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Dash Medellín / Dash Colombia: 12 meetups, 250 new wallets, merchants, remittances & more

Discussion in 'Pre + Budget Proposal Discussions' started by George Donnelly, May 2, 2018.

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Is this project appropriately conceived and ready for DAO funding?

  1. Yes: let's get this rolling

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  2. No: it needs a serious rethink

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  1. George Donnelly

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    Tuvimos un excelente reunión de trabajo con el equipo de Dash Medellín este pasado Jueves 3 de Mayo. Estamos buscando más personas para el equipo.

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    You're invited to a videocall with the Dash Medellín team on May 24th at 11AM EDT (New York) on Zoom to answer your questions and receive your feedback live. Hope you can join us!

    If that time doesn't work for you, please PM me so we can schedule one that does.
     
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    Get more serious.
    Try to understand what dash really is, and who really controls it.

    Inform your community about what every coin is (like @DavidHay is planning to do with his lessons), ottherise if you advertise without thinking, you are risking of becoming the advertiser of a scam.

    I wont be able to answer you, because the moderators put a limit to how many posts I can make (one every 5000 seconds). So try also to discover the reasons why the moderators here oppress the free speech.
     
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    I've been following your work in that region and your activity on the forum and elsewhere, so I know that the funding we give you would be well spent, and while what you're asking for is a bit more than the average meet-up costs total, you're conducting far more meet-ups and airdrops than most would be with a fraction of the funds per meet-up. If you can keep impeccable records and document your meet-ups and their outcomes and attendance, I think you stand a good chance of being funded. Do note, however, the recent post by Dash Core Group and the significant budget allocations they'll be asking for during these months as well and how that might impact your ability to be funded: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dcg-budget-planning-update.37884/
     
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    Professional Proposal at a good price. Best of luck!
     
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    I just look the videos, does its Davidhey on the video at the meeting ?
     
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    Dash Medellín invites the Dash community to a video call with us next Thursday May 24th at 11AM EDT at https://zoom.us/j/6989421790. We look forward to answering your questions and receiving your feedback.

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    Dash Medellín invita a la comunidad de Dash a una videollamada con nosotros el próximo Jueves 24 de Mayo a las 11AM EDT en https://zoom.us/j/6989421790. Esperamos responder a sus preguntas y recibir su retroalimentación.

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    Thanks @Arthyron and @Argon31 for your feedback!
     
  8. George Donnelly

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    We had a very positive meetup last Thursday, May 17th. 12 people attended. I distributed 10 Dash airdrops of about USD$10 each. A number of new wallets were installed. Some excellent new contacts were made, especially with some Venezuelans in Colombia who are going to work with us on remittances. We also came up with some great new ideas. More to come on that.

    Photo album: https://imgur.com/a/DpIbz5s

    Video:

    One of the attendees livestreamed my talk:

    https://www.facebook.com/DashMedellin/posts/893621677492541

    I made some contacts in Pereira, a metropolitan area of about 710,000 people roughly equidistant from Colombia's three most important cities (Bogota, Medellín and Cali) and an important center of trade and commerce, especially for the coffee-growing industry.

    This Wednesday, we have a meetup in Pereira:

    https://www.meetup.com/DashMedellin/events/250951559/

    Our plans are evolving here and we have got a lot of enthusiastic people getting ready to ramp up our efforts for Dash to the next level.
     
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  9. George Donnelly

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    Dash Medellín invites the Dash community to a video call with us TODAY in about 20 minutes (Thursday May 24th at 11AM EDT) at https://zoom.us/j/6989421790. We look forward to answering your questions and receiving your feedback and ideas. Thanks!

    Dash Medellín invita a la comunidad de Dash a una videollamada con nosotros el HOY en 20 minutos (Jueves 24 de Mayo a las 11AM EDT) en https://zoom.us/j/6989421790. Esperamos responder a sus preguntas y recibir su retroalimentación y ideas. ¡Gracias!
     
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    Very committed George keep doing it bro
     
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  11. George Donnelly

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    Edward Stoever of dash.red @ec1warc1 met with the Dash Medellín team yesterday and gave us a master class on Dash wallets.

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    Also, last night we met with Carlos Echeverria of Dash Merchant Venezuela, Carlos Heinze of Dash Help and Guillermo Velasco of Dash Youth here in Medellín. All three are visiting from Venezuela to share their hard-won knowledge and skills with us. We're meeting them again today to learn more about how they are making Dash merchant adoption happen in Caracas.

    More media to come. I'm behind with processing all of it.
     
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    It is really exciting to see Dash Medellin proposal pass!! Congratulations!!!

    Paula and I have become overwhelmed by the response to Dash.red, currently processing over 3100 transactions every 24 hours. The Dash.red mission is evolving as the demands on our time have grown exponentially. We are no longer able to organize community events so THANK YOU George!!!! I have no doubt you will continue to do an exceptional job!
     
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  13. George Donnelly

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    Thanks everyone for your support, especially Edward, who has guided me from the beginning, Mireya, who asked me to take the reins of Dash Medellín and gave me a solid start, Eugenia, who put me in contact with Edward in the first place, solarguy, Criticalinput, Arthyron and argon31 who were early supporters, the masternode owners who commented in my proposal thread, my team members Juan Usuga and Wilmar Toro, and everyone else who gave me words of support along the way, including many members of the Dash Venezuela team, Angel of Dash Argentina and others.

    Juan, Wilmar and I are very excited to expand our efforts. We are committed to getting actual results and to being transparent, among many other things.

    I've reached out to Dash Watch already to establish a cordial working relationship with them, and I look forward to continuing to build productive, collaborative relationships with other members of the Dash community in service of the goal of expanding the use of Dash digital cash.

    Thank you!
     
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    Some updates on on Dash in Medellín/Colombia so far:

    1. we've reached a tentative agreement with a currency exchange to trade Dash and accept it preferentially.
    2. we have our first 3 merchants and are working to formalize them and submit them to DiscoverDash
    3. I managed to register dashcolombia.org so we are branding ourselves as Dash Colombia.
    4. I'm printing up 2,000 flyers and we'll be handing them out next week in support of planned remittance (for Venezualeans) and merchant workshops scheduled for later in the month.
    5. we have an event in the planning for Santa Helena, a rural area just outside of Medellín where there is a significant Venezuelan population (perhaps 50 to 100), where we will promote remittances using Dash.
    6. we're exploring a joint event with the currency exchange partner.
    7. Wilmar is too busy to continue in an active role with the team, so for now it is just Juan Usuga and I working full-time on Dash here.
    8. a group I am guiding in Pereira, an important city in the coffee-growing center of Colombia with a population of 500,000, held a meetup a couple weeks ago and is making plans for another one. They will complete for the DFN meetup incentive program.
    9. with one of our merchants, we have an event planned for Jun 21 where we will give $10,000 COP (USD$3.55) in dash to up to 50 individuals we meet while distributing flyers that morning in order to purchase lunch in our merchant's restaurant using dash.
    10. we are working on at least a half dozen other merchants who have expressed interest.
    11. Juan, Samuel Barbosa of Core and I attended a Blockchain Centre Colombia meetup last night in Medellín where all three of us spoke about the benefits of Dash, and I can tell you several attendees were impressed.
    12. we have an informal, dinner-style meetup tonight.

    There is more, including video, but those are the most important details for the moment.

     
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    Excellent proposal!
    Many successes!
     
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    Dash Colombia celebrates our first week of DAO funding. Here's our MNO report:

     
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    We had an informal dinner meetup last Thu Jun 7 in Medellín where everyone paid for their own meal. Several new people were there and the questions were non-stop for 2.5 hours. 10 people attended in total, we opened a few new wallets and I issued one Dash airdrop.

     
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    Dash Colombia had a meetup last night in Medellín where 25 people attended, received a Dash orientation, 12 installed wallets and recieved airdrops. Many spent the Dash with the hosting merchant, Pollos Don Guillo Laureles, on a delicious chicken dinner.

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    This morning, Juan Usuga and I traveled to Parque de los Deseos in the north of Medellín, handed out Dash flyers and held an impromptu meetup with 20 Venezuelan migrants and Colombians, teaching them about the opportunity to use Dash for remittances to Venezuela ahead of our June 20th remittance workshop to be held in the same park.

    Juan then later continued on with 2 assistants to two other nearby locations where he addressed a further 60 Venezuelans and Colombians.

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    Here is the Dash Colombia MNO report for our second week:

     
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    Great idea. I see Colombia as a key country for this community. Keep up with your work.
    Hope to see some more results.

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    Here is our week 3 MNO Report:

    • consulted with 8 new merchants
    • held 3 Dash meetups
    • achieved 53 new dash wallet installs
    • reached 110 total mailing list subscribers
    • grew to 64 youtube subscribers




    I've also published 19 new YouTube videos to the Dash Colombia channel over the last 2 days that document our recent work.
     
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    excellent proposal. I like the idea of promoting the use of dash in Colombia as a means of payment
     
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    Great job!
     
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    Gracias. ¿Estas en este grupo en Telegram? Por favor te unes:

    https://t.me/DashAmericaLatina

    Y me avisas en @georgedonnelly para yo presentarte a los otros proyectos en Latam.

    ¡Un saludo!
     
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    Here is our week 4 / month of June MNO report:

    • 7 new Dash merchants
    • 98 new Dash wallet installs
    • 63 merchants consulted
    • 7 Dash events

     
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    Amazing Job!!!
     
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    Week 5, week of Jul 2 2018:

    • signed up 11 new Dash merchants
    • held 2 Dash meetups
    • achieved 48 new dash wallet installs

     
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    Rodrigo interviewed me alongside other Dash leaders in Latin America about my work in Colombia and across Latin America. (English)

     
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    Our renewal proposal is up and we still need 98 votes in order to support and continue growing the Dash ecosystem here in Colombia:

    https://www.dashcentral.org/p/dash-colombia-092018

    Here is the PDF:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zd9jjat095p7z9z/Dash Colombia 450 Merchants.pdf?dl=0

    See how Dash Colombia got 95 new Dash merchants in just 11 weeks:



    And join us for our AMA tomorrow Tue August 21 @ 12pm EDT:

    https://redd.it/982et6

    I was recently interviewed by Rodrigo of Dash Brazil:



    I'll be on DFN's Three Amigos Podcast this Friday Aug 24.

    I'm behind on publishing new videos but we've got 42 Dash merchants up on DiscoverDash and another 55+ in process of uploading.

    10 weeks ago, Colombia had 0 Dash merchants.

    After 10 weeks of 22 dash per month treasury funding for Dash Colombia, Colombia is #8 in the world in numbers of Dash merchants.

    And we've just barely begun

    https://discoverdash.com/statistics/

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    Here is verification of the airdrops we've issued over the last 11 weeks:

     
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