Mass marketing campaign using facial recognition

Should we give $5 to everyone who signs up using facial recognition ??

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Dashmaximalist

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There are a lot of countries where it is impossible to get a cell phone anonymously. You can implement your one time dividend idea in these countries. But when the governments demand an ID and a real name in order to allow people to have a cell phone, this is considered as a severe privacy issue and it is not a good thing. If you give dividend only to these countries (by using the SMS otp functionality) then someone may accuse you that you indirectly support the governments of these countries when they spy on their citizents. And that you want this bad government practice to expand worldwide.

The goal of the proof of individuality is this: To prove that you are an individual, while remain anonymous. This is what my proposal tries to solve.
do we want to market dash or do we want to form an advocacy group to promote privacy rights ? i dont know about you but

All i want to do is Market dash to as many people as possible

let this be very clear
 

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do we want to market dash or do we want to form an advocacy group to promote privacy rights ?
I want both.

By the way, regarding cell phone otp, I read this.
Countries such as Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Norway, Switzerland, Thailand and South Africa require prepaid cellphone registration in an effort to prevent terrorism.

And in the United States, similar laws have been proposed in several states, including Texas, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
 

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thats great , looks like the places we want to target all have mandatory registration , we can just give $1 for downloading the app and $1 for referring others , roll out country after another
And here is the list of poorest countries.

Values are expressed in current international dollars, to the nearest whole dollar, reflecting a single year's (2016) currency exchange rates and PPP adjustments.


Rank--Country--2016 International Dollars
1 Central African Republic 656
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo 784
3 Burundi 818
4 Liberia 882
5 Niger 1,113
6 Malawi 1,139
7 Mozambique 1,228
8 Guinea 1,271
9 Eritrea 1,321
10 Madagascar 1,504
11 Comoros 1,529
12 Togo 1,545
13 Guinea-Bissau 1,568
14 Sierra Leone 1,651
15 The Gambia 1,664
16 South Sudan 1,670
17 Haiti 1,784
18 Burkina Faso 1,790
19 Kiribati 1,820
20 Rwanda 1,905
21 Ethiopia 1,916
22 Zimbabwe 1,953
23 Afghanistan 1,957
24 Solomon Islands 1,995
25 Uganda 2,066
26 Benin 2,184
27 Mali 2,264
28 Nepal 2,480
29 Yemen 2,521
30 Senegal 2,578
31 Chad 2,580
32 Vanuatu 2,631
33 Tajikistan 2,982
34 Micronesia 3,032
35 Tanzania 3,097
36 Lesotho 3,107
37 Marshall Islands 3,239
38 Cameroon 3,260
39 São Tomé and Príncipe 3,344
40 Kenya 3,360
41 Djibouti 3,369
42 Kyrgyz Republic 3,467
43 Papua New Guinea 3,542
44 Tuvalu 3,566
45 Côte d'Ivoire 3,581
46 Cambodia 3,735
47 Bangladesh 3,890
48 Zambia 3,898
49 Timor-Leste 4,186
50 Ghana 4,380
51 Mauritania 4,404
52 Sudan 4,452
53 Pakistan 5,120
54 Moldova 5,217
55 Honduras 5,264
56 Nicaragua 5,280
57, Tonga 5,332
58 Samoa 5,368
59 Laos 5,718
60 Nigeria 5,929
61 Myanmar 5,953
62 Vietnam 6,421
63 Uzbekistan 6,452
64 India 6,658
65 Cabo Verde 6,743
66 Republic of Congo 6,786
67 Angola 6,844
68 Bolivia 7,190
69 Philippines 7,696
70 Guyana 7,919
71 Guatemala 7,937
72 Bhutan 8,129
73 Belize 8,185
74 Ukraine 8,229
75 Morocco 8,359
76 Armenia 8,881
77 El Salvador 8,914
78 Jamaica 8,973
79 Paraguay 9,353
80 Fiji 9,353
81 Swaziland 9,768
82 Georgia 10,099
83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11,034
84 Ecuador 11,036
85 Jordan 11,124
86 Sri Lanka 11,189
87 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11,266
88 Dominica 11,484
89 Tunisia 11,656
90 Indonesia 11,699
91 Namibia 11,756
92 Albania 11,860
93 St. Lucia 11,970
94 Egypt 12,137
95 Mongolia 12,161
96 Peru 13,018
97 South Africa 13,179
98 Grenada 14,102
99 Colombia 14,161
100 Serbia 14,226
101 Libya 14,236
102 Macedonia 14,530
103 Algeria 14,949
104 Venezuela 15,102
105 Suriname 15,179
106 Brazil 15,211
107 Palau 15,260
108 Maldives 15,287
109 China 15,423
110 Dominican Republic 15,945
111 Costa Rica 16,141
112 Iraq 16,543
113 Thailand 16,835
114 Botswana 16,947
115 Montenegro 17,035
116 Barbados 17,136
117 Turkmenistan 17,347
118 Belarus 17,496
119 Azerbaijan 17,688
120 Iran 18,135
121 Lebanon 18,524
122 Mexico 18,864
123 Gabon 19,252
124 Bulgaria 20,116
125 Argentina 20,170
126 Mauritius 20,524
127 Turkey 21,146
128 Uruguay 21,570
129 Romania 22,319
130 Croatia22,415
131 Panama 22,788
132 Chile 23,969
133 Antigua and Barbuda 24,050
134 The Bahamas 24,617
135 St. Kitts and Nevis 25,371
136 Kazakhstan 25,669
137 Latvia 25,740
138 Russia 26,109
139 Greece 26,809
140 Hungary 27,210
141 Malaysia 27,234
142 Poland 27,714
143 Seychelles 28,148
144 Portugal 28,515
145 Estonia 29,501
146 Lithuania 29,881
147 Slovak Republic 31,182
148 Trinidad and Tobago 31,933
149 Slovenia 32,027
150 Czech Republic 33,223
151 Cyprus 34,386
152 Israel 34,833
153 Italy 36,313
154 Spain 36,451
155 New Zealand 37,108
156 Puerto Rico 37,722
157 Malta 37,891
158 Korea 37,947
159 Equatorial Guinea 38,699
160 Japan 38,893
161 Finland 41,812
162 France 42,384
163 United Kingdom 42,513
164 Oman 43,737
165 Belgium 44,881
166 Canada 46,239
167 Denmark 46,602
168 Taiwan 47,790
169 Austria 47,856
170 Iceland 48,070
171 Germany 48,189
172 Australia 48,806
173 Sweden 49,678
174 Bahrain 50,302
175 Netherlands 50,846
176 Saudi Arabia 54,078
177 United States 57,293
178 Hong Kong 58,094
179 Switzerland 59,375
180 San Marino 64,443
181 United Arab Emirates 67,696
182 Norway 69,296
183 Ireland 69,374
184 Kuwait 71,263
185 Brunei Darussalam 79,710
186 Singapore 87,082
187 Macao 96,147
188 Luxembourg 101,936
189 Qatar 129,726
 
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i think dash can be a driving force in eliminating crushing currency controls and spiralling inflation if we roll out this project carefully.

the biggest missing piece of crypto is distribution , if we can tackle that effectively, we fundamentally change the world
 

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i think dash can be a driving force in eliminating crushing currency controls and spiralling inflation if we roll out this project carefully.

the biggest missing piece of crypto is distribution , if we can tackle that effectively, we fundamentally change the world

So will we add a proposal asking the MNOs to give 1$ Dash equivalant, using a cell phone one time password , to the citizents of the poorest country (Central African Republic)?
I can contribute to the proposal fee cost, if you want. I am not poor, my entire dash fortune is 0.9 dash. But first lets write down the proposal text.
 
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It's not just about a country being poor.


We should an analysis on whether the country is ready to accept alternate currency ... One of factor is poverty but the most important ones are inflation, currency control, reasonable penetration of smart phones, last but not least SMS otp regulation ( there are some countries that need a permit to send SMS to users )

We need couple of features on the app before this campaign starts

Bunch of videos explaining what dash is and how it can useful in day to day life
Some videos on wHy dash is better than other crypto etc

A map of nearby dash accepting businesses, (I don't want people to just get dash and cash it out , they should spend it ideally )
 

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It's not just about a country being poor.


We should an analysis on whether the country is ready to accept alternate currency ... One of factor is poverty but the most important ones are inflation, currency control, reasonable penetration of smart phones, last but not least SMS otp regulation ( there are some countries that need a permit to send SMS to users )

We need couple of features on the app before this campaign starts

Bunch of videos explaining what dash is and how it can useful in day to day life
Some videos on wHy dash is better than other crypto etc

A map of nearby dash accepting businesses, (I don't want people to just get dash and cash it out , they should spend it ideally )
I think that a proof of importance should be applied to the recipients of the Dash gift.
So that whoever circulates his dash and does transactions, should get more dash (or some kind of voting rights maybe?).
Of course this should be designed carefully, in order to distinguish the true transactions from the fake/virtual ones.
 

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Potentially for now we can measure against app installs and reviews on playstore for the $2 we pay.

If we manage to cross say 1 million downloads that's will be huge boost to dash community and will attract big time exchanges like coinbase and Gemini to list us.
 

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There have many marketing campaigns tried in the past however none have achieved the mass numbers that we seek , the reason is sort of obvious , it's a classic chicken and egg problem , unless we have lot of users ,businesses will not accept dash , unless lot of businesses accept dash people won't start using dash.

Of these two pieces getting users is obviously the more difficult piece ( typical US banks spend over 200-300 USD for getting a user, now that's how important users are). unfortunately so far we only focused on the businesses like Funding pos terminals etc ...this needs to changed.

Using combination of facial recognition and otp verification we can achieve a definite and unique user verification and avoid fraud to a very high level (we can put further checks if needed )

Once a user is verified as unique and new, the user gets $5 and then he/she gets a unique referral id/link using which users earn $5 when their referral signs up , so our total cost per acquisition of a new user is $10. This money although is not good for a typical user in USA or UK ... It's good for users in Nigeria or Venezuela.

If we can sign up say 100k-500k users in a country like Venezuela or Nigeria we have a real shot of making dash go viral in that geography.
We should absolutely put our focus in countries like this (where inflation is super high) instead of USA or UK where people have high faith in their financial system.

Now some people think giving free money is bad idea but here's the deal about currencies , currencies unlike a physical product like food get their value only from its size of network of users so when a large number of people start using dash then everyone starts using that's how it works ..

This app / website need not be run by DASH Core, it will be a separate marketing company per se, so there are no legal liabilities etc

The missing piece in previous crypto air drops was that they didn't have a proper user verification system and the plans bombed. Facial recognition using a simple $10 smartphone can change that.

In Fact, we can give lesser amounts to begin with , say we start with giving $2 for sign up and $2 for referring others and can see how it works ,I bet people in Venezuela or Nigeria will still find this exciting and the best part is as the value of dash rises their balance values keep rising too.


so even if a hacker hacks the database he doesnt get anything useful out of it

Finally, for the amounts that we are giving most people won't find it worth opening their accounts with a crypto exchange and cash it , they would rather buy a coffee or something with that. So we need to make sure we list the business near to the users that are accepting dash right on their app , this encourages both sides as said before.

I understand Evolution will be a game-changer in the crypto space, but remember this, getting users to the platform will remain as difficult as ever.

Now as our market cap rises we can do bigger and bigger campaigns like this .. and one day convince the people of bigger countries to join the bandwagon as well.

Dash is the best currency out there, but unless we come up with the best distribution system too, some else will and they will win the biggest prize in human history ever !

edit: I understand some people have data protection issues , here's a solution for that

All facial data would be hashed at source and the hashed data will be stored which will be used to make comparison and verification( this is similar to password hashing most secure sites do ), so our data will be useless for hackers even if they manage to hack it
great idea, this will make DASH go viral...that's simply increase adoption
 
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wonderful , with the new campaign we plan to give you $1 when verify your phone no and $1 for friend your refer who verifies as well , no strings attached.

But obviously if we suspect fraud , we can reserve the right to not pay anything

let me know how this sounds to you ??

personally i am very excited about the impact of this idea :)
 

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So what is the point of a privacy oriented coin if you have facial recognition?
Also, I know there are clever people working on it, but is biometric data consistent enough to allow hashing it?
 

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So what is the point of a privacy oriented coin if you have facial recognition?
Also, I know there are clever people working on it, but is biometric data consistent enough to allow hashing it?
this is not for those who are investing in dash , this a free marketing campagin for third world countries , now we have dropped this anyway so no issues per se
 

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So what is the point of a privacy oriented coin if you have facial recognition?
Also, I know there are clever people working on it, but is biometric data consistent enough to allow hashing it?
We have dropped the idea of facial recognition.
The new plan of @Dashmaximalist is this.