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  1. Mark Mason

    BitCart to Limit Orders Amid Overwhelming Demand

    BitCart to Limit Orders Amid Overwhelming Demand BitCart has decided to limit the amount of orders it takes on in an effort to improve its service. The online service allows users to purchase Amazon.com gift cards with Dash at a 15% discount, providing a solution for Dash users to use their...
  2. Mark Mason

    Uphold – Up-To-Date Money Services – Review

    Uphold – Up-To-Date Money Services – Review Uphold.com bills itself as: the world’s fastest growing platform for moving and holding any form of money or commodity, instantly and securely. They offer the ability to store and transfer between many different government currencies, a number of...
  3. Mark Mason

    Trustlessness Is Effectively a Myth

    Trustlessness Is Effectively a Myth One of the key “blockchain buzzwords” is “trustless.” For many, the entire point of using a blockchain-based digital currency was to eliminate the need to trust actors with control over your wealth and how it may be used. It’s a noble goal, for sure, and...
  4. Mark Mason

    Dash Teams Operate in 5 Different African Countries, Dedicated to Continent-Wide Adoption

    Dash Teams Operate in 5 Different African Countries, Dedicated to Continent-Wide Adoption Dash has made significant inroads in Africa, with teams across a half-dozen countries working hard at promotion. Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Morocco are now home to teams promoting...
  5. Mark Mason

    Venezuelan Government Considering Cryptocurrency As Local Dash Conferences Gain Steam

    Venezuelan Government Considering Cryptocurrency As Local Dash Conferences Gain Steam The Venezuelan government is considering leveraging blockchain technology to improve the country’s financial situation. As reported by Criptonoticias, this week the Central Bank of Venezuela met with...
  6. Mark Mason

    Atomic Swaps and a Multi-Blockchain World

    Atomic Swaps and a Multi-Blockchain World In the 1980’s and early 90’s, most businesses had a LAN, or “Local Area Network.” This technology allowed a company to connect computers in a network, usually in a very limited, local area. Some larger companies might have employed a WAN (Wide Area...
  7. Mark Mason

    Wirex Announces Partnership With Dash, New Contactless Cards

    Wirex Announces Partnership With Dash, New Contactless Cards Wirex has begun to integrate Dash, expanding the available Dash debit card options The card provider and exchange service announced on Monday an upcoming integration of Dash into their platform. According to Wirex, Dash is a major...
  8. Mark Mason

    October 3rd Dash Treasury Proposals Update

    October 3rd Dash Treasury Proposals Update This is my third monthly update on newly approved Dash Treasury proposals. August 4th was 19 proposals for 4,551 Dash or $859,647 @ $189/D on that day. September 3rd was 19 proposals for 4,405 Dash or $1,543,449 @ $352.42 on that day. The October...
  9. Mark Mason

    The Biggest Mistake Cryptocurrency Can Make Right Now

    The Biggest Mistake Cryptocurrency Can Make Right Now From an oddity and online plaything a few short years ago to an over hundred billion dollar industry, the rise of cryptocurrency has been remarkable and swift. There have been plenty of bumps along the way while figuring out the best way...
  10. Mark Mason

    Alt Thirty Six Proposals Review

    Alt Thirty Six Proposals Review What do you think of the legal cannabis industry? Let’s get past the history and drama and accept that in a growing number of jurisdictions the sale of cannabis is now “locally” legal. Where I live in the US it is “illegal” at the federal level but legal in...
  11. Mark Mason

    First Dash Conference = Wow

    First Dash Conference = Wow Why was the conference in London? According to Ryan Taylor, they wanted to have this first conference handled by a top notch organizer with experience in the field – Moe Levin and Keynote Events and to tie the Dash Conference to another conference (the World...
  12. Mark Mason

    Several Dash Debit Cards Now Unavailable Outside of Europe

    Several Dash Debit Cards Now Unavailable Outside of Europe Many of the major Dash debit card providers around the world have discontinued service to customers outside of Europe. A number of the prominent Dash debit card services use WaveCrest as the issuers of their cards. Unfortunately...
  13. Mark Mason

    NeoCash Radio Appearance on DIP001, Venezuela Conferences, and August’s Crowdfunded London Trip

    NeoCash Radio Appearance on DIP001, Venezuela Conferences, and August’s Crowdfunded London Trip Last night I went on NeoCash Radio again to talk about all the amazing things happening in the Dash community lately. We covered DIP001 (the first of the Dash Improvement Proposals), soon-to-be...
  14. Mark Mason

    CoinGate Crypto Payment Processor Review

    CoinGate Crypto Payment Processor Review CoinGate is a service that allows you to buy / sell bitcoin and also provides a payment gateway with both online and traditional POS options. They use shapeshift to allow the use of “altcoins” including Dash. Coingate charges a 1% processing fee for...
  15. Mark Mason

    US Students Lead On-Campus Dash Promotion, Crowdfund Trip to London Conference

    US Students Lead On-Campus Dash Promotion, Crowdfund Trip to London Conference A pair of aspiring Dash developers from Iowa State University have successfully crowdfunded a trip to the Dash conference in London using Dash donations. August Domanchuk and Jacob Hemmerich, two computer...
  16. Mark Mason

    The Myth of the Masternode Sell-Off

    The Myth of the Masternode Sell-Off Over the years, critics have claimed that the Dash Masternode network is susceptible to centralization. Initially, the charge was that only a few early adopters own Masternodes, and so they control the network. This argument has begun to fade as it’s become...
  17. Mark Mason

    Appearance on Special Free Talk Live Show at the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe

    Appearance on Special Free Talk Live Show at the Free State Bitcoin Shoppe I had the pleasure of appearing on Free Talk Live over the weekend to talk about Dash. Free Talk Live is a radio show and podcast sponsored by the Dash network (and have submitted a proposal for renewal) that has a...
  18. Mark Mason

    Leah Stella Stephens AKA stellabelle Proposals Review

    Leah Stella Stephens AKA stellabelle Proposals Review Stellabelle came to Dash as a super energetic person that joined in on the DashNation slack with lots of great ideas and the energy and drive to work on them. She seems to have disappeared quietly but has left a lasting body of work and I...
  19. Mark Mason

    Cryptocurrency Isn't So Decentralized... Yet

    Cryptocurrency Isn't So Decentralized... Yet Cryptocurrency has risen in the markets and imaginations of traders around the world in recent years, all on the premise and promise of peer-to-peer decentralized financial networks that can’t be effectively stopped by entrenched powers such as...
  20. Mark Mason

    Dmitriy Baimuratov on Dash Business Adoption in Ukraine

    Dmitriy Baimuratov on Dash Business Adoption in Ukraine Dmitriy Baimuratov of CryptoGroup has been spearheading the integration of Dash into businesses in Ukraine, including making local news headlines for using Dash to pay at the Givi Rubenstein restaurant in Kiev. I spoke with Baimuratov...
  21. Mark Mason

    Jerry Banfield Proposals Review

    Jerry Banfield Proposals Review This is a story about someone that I think has a less than stellar reputation in the Dash community (no not CS ). As someone that was pretty new during the ending of the relationship I can only look at the “aftermath.” I think the issues mostly boil down to...
  22. Mark Mason

    All Chinese Exchanges May Stop Trading, Crypto Crash Continues

    All Chinese Exchanges May Stop Trading, Crypto Crash Continues All cryptocurrency exchanges in China may soon stop trading, news which has had a heavy negative impact of the cryptocurrency markets. As reported by Washington Post researcher Luna Lin, Chinese regulators have required that...
  23. Mark Mason

    Dash Added to Qryptos Crypto-Only Exchange With Temporary Negative Fees

    Dash Added to Qryptos Crypto-Only Exchange With Temporary Negative Fees Dash has been added to Qryptos, a cryptocurrency-only exchange with temporarily negative fees in order to generate interest and liquidity. Qryptos is run by Quoine, an Asia-based cryptocurrency and fintech company...
  24. Mark Mason

    Commerce 101: The Real Basics – Electricity and Internet

    Commerce 101: The Real Basics – Electricity and Internet Greetings from Florida. Those are the words that many postcards start with when someone is sharing their fun vacation – not today. Most of you have heard something about hurricane Irma. I am one of the millions of people impacted...
  25. Mark Mason

    Dash Copay Multisig Wallet, First Step of Evolution, Heads to Alpha Testing

    Dash Copay Multisig Wallet, First Step of Evolution, Heads to Alpha Testing The Dash version of the Copay wallet, the base for the Evolution wallet, has entered its alpha testings phase. Copay is a multisignature (multisig) Bitcoin wallet designed by BitPay that allows users to set up joint...
  26. Mark Mason

    4 Hurdles to Overcome Before Dash Is “Digital Cash”

    4 Hurdles to Overcome Before Dash Is “Digital Cash” Since the creation of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency has expanded far beyond Satoshi’s original vision of a decentralized peer-to-peer electronic cash system. Especially with the advent of Ethereum, we see blockchain technology being applied to...
  27. Mark Mason

    BlockSci Paper Highlights Blockchain Traceability Issues, Potential Future Risks for Dash

    BlockSci Paper Highlights Blockchain Traceability Issues, Potential Future Risks for Dash A research paper associated with the BlockSci blockchain analysis tool underscores the vulnerabilities of certain cryptocurrencies to analysis, including some theoretical attack vectors for Dash’s...
  28. Mark Mason

    Cryptocurrency Markets Stabilize After China Uncertainty

    Cryptocurrency Markets Stabilize After China Uncertainty Cryptocurrency markets have shown signs of stability and renewed growth after a rough month of bad news coming out of China. A the beginning of the month, the Chinese government banned ICO token sales, resulting in an industry-wide...
  29. Mark Mason

    Warning! Dash-Coin.net Wallet Attempts to Scam Users

    Warning! Dash-Coin.net Wallet Attempts to Scam Users A new fraudulent wallet service, Dash-Coin.net, is attempting to scam users. Billed as a web wallet, the site attempts to gain users while maintaining access to their private keys, and therefore any funds sent to the wallet. The Dash Core...
  30. Mark Mason

    Dash News Weekly Recap – ICO’s, Peer-to-Peer Exchanges, Decentralization & More!

    Dash News Weekly Recap – ICO’s, Peer-to-Peer Exchanges, Decentralization & 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. Please...
  31. Mark Mason

    Previously Reviewed Project Proposals

    Previously Reviewed Project Proposals As the “Dash Force News Treasury Review Writer and Head DFN Researcher” I feel obligated to provide both the good and “less good” about the proposals I review. In the “Dash Nation” spirit I always try to do it in a respectful manner. I can never...
  32. Mark Mason

    209,000 Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach, Decentralized Digital Currency Needed

    209,000 Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach, Decentralized Digital Currency Needed Equifax experienced a significant data breach resulting in 209,000 credit card numbers being compromised. In one of the worst data breaches in recent history, Equifax, one of the three main US agencies...
  33. Mark Mason

    Crypto Diggers POS System Review

    Crypto Diggers POS System Review CryptoDiggers is a consulting / development shop in Slovakia. They manage some ATM machines and do crypto currency consulting. They also have developed payment solutions for ecommerce platforms and have a point of sale (POS) system. They provide merchants...
  34. Mark Mason

    ICO Debacle Demonstrates Dash’s Dependable Design

    ICO Debacle Demonstrates Dash’s Dependable Design Since their inception, all cryptocurrencies have faced two particular challenges above all others. The first is primarily a technical issue while the other is economic. These issues are scalability and funding. Scalability, of course, has been...
  35. Mark Mason

    What Does Your Response to China’s ICO Ban Say About You?

    What Does Your Response to China’s ICO Ban Say About You? Whether you’ve taken a second loan out on your car to buy newly-cheap cryptocurrency or are seriously contemplating swan diving off the tallest object you can find after looking at your portfolio, odds are you’re aware of the bloodbath...
  36. Mark Mason

    Mahamadu Abdul-Salam on Dash’s Growth in Ghana

    Mahamadu Abdul-Salam on Dash’s Growth in Ghana While cryptocurrency’s trend of rapidly gaining in value is attractive to users in all areas of the world, third world countries in particular are in need of a store of value that is not constantly eroding like many of their national currencies...
  37. Mark Mason

    Funded Dash Treasury Proposals – Sept 3rd 2017

    Funded Dash Treasury Proposals – Sept 3rd 2017 This month was a record setting month for the Dash Treasury Proposal system. Over $1,500,000 in funding was allocated to 19 projects – none of which were submitted by the Dash Core team. Read more...
  38. Mark Mason

    5 Factors Affecting Decentralization

    5 Factors Affecting Decentralization A hot topic in the field of decentralized peer-to-peer networks is, not surprisingly, decentralization. The word alone is used with near religious reverence, and “centralized” is a common slur levied against a rival project. But what really establishes...
  39. Mark Mason

    Dash News Weekly Recap - Max Keiser, Tristar Gym, Hurricane Harvey, Venezuela & More!

    Time-Stamps to all the news stories: 0:36 Great American Pilgrimage 1:10 Texas Hurricane Relief 1:45 Venezuela Conferences 2:11 August MVP Winners 2:41 Firas Zahabi Tristar Gym 3:24 Dash vs Bitcoin 3:57 Dash Advertising Proposals Review Thanks for watching make sure you like &...
  40. Mark Mason

    3 Amigos Podcast Episode 15 Feat. Ian & Chuck From Dash Core

    On episode 15 of the three amigos podcast we had special guests Ian & Chuck from the Dash Core team joining us. The 3 amigos podcast takes place every Friday at 3pm EST / 8pm GMT. If you haven’ t done so by now, can you please make sure you like and subscribe to the Dash Force News YouTube...