hi congratulations on this wonderful project ,i think we should make it much biggerHowdy, 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.
here are few of my suggestions
ask users to click a selfie and lets use facial recognition to make sure they are not cheating the system along with verifying a OTP in SMS ( over all takes less than 1 minute)
once they pass lets give $5 immediately in dash ( this will give them real confidence that it works)
Now for every friend they refer ( for those who signs up & verifies ) they will get $5 too.
This is much simpler for the user as well as for us to track people.
i reckon we should roll this out in a country specific way , my favorite countries are venezuela and nigeria , both these places are suffering from hyperinflation , venezuela ( massively so ) and people are keen to look for an alternative
lets target 50-100,000 signs up per month from a particular country and i reckon this will put us in super spot compared to the rest of the coins