mark Mason

    Dash Force Meetup Contest Winners: October

    Dash Force Meetup Contest Winners: October October was another another great month in the Dash meet up sphere. We had medium to large meet up in Africa and added to Discoverdash.com, meetup.com and Facebook. Read more: https://www.dashforcenews.com/dash-force-meetup-contest-winners-october/
  14. Mark Mason

    Passing the “Facebook Test”

    Passing the “Facebook Test” A few months ago a friend told me he was interested in cryptocurrencies. Scott is in his 50’s, intelligent, and successful in business. He is by no means a tech expert, but he uses his smartphone extensively, he’s active on social media sites, and he’s comfortable...
  15. Mark Mason

    The Limitations of “Be Your Own Bank”

    The Limitations of “Be Your Own Bank” “Be your own bank.” That motto gave life to the cryptocurrency movement, with a peer-to-peer electronic cash system representing liberation from banks, and from those who control them (or who they control). However, being your own bank isn’t the...
  16. Mark Mason

    Dash Mining Reaches Petahash Range

    Dash Mining Reaches Petahash Range Dash’s network hashrate has crossed the petahash line, indicating strong potential for future growth. Over the last few months, Dash’s mining hashrate has risen significantly. During most of August, the network averaged under 20 terahashes, ending the...
  17. Mark Mason

    My Visit To Dash Sponsored Circus City in Bristol UK

    My Visit To Dash Sponsored Circus City in Bristol UK Last weekend I visited Bristol in England to meet up with Ed Rapley proposal owner of the Dash sponsored Circus City and check out the final 2 days of the biennial performance arts festival. Circus City was a series of events that took...
  18. Mark Mason

    Growth in the Dash Treasury Budget

    Growth in the Dash Treasury Budget The Dash Treasury Budget has grown since its humble beginnings in October of 2015. That first month had a payout of under $15,000. In November of 2017 the payout was well over 100 times more at $1,600,000. Read more...
  19. Mark Mason

    The Integrated Business Solution Cryptocurrency Needs

    The Integrated Business Solution Cryptocurrency Needs Last weekend I had a friendly chat with Edge CEO Paul Puey about business adoption for cryptocurrency. He lamented difficulty of running a business on crypto, outlining the lack of decent service and software integrations into platforms...
  20. Mark Mason

    Dash Force 3 Amigos Podcast E24 feat. Alex Werner from Dash Core

    Dash Force 3 Amigos Podcast E24 feat. Alex Werner from Dash Core Video repost of episode 24 of the three amigos podcast. This week we had special guest Alex Werner from Dash Core team. In this episode we discuss Joel’s recent experience at the Texas bitcoin conference last weekend as well as...
  21. Mark Mason

    What is the value of a worldwide Dash ATM network?

    What is the value of a worldwide Dash ATM network? According to Discover Dash the current worldwide Dash ATM network is composed of 89 known ATM machines. We know that there are a lot more machines that vend Dash but have yet to identify them. You can easily add one if you know of some not...
  22. Mark Mason

    What I Learned About Dash at the Texas Bitcoin Conference

    What I Learned About Dash at the Texas Bitcoin Conference Last weekend I spoke at the Texas Bitcoin Conference, and had the unique opportunity to speak with the hundreds of attendees. Through doing so, I learned quite a few things about how the crypto world perceives Dash, and I learned a few...
  23. Mark Mason

    Dash Core Community Update

    Dash Core Community Update Earlier this month, the Dash community requested updates on the progress of Dash Core’s activities, and Dash Force News aggregated and transmitted the top nine questions. Below are the answers delivered by Dash Core CEO Ryan Taylor: Read more...
  24. Mark Mason

    Review of Dash Budget Proposals from November 2016

    Review of Dash Budget Proposals from November 2016 Continuing with my goal of reviewing all Dash Treasury proposals in the past year we will now look at proposals that were funded on November 4th of 2016. Looking at this months list of proposals there are many that rolled over from my...
  25. Mark Mason

    The Hardest Demographic for Crypto to Crack

    The Hardest Demographic for Crypto to Crack In my years living entirely off of cryptocurrency I’ve noticed a certain few trends in how the world tends to react to concept. I’ve paid my ridesharing driver in cryptocurrency many times, and a whole street in ritzy downtown Portsmouth, NH...
  26. Mark Mason

    Dash News Weekly Recap E12 – Exchange Integrations, Dash POS Solutions, Conferences & More!

    Dash News Weekly Recap E12 – Exchange Integrations, Dash POS Solutions, Conferences & More! This is a repost of this weeks edition of the Dash Force News Weekly Recap video from our YouTube channel. This show is dedicated to keeping you up to date with Dash news highlights from the past week...
  27. Mark Mason

    Investigation: BitCart’s Challenges and Their Origins

    Investigation: BitCart’s Challenges and Their Origins Note! This report draws on information contained in confidential communications and sensitive documents, which cannot be publicly revealed at this time. Readers who are not comfortable with the confidential nature of the report should...
  28. Mark Mason

    Why I Might Risk My Job With the Dash Network

    Why I Might Risk My Job With the Dash Network I’m undertaking a project that might end up costing me my job. I helped start Dash Force News because there was a large coverage gap for Dash in the crypto news world. I joined up to get the truth out, and I’m very proud of our work so far. I’m...
  29. Mark Mason

    Trezor Hardware Wallet Review

    Trezor Hardware Wallet Review Once I realized just how much Dash I had stored on my 6 year old laptop I decided it was time to move to a more secure method. I do backup my wallet.dat on a USB and keep it in a secure location but I wanted more. The next level choice was between a paper...
  30. Mark Mason

    A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Terms: What They Really Mean

    A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Terms: What They Really Mean If you’re involved with any subculture for any length of time, you quickly begin to notice that it has its own vocabulary. Whether it’s a religious, political, or local community group, longtime members tend to use certain...
  31. Mark Mason

    Markets Rebound Following Bitcoin "Free Money" Hard Fork Surge

    Markets Rebound Following Bitcoin "Free Money" Hard Fork Surge The cryptocurrency markets have recovered following a Bitcoin boom in anticipation of the Bitcoin Gold hard fork. Capitalizing on similar energy to that which occurred prior to the Bitcoin Cash split, Bitcoin Gold is a chain...
  32. Mark Mason

    Review of Dash Budget Proposals from October 2016

    Review of Dash Budget Proposals from October 2016 For the past several months I have been reviewing the batch of proposals that get funded for the current month this has lead me to the idea to go back a year and look at the proposals from October 2016. Dash Budget Proposals Oct 2016 For me...
  33. Mark Mason

    The Wake Up Call Crypto-Anarchists Need

    The Wake Up Call Crypto-Anarchists Need Cryptocurrency is at another high recently, led by a higher than ever Bitcoin from speculation on another impending chain split. Cheers and jeers on this new price surge abound, many taunting US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on the decreasing...
  34. Mark Mason

    Dash Nation Slack Upgrade Proposal Review

    Dash Nation Slack Upgrade Proposal Review The Dash Nation slack has been “the” place for Dash folks to virtually congregate to share news about Dash and just hang out with each other. There had been an earlier slack used by Dash but it got “toxic” so Tao started this slack with “just be...
  35. Mark Mason

    Binance Adds Dash Trading Pairs

    Binance Adds Dash Trading Pairs Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added Dash trading pairs, expanding Dash’s market reach. The Shangai-based exchange announced early Friday that it was integrating Dash into its platform: The new listing will add Dash trading pairs for both Bitcoin and...
  36. Mark Mason

    Dream Integrations for Dash

    Dream Integrations for Dash The Dash Core Team is recruiting for a new Director of Business Development and I have some ideas for the new person to work on. I am sure these are high on everyone’s list and overtures have been made – but I can hope can’t I. bitpay.com My first dream...
  37. Mark Mason

    Festy introduce Dash to a network of 7,000 Irish Pubs

    Festy introduce Dash to a network of 7,000 Irish Pubs I had the priviledge to attend the Irish Pubs Global awards 2 day event on 9th / 10th October. Festy was funded by the Dash Treasury to be the headline sponsor of event. My sole purpose of attending was purely because I wanted to witness...
  38. Mark Mason

    How to Evaluate Dash Budget Proposals

    How to Evaluate Dash Budget Proposals There’s been a lot of talk lately in the Dash community about how to optimize the Dash Budget System. With a few proposals recently not delivering on their promises, Masternode owners (and Dash users in general) are rightly concerned that such failures...
  39. Mark Mason

    BitFlyer, Coin Rail to Add Dash Trading Pairs

    BitFlyer, Coin Rail to Add Dash Trading Pairs Dash will soon be available to trade on BitFlyer and Coin Rail as Asian markets expand. Japanese exchange BitFlyer, one of the country’s largest, may list Dash soon. a look into the CSS stylesheets shows evidence of trading pairs for Dash...
  40. Mark Mason

    Dash Treasury Project Accountability – Masternodes and Project Owners

    Dash Treasury Project Accountability – Masternodes and Project Owners What are the documented expectations of the Dash Masternode owners for Dash Treasury projects? What are the reporting responsibilities of Dash Treasury project owners? In a DFN article I wrote on the treasury system I...