Pre-proposal: Dash Roadshow in Ghana, West Africa

DashingDude

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@Mahamadu Salam

Voting NO. If you want to teach Dash, create a youtube video where you can reach thousands instead of 20 people per class. If your target audience isn't suitable for youtube videos, then they're not suitable for cryptocurrencies either.
I'm sorry to disagree, @RGXDK. Dash has two different use-cases. It could be viewed as an investment, like Bitcoin, and we could make youtube videos to reach the online educated people. Conversely, Dash aims to be Digital Cash, and for that to happen we need to reach the common people.
 
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RGXDK

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Let's say you give a presentation to 50 people. What % of those people do you think will install and use Dash for something? I estimated 20. Your proposal / 20 ~= 180.

Another point is that I don't think we should be supporting projects in regions where computer literacy is so low. Crypto is just too hard as it is and to expect any significant adoption or use is just wishful thinking. Try teaching someone who is computer illiterate how to secure a wallet.
 
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Let's say you give a presentation to 50 people. What % of those people do you think will install and use Dash for something? I estimated 20. Your proposal / 20 ~= 180.

Another point is that I don't think we should be supporting projects in regions where computer literacy is so low. Crypto is just too hard as it is and to expect any significant adoption or use is just wishful thinking. Try teaching someone who is computer illiterate how to secure a wallet.
And if i talk to 50 by 2 which is 100 and 40 got involve in Dash, i appear twice on radio and reach out to about 15,000 people through my two radio discussions then a TV discussion and reach out to about 10,000 people, how many would have got involved with dash? about 10,040 people. My proposal / 10,040 = ?
 
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RGXDK

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That's a big if and with a doubtful ROI. You can fly a jet in front of 200,000 people and get 0 conversions. You can go on radio here in the USA and talk about dash to 100,000 people and still get 0 conversions, because Dash isn't ready to be marketed to the general public, much less so in your region. Again i'd support your proposal if it's youtube videos made in your native language.

Trying to teach a group of computer illiterates about cryptocurrencies, or speaking about it to 15,000 via radio is a waste of resources and I will vote no, sorry.
 
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That's a big if and with a doubtful ROI. You can fly a jet in front of 200,000 people and get 0 conversions. You can go on radio here in the USA and talk about dash to 100,000 people and still get 0 conversions, because Dash isn't ready to be marketed to the general public, much less so in your region. Again i'd support your proposal if it's youtube videos made in your native language.

Trying to teach a group of computer illiterates about cryptocurrencies, or speaking about it to 15,000 via radio is a waste of resources and I will vote no, sorry.
Thank you very much, i will consider your suggestion in my local language (Dagbani)
 

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@RGXDK I'm sure that you must have noticed that Africa is the new hot topic. Because of failing economies, there are huge opportunities to promote adoption of crypto, and Dash specifically, in Africa. We cannot do this without people on-the-ground, and Mahamadu (cryptolib) has a proven track-record. If you can think of anybody better to do the work that he is doing, then please introduce them. If you find his proposal too expensive, then please keep up the debate. But he's the best that we've got in Africa... so if Dash hopes to penetrate Africa, we should give him a chance.
 
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The African or Ghanaian community is not like that of the west where people make good use of the internet, even most university graduates here dont know how to look for information online.
I'm sorry but I just can't justify any investment in these places. Africa isn't hot and there are much better opportunities elsewhere (i.e. USA, South Korea, Australia). They are often illiterate in their own language and have zero computer skills...to expect them to be able to transact in crypto, secure a wallet etc is just a big delusion.

The conversion cost is much higher too. It takes $100 to convert one African with an "on-the-ground" team as you said, when it might take $0.20 to convert someone in Australia with online advertising. There is just no comparison.
 
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I'm sorry but I just can't justify any investment in these places. Africa isn't hot and there are much better opportunities elsewhere (i.e. USA, South Korea, Australia). They are often illiterate in their own language and have zero computer skills...to expect them to be able to transact in crypto, secure a wallet etc is just a big delusion.

The conversion cost is much higher too. It takes $100 to convert one African with an "on-the-ground" team as you said, when it might take $0.20 to convert someone in Australia with online advertising. There is just no comparison.
AFRICA is seen as a fertile land for cryptocurrencies because of economic mismanagement, eg Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana etc. The west did not become literate in IT in a day, it takes time, hardworking men embarked on good courses and innovation that is what got the west where it is now, yes this did not come free, it came with a cost. I advocated Bitcoin for 3 years before i got involved with Dash, Bitcoin Jesus used to give us funds for projects just like this one, today if u speak to 5 Ghanaians, 2 out of them will be holding Bitcoin, we have more than necessary Bitcoin merchants and online traders in Ghana, our government and news papers talks about bitcoin and we have cryptocurrency financial institutions like hummanique into Ghana financial sector now doing banking and microfinancing in bitcoin and so many Blockchain projects coming up. This is what makes Bitcoin unstoppable in Ghana and Africa. We did what we are doing now for dash years ago for Bitcoin. If dash will succeed in Ghana and Africa, we must take the appropriate channel/strategy to making it happen. It is true in the west, people get convince with Youtube videos, but hey that dioesnt work much here compared to physical meetings. It is what it is, what makes u feel out of a 1000 Youtube viewers, 5 people will get involve with DASH? unless you want to conclude that Dash is not for Africa.
 

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I'm sorry but I just can't justify any investment in these places. Africa isn't hot and there are much better opportunities elsewhere (i.e. USA, South Korea, Australia). They are often illiterate in their own language and have zero computer skills...to expect them to be able to transact in crypto, secure a wallet etc is just a big delusion.

The conversion cost is much higher too. It takes $100 to convert one African with an "on-the-ground" team as you said, when it might take $0.20 to convert someone in Australia with online advertising. There is just no comparison.
@RGXDK I agree again... $100 to convert one African is simply way-too-much. And I agree that Dash is not-quite-ready yet to be adopted mainstream. But computer-literacy does not seem to be an issue to me... the Africans will use their smartphones for micro-transactions, and will be taught how to do so, and will teach their friends how to do so. M-pesa is already huge in Africa, meaning that people are already adopting digital currencies quickly, and familiar with transacting via phone. Please continue this friendly debate. Africa IS hot! See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-Pesa and https://dash.africa