I see an inherent conflict of interest in exchanges. They don't care about money printing. They don't care about utility, technology, usability or feature set. They care about lots of money changing hands for no reason with piles of fees collected. Exchanges actually encourage ponzi, and we see it in the airdrop.
If you integrate IX for instant transfers, even that is a bit of a letdown, because all you're doing is accelerating/enabling arbitrage ponzi... Which is all traders and exchanges really care about.
Quoting self to emphasize this specific point.
Due to ponzi influx induced by a longstanding lack of feature set, "investors" often have polar-opposed interests to DASH's aims to fulfill all the broken promises of the Satoshi Experiment.
It's hard to find a common ground when most of your features are irrelevant to the audience.
Air drops work for ponzi-minded interests. DASH needs to separate itself from that. But, that is Huobi's bread and butter... DASH is nothing but another abbreviation on their target demographics' Ouija Boards. They don't know shit abut it, and they don't want to know shit about it. This doesn't benefit DASH.
If they really did already buy 1000 DASH to support that interest, lets see them drop it as an act of good faith. Its of no interest or benefit to us to add more to that pile. It attracts the sort of users Huobi wants, but not the kind we want. It's a demographic mistarget. If they invested in it and it worked for them, good for them! I'm not going to double their stack on an empty promise, and for a purpose that does not further our interests.
Then, we could discuss paying someone experienced to help them integrate IX.
No, better idea. Propose IX integration now, and vote on it. Hold IX integration payment in escrow until we see the air drop land.
Then we'll know if they actually do have it, and aren't just talking game to get more.
We'll also know if their intentions to drop it are real.
If both of those prove true, then we have established trust.
In a way, this is a bigger opportunity than most proposals, simply from the opportunity to establish trust angle.