A Potential Goldmine: Making The #FirstDashWallet Campaign Permanent

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First we are a company. Second it does not matter if we are centralized or decentralized, when we make fatal errors with our business.

Apple has 200 billions unspent money. I can not see that they lose market share because of not using the 200 bill do you? @dashdisciple???

Free money of companies should not be seen as a unused growth rate or whatever. Such analysis are totally bad and crude. Even your math with laber input and growth rate is no universal formula. Ever heard of automation????

We should just use our money wise and mature, it doesn´t matter how much or how less we have every month in the treasury. It will get used sooner or later on the right projects. Please DON`T FALL TO SOCIALIST BEHAVIOUR WITH THIS GREAT DASH!!!!! thank you
 
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you are making a fundamental mistake in comparing APPLE with Dash, Apple has saturated market for its product, its has excellent brand recall ,which we dont , we have not even scratched 0.1% of the potential market, i hope you appreciate the difference

The fair comparision is Paypal in early days who gave $10 to account openers like us

just to be clear , the biggest drawback today in dash is marketing , there is nothing solid happening on marketing front and we should appreciate whatever little marketing thats happening and frankly the results of the #firstdashwallet have been amazing to the say the least

the biggest users of crypto the nigerians and the venezualans have entered the dash market , thats a huge thing

the $10 we give each person will bring us 1 billion more market cap very soon

This is not socialism at any cost , this is shrewd marketing

i am looking for 10,000 wallets to opened and wish some solid traffic hits our network so the crypto world takes dash seriously
 
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we have a superior product like apple had with the creation of the first smartphone. There is no need of throwing millions in marketing if it does not work. If someone knows how to make marketing for low cost, i support him, but just saying all the money must be spent is nonesense.

Absolutely great that we reach africa and south america now, they need us so much ^^
 
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. If someone knows how to make marketing for low cost, i support him, but just saying all the money must be spent is nonesense.

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But wouldn't it be better to support a crypto lobbying group, or our own lobbyist in Washington, rather than just burn the money?
Wouldn't it be better to start saving up for two 30 second commercials during the Super Bowl? That's 9 million dollars. We can't just slip that into the budget the month before the super bowl.

Wouldn't it be better to support the people and groups that have great ideas about how to improve banking in developing countries rather than just burn the Dash? Developing countries alone could zoom Dash to the top of all the cryptos.
 

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But wouldn't it be better to support a crypto lobbying group, or our own lobbyist in Washington, rather than just burn the money?
Wouldn't it be better to start saving up for two 30 second commercials during the Super Bowl? That's 9 million dollars. We can't just slip that into the budget the month before the super bowl.

Wouldn't it be better to support the people and groups that have great ideas about how to improve banking in developing countries rather than just burn the Dash? Developing countries alone could zoom Dash to the top of all the cryptos.
There's lot of talk and very little action , so i have decided to support any reasonable marketing campaign instead
 

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There's lot of talk and very little action , so I have decided to support any reasonable marketing campaign instead
I absolutely agree with you.

The question is: what to do with that money that is not created? Stock it or spend it, both work for me. Seems however that spending is easier than stocking it (see other conversations on the forum).

  • Advantage to not spending the money in ROI?
    • decreases the total supply so increases the value of each coin.
    • However, the added value created is close to none (based on somebody's calculation somewhere on the forum).
  • Disadvantage in poorly spending the surplus money?
    • close to none -> Please guys explain me how spending the money could have a negative effect on dash (example please).
The article added by @AndyDark, however interesting, isn't relevant to Dash

"the reason that premature scaling kills start-ups is primarily two-fold" says the article:
  1. "uses up your precious cash more quickly, which means you have less runway to discover that you were wrong and readjust"
    1. Our Dash are not created so we won't be able to use it to readjust later on. No applicable then.
    2. The article carries on though: "One of the smartest strategies for a start-up is to save cash" - @Andy @RGXDK - if you are up for that, I'm also up for it - but while nothing is being stocked I prefer to support marketing campaigns
  2. "Second, premature scaling actually makes you less agile. Specifically, when you start hiring people and investing in your product, you become organizationally and mentally committed to your current approach—you’ve paid money and obligated yourself to a particular product or strategy and doing this makes it worlds harder to change".
    1. that psychological explanation is based on start-ups, generally lead by few people. Not a 4000 masternodes start up. Another study should be made.
    2. Anyways, if a start-up becomes less agile in this case is because, suddenly, you realise that you've spent money that you could have way better spent on something else. This is so hard to accept that you remain blind and carry on your path. Not relevant to dash, as we would be spending money that we wouldn't have spent otherwise/anyways.

Now, let's talk a bit about Evolution and Mass Adoption which should, for many people, be the right time to go all-in with marketing (and not before). I can't wait for Evolution to be released, it's gonna be a game changer in the cryptoworld but talking of Mass Adoption is a bit premature.

How is new thing (technology, idea, habit...) is adopted by a society? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_adoption_life_cycle

Out of thousands of inventions made by innovators, some of them gets spread a second group, the early adopters and then by a third group, the early majority, then by fourth, the late majority and finally by the laggards. But many get stuck in the first or second phase. When you get to the third group your innovation will inevitably be spread to the fourth and last group.

So, first, you have the innovators which make up for 2.5 % of the population. Passionate people that invent stuff which might or might solve a real demand (they don't really care, that's why many inventions fall into oblivion. Those are passionate people that will use all those new gadgets and tech even if nobody around does, just for the kick of it.

Then you have the early adopters that make for +13.5 % of the population. Very open-minded people about new stuff. They have a better sense of usability than those of the first group. They want a product that is of use and not buy something just because it's new. However, they don't mind a product that is not perfect because they like to contribute and to participate in something that might get bigger. They also are leaders of opinion as they talk about those yet to be disruptive technology to their surrounding (which slowly starts to hear about it).

" for discontinuous or disruptive innovations, there is a gap or chasm between the first two adopter groups (innovators/early adopters), and the early majority"

Then you have the early majority +34% of the population. When that group starts to consider your thing and buy it, you're a winner. But the gap is big between the second and third group. That's where most inventions fall into oblivion. This early majority are real leaders and influencers in our societies but they are not dreamer: they want something efficient, that works and that solves a problem without a sweat. If it's not perfect, they just don't want it.

I believe we are not quite yet in the early adopter’s phase (or maybe at the beginning). Evolution is a big step and will change a lot of thing. But we are still in our own world made of geeks (Ask anybody on the street about Bitcoin or Dash, you know the answer....). We are slowly but surely scratching the surface of other worlds, but we are not there yet.

So even if my grandma will be able to use Evolution, she just won’t! Why would she? Never heard of it (aside from me, but she's just lucky that I’m part of the 2.5 % ;) ;)), never seen it...

So yeah, let's use that money to spread the word of Dash. For those still reticent, think about it like that; about hiring thousands of people with money that you can't use for anything else (as not enough proposals get passed) :

"if you talk about Dash and explain what is it and what cryptocurrency is to somebody for one hour, I will give you 10$".

That's exactly what Amanda's project is doing (and this just one of the many other benefits).

Because I can tell you that, most of the time, people bringing new people are passionate and happy to talk about Dash and to contribute.

And anyways, it will surely take a long time to explain this new world to somebody new won't it ? (and if that guy or girl knows crypto, well then that talk will just flip it to our side).
 
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Oh, and, finally, last thoughts (sorry for that long previous post, should have made it two), the people bringing new people on board are acting as ambassadors. They will educate the new person about the advantages and disadvantages of cryptocurrency and Dash today and about what are the solution that will arrive in the future.

It's not like those would be random persons would just click on an ad and would be prompt to download the dashcore wallet. There, I agree, it is not really useful (those ad should taret btc users as it was mentionned) and could be counterproductive as a normal person would download it and not understanding the product and then get frustrated.

But Amanda's project is fundamentally different.
 
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Disadvantage in poorly spending the surplus money?
  • close to none -> Please guys explain me how spending the money could have a negative effect on dash (example please).
I, for instance, would be pushed back from project where money are wasted.
Its more of psychology than mathematics. Even if inflation is only 0,001% it still hurts a lot in some subconscious part of brain.
"If more (not less) foolish decisions are made, maybe it's not so well governance system after all, and I can find smarter projects with more reliable and wiser people in charge" - someone may think.
 

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Its more of psychology than mathematics.
Maybe you are right. That must be psychological.

Because there is no precedent to our situation. Always has been to where to spend the money. Never to spend it or don't get it. It's the first time in history that someone or a group of people is presented with the choice between either getting a huge amount of money but having to spend it on something or either not getting anything at all

As far as I can tell, all the foolish decisions everybody are talking might only be valid if only we would be able to stock up that amount of money.

If I I come to you and I tell you, I will give you 2 € but you have to buy a lottery ticket. Otherwise you won't get the 2 €. Not buying the lottery ticket would be foolish IMO.

Beside, guys, give us some credit : we are still deciding on what we want to put that extra money : on amanda's project which obviously has more argument that a random lottery ticket....
 

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It's the first time in history that someone or a group of people is presented with the choice between either getting a huge amount of money but having to spend it on something or either not getting anything at all
I'm not sure if it is so simple.
Your assumption (probably) is that significant percentage (at least half - more or less) of people are "legitimate new users". If it is like that, then I'm all in. Lets continue :)
But please, answer me, how many ways You can think of, to swindle this campaign, to get free Dash money?
I can think of too many.
 
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But please, answer me, how many ways You can think of, to swindle this campaign, to get free Dash money?
I can think of too many.
I can't think of that many, that's probably my naive side ;). Just kidding.

No matter how hard we try, there always will be fraud. But this is true for anything. It's just about agreeing on a percentage. 1 % ? 10 % possible fraud being acceptable ?

When the percentage is decided, it is the job of the project owner to explain how he intend to address those too many ways your talking about it. If he can't then that would be something to reconsider.
 

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i did many many handouts for dash
and they work in the beginning until eventually the scammers run u over and than this all goes belly up
as it comes down to a couple of peeps who mess it up for everybody involved
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US 20 a pop
all u will get is a ton of 3rd World country members (no offence) coming in heaps to score 20 bucks (which is a lot of money) - they will move on to the next coin in no time waiting/hunting for the next free handout
they will not then invest their other 40 $ they have in their account !
theis is a good idea to get the name out - but nothing that should be done permanently at all !
 

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I absolutely agree with you.

The question is: what to do with that money that is not created? Stock it or spend it, both work for me. Seems however that spending is easier than stocking it (see other conversations on the forum).

  • Advantage to not spending the money in ROI?
    • decreases the total supply so increases the value of each coin.
    • However, the added value created is close to none (based on somebody's calculation somewhere on the forum).
  • Disadvantage in poorly spending the surplus money?
    • close to none -> Please guys explain me how spending the money could have a negative effect on dash (example please).
The article added by @AndyDark, however interesting, isn't relevant to Dash

"the reason that premature scaling kills start-ups is primarily two-fold" says the article:
  1. "uses up your precious cash more quickly, which means you have less runway to discover that you were wrong and readjust"
    1. Our Dash are not created so we won't be able to use it to readjust later on. No applicable then.
    2. The article carries on though: "One of the smartest strategies for a start-up is to save cash" - @Andy @RGXDK - if you are up for that, I'm also up for it - but while nothing is being stocked I prefer to support marketing campaigns
  2. "Second, premature scaling actually makes you less agile. Specifically, when you start hiring people and investing in your product, you become organizationally and mentally committed to your current approach—you’ve paid money and obligated yourself to a particular product or strategy and doing this makes it worlds harder to change".
    1. that psychological explanation is based on start-ups, generally lead by few people. Not a 4000 masternodes start up. Another study should be made.
    2. Anyways, if a start-up becomes less agile in this case is because, suddenly, you realise that you've spent money that you could have way better spent on something else. This is so hard to accept that you remain blind and carry on your path. Not relevant to dash, as we would be spending money that we wouldn't have spent otherwise/anyways.

Now, let's talk a bit about Evolution and Mass Adoption which should, for many people, be the right time to go all-in with marketing (and not before). I can't wait for Evolution to be released, it's gonna be a game changer in the cryptoworld but talking of Mass Adoption is a bit premature.

How is new thing (technology, idea, habit...) is adopted by a society? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_adoption_life_cycle

Out of thousands of inventions made by innovators, some of them gets spread a second group, the early adopters and then by a third group, the early majority, then by fourth, the late majority and finally by the laggards. But many get stuck in the first or second phase. When you get to the third group your innovation will inevitably be spread to the fourth and last group.

So, first, you have the innovators which make up for 2.5 % of the population. Passionate people that invent stuff which might or might solve a real demand (they don't really care, that's why many inventions just. Passionate people that will use all those new gadgets and tech even if nobody around does.

Then you have the early adopters that make for +13.5 % of the population. Very open-minded people about new stuff. They have a better sense of usability than those of the first group. They want a product that is of use and not buy something just because it's new. However, they don't mind a product that is not perfect because they like to contribute and to participate in something that might get bigger. They also are leaders of opinion as they talk about those yet to be disruptive technology to their surrounding (which slowly starts to hear about it).

" for discontinuous or disruptive innovations, there is a gap or chasm between the first two adopter groups (innovators/early adopters), and the early majority"

Then you have the early majority +34% of the population. When that group starts to consider your thing and buy it, you're a winner. But the gap is big between the second and third group. That's where most inventions fall into oblivion. This early majority are real leaders and influencers in our societies but they are not dreamer: they want something efficient, that works and that solves a problem without a sweat. If it's not perfect, they just don't want it.

I believe we are not quite yet in the early adopter’s phase (or maybe at the beginning). Evolution is a big step and will change a lot of thing. But we are still in our own world made of geeks (Ask anybody on the street about Bitcoin or Dash, you know the answer....). We are slowly but surely scratching the surface of other worlds, but we are not there yet.

So even if my grandma will be able to use Evolution, she just won’t! Why would she? Never heard of it (aside from me, but she's just lucky that I’m part of the 2.5 % ;) ;)), never seen it...

So yeah, let's use that money to spread the word of Dash. For those still reticent, think about it like that; about hiring thousands of people with money that you can't use for anything else (as not enough proposals get passed) :

"if you talk about Dash and explain what is it and what cryptocurrency is to somebody for one hour, I will give you 10$".

That's exactly what Amanda's project is doing (and this just one of the many other benefits).

Because I can tell you that, most of the time, people bringing new people are passionate and happy to talk about Dash and to contribute.

And anyways, it will surely take anyways a long time to explain this new world to somebody new won't it ? (and if that guy or girl knows crypto, well then that talk will just flip it to our side).
one of the best piece of analysis of our current situation i have read in months of being on this forum
 

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i did many many handouts for dash
and they work in the beginning until eventually the scammers run u over and than this all goes belly up
as it comes down to a couple of peeps who mess it up for everybody involved
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US 20 a pop
all u will get is a ton of 3rd World country members (no offence) coming in heaps to score 20 bucks (which is a lot of money) - they will move on to the next coin in no time waiting/hunting for the next free handout
they will not then invest their other 40 $ they have in their account !
theis is a good idea to get the name out - but nothing that should be done permanently at all !
just for facts , even if 50% of the users are genuine i would call this a success and heres the reason

the biggest users of crypto are the same as ones that are grabbing the crypto now , the nigerians , the indonesians , the venezualas

why ? their currencies and systems are so bad

instead of worrying about a scammer taking up our bounty , how about fighting the scammers

why can't we have an facial recognition tied up with sms otp for an air-drop ,and keep the amount at $10 total

if we get 100k Nigerians using dash then we will see an explosion in transactions
 
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If we do these kind of promotions in the future, we should do the best we can to reduce scammers (obviously).

However, even in the worst case scenario where we get a significant number of scammers, it is possible that we convert a significant number of the scammers to regular users of Dash. Even scammers have to live, and use the local crap fiat. Some of them will certainly realize that Dash is a huge improvement.
 
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If we do these kind of promotions in the future, we should do the best we can to reduce scammers (obviously).

However, even in the worst case scenario where we get a significant number of scammers, it is possible that we convert a significant number of the scammers to regular users of Dash. Even scammers have to live, and use the local crap fiat. Some of them will certainly realize that Dash is a huge improvement.
Wise words
 

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i did many many handouts for dash
Would you mind sharing those experiences ? We could all learn from it, andy maybe @amanda_b_johnson can then more anticipate from the problem you add. As a community I'm sure we can find amazing solutions to fighting scammers. Let's just put those thousands of brain to work !

instead of worrying about a scammer taking up our bounty , how about fighting the scammers
Yup exactly, let's fight the scammers. Again everybody, nothing to lose. Even you get "scammed off" 99 % (which surel we won't) you still have 1% of money that would have helped the network grow instead of 0%.

But I agree with you @tungfa, nothing needs to be permanent. Tries and error ! Anyway, with our voting system nothing is ever permanent anyways.

It's funny because our system is kinda working like the French culture right now.

French love theory, planning and talking (see how much I write ;)) : we prefer to establish a theory first and then we will experiment it : so we like a lot of thinking, calculation, precise planning and anticipate precise outcomes and then, only then, we might take action. On the opposite, you have British culture which is much more pragmatic. First they experiment, one, two, three time. They gets result, they get better and finally they conclude and find the theory.

Both have their merits obviously, but in the case where we have unlimited money everymonth, I believe a bit more of experiment without too much planning and anticipated ROI and so on do the network some great good !
 
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Would you mind sharing those experiences ? We could all learn from it, andy maybe @amanda_b_johnson can then more anticipate from the problem you add. As a community I'm sure we can find amazing solutions to fighting scammers. Let's just put those thousands of brain to work !


Yup exactly, let's fight the scammers. Again everybody, nothing to lose. Even you get "scammed off" 99 % (which surel we won't) you still have 1% of money that would have helped the network grow instead of 0%.

But I agree with you @tungfa, nothing needs to be permanent. Tries and error ! Anyway, with our voting system nothing is ever permanent anyways.

It's funny because our system is kinda working like the French culture right now.

French love theory, planning and talking (see how much I write ;)) : we prefer to establish a theory first and then we will experiment it : so we like a lot of thinking, calculation, precise planning and anticipate precise outcomes and then, only then, we might take action. On the opposite, you have British culture which is much more pragmatic. First they experiment, one, two, three time. They gets result, they get better and finally they conclude and find the theory.

Both have their merits obviously, but in the case where we have unlimited money everymonth, I believe a bit more of experiment without too much planning and anticipated ROI and so on do the network some great good !
i did giveaways back then over Dashtalk.org for Spanish / Portuguese communities (when we started there)
as i could not check IP's back then (as not admin here - props was in charge) a bunch of guys logged in double and triple and whatnot .... best were the once who used the same receiving address :rolleyes:
that worked well for a while until it did not
i believe it is great to do these initiatives for some weeks and then stop and start again 3-6 month later (keep the hype and interest going)
in general i do not believe in handing out money
- serious investors "are better than that" (they7 do not have to wait for handouts)
- small newcomers love it (but will they buy only because they get x amount ion dash for free ? doubt it - i think they ether keep the coins as a novolty or sell as they want the $)
+20 US$ is a lot of money ! (i have been to africa and indonesia and whatnot more than enough to know the value of $ in 3rd world countries)
tbh - nobody will hold or buy more - they will sell as they can feed the whole family for days on this (so great user experience as that handout does "good" know what i mean)
so as said before
doing this occasionally sounds great constant , i do not agree :rolleyes:

my 2,5 duffs as always
 

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I incline to Andy's point of view. Because currently Dash isn't good enough. Jaxx wallet can useable but doesn't support InstantSend and PrivateSend. If we over promote Dash to many people then it is very hard to let them come back to try our more advanced Evolution wallet. Because many of them don't feel comfortable when using Dash at this time. Currently with Jaxx wallet on mobile Dash isn't much different with Bitcoin or other coins.

I think we should wait until the Evolution complete to continue this kind of promotion. This time we should only try to attract people who know and somewhat familiar with cryptocurrency or geeks.
 
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Just to offer a little different perspective...

I think Dash to be so superior for the use case of actual digital money, it almost doesn't matter when we start the big marketing campaign.

So, while we should still have a plan, and do smart and effective marketing, this is like a tank rolling into a fist fight.

And don't forget, we're not really competing against other tokens, we're competing against the legacy banking system. And that system has treated regular folks (1st world and developing world) so badly for so long, any cryptocurrency that isn't actually stealing money from people should do very very well. Look at Doge coin. It was started as a joke. The guy did actually run off with everybody's money at some point. And yet is has recovered and done pretty well.

That's because, compared to the legacy banking system, even Doge coin sucks less than that.

The remittance system (mostly Wells Fargo) is a 50-80 billion dollar business. Under the best case scenario, between fees and not too generous exchange rates, Wells Fargo charges 5%. Under lots of other circumstances, it's 15 or even 20%. That's what we're competing with. If Dash took away 1/3 of their business, our market cap would go up x 10 just with that.

How can we not win???

We have the plan, we have the resources and we have the development team, and perhaps most importantly, we have the Dash community to accomplish the plan.

Relax a few notches. Have a little faith. Enjoy the ride.
 
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Absoultely there are 100s of reasons why people should focus on crypto in general and dash in specific , have we taken use of the fact that dash is only coin which offers instant send which is really useful for real life purchases without 0 trust ??

i really wish people realise that building great marketing teams and strategies takes years just like the 'tech' and we should absolutely get it rolling
 

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Absoultely there are 100s of reasons why people should focus on crypto in general and dash in specific , have we taken use of the fact that dash is only coin which offers instant send which is really useful for real life purchases without 0 trust ??

i really wish people realise that building great marketing teams and strategies takes years just like the 'tech' and we should absolutely get it rolling

Yeah that ^ .

Even if we decide as a community that there does not need to be a big marketing push until after Evolution is out and functional, it could easily take 6-12 months or more to plan and finance an appropriate social media (and other) campaign. We should be shopping for a good marketing firm now, and possibly saving up un-allocated Treasury money for future marketing plans.
 
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If IT professionals can't spend Dash in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia etc, it's delusional to think regular people in Nigeria are going to.
I think in countries like Nigeria DASH and this out reach program would provide a great deal of hope. Their economy and fiat currency is turmoil, corruption and fraud across the board. $10 to a person in Nigeria is a big deal, and if that spreads the idea of DASH, which effectively solves two of their problems, Government corruption and fraud. It is a big win I believe.
 
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I'm very thankful for @amanda_b_johnson to step up with the #firstdashwallet initiative because I can imagine how hard this can be to manually filter all these requests for "free money" and it's very interesting to test the idea even though it might be too early as @AndyDark already mentioned. With that being said I'm pretty sure that an open-ended proposal to continue the campaign forever without any estimates or limits is the wrong way. Imo we shouldn't throw money to the wind even if otherwise they are going to be burnt not going to be created - this encourages ill kind of behavior which can be damaging in the long term.....

I think we should check the results of current campaign first after some time i.e. How many of them really became Dash users in any sense? How many of them just converted Dash to btc/$/whatever and just got their "free money" from us? (How can we verify this btw?).....?
Well you got one new user, and miner ( ME :=D ) and my daughter got her wallet, but by the time we got all set up did the photo, and were ready to post the Tweet, we missed the deadline :-(. However, @amanda_b_john DASH Detailed YT Shows, and DASH School convinced me, and BTW I am totally new to Crypto. Learned a tonne in the last week though.
 
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Howdy, friends. Just wanted to share a few thoughts from these last few weeks of campaigns.

To refresh your memory, we led with the #FirstDashWallet campaign, which was set set for a week. Due to the high level of engagement and support from masternode owners, we continued it for four more days with one additional requirement -- participants were asked to hold a sign denoting their nation-state location. Then, switching gears, we launched another campaign that asked folks to retweet a post pinned to the top of Amanda's Twitter profile. It was great to see the response from individuals eager to become more familiar with Dash.

Through the #FirstDashWallet campaigns, individuals not only had to take action themselves (to open a wallet) but needed to inform a friend, colleague, or family member about Dash, in order to get that person to open a wallet as well. Because we had thousands of entries, that equates to thousands of such conversations. Affinity for Dash cannot happen without awareness, so this was a very positive consequence of the campaign. Plus, as participants themselves were sent the Dash to then distribute to the other person posing in their picture, both parties became more familiar with current wallet functionality and confident in using the new technology.

Let me share what Amanda wrote last week:

@dashdisciple has indeed been providing constant and ample assistance to Pete and myself in making this campaign possible. After about day three or four, we realized we were in over our heads. Dashdisciple reached out, and within 24 hours, set an employee of his to deploy a remote Twitter scraper and batch payment tool for us to use.

The creation and utilizing of this scraper undoubtedly saved us much time. Rather than manually enter campaign entry information (URL of post, username, etc.) we were able to pull a fresh scrape, de-duplicate it, vet entries, then pay those who met the criteria. Note too that for a time we used a server/bot that @dashdisciple and his team created, enabling us to batch send payments simply by inputting the amount of Dash each was to receive, followed by a list of Dash receiving addresses.

Later in the campaign we started becoming aware of more attempts of fraud, which is understandable for a campaign of this scale. We started to look at entries with a more discerning eye, and when appropriate, opted not to send payment to such entries. For example, a person with two phones who takes pictures of themselves, one at a time, with ten different people. Per the campaign rules, each person/wallet can net $10 in Dash maximum. So in that example given, we would pay the first picture the full amount ($20 in Dash) but not pay any of the other pictures, because, though different people were included, they used the same devices/wallets. In other cases, entries of say, a family of six, would show each pairing possible in the pictures, so not just a father with his wife, then son, then daughter, etc., but the father with the wife, then the wife with the son, then the son with the father, then the daughter with the mother, etc. All in all, we did our best to stay true to the campaign mission and reward those who had participated.

What was really cool for me personally was to see the far-reaching nature of this campaign. In total, folks from 63 different nation-states were involved. Here's about 70 pictures of #FirstDashWallet participants.

Regarding the third campaign -- the retweets -- I'll be honest, I thought that with a 24-hour timeframe we might have to process about 800 entries. Amanda thought around 400. But when the deadline was reached, her post had over 3,500 retweets. Soon after we discovered that viewing the full list of those who had participated was not possible in Twitter. So in true problem-solving mode, Amanda instructed participants to email us for payment. In order to stay timely with payments we looped-in some trusted folks in the Dash ecosystem who were willing to assist, including Alex-ru (Alexey, who gets things done), aniinl (Anjya, Europe-based crypt-entheausist), jmmon (Joe, "The Dash Piper"), Mr. Mime (Michael, the gent who helped offset the Dash Open House costs by raffling one of his mining rigs), and Tao (of Tao of Satoshi infamy).

As has been shared elsewhere already, for transparency and accountability reasons, entries/payouts for can be viewed here (each campaign is on a separate tab, identified on the bottom-left of the spreadsheet). Note that the spreadsheets list only profiles that were paid. Thousands more non-qualifying entries were processed and were manually responded to with reason for non-payment.

Below are the number of participants paid and the amount of Dash used in each campaign:

Week 1: #FirstDashWallet
- 1,438 participants
- 171 Dash

Week 2: #FirstDashWallet with country-specific signage
- 1,425 participants
- 147 Dash

Week 3 – Retweet article about the Dash DAO

- 3,398 participants
- 93 Dash
 
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Howdy, friends. Just wanted to share a few thoughts from these last few weeks of campaigns.

To refresh your memory, we led with the #FirstDashWallet campaign, which was set set for a week.
Thanks for the update! What a surprisingly (overwhelmingly) successful campaign.

And sorry, but could you clarify...are you Amanda? Or Piet? It is somewhat ambiguous.

Finest regards,

solarguy
 
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