About me: My name is Josh. I'm a New York attorney (4.5 years out of law school) and am passionate about Dash and cryptocurrencies. Since graduating law school, I have worked for both large and small companies. I have worked in-house and have argued before courts. In that sense, I am extremely lucky. Because I have not specialized, I have been able to gain deeper legal and business understandings relative to my peers. Although my primary focus is contract law, I have garnered experience in other areas such as alternative dispute-resolution, mediation, business divorce, privacy, regulatory compliance, international compliance, estate planning, and more. I am very passionate about solving problems in the most efficient and beneficial way. I usually compare my law degree to a (very expensive) screw driver. It's a tool to build something. It's not the tool that matters, but what it builds. If a better and more useful tool comes along, the fact that I invested so much in that screw driver should not matter. I invested in Cryptocurrencies starting in late 2014. Not only did I see it as a potential investment which hedges against the ROI of my law degree, but I truly believe it can revolutionize the world. Cryptocurrency can bring the world financial freedom and end the concentration of power and financial manipulation. Getting involved one way or another is important to me. But enough about me (just wanted the community to get a sense of who I am). I come to the Dash community to propose a new Dash mini-DAO aimed at managing and solving certain critical areas. Dash Board (Name Pending): I don’t possess an intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of the existing Dash DAOs – but I can imagine that their resources are too extended to adequately address the issues detailed below. From what I understand, Dash Core focuses on bringing us the best product and pushing their vision for Dash, and Dash Labs focuses on long term development and strategy. The Dash Treasury and Masternodes review and fund projects which, in theory, will further the visions and strategies outlined by Dash Core and Dash Labs, as well as the visions and ideals of the Masternode owners, who have a vested (staked) interest in seeing Dash succeed. However, adequately carrying-out the responsibilities of a MN owner can be a daunting task for those who may not have the time and resources to properly vet independent projects. Further, once funds are released to project leaders, Dash is extremely limited in enforcing their promises. Although the treasury and MN system has brought Dash immense benefits, it also has - at times - led to a frustrated community, unfulfilled projects, hastily approved/denied projects, and voids in certain market areas. The Dash Board can remedy these issues by focusing on vetting, contracting, managing and enforcing treasury projects. Although I can see a potential for greater responsibility of the Dash Board, it needs to first earn the trust and respect of the community before a more ambitious organization is funded. Therefore, the Dash Board MVP would take on the following tasks: - Proposal Review - Cost/Benefit Analysis - Interview and vet with certain Project Leaders - Propose redlines/counter-proposals (regarding Project price & scope) - Create “form contracts” - Negotiate & tailor agreements (for larger projects) - Manage legal counsels (if outside counsel is needed) - And, identify market needs and propose bounty proposals As the DAO grows, so can its role in other areas such as administration, compliance, research, advocacy, etc. As workload and resources are not fully known at this time, I presume that the Dash Board would focus primarily on the more important projects, in terms of price and market need, and address lesser projects as resources are freed. The benefit of this DAO is that it promotes the efficiency of furthering Dash's vision and gives Dash greater enforcement power over its Treasury Funds. It would give MN’s a quasi-board-of-directors, without compromising their voting power. Additionally, the Dash Board would be accountable to the other Dash DAOs and MN owners – and will conduct meetings and interviews with representatives as needed. In terms of $Dash Today’s Dash price: 272 This Pre-Proposal is almost a pre-pre-proposal, in the sense that feedback is needed before a more detailed plan with funding amounts can be proposed. Feedback is needed for the DAO’s direction, number of employees, employee roles, and DAO leaders. Obviously, I would like to be a part of the team. I can suggest that it begins with at least three employees, inclusive of an administrative assistant. At moderately-competitive salaries, and a place to operate out of, I can guess that the Dash Board DAO would require a one-time mobilization fee of 75 DASH and a monthly payment of 75 DASH (inclusive of salaries), adjusted as needed. Thoughts and feedback appreciated.