Introduction A pre-proposal to install Dash enabled ATMs in major French cities. France has a very low adoption rate for cryptocurrencies. This leaves an opportunity to be the first major accepted digital currency. One of the major barriers to Dash acceptance is fungibility. This proposal would provide regional fungibility in at least four major French cities, also in border regions to overlap with Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and Belgium. The cities we intend to target include: Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, and Annecy (near Geneva, Switzerland). These cities are large student cities with high levels of tourism. Why should Dash fund this? The low adoption rate of cryptocurrency ATMs in Europe is due to the high cost and highly regulated market. A lawyer is required to create lease contracts for rent and to provide banking service. An armed guard with an armored vehicle must service the machine, we are not allowed to access the interior. We already have an established business in vending in the region. Essentially, we have experience and licensing. We have access to all the legal resources needed to install the ATMs. We also have relationships with souvenir shops in major tourist areas where we can market Dash point of sale machines later on. With the high startup costs of ATM service, combined with the high risk of the venture, cryptocurrency ATMs have notoriously high fees. http://www.businessinsider.com/using-a-bitcoin-atm-is-actually-pretty-expensive-2014-3?IR=T Funding with a grant will allow our Dash enabled ATM to charge a lower fee, giving Dash a competitive advantage in Western Europe. Who are we? My name is Christopher Felix, doing business as disaf.fr (Distributeur automatique France). I own, place, and manage penny press machines in the central France region. I have been in the business for nearly two years and I’m looking to expand to Dash ATMs. I am American born and have a background in business administration and logistics. In the US I worked for RICOH Logistics USA as an exporter. I am also an Oxford-trained English teacher at the Ecole des Mines in Saint Etienne France. A highly ranked engineering school. I am currently seeking a certificate in database development and design to improve my technical business knowledge. https://www.facebook.com/christopher.felix.545 Bitcointalk.org profile: thesavoyard My name is Isabelle Felix, I have been a freelance photographer for more than ten years. I contract real estate photography primarily but also provide administrative services to my clients, a local investment firm. I am French but have lived in the United States and Switzerland as well. I am currently learning web design and development to further my education and provide needed services for my clients. https://www.facebook.com/iaflx Estimated Costs Purchase of four BATMThreeM+ teller machines for installation in Lyon, Montpellier, Paris and Annecy. 4x $8000 + VAT @ 20% = 400 Dash Legal fees for space lease and bank contract = 20 Dash Premium location rental space = 72 Dash Travel expenses for machine placement plus proposal cost reimbursement (one time) = 13 Dash Total = 505 Dash A high budget for rental will allow the machines to be placed in prime areas with high exposure, not just small, private computer shops. With leverage, we may be able to place the machines in city owned areas, department stores or train stations. Actionables · Purchase four Dash enabled ATMs, preferably GeneralBytes with NFC card wallet dispenser. · Properly license and contract with banks to provide service for the ATMs. · Contract legal services to manage ATM placement and liability. · Provide management and maintenance on ATM machines for a minimum of 4 years. · Provide a lower fee for Dash users on the ATM than Bitcoin users. (Eventually Bitcoin may be disabled due to double spending risk.) Feedback is welcomed and appreciated.