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GrandMasterDash

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Dash Dinheiro Digital - 8874 subs, regularly getting 300 - 400 views and it's not aimed at the larger English speaking market.

Go ahead, make your excuses. Or could it be that his videos are short and sweet?
 

GrandMasterDash

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Oh look at that, @mastermined marked me trolling, I retaliated, and now @thedesertlynx has magically joined in. Haha, and you have the gall to talk about bitcoin censorship. Don't like what you hear? Don't like facts?
 

John Reed

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Thanks, @mastermined for reloading this important initiative. Although I will be a part of the team, I am happy that another community member took the lead on this, as I have other obligations IRL and in Dash. During the short time we were doing the Dash Force, I saw that it took the trolls by surprise as we had posts and comments that would usually be buried front and center in well-read positions. I hope that this will pass and I will offer it a home base on Dash Nation Slack.
 

John Reed

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Saved original proposal.
Good Day Dash Force. My name is John Reed from the Hout Bay Community in South Africa. I'm one of the Dash Africa Founding members. I was headhunted and introduced to Dash, 7 months ago by [email protected] i am an activist for the aboriginal khoisan community and fishing industry.I got involved in dash because i could see, how my community could benefit from dash. in November 2017, I registered the dash leopard school from my own funds and has been paying for administration, staff and other expenses out of my own pocket. I have arranged meet ups,ambassodor programmes and 2 benefits concerts and it didnt generate any profit but more losses but was purported by [email protected], on dash leopard website that money was made for the soccer school towards the netherlands trip. In January 2018 I set up a waterfront office for the dash leopard school which is promptly displayed on the website.
At the office, we also did ambassodor programmes which also came from my own pocket, please refer to the website.
My complaint is related to the Dash Africa Proposal that is was succesful for 72 dashes spread over 3 months. you will see within the proposal how there was a budget for the waterfront office, ambassodor programme and the leopard soccer school which falls directly under my name and the proposal states that it was for work already done (which means expenses that was paid for). [email protected] gave us only 10dashes and told us the budget was depleted! when we confronted [email protected] related to the other components of the proposal budget concerning the waterfront office and ambassodor programme he was shocked to hear that we saw the details of the proposal which is clearly available on the dash proposal [email protected] then started alienating himself. Up until today we have not received a single dash toward the waterfront office and ambassodor programme, which has now left us in financial debt for the expenses already paid. I had numerous attempts trying to resolve the matter with [email protected] however, he seems to be unfazed and has given no explanation towards this. I am informing you at dashforce about this before I take legal action against [email protected] in hope that you can step in and mediate the situation to keep DASH AFRICA's reputation intact as i believed in the vision of Dash. please advise what is the best way to proceed. Regards John Reed Khoisan Activist
 
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Helper Dash

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DASH FORCE MISSION STATEMENT

We at the Dash Force aim to be the Dash community's front line of defense and support. Our mission is to provide support to the human ecosystem surrounding Dash, ensuring that its network effects are maximized by building a community that is the envy of the digital currency world.
Whether it be countering online trolls, reporting critical news, helping local meetups flourish, encouraging economic activity to newly integrated services and exchanges, or bringing in new members and fans, we will do our best to ensure that Dash's community grows and strengthens into a positive social movement behind some of the most amazing and revolutionary technology of our time.
Above all, we seek to conduct ourselves as ambassadors of the Dash community in a polite and professional manner, using honesty and genuine goodwill to represent and preserve Dash's positive and community-focused brand, and relentless tenacity and commitment to quality work to ensure that the job gets done right.
Hello @mastermined

I have a MAJOR problem with Dash Force and several on your team, including you. I know several things that have occurred that are contrary to your mission statement. I am extremely disappointed
none of you have come forward to help resolve these issues. What's it going to take?

-Helper Dash
 

GrandMasterDash

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So it's not just me. Dear forum members, when you see criticisms of Dash Force News and it is marked as "trolling", please click on "List" to see who is doing it. You'll notice it's often members of DFN trying to censor / suppress that post. What does this tell you about them?
 
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solarguy

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So it's not just me. Dear forum members, when you see criticisms of Dash Force News and it is marked as "trolling", please click on "List" to see who is doing it. You'll notice it's often members of DFN trying to censor / suppress that post. What does this tell you about them?
Or, maybe they just recognize trolling when they see it.
 

GrandMasterDash

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Or, maybe they just recognize trolling when they see it.
Maybe so, but I just wanted to keep people alert to such activity. It would be helpful if DFN members refrained from such activity and let the wider community flag the trolls.
 
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mastermined

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I have been a member of the Dash Forum for 4 years this month. In that time I have amazingly only had to put a few people on ignore. Most of those have been in the last month or so. I try to answer all valid criticisms and concerns but I have had to put a few newer members on ignore recently for excessive complaining, obsessive trolling and stalking.
If you don’t see me respond it is not because I have no counter to their arguments but because they have exhausted my patience and are wasting my time better spent serving the community at large. Thanks for your understanding.
 

Argon31

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Or maybe because their assertions are right about you being a lobbyist who is trying to shove political garbage and your own proposals down the treasury's throat.

I have been a member of the Dash Forum for 4 years this month. In that time I have amazingly only had to put a few people on ignore. Most of those have been in the last month or so. I try to answer all valid criticisms and concerns but I have had to put a few newer members on ignore recently for excessive complaining, obsessive trolling and stalking.
If you don’t see me respond it is not because I have no counter to their arguments but because they have exhausted my patience and are wasting my time better spent serving the community at large. Thanks for your understanding.
 

solarguy

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@mastermined and his lobby group is probably the reason why we are funding 2-3 garbage proposals every month.
So, even if I take your idea at face value and fully correct (which I don't), you're saying that our current system, including DFN, has a 94-96% success rate at picking and funding successful proposals. The Dash Treasury system is not unlike a Venture Capital investment company. And trust me when I say that every VC company in the world would sell their grandmother to have a > 90% success rate.

Once again, we see the Argon31 seal of disapproval as a good thing. You, Tone Vays and Jamie Dimon are becoming useful negative indicators of success.
 

mastermined

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DASH FORCE MISSION STATEMENT
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dash-force.11208/



Current Dash Force Operations:


Dash Force PR
Dash Force has responded to the growing demand for Dash to increase its media presence by partnering with BTC Media to reach media outlets far beyond Dash Force News and end Dash’s conspicuous media blackout. In our first foray we have managed to get Dash’s incredible success story in Venezuela covered by over 75 publications, including Bitcoin Magazine, and we have additional stories still in progress, including the ever-elusive Coindesk. Our goal is to ensure that Dash’s various and continuing achievements receive top-level coverage in all major crypto media outlets, as well as well beyond the crypto world.
Additionally, we have stepped up our game representing Dash in person. Most notably, Mark Mason delivered a speech before the UK Parliament, and Joël Valenzuela has been invited on a panel on blockchain voting moderated by Erik Voorhees and Christina Tobin at Politicon, an event with a projected attendance of over 20,000.
Dash Force PR Report July 2018 By Mark Mason
https://www.dashforcenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PR-Report-July-2018-1.pdf


Dash Force News (Rebranding this funding cycle) publishes 2 or more new articles everyday covering the Dash community. There has yet to be a day when something notable was not going on. Fortunately we have a lot of good news to cover. DFN is also translating articles into 6+ other languages. English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Korean.
Dash Force News Webmaster Report


Discover Dash currently has 2000+ Dash accepting Merchants. Recently Updated Website!
In an effort to provide the Dash community with the necessary resources to reach mass adoption as quickly as possible, we have started DiscoverDash.com, a merchant listing and adoption website. This will give new users and businesses all the resources they need to start using Dash, and provide a powerful visual statement of how strong and diverse the Dash economy has become.
The site is actively maintained and strives to be “the” site for Dash business listings. Plans are to continue to grow this and provide easy to use guides for merchant adoption, meetups and more. Live chat has recently been added and 24hr. Live chat support will be available after a little more testing.


Dash Force YouTube – The channel currently has almost 3000 subscribers with 1 to 2 weekly shows.
3 Amigos Podcast is done live and features the 3 partners that run Dash Force. This is an easy going discussion of the weeks topics with the occasional guest and questions from the live chat.
The Dash Force News 3 Amigos Podcast is now broadcasted on The Liberty Radio Network and is also available to listen to on the following platforms: Itunes, Tunein, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Podbean.
There are also more or less monthly interviews with Dash related guests like Scott Farsworth AKA Dashracer and Bitcoin Jesus Roger Ver along with Evan Duffield and others.
During the May - August cycle we were pleased to interview Dash Core Group CEO Ryan Taylor, DCG CTO Bob Carroll and many more.


Dash Force Meetup & Presentation Program
Meetup Programs
in Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, Germany, Russia, England the US and many more. Around 10,000 wallets have been set up during these meetup classes with potentially hundreds of thousands being exposed to Dash in a positive way through large presentations and festival events.


Discover Dash Merchant Adoption Program - On hold due to funding constraints


MVP Contest is a monthly award of 1 Dash to the most Active and Valuable members of the community.


Swarms and the Mod Squad
Active engagement on Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Bitcointalk, YouTube, Facebook, Telegram and other social media Platforms. We also assist in reviewing and helping with pre proposals and active proposals. Everyday task include, article sharing across multiple Social Media Platforms and moderation of said platforms, upvoting/downvoting positive/negative post and countering misinformation.
Update: 10-4-18
With the Network's approval we will continue with moderation of the Dashpay Reddit and also help with the Dash.org forums. This will be done under the existing budget and no further funding will be required. We will work with all moderators to create a decentralized committee based moderation system.
We feel it is important that moderation is decentralized amongst many different individuals and organisations and not administered by one centralized person with total control over important Dash communication channels.


Joël Valenzuela on using Dash for everyday purchases - CNN International


Mark Mason Blockchain speech at UK Houses of Parliament for Bahrain Opportunities Forum 2018




April Budget Allocation:
0 + 74.842 Rollover = 74.842

Dash Force Core Team Salaries (3 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 87.56
Website budget - Upgraded Server - 0.316
Dash Giveaway at Talent Land in Guadalajara, Mexico 2018 - 1
Prop Fee - 5
Dash Force Meetup Contest: 234 wallets - 5.25
Total 99.126




May Budget Allocation:
150 - 24.284 Rollover = 125.716

Dash Force Core Team Salaries (4 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 71.67
Website budget - Upgraded Server - .19
Dash Force Meetup Contest: 122 wallets - 2.95
@KennethBosak - 2
Tip Budget - 1.02
Mises Event - San Francisco Seminar on the Future of Money - 1.51
Crypt0 -2
Total 81.34




June Budget Allocation:
150 + 44.376 Rollover = 194.376

Dash Force Core Team Salaries (4 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 106.217
Website budget - Upgraded Server - .29
@KennethBosak Canada - 2
Website domains - .874
Dash Central Donation - .5
Dash Force MVP Winners: June Cycle - 4.006
Dash Force Meetup Contest Winners: 175 wallets - 6.6
Total 120.487




July Budget Allocation:
150 + 73.889 Rollover = 223.889

Dash Force Team Salaries and New PR funding (4 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 151.51
Website Budget - 0.37 + Extra Bandwidth July - .09
Dash conference - Venezuela - 2
DashBoost/Pasta - 1
My Dash Wallet Discord Tip Fund - 1
Dash Force Meetup Contest: 309 Wallets - 8.75
Total 164.72



August Budget Allocation:
150 + 59.17 Rollover = 209.17

Dash Force Team Salaries and New PR funding (4 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 195.20
@KennethBosak Promotion - 1
Website budget - 0.45
Prop fee - 5
Dash Force Meetup Contest: 381 Wallets Setup - 7.3
PR Wire- 2.06
Total 211.01



September Budget Allocation:
195 - 1.84 Rollover = 193.16

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 11+ part-time) - 159.3
Website budget - 0.43
DC Donation- 1.0
PR Wire, Advance With Discount - 11.63
Dash Force Meetup Contest: 129 Wallets Setup - 6.753
Tip Fund - 1.207
Total - 180.32



October Budget Allocation:
195 + 12.84 Rollover = 207.84

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 11+ part-time) - 179.77
Website hosting budgets, Upgraded DFN and Discover Dash - 1.53
Tipping Fund - 1
Large Meetup Presentation, Edwar - 2
Dash Force Meetup Contest: 337 Wallets setup - 9.2
Total 193.5



November Budget Allocation:
195 + 14.34 Rollover = 209.34

Ongoing...



Upcoming and Special Projects!
Dash Force News Writing Contest - On hold due to budget constraints
Discover Dash Merchant Adoption Program Phase 2 (Brick and Mortar) - On hold due to budget constraints
Discover Dash Merchant Adoption Program Phase 1 - On hold
Dash Force News Rebranding - Almost ready
VICE: Wall Street Meets Pepe - Cryptocurrency Is a Bro’s World - Anja
Dash Force China, Brazil, Russia, Japan, Latin America, Korea, India and more - Hiring Freeze




Dash Force Core Team
4 full-time roles:

Brian FreeMan @mastermined - Treasurer and Executive Director of Dash Force and Founder of Dash Force News
Mark Mason @MarkMason - Dash Force Webmaster, Media Relations and Director of International Outreach
Joel Valenzuela @thedesertlynx - Chief Editor and Writer for Dash Force News, Dash Force Community Ambassador
Albert Arellanes - Discover Dash Support and Live Chat , DF Contest Manager



14+ part-time roles:
Justin Szilard - DFN Head Writer
Kanuuker - Dash Force Social Media Swarm leader and Dash Brain
Solowizkid - Mod Squad Social Media Swarm leader
Agnewpickens - Mod Squad Altcoin Ambassador
Pasta - Mod Squad CTO
Wilmar Toro - Dash Force News Spanish, Translator, Video Presenter and community Outreach
Yujin - Dash Force News Korea, Translator. Video Presenter and Community Outreach
Roxane - DFN French Translator and Outreach
Fabio & Jan - DFN German Translator and Outreach
Dmitrii Zhludin - DFN Russian Translator and Outreach
Rígille - DFN Portuguese Translator and Outreach


Dash Watch Report


Thanks again to all the masternode owners who continue to vote for us!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestion please share them below.
For more information please see the Original proposal and all discussion thereafter.
Last Dash Force Proposal
Dash Talk Discord Invite link: https://discordapp.com/invite/PXbUxJB


Requested funding for the September - December budget cycle:
Total: 195 Dash Per month
 
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mastermined

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DASH FORCE MISSION STATEMENT

We at the Dash Force aim to be the Dash community's front line of defense and support. Our mission is to provide support to the human ecosystem surrounding Dash, ensuring that its network effects are maximized by building a community that is the envy of the digital currency world.
Whether it be countering online trolls, reporting critical news, helping local meetups flourish, encouraging economic activity to newly integrated services and exchanges, or bringing in new members and fans, we will do our best to ensure that Dash's community grows and strengthens into a positive social movement behind some of the most amazing and revolutionary technology of our time.
Above all, we seek to conduct ourselves as ambassadors of the Dash community in a polite and professional manner, using honesty and genuine goodwill to represent and preserve Dash's positive and community-focused brand, and relentless tenacity and commitment to quality work to ensure that the job gets done right.



Current Dash Force Operations:

Dash News (Rebranding Complete) publishes 2 or more new articles everyday covering the Dash community. There has yet to be a day when something notable was not going on. Fortunately we have a lot of good news to cover. Dash News is also translating articles into 6+ other languages. English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Korean.
Dash News Webmaster Report


Discover Dash currently has 4000+ Dash accepting Merchants.
In an effort to provide the Dash community with the necessary resources to reach mass adoption as quickly as possible, we have started DiscoverDash.com, a merchant listing and adoption website. This will give new users and businesses all the resources they need to start using Dash, and provide a powerful visual statement of how strong and diverse the Dash economy has become.
The site is actively maintained and strives to be “the” site for Dash business listings. Plans are to continue to grow this and provide easy to use guides for merchant adoption, meetups and more. Live chat has recently been added and 24hr. Live chat support will be available soon.
Update: Dash Core Group, Kriptomobile, Discover Dash Partnership announced!


Dash News YouTube – The channel currently has 3000+ subscribers and around 250,000 views with 1 to 2 weekly shows.
Dash News Podcast is done live and features the 3 partners that run Dash Force. This is an easy going discussion of the weeks topics with special guests and questions from the live chat.
The Dash News Podcast is now broadcasted on The Liberty Radio Network and is also available to listen to on the following platforms: Itunes, Tunein, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Podbean.
There are also special interviews with Dash related guests like Scott Farsworth AKA Dashracer and Bitcoin Jesus Roger Ver along with Evan Duffield, Dash Core Group CEO Ryan Taylor, DCG CTO Bob Carroll and many more.


Dash Force Meetup & Presentation Program
Meetup Programs
in Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, Germany, Russia, England, the US and many more. Around 10,000 wallets have been set up during these meetup classes with potentially hundreds of thousands being exposed to Dash through the larger presentations and festival events.
The November 2018 Dash Force meetup program set a new monthly record with almost 1000 Dash wallets setup!


Swarms and the Mod Squad
Active engagement on Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Bitcointalk, YouTube, Facebook, Telegram and other social media Platforms. Everyday task include, article sharing across multiple Social Media Platforms and moderation of said platforms, upvoting/downvoting positive/negative post and countering misinformation.
We continue to help with moderation of the Dashpay Reddit and the Dash.org forums as well as several other social media platforms. Decentralized committee based moderation has been a success and is working as intended.


Dash Force PR
Dash Force has responded to the growing demand for Dash to increase its media presence to reach media outlets far beyond Dash News and end Dash’s conspicuous media blackout. In our first foray we have managed to get Dash’s incredible success story in Venezuela covered by over 75 publications, including Bitcoin Magazine and the ever-elusive Coindesk.
Our latest efforts saw Dash coverage in Forbes, CCN and many more. Our goal is to ensure that Dash’s various and continuing achievements receive top-level coverage in all major crypto media outlets, as well as beyond the crypto world.
Dash Force PR Report Q4 2018 By Mark Mason.


Mark Mason Blockchain speech at UK Houses of Parliament for Bahrain Opportunities Forum 2018




Joël Valenzuela on using Dash for everyday purchases - CNN International


Crush The Street
Obsolete Central Banks – Cryptocurrencies Are Going NOWHERE! Joel Valenzuela Interview
Crypto Show Appearances at World Crypto Con



September Budget Allocation:
195 - 1.84 Rollover = 193.16

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 11+ part-time) - 159.3
Website budget - 0.43
DC Donation- 1.0
PR Wire, Advance With Discount - 11.63
Dash Force Meetup Contest: 129 Wallets Setup - 6.753
Tip Fund - 1.207
Total - 180.32



October Budget Allocation:
195 + 12.84 Rollover = 207.84

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 11+ part-time) - 179.77
Website hosting budgets, Upgraded DFN and Discover Dash - 1.53
Tipping Fund - 1
Large Meetup Presentation, Edwar - 2
Dash Force Meetup Contest: 337 Wallets setup - 9.2
Total 193.5



November Budget Allocation:
195 + 14.34 Rollover = 209.34

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 11+ part-time) - 188.34
Website hosting budgets - 0.60
Tip Fund - 1
Dash Force Meetup Program: 955 Wallets setup - 13.4
Total 203.34



December Budget Allocation: 2 Year Anniversary!!!
195 + 6 Rollover = 201

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 9+ part-time) - 195.6
Website hosting budgets - 1.09
Proposal Fee - 5
Dash Force Meetup Program - 9.35
340 wallets Set up
Total 211.04



January Budget Allocation:
350 - 10.04 Rollover = 339.96

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 9+ part-time) - 310.25
Dash Force Meetup Program - 9.95
116 wallets set up and 222 attendees
Total 320.20




February Budget Allocation:
350 + 19.76 Rollover = 369.76

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 9+ part-time) - 369.76
Old Website - .79
Dash Force Meetup Program - 2.5
11 wallets set up and 20 attendees
Total = 373.05



March Budget Allocation:
350 - 3.29 Rollover = 346.71

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 9+ part-time) - 317.94
Ongoing...




Dash Force Core Team
4 full-time roles:

Brian FreeMan @mastermined - Treasurer and Executive Director of Dash Force and Founder of DashNews.org
Mark Mason @MarkMason - Dash Force Webmaster, Media Relations and Director of International Outreach
Joel Valenzuela @thedesertlynx - Chief Editor and Writer for Dash News, Dash Force Community Ambassador
Justin Szilard - Dash News Lead Writer


10+ part-time roles:
Albert Arellanes - Discover Dash Support and Live Chat, DF Contest Manager
Agnewpickens - Mod Squad Leader
Solowizkid - Mod Squad Social Media Captain
kanuuker - Mod Squad Swarm Leader
Wilmar Toro - Dash News Spanish translator and Community Outreach
Yujin - Dash News Korea translator and Outreach
Roxane - DN French Translator and Outreach
Fabio - DN German Translator and Outreach
Dmitrii Zhludin - DN Russian Translator and Outreach
Rígille - DN Portuguese Translator and Outreach



Thanks again to all the masternode owners who continue to vote for us!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestion please share them below.
For more information please see the Original proposal and all discussion thereafter.


Requested funding for the January - April budget cycle:

Total: 350 Dash Per month
 
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GrandMasterDash

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I can see there has been some improvement lately but I'm still here telling you - for how long now? - that your hour plus rambles need to stop or be moved to somewhere else. Dash aims to be mainstream cash. Your average Joe has no interest in these marathon rambles. Clearly they serve a purpose to a minority of people - and I'm not knocking that - but I am telling you, these non-mainstream broadcasts are not aligned with dash's primary objective, or the first line of your mission statement, "We at the Dash Force aim to be the Dash community's front line of defense and support".

I get that you will continue to dig your heels in deeper, but at what price?

And I get that you are geeks at heart and love your work, but at what price?

Yes, the average Joe has a short and fickle attention span, perhaps not intellectually challenging enough for you. I get it. But in all this time, what have you done to attract people outside of your bubble?
 

mastermined

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DASH FORCE MISSION STATEMENT

Dash Force is the premier media and outreach group working for the Dash DAO. We work to inform the Dash community and the greater public and cryptocurrency community, as well as support Dash’s user base and ecosystem. Our areas of focus include:

News - We run Dash News, the #1 Dash news source, publishing over a dozen articles weekly, which are translated into six additional languages, two of which on dedicated sites. Our content has led to several article placements in other publications as the greater cryptoverse sees us as an authoritative news source on Dash.

Videos - We run the #1 weekly Dash podcast providing invaluable updates to the greater community, conduct video interviews with key figures from the greater cryptocurrency community to bridge the gap between projects and bring new fans to Dash, produce a popular twice-monthly video news recap, and produce weekly videos of purchases at Dash-accepting merchants around the world.

Discover Dash - We created and maintain the world's largest, best, and most complete listing of cryptocurrency-accepting businesses, which now powers a popular mobile app version created by Really Bad Apps.

PR - We work with the Core team and various projects in the Dash ecosystem to craft press releases and newswires, build relationships with journalists, and obtain article placements in many top-tier publications inside and outside the cryptocurrency world.

Public Outreach - We have represented Dash publicly by speaking at dozens of conferences around the world, and by appearing on dozens more shows and podcasts, and have been quoted numerous times in various publications.

Business Development (new) - We initiate and negotiate integration of Dash into businesses and services directly, including handling integration PR, and collaborate with the various business development projects in the ecosystem, including the Core team, for integrations beyond our scope.

Meetups and Moderation - We fund the organization of Dash meetups around the world, and maintain quality moderation on various Dash forums.



Current Dash Force Operations:

Dash News publishes 2 or more new articles everyday covering the Dash community. There has yet to be a day when something notable was not going on. Fortunately we have a lot of good news to cover. Dash News is also translating articles into 6+ other languages. English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Korean.
Update: Dash News en Español with Isabel!
Dash Force Webmaster Report - Verified by Dash Watch
Dash News Recap with Heidi Chakos



Discover Dash currently has 4000+ Dash accepting Merchants.
In an effort to provide the Dash community with the necessary resources to reach mass adoption as quickly as possible we started DiscoverDash.com, a merchant listing and adoption website. This will give new users and businesses all the resources they need to start using Dash, and provide a powerful visual statement of how strong and diverse the Dash economy has become.
The site is actively maintained and strives to be “the” site for Dash business listings. Plans are to continue to grow this and provide easy to use guides for merchant adoption, meetups and more. Live chat has recently been added and 24hr. Live chat support will be available soon.
Dash Core Group, Kriptomobile, Discover Dash Partnership announced!
Discover Dash and Really Bad Apps Launch Global Dash Merchant Directory Mobile App
Isabel Reviews Discover Dash Merchant Directory Mobile App



Dash News YouTube channel currently has 3000+ subscribers and 280,000+ views with 3 or more weekly videos and a new video series coming soon!
The Dash News Podcast is done live and features the 3 partners that run Dash Force. This is an easy going discussion of the weeks topics with special guests and questions from the live chat.
The Dash News Podcast is now broadcasted on The Liberty Radio Network and is also available to listen to on the following platforms: Itunes, Tunein, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Podbean.
There are interviews with Dash related guests like Bitcoin Jesus - Roger Ver along with Evan Duffield, Dash Core Group CEO Ryan Taylor, DCG CTO Bob Carroll and many more.



Dash Force Meetup & Presentation Program
Meetup Programs in Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, Germany, Russia, England, the US and many more. Around 10,000 wallets have been set up during these meetup classes with potentially hundreds of thousands being exposed to Dash through the larger presentations and festival events.
The November 2018 Dash Force meetup program set a new monthly record with almost 1000 Dash wallets setup!



Swarms and the Mod Squad
Active engagement on Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Bitcointalk, YouTube, Facebook, Telegram and other social media Platforms. Everyday task include, article sharing across multiple Social Media Platforms and moderation of said platforms, upvoting/downvoting positive/negative post and countering misinformation.
We continue to help with moderation of the Dashpay Reddit and the Dash.org forums as well as several other social media platforms. Decentralized committee based moderation has been a success and is working as intended.



Dash Force PR
Dash Force has responded to the growing demand for Dash to increase its media presence to reach media outlets far beyond Dash News and end Dash’s conspicuous media blackout. In our first foray we have managed to get Dash’s incredible success story in Venezuela covered by over 75 publications, including Bitcoin Magazine and the ever-elusive Coindesk.
Our goal is to ensure that Dash’s various and continuing achievements receive top-level coverage in all major crypto media outlets, as well as beyond the crypto world.
Joel's media appearances Q1 2019



Mark Mason Blockchain speech at UK Houses of Parliament for Bahrain Opportunities Forum 2018



Joël Valenzuela on using Dash for everyday purchases - CNN International


January Budget Allocation:
350 - 10.04 Rollover = 339.96

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 9+ part-time) - 310.25
Dash Force Meetup Program - 9.95
116 wallets set up and 222 attendees
Total 320.20


February Budget Allocation:
350 + 19.76 Rollover = 369.76

Dash Force Team Salaries (4 full-time and 9+ part-time) - 369.76
Old Website - .79
Dash Force Meetup Program - 2.5
11 wallets set up and 20 attendees
Total = 373.05


March Budget Allocation:
350 - 3.29 Rollover = 346.71

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 317.94
Dash Force Meetup Program - 2.25
19 wallets set up and 30 attendees
Total = 320.19


April Budget Allocation:
350 + 26.52 Rollover = 376.52

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 185.697
Discounted Yearly Website Payment - 14
Proposal Fee - 5
Dash Force Meetup Program - 1.8
Total = 206.497


May Budget Allocation:
225 + 170.023 Rollover = 395.023

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 211.2
DashCentral Donation - .4
Dash Force Meetup Program - 1.5
Total = 213.1


June Budget Allocation:
225 + 181.923 Rollover = 406.923

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 150.79
Ongoing...



DashWatch Interview with Mark Mason, Director of Media & PR, Dash Force



Dash Force Core Team:

Brian FreeMan @mastermined - Treasurer, Strategic Adviser and Creative Director of Dash Force, Founder of DashNews.org - Part time
Mark Mason @MarkMason - Dash Force Webmaster, Media Relations and Director of International Outreach, Biz Dev - Full time
Joel Valenzuela @thedesertlynx - Chief Editor and Writer for Dash News, Dash Force Community Ambassador, Biz Dev - Full time


14+ part-time roles:
Justin Szilard - Dash News Lead Writer
Albert Arellanes - Discover Dash Support and Live Chat, DF Contest Manager
Heidi Chakos - Dash News Recap
Isabel - Dash News Venezuela Merchant Reviewer, Dash News en Español
Agnewpickens - Mod Squad Moderation Leader
kanuuker - Mod Squad Swarm Leader
Solowizkid - Mod Squad Social Media Captain
PAX - Dash News Podcast Engineer
Wilmar Toro - Dash News Spanish translator and Community Outreach
Yujin - Dash News Korea translator and Outreach
Roxane - DN French Translator and Outreach
Fabio - DN German Translator and Outreach
Dmitrii Zhludin - DN Russian Translator and Outreach
Rígille - DN Portuguese Translator and Outreach


Thanks again to all the masternode owners who continue to vote for us!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestion please post them below.


Current Monthly Burn Rate = ~$26,000
Requested funding for the May - August budget cycle:
Total: 225 Dash Per Month
 
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DASH FORCE MISSION STATEMENT

Dash Force is the premier media and outreach group working for the Dash DAO. We work to inform the Dash community and the greater public and cryptocurrency community, as well as support Dash’s user base and ecosystem. Our areas of focus include:

News - We run Dash News, the #1 Dash news source, publishing over a dozen articles weekly, which are translated into six additional languages, two of which on dedicated sites. Our content has led to several article placements in other publications as the greater cryptoverse sees us as an authoritative news source on Dash.

Videos - We run the #1 weekly Dash podcast providing invaluable updates to the greater community, conduct video interviews with key figures from the greater cryptocurrency community to bridge the gap between projects and bring new fans to Dash, produce a popular weekly video news recap, and produce weekly videos of purchases at Dash-accepting merchants around the world.

Discover Dash - We created and maintain the world's largest, best, and most complete listing of cryptocurrency-accepting businesses, which now powers a popular mobile app version created by Really Bad Apps.

PR - We work with the Core team and various projects in the Dash ecosystem to craft press releases and newswires, build relationships with journalists, and obtain article placements in many top-tier publications inside and outside the cryptocurrency world.

Public Outreach - We have represented Dash publicly by speaking at dozens of conferences around the world, and by appearing on dozens more shows and podcasts, and have been quoted numerous times in various publications.

Business Development (new) - We initiate and negotiate integration of Dash into businesses and services directly, including handling integration PR, and collaborate with the various business development projects in the ecosystem, including the Core team, for integrations beyond our scope.

Meetups and Moderation - We fund the organization of Dash meetups around the world, and maintain quality moderation on various Dash forums.



Current Dash Force Operations:

Dash News publishes 2 or more new articles everyday covering the Dash community. There has yet to be a day when something notable was not going on. Fortunately we have a lot of good news to cover. Dash News is also translating articles into 6+ other languages. English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Korean.
Dash News en Español with Isabel!
Dash News Webmaster Report - Verified by Dash Watch
Dash News Recap with Heidi Chakos



Discover Dash currently has 4300+ Dash accepting Merchants.
In an effort to provide the Dash community with the necessary resources to reach mass adoption as quickly as possible we started DiscoverDash.com, a merchant listing and adoption website. This will give new users and businesses all the resources they need to start using Dash, and provide a powerful visual statement of how strong and diverse the Dash economy has become.
The site is actively maintained and strives to be “the” site for Dash business listings. Plans are to continue to grow this and provide easy to use guides for merchant adoption, meetups and more. Live chat has recently been added and 24hr. Live chat support will be available soon.
Dash Core Group, Kriptomobile, Discover Dash Partnership announced!
Discover Dash and Really Bad Apps Launch Global Dash Merchant Directory Mobile App
Isabel Reviews Discover Dash Merchant Directory Mobile App



Dash News YouTube channel currently has 4000+ subscribers and 350,000+ views with 3 or more weekly videos and a new video series coming soon!
The Dash News Podcast is done live and features the 3 partners that run Dash Force. This is an easy going discussion of the weeks topics with special guests and questions from the live chat.
The Dash News Podcast is now broadcasted on The Liberty Radio Network and is also available to listen to on the following platforms: Itunes, Tunein, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Podbean.
There are interviews with Dash related guests like Bitcoin Jesus - Roger Ver along with Evan Duffield, Dash Core Group CEO Ryan Taylor, DCG CTO Bob Carroll and many more.



Dash Force Meetup & Presentation Program
Meetup Programs in Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, Germany, Russia, England, the US and many more. Around 10,000 wallets have been set up during these meetup classes with potentially hundreds of thousands being exposed to Dash through the larger presentations and festival events.
The November 2018 Dash Force meetup program set a new monthly record with almost 1000 Dash wallets setup!



Swarms and the Mod Squad
Active engagement on Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Bitcointalk, YouTube, Facebook, Telegram and other social media Platforms. Everyday task include, article sharing across multiple Social Media Platforms and moderation of said platforms, upvoting/downvoting positive/negative post and countering misinformation.
We continue to help with moderation of the Dashpay Reddit and the Dash.org forums as well as several other social media platforms. Decentralized committee based moderation has been a success and is working as intended.



Dash Force PR
Dash Force has responded to the growing demand for Dash to increase its media presence to reach media outlets far beyond Dash News and end Dash’s conspicuous media blackout. In our first foray we have managed to get Dash’s incredible success story in Venezuela covered by over 75 publications, including Bitcoin Magazine and the ever-elusive Coindesk.
Our goal is to ensure that Dash’s various and continuing achievements receive top-level coverage in all major crypto media outlets, as well as beyond the crypto world.
Joel's media appearances Q1 2019



Mark Mason Blockchain speech at UK Houses of Parliament for Bahrain Opportunities Forum 2018



Joël Valenzuela on using Dash for everyday purchases - CNN International



May Budget Allocation:
225 + 170.023 Rollover = 395.023

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 211.2
DashCentral Donation - .4
Dash Force Meetup Program - 1.5
Total = 213.1


June Budget Allocation:
225 + 181.923 Rollover = 406.923

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) -150.79
Dash Force Meetup Program - 2.5
Total = 153.34


July Budget Allocation:
225 + 253.583 Rollover = 478.583

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 15+ part-time) - 158.09
ChainLocks PR - 14
Dash Force Meetup Program - 4.75
Total = 176.84


August Budget Allocation:
225 + 301.743 Rollover = 526.743

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 15+ part-time) - 233.23
Proposal Fee - 5
DC Donation -1
Dash Force Meetup Program - 2.9
Total = 242.13


September Budget Allocation:
219.78 + 284.613‬ Rollover = 504.393

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 15+ part-time) - 300.15
Dash Force Meetup Program - 4.5
Total = 304.65


October Budget Allocation:
219.78 + 199.743 Rollover = 419.523

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 15+ part-time) - 345.51
Dash Force Meetup Program - 2
Total = 347.51


November Budget Allocation:
219.78 + 72 Rollover = 291.78

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 272.8
Ongoing....



DashWatch Interview with Mark Mason, Director of Media & PR, Dash Force



Dash Force Core Team:

Brian FreeMan @mastermined - Treasurer, Strategic Adviser and Creative Director of Dash Force, Founder of DashNews.org - Part time
Mark Mason @MarkMason - Dash Force Webmaster, Media Relations and Director of International Outreach, Biz Dev - Full time
Joel Valenzuela @thedesertlynx - Chief Editor and Writer for Dash News, Dash Force Community Ambassador, Biz Dev - Full time


14+ part-time roles:

Justin Szilard - Dash News Lead Writer
Albert Arellanes - Discover Dash Support and Live Chat
Heidi Chakos - Dash News Recap
Isabel - Dash News Venezuela Merchant Reviewer, Dash News en Español
Agnewpickens - Mod Squad Moderation Leader
kanuuker - Mod Squad Swarm Leader
Solowizkid - Mod Squad Social Media Captain
PAX - Dash News Podcast Engineer
Wilmar Toro - Dash News Spanish translator and Community Outreach
Yujin - Dash News Korea translator and Outreach
Roxane - DN French Translator and Outreach
Fabio - DN German Translator and Outreach
Dmitrii Zhludin - DN Russian Translator and Outreach
Rígille - DN Portuguese Translator and Outreach


Thanks again to all the masternode owners who continue to vote for us!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestion please post them below.


Current Monthly Burn Rate = ~$26,000+
Requested funding for the September - December budget cycle:
Total: 220 Dash Per Month
 
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@DeepBlue I've read many of your comments and really like your insights, but haven't found an easy way to contact you. Would you be up for a chat sometime?
 

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Final update

Please downvote. Even though this proposal is currently passing we have decided to disband Dash Force operations going forward. We are not going anywhere but there will not be a new Dash Force proposal.
Thank you to all the Masternode owners who voted for us over the last 3 years.



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Due to feedback received over the past year we are significantly streamlining our proposal moving forward to double down on what provides the most value to the network while eliminating elements that are of lesser importance and have received significant negative voter feedback. We are updating our monthly burn rate to the new reduced amount, with any surplus funds rolling over to future months and accounted for in our budget breakdown.

First, we will double down on our PR efforts and outreach to media to maximize the effects of both Dash Platform’s Evonet release and recent price movements in order to secure long-term interest in Dash. Previously our opportunities for engagement were limited due to market sentiment and deferring to more explicitly-selected PR teams. Now that we are the only PR entity the network and DFOs directly engage with, we have the opportunity to truly maximize Dash’s exposure ahead of Platform’s mainnet release.

Second, we will focus Dash News content to emphasize quality over quantity, as well as expanding its reach. This will include a combination of reporting relevant Dash news and keeping track of the project’s numerous achievements and innovations, and publishing quality reporting that cryptocurrency fans can’t get anywhere else, drawing new eyes to Dash while avoiding “filler” content. Finally, we will significantly expand and retool YouTube content to grow our following and visibility. We have received significant and often conflicting feedback on this subject and are confident we have found the correct approach to satisfy the most needs possible.

We look forward to continuing to serve the network through thick and thin as we have done for over three years, and welcome any further questions you may have.
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DASH FORCE MISSION STATEMENT



Dash Force is the premier media and outreach group working for the Dash DAO. We work to inform the Dash community and the greater public and cryptocurrency community, as well as support Dash’s user base and ecosystem. Our areas of focus include:

News - We run Dash News, the #1 Dash news source, publishing over a dozen articles weekly, which are translated into six additional languages, two of which on dedicated sites. Our content has led to several article placements in other publications as the greater cryptoverse sees us as an authoritative news source on Dash.

Videos - We run the #1 weekly Dash podcast providing invaluable updates to the greater community, conduct video interviews with key figures from the greater cryptocurrency community to bridge the gap between projects and bring new fans to Dash, produce a popular video news recap, and weekly videos of purchases at Dash-accepting merchants around the world.

Discover Dash - We created and maintain the world's largest, best, and most complete listing of cryptocurrency-accepting businesses, which now powers a popular mobile app version created by Really Bad Apps.

PR - We work with the Core team and various projects in the Dash ecosystem to craft press releases and newswires, build relationships with journalists, provide crisis management and obtain article placements in many top-tier publications inside and outside the cryptocurrency world.

Public Outreach - We have represented Dash publicly by speaking at dozens of conferences around the world, and by appearing on dozens more shows and podcasts, and have been quoted numerous times in various publications.

Business Development - We initiate and negotiate integration of Dash into businesses and services directly, including handling integration PR, and collaborate with the various business development projects in the ecosystem, including the Core team, for integrations beyond our scope.

Meetups - We fund the organization of Dash meetups around the world which helps cut down on multiple small regional proposals and makes MNO's life easier.



Current Dash Force Operations:

Dash News publishes 1 or more new articles everyday covering the Dash community. There has yet to be a day when something notable was not going on. Fortunately we have a lot of good news to cover. Dash News is also translating articles into 6+ other languages. English, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Korean.
Dash News en Español with Isabel!
Dash News Webmaster Report


Discover Dash currently has 4000+ Dash accepting Merchants.
In an effort to provide the Dash community with the necessary resources to reach mass adoption as quickly as possible we started DiscoverDash.com, a merchant listing and adoption website. This will give new users and businesses all the resources they need to start using Dash, and provide a powerful visual statement of how strong and diverse the Dash economy has become.
The site is actively maintained and strives to be “the” site for Dash business listings. Plans are to continue to grow this and provide easy to use guides for merchant adoption, meetups and more. Live chat has recently been added and 24hr. Live chat support will be available soon. A copy of the Discover Dash database will be shared with the DIF every 3 months.
Dash Core Group, Kriptomobile, Discover Dash Partnership announced!
Discover Dash and Really Bad Apps Launch Global Dash Merchant Directory Mobile App
Isabel Reviews Discover Dash Merchant Directory Mobile App


Dash News YouTube channel currently has 4300+ subscribers and 380,000+ views with 3 or more weekly videos and a new video series coming soon!
The Dash News Podcast is done live and features Mark and Joel of Dash Force. This is an easy going discussion of the weeks topics with special guests and questions from the live chat.
The Dash News Podcast is now broadcasted on The Liberty Radio Network and is also available to listen to on the following platforms: Itunes, Tunein, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Podbean.
There are interviews with Dash related guests like Bitcoin Jesus - Roger Ver along with Evan Duffield, Dash Core Group CEO Ryan Taylor, DCG CTO Bob Carroll and many more.



Dash Force Meetup and Presentation Program
Meetup Programs in Mexico, South Africa, Haiti, Germany, Russia, England, the US and many more. Around 10,000 wallets have been set up during these meetup classes with potentially hundreds of thousands being exposed to Dash through the larger presentations and festival events.
The November 2018 Dash Force meetup program holds the monthly record with almost 1000 Dash wallets setup!
A new streamlined meetup structure has recently been implemented to increase engagement in LATAM and elsewhere. Cross promotion marketing is planned once the Dash price rises and stabilizes.


Swarms
Active engagement on Discord, Reddit, Twitter, Bitcointalk, YouTube, Facebook, Telegram and other social media Platforms. Everyday tasks include, article sharing across multiple Social Media Platforms, upvoting/downvoting positive/negative post and countering misinformation.


Dash Force PR
Dash Force has responded to the growing demand for Dash to increase its media presence to reach external media outlets far beyond Dash News and end Dash’s conspicuous media blackout. In our first foray we have managed to get Dash’s incredible success story in Venezuela covered by over 75 publications, including Bitcoin Magazine and the ever-elusive Coindesk. Our goal is to ensure that Dash’s various and continuing achievements receive top-level coverage in all major crypto media outlets, as well as beyond the crypto world.

Dash Force is additionally performing an expanded PR and media outreach role including unprecedented coordination with Dash Core Group addressing negative press as well as crafting a media strategy to improve Dash's visibility for Dash Platform and global adoption. We continue our efforts to help highlight Dash's current competitive advantages over other competing projects in areas such as remittances, exchange arbitrage and cannabis payments.
Joël Valenzuela Media Appearances 2019


Mark Mason Blockchain speech at UK Houses of Parliament for Bahrain Opportunities Forum 2018



Joël Valenzuela on using Dash for everyday purchases - CNN International



September Budget Allocation:
219.78 + 284.613‬ Rollover = 504.393

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 15+ part-time) - 300.15
Dash Force Meetup Program - 4.5
Total = 304.65



October Budget Allocation:
219.78 + 199.743 Rollover = 419.523

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 15+ part-time) - 345.51
Dash Force Meetup Program - 2
Total = 347.51



November Budget Allocation:
219.78 + 72 Rollover = 291.78

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 272.8
Tips - 1.4
Dash Force Meetup Program - 2.76
Total = 276.96



December Budget Allocation:
219.78 + 14.82 Rollover = 234.6

Dash Force Team Salaries (2 full-time and 14+ part-time) - 213.53
Website - 3.1
Proposal Fee - 5
Dash Force Meetup Program - 4.6
Total = 226.23


January Budget Allocation:
0 + 8.37 Rollover = 8.37

Website - 8.02
Tips - .35
Total = 0




DashWatch Interview with Mark Mason, Director of Media and PR, Dash Force




Dash Force Core Team:
Brian FreeMan @mastermined - Treasurer, Strategic Adviser and Creative Director of Dash Force, Founder of DashNews.org - Part time
Mark Mason @MarkMason - Dash Force Webmaster, Media Relations and Director of International Outreach, Biz Dev - Full time
Joel Valenzuela @thedesertlynx - Chief Editor and Writer for Dash News, Dash Force Community Ambassador, Biz Dev - Full time


8+ part-time roles:
Isabel - Dash News Venezuela Merchant Reviewer, Dash News en Español
PAX - Dash News Podcast Engineer
Wilmar Toro - Dash News Spanish translator and Community Outreach
Yujin - Dash News Korea translator and Outreach
Roxane - DN French Translator and Outreach
Fabio - DN German Translator and Outreach
Dmitrii Zhludin - DN Russian Translator and Outreach
Rígille - DN Portuguese Translator and Outreach


Thanks again to all the masternode owners who continue to vote for us!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please post them below.


Current Monthly Burn Rate = ~$13,000 (Down from $26,000+ last cycle)
Requested funding for the January- March budget cycle:
Total: 349.52 Dash Per Month
 
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