We're really excited about the budget proposals for this month! There are some very special projects this month the team has been working very hard to put together. So help us end the year strong and start the new one with forward momentum! Next month we’ll be attending Bitcoin Miami, which is one of the largest Bitcoin conferences! Be sure to try and catch my presentation about Dash Evolution. We’ll be presenting a very early prototype and showing what the next-gen system can do. Previous Items: Core Team Budget - 1174 DASH Public Awareness Campaign - 2226 DASH (ongoing) (Please see the Michael Terpin - Transform.PR new project below.) Dash.org domain acquisition - 2100 DASH Liquidity Providers - 121 DASH We have created a new team to support the network by providing liquidity for the mixing. New Proposal Items: Dash-Lamassu ATM Integration - 610.26 DASH - 12 months We are very happy to announce our project to integrate Dash into the Lamassu ATM machines. One of our top priorities from a business development perspective is to improve direct access to our network for end users. We believe crypto ATMs are a great way for regular people to get access to DASH without being adept to crypto-currency online trading and Lamassu has currently the largest number of machines operating around the world of all the manufacturers. Crypto ATMs will help bring DASH into the everyday life of regular users and increase utility by providing a physical bridge into the network. Dash is partnering with Deginner, a development firm with experience with the Lamassu machiness and the awareness of Lamassu to perform the integration. Support over a longer time frame is required to ensure the integration will be maintained for any changes in Dash or the Lamassu system, for this, Deginner will include a two year support for the integration. Ira Miller, from Deginner, has been instrumental in opening this opportunity for Dash by leading the conversation with the Lamassu team and making sure they are aware of the project. This is a big project, as one key requirement of the integration is for Dash to be able to be presented to the user side-by-side with Bitcoin, meaning a current BTM operator can continue to offer BTC as he normally does and just expand to also offer DASH as an alternative by selecting an option in the menu if he desires. This means the whole system, including the UI, need to change as it was originally designed to do only BTC. This is critical to make it attractive for existing operators to offer Dash without any disruption to their BTC business or machines, just a menu option where they can activate DASH support at will. Also, for new DASH ATM operators which primary interest is DASH it makes sense to also offer BTC, creating synergies between both networks. The alternative of converting the machines from BTC exclusive to DASH exclusive was not really viable as there would not be a business case for current BTM operators to exclude BTC in favor of DASH at this point in time. Ira Miller, Deginner founder and CEO, is a developer and entrepreneur working in Bitcoin since 2011, he was part of Bitinstant and founded Coinapult in 2012 with Erik Voorhees, which he sold in 2015. We hope that Ira’s collaboration and support for Dash continues in years to come. Deginner was founded in early 2015 by former Coinapult CEO and CTO, isysd and g-p-g. The Deginner team has built many cryptocurrency services and apps in the past, and now focuses entirely on open source tools. They developed the lamassu-coinapult trade, wallet, and ticker plugins, and have good relationships with the Lamassu team, as well as many of their operators. If this project is approved, Deginner will ensure it is deployed on at least one network of BTMs, starting with the one in Panama City, Panama. Special thanks to Minotaur (Head of Business Development for Dash) for making this possible. More information: https://github.com/deginner/DashLamassuProposal | https://angel.co/ira-miller Transform PR - Michael Terpin - 1100 DASH - 3 months The Dash project has been growing fast and it has gotten to the point where we feel is important to have professional PR representation with experience in the crypto industry. During the Labitconf conference in Mexico City, we were lucky to meet PR specialist Michael Terpin and had the opportunity to discuss Dash in detail and he was able to see the potential and became interested in working with Dash. Transform PR has been behind many very successful campaigns such as Etherium, Counterparty and Mastercoin. Counting with the support of industry leaders like Michael willing to work with Dash and help promote it to a larger user base, shows the world Dash is a special project with a lot of potential.