A Conversation with MNOs: On Dash Adoption and Africa?

Nathaniel Luz

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A Conversation with MNOs: On Dash Adoption and Africa?

Vetting and Voting on proposals should be seen as a dedication to our success as a community and not as a favor to proposal owners. The success of the DAO's voting system has been a source of envy to other cryptocurrencies over time.

The ‘desperation’ and ‘pressure’ we usually see proposal owners display is mainly due to the 5 Dash proposal fee which would be lost if the proposal fails to pass, or passes when there are not enough funds left for it.
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On the low count of businesses from Nigeria on Discoverdash, Businesses who received Dash at the beginning of the year ran into major losses when the market went down. The businesses were victims of this as they received Dash into their wallets and there was no ready dash-fiat liquidation.

This caused a major strain on our campaign for businesses adoption and we had to find a solution. After several talks with MNOs and other community members, we decided to integrate Dash into major exchanges that could provide enough liquidation for a country of over 100 million people.

Here, we met another obstacle. Belfrics charged us a listing fee of $25,000! We discussed with the community and we were told "Dash couldn’t afford it”. We had to schedule calls and meetings with the leadership of Belfrics, and we spent months convincing them to integrate Dash for free. They finally agreed seeing we had a great community in Nigeria that needed liquidation.

We need the support of the MNOs to make these plans come to pass. We are available for enquiries.

We are not just ambassadors, we are Business Development staff of Dash.

For 42 Dash at $200/Dash, we would:

Sponsor the Blockchain & AI Conference in Nigeria, thereby:

1. Raise Dash awareness and create preferences

2. Get more businesses to adopt Dash as means of payment

3. Visibility before industry leaders who would integrate Dash in their businesses

4. Dash community expansion and bring new investors

5. Market Dash product and services with attractive content

6. Generate internal commitment to Dash in Nigeria

Sponsorship gives us:

1. 30 minutes speaking opportunity to pitch dash
2. Booth at the event
3. Opportunity to co-host the evening networking event
4. All participants would set up a dash wallet and get a tip
5. Dash to be a means of payment at the event
6. Visibility of dash in the press


Dash Business Adoption Campaign

this is a campaign solely to sign up new businesses, merchants, and companies to Dash. This campaign would run for 2 months and would reach over 500 companies/ businesses / merchants.

1. Hold a conference for businesses and merchants adoption in 2 states for 2 months

2. Signing up the Merchants/ Businesses on discoverdash.com

3. Assist with integrations

4. There’d be a monthly follow-up for three months

5. They would get a Dash kit

6. They’d take the course on dashafrica.org to get them familiar with Dash

Estimated number of participants per conference would come from over 200 businesses, companies, and organizations ranging from online shops, to offline businesses, exchanges, blockchain and cryptocurrency based organizations, and savings/ credit-facility institutions.

We’d leverage on the mailing lists of the Blockchain and AI conference above, and our previous events to ensure our publicity is strategic and direct.

We’d also leverage on bitcoinafrica.io, cryptotvplus.com, and other websites for adverts.

The staff would be in charge of creating and nurturing business relationship with clients till it becomes successful and coordinating the entire project.

We are working to integrate Dash to major online stores, more exchanges, and blockchain/ cryptocurrency focused organizations.

Some ongoing integrations are: Yellowcard, Bitpesa, Belfrics, Tradefada, and several others.

We plead you support and Vote in our proposal:

https://www.dashcentral.org/p/BLOCKCHAINAIConferenceMerchantsAdoption

Also, we’d love to have a continuing conversation with MNOs and the community.

Yours in Building A Dashy Africa,

Nathaniel Luz @ROTC

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George Donnelly

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Why don't you start your own exchange just for your merchants, just to buy back the Dash they receive as payment.

Sponsoring conferences is not an effective means of getting people to use Dash as digital cash. Low ROI, low impact, high cost.

I am available to guide you if you want guidance.
 

Nathaniel Luz

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On conferences:
Sponsoring conferences might not get people to use Dash, but they give Dash the proper exposure.

Full scale Dash activities in Nigeria started less than a year ago. How did we break even? How did we get the current integrations? How did we get listed on exchanges without paying listing fees? How did we get the skilled ambassadors that follow-up on leads till we seal the deals?

We got the above from participating in Conferences. Any Cryptocurrency that wants large scale adoption must be present at major Blockchain and Cryptocurrency events.

Starting an exchange requires;
1. Government approval
2. Technical know how
3. Liquidity

We've had issues with exchanges not being liquid enough. There were times Dash of $100,000 was needed and couldn't be supplied.

Also, a well functional exchange is a long term goal.

Hopefully, we'd contact you for guidance once we're set for that.

Thanks for your comment.

Let the conversation continue.
 

Nathaniel Luz

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Thanks greatly for your support.

We're glad our works are being recognised.
 

TanteStefana

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Yes, we really need to get our focus back on our teams in Ghana, Nigeria and really, Kuvacash IMO. We need to create the same success that we have had in Venezuela in Africa, though Africa is a bit more difficult, it has even more potential, IMO. Lets do this!
 

Nathaniel Luz

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Yes, we really need to get our focus back on our teams in Ghana, Nigeria and really, Kuvacash IMO. We need to create the same success that we have had in Venezuela in Africa, though Africa is a bit more difficult, it has even more potential, IMO. Lets do this!
Thanks greatly for your support ma.

Africa indeed has great potentials we are leveraging on make Dash the most used Cryptocurrency.

To this we are committed and we plead MNOs to vote our proposal here: https://www.dashcentral.org/p/BLOCKCHAINAIConferenceMerchantsAdoption

Thanks.
 

Nathaniel Luz

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What would we do?

1. Attend the Blockchain Conference Abuja 19th-20th of October, 2018 at Ladi Kwali Hall, of Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria.

2. Hold a conference for businesses and merchants adoption in 2 states for 2 months November and December 2018

3. Integrate Dash to major Blockchain/ Cryptocurrency platforms such as; Kurecoin (exchange and bank), Bitpesa (remittances) Yellowcard (Sales of Small denominations of Dash such as $5, $10, $20 $50), Cryptostorez (E-commerce).

4. Sign up the Merchants/ Businesses on discoverdash.com

5. Assist with the technical aspects of the integrations (We have the support of Dash Core and their availability for this)

6. Demo videos on how to use the integrations

7. Marketing and outreach to more businesses to accept Dash.

8. Documentary on businesses accepting Dash

9. There’d be a monthly follow-up/ support for the businesses/merchants for three months

10. They would get a Dash kit

11. They’d take the course on dashafrica.org to get them familiar with Dash

12. Publications on major crypto and blockchain media outlets
13. Local publicity for the Dash Accepting businesses

Nathaniel Luz @ROTC is the Executive Director of Dash Africa, a Dash Funded Organisation committed to representing and promoting Dash in Africa. He is credited with having raised new Dash ambassadors, taken Dash to other countries and spearheading business integrations such as Yellowcard, Bitpesa, Kurecoin, Cryptostorez, and others still in the pipeline.

https://www.dashcentral.org/p/BLOCKCHAINAIConferenceMerchantsAdoption