Update 12/29/18 We extend our gratitude to everyone who reviewed our offering to the DOA, and voted yes. Should our services be requested in the future, we will be ready to work. The community can engage our services by sponsoring the proposal fee. We will then deliver a full scope proposal, which will evaluate multiple proposals each cycle. The proposal for the pilot was $9,500. This was reduced from the full scope, which was $19,500. The future proposal will be very similar to our initial proposal, and replies to questions may therefore be repeated. New evaluations will only be undertaken if we are awarded the project. For examples of our work, please see copies of our reports on Anypay and Dash Embassy Thailand. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bryan at [email protected]. Hi, my name is Bryan Courchesne and I am a registered investment advisor. The license associated with the business allows it to advise and manage digital assets for clients, some of which hold masternodes. I have been providing my clients with research on Dash and a portion of that could be built out and be of great benefit to the community. Currently, MNOs have no way to professionally analyze and evaluate proposals. It is a cumbersome task that requires professional expertise. This is a very early stage proposal. I am looking to get feedback so that the proposal can be refined to best serve the DAO. Thank you! Pre-proposal Problem Proposals often widely vary in both structure and content, making it difficult for MNO’s to appropriately research them prior to making their voting decisions. It is highly inefficient for each individual MNO to conduct their own research on each proposal during each cycle. Solution Dash BE will evaluate key proposals and provide full reports on them, in addition to video summaries. Team Bryan Courchesne - Project Manager The founder of Digital Asset Investment Management (‘DAIM’), a licensed investment adviser for digital assets. Prior to founding DAIM, Bryan managed groups of sales traders at broker-dealers in New York City. During that time he became an Options Principal and General Securities Principal, and he holds the Series 4,7,24,55,63, and 65. University of Florida 2003. Linkedin. Ryan Knowles - Analyst Research analyst at The Crypto Company. Stanford University 2016. Major: Science, Technology, & Society. Concentration: Innovation and Organizations. Linkedin. Roles: Review, investigate, and report on proposals. Content curation and presentation construction. Aaron Frolow - Editor Government investigations, Australia. Roles: Aggregate research data. Proofread and edit reports. Blackline Media - Audio Visual A professional video production company. www.blacklinemediagroup.com Operation Dash BE will perform ongoing, comprehensive analysis for the Dash DAO by evaluating the potential impact of key proposals, and by providing contextual research on the operational efficiency of the DAO. Dash BE will analyze the DAO and Dash proposals, and report on how they compare to: The crypto industry and The traditional finance industry. The analysis will be conducted on the following aspects: The value proposition; How do the hypotheses and strategies relate to the business? The legal framework; Is there a formal business arrangement and/or licenses? The team; Why are they suitable for the project? Application of funds; What are the strategic values and how will results be achieved? Proposal price; How is the budget allocated and how can prices be compared? Macro environment; How is it comparable to traditional business environments? Market validation and product-market fit; What can be determined from their market validation, market fit, and description of the end user? Strategy, milestones & delivery; How will the strategies be implemented? Complexities; and What could be difficult and cause potential failure? Risks. What are the security, reputational and regulatory risks? If an evaluation is being undertaken on a proposal that is a renewal, comparisons will be made with Dash Watch. All of the analysis will result in the formulation of a professional report. Please see the example HERE or attached. Why Reasons why Dash BE will be delivered and maintained: Just how the project lead, Bryan Courchesne, built Digital Asset Investment Management as a regulated asset manager, he will similarly build Dash BE in accordance with professional standards. The evaluation framework used has guidelines yet is flexible enough to be applied across all proposals. Dash BE will evaluate the operational efficiency of the Dash DAO from the standpoint of an investor who is going to question the viability of projects. Just how DAIM follows government imposed guidelines for providing information to retail clients, Bryan will furnish Dash BE deliverables in accordance with the same high standards. This all ties together because looking at Dash as an investment, one must consider the projects it takes on and the probability of them succeeding. Ongoing Deliverables Monthly evaluation report(s). A 3-5 minute video summarising each report. Audio podcast from the video. Benefits to Dash Dash BE will provide MNOs with an efficient way to review and compare proposals. Dash BE provides comprehensive data that is otherwise unavailable. Broader context comparisons to the crypto space and the traditional business world. Dash BE will save voters time by providing multiple quick reference deliverables in the form of: A video summary; An audio summary, and Summaries in the report. Dash BE will give MNOs more information in order to make better voting decisions.