This is a cross-post from https://www.dashcentral.org/p/Business_integration_into_retail_sector The first Dash payment in the restaurant: In short: Integration of BITCOIN AND DASH into the brick-and-mortar business, starting with restaurants. Integration will be massive as we partner with biggest software provider for retail payment terminals. Key points: Business integration into retail sector Partnership with the largest software provider for retail merchants in Ukraine. 255 Dash total (85 Dash/month) 3 months proposal (working model may appear earlier) Updates: 1) The API of our processing center for Bitcoin was developed and tested on demo data. Here's a link to the actual API with descriptions, methods and examples of its usage. 2) The API for Dash is in the process of development. 3) A documentation for using an API was given to Profit Solutions. 4) The creation of software module that will work with our API is in the process of development from Profit Solutions side. The approximate time of response from them is 2-3 weeks (late June - early July). 5) Legal contract was composed and is in the process of evaluation by Givi Rubenshteyn and Pasteteca. The approximate time of response is the end of this week. 6) The first version of Dash-branded flyers were created. Dash-branded banners are in the process of development. 7) The demo version is up and working. The first release is very close. Problem: Cryptocurrency world is waiting for a shift – a shift in the attitude, in how we treat this technology. Lets take a glance at how do people actually see a crypto now: Investors and startups see it as an unbelievable and completely new technology with enormous potential. Just like the Internet 20 years ago. Traders and speculators see crypto as high- risk financial instrument, which is capable of making 1000% ROI Geeks and programmers see it as cool new software for creating something new, something that haven’t been seen before. Normal people see nothing. They just don’t get it. They can’t even see where to use it. They don’t consider cryptocurrency as money. Unfortunately nobody has ever done anything in this field. So the goal of our team is to change this status quo. Our solution: Our solution is to allow restaurants and other merchants to start accepting cryptocurrency (Bitcoin and Dash only) without dealing with all the complexity of cryptocurrency and an unlawful use of the one. All of the cryptocurrency transactions with the restaurants will be processed by our service through API and official payment software In fact, merchants wouldn’t have to deal with cryptocurrency at all. They will receive fiat money on their bank account. That’s a lot easier to make legal and transparent for taxation in Ukraine. We're starting to work on our software side of this integration right now in order to make it live as soon as possible. About team: Our company Cryptogroup has a team are experts in programming, cryptocurrency, Blockchain technologies, and law. We have wide connections with owners of businesses in different sectors that help to make big decisions faster. Also we have a working cryptocurrency exchange fork.sale, news source on cryptocurrency fork.land and Ukrainian DASH community website dash.com.ua. Recently we held a few meetups about Dash and cryptocurrency in general in Zhytomyr and Kiev. Partnerships: Oleksandr Kurinnyi – CEO of AxxonSoft with 10 years of experience in video surveillance and security systems. Michail Reznichenko – CEO of Profit Solutions with 12 years of experience in creation, implementation and maintenance of software and hardware solutions for HoReCa (food service) industry. Owners of Givi Rubenshteyn and Pasteteca – 2 big restaurant networks of Italian and Georgian cuisine in Kiev. More updates on the partnerships in the future Updates: All of the partnerships announcements will be posted on Ukrainian news resource fork.land, on twitter with hashtag #NowAcceptingDash, on forum and Dash Central There will be created a map, photos and videos of places that will start accepting Dash What it makes for DASH: Real transactions on the network, not just trading and speculation. People will finally have a chance to pay for food and other offline services with Dash. More credibility to the Dash as the best crypto. The software we'll provide can be incorporated and used in other payment networks, not only on Ukrainian market. This integration prepares DASH network to wide usage before the Evolution. Dash-exclusive features: stickers "Dash is accepted here" in front of the restaurant each table will have Dash-exclusive booklets waiters will have T-shirts with qr-codes for accepting Dash only we'll hold Dash meetups in those restaurant and accept Dash only The budget: 1) Development: $10 000 – Cost of integration with ProfitSolutions network so that a “pay by crypto option” would be added to official software update. $5000 – developer’s salary. 2) Integration $10 000 – on hardware for cryptocurrency operations (iPads or tablets), contracts with restaurants, training the staff. 3) Reimbursement - 5 Dash TOTAL: $25 500 or 255 DASH Long-term vision: Since our team has very good connections with various types of business owners, we can easily see this integration successful. BUT people are not that interested in using or integrating crypto right now. So we need to give them the most convenient solution – provide tablets, integrate and automatically update. It’s just the first step so it’s extremely important. After successfully integrating this pilot version, we can think about further expansion in all sorts of retail businesses, since the software provider we’ve partnered with (Profit Solutions) covers 80% of all of the available terminals that deal with payment systems for retail in Ukraine. @akhavr, @alex-ru and all 60 people, who attended our meetups, can confirm our identities. BIG UPDATE: Many members of the community stressed on the need for some exclusiveness for DASH, which is fair, but, unfortunatelly impossible. HOWEVER, @TroyDASH gave some good compromise on this decision: we will integrate DASH and Bitcoin No other alt-coins. This must help us to maintain a healthy payment infrastructure and DASH's exclusive opportunity for this integration. Our integration in the news: Bitcoin, Dash Payments Could Soon Cover 80% Of Ukraine Merchant Terminals — Cointelegraph KUNA Stakeholders Conference — Cryptogroup Youtube Channel Interview: Business Integration Into Retail Sector of Ukraine — DashforceNews In Kiev restaurants there will be cryptoterminals — Forklog Kiev started to accept cryptocurrency - Hashtelegraph Dash Accepted at Ukraine Restaurant, Begins Wide Retail Integration - Dashforce Pay with cryptocurrency for food - Tarpan Digest Dash is accepted (from real users) - Dash Unofficial Youtube Channel Consider voting "YES" if you want DASH to be integrated into retail economy Manually vote yes: dash-cli gobject vote-many 998dc25abee0789b820b9c9849a95b0a94e30893afccfe80167ca5ab07c7a4c2 funding yes or from qr console gobject vote-many 998dc25abee0789b820b9c9849a95b0a94e30893afccfe80167ca5ab07c7a4c2 funding yes Manually vote no: dash-cli gobject vote-many 998dc25abee0789b820b9c9849a95b0a94e30893afccfe80167ca5ab07c7a4c2 funding no or from qt console gobject vote-many 998dc25abee0789b820b9c9849a95b0a94e30893afccfe80167ca5ab07c7a4c2 funding no ASK US FOR ANY INFORMATION – WOULD BE GLAD TO EXPLAIN.