(added a question mark in the title to better reflect the spirit of the thread) It all started a long long time ago but was finally conceived like this. I sent a message to Fernando: To which he replied with: So here we are. Since I've created the Dash World: Evolution in Marketing and its key element the Micro-economy of Dash proposal I've heard a ton of opinions. Let me briefly state why that lead me to the conclusion that Dash has an Identity Problem: "Dash is not ready," was one of the common arguments. Well, I see several clearly defined "identifiers" presented in my proposal as Dash being: ++ "an exciting, permissionless investment opportunity" via its Masternodes. So I wonder, is it or is it not? ++ "An ideal digital cash for the emerging P2P decentralized economy." I ask myself and all of us, the same, Is it or is it not? (and yes, it needs to be perfected, as much as anything else in this world) ++ "An enabler of our right to privacy, via Privacy Protect." (a.k.a. DarkSend) In the spirit of the proposal (listening and collaborating with the community) instead of sharing my opinion is Dash ready or not I will quote itscrazybro and his words over at the Dash Whale: "I think the timing of this is no where near to early, it is almost too late. Marketing is a hype game, look at Kim Dotcom with his Meganet project. He doesn't keep it secret until its released, he throws out hints and sneak peaks while it is in development to create hype and conversation. Another example would be Slock.it, they have over 3000 members in their slack channel and they haven't even released a product yet. There is also Ethereum, they created huge amounts of hype before their release. This gave them a huge user base and in turn helped with getting their product out faster. Hype brings supporters, and some supporters have technical abilities that help the project grow.So although I agree with you that we are not ready for mainstream use, we are ready to tell people that "we are not ready for mainstream but will be soon". BUT -- do not think this is a thread about Dash World. It is not as it has its own thread. This is a thread about DASH "Identity Problem". Do we have one? Are we, like Fernando said some people think, "a tyranny with a central committee," or a truly decentralized entity aiming for greatness? Do we live in a bubble? If someone would ask us, OK guys if: -- Ethereum is a Decentralized App Network, a "World Computer" that can't be switched off; -- Maid Safe Coin creates a "New Decentralized Internet;" -- IOTA "removes need for Blockchain" and -- Slock.it "builds the future infrastructure of the collaborative economy," etc., tell me what the Dash is / what it does? What would be our answer? "Dash is not ready?"