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Proposal: Bus Dev - BlockCypher Maint

Discussion in 'Pre + Budget Proposal Discussions' started by Ryan Taylor, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Ryan Taylor

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    This is a cross-post from https://www.dashcentral.org/p/bsdev-blockcypher-maint-201703

    This proposal funds one year of maintenance attached to the currently-passing BlockCypher contract. Support for the BlockCypher contract has been very strong and it appears highly likely to pass. As of this writing, the proposal has 472 "yes" votes and only 17 "no" votes. The first BlockCypher contract funds the $50,000 in development costs, and another $3,000 in technical documentation costs, but excludes the costs for the first year of maintenance.

    The full proposal description can be found here:
    https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-business-development-blockcypher.13253/

    After gaining confidence that our recent price appreciation is continuing to hold up well, and evaluating our other funding needs, we believe we can fund the entire BlockCypher contract within one month. We will not require funding this month for many of our regular expenses, as balances within those budgets have experienced rapid value appreciation, and so we can rely on savings within those budget categories. Specifically, we will not require business development funding outside of the specific funding for the BlockCypher contract. We also will not require additional funding for the marketing / international outreach program. Our PR program will only require partial funding as well.

    For these reasons, we would like to proceed with funding the entire BlockCypher contract this month.

    To keep the discussion on this proposal in one thread, I would suggest making them in the original Dash Forum post. For questions, please include @Minotaur in your post to ensure Daniel Diaz sees it.

    Requested funding is as follows for the March 5th budget cycle:
    Total: 456.67 Dash

    Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future business development expenses.

    Manually vote YES on this proposal:
    dash-cli gobject vote-many ea009612f80368938fb7589cfb7213dc0fa73019d729c8668aa8cc549c5f6ea4 funding yes
    OR from the qt console:
    gobject vote-many ea009612f80368938fb7589cfb7213dc0fa73019d729c8668aa8cc549c5f6ea4 funding yes

    Manually vote NO on this proposal:
    dash-cli gobject vote-many ea009612f80368938fb7589cfb7213dc0fa73019d729c8668aa8cc549c5f6ea4 funding no
    OR from the qt console:
    gobject vote-many ea009612f80368938fb7589cfb7213dc0fa73019d729c8668aa8cc549c5f6ea4 funding no
     

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