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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by solarguy, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. solarguy

    solarguy Active Member

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    So, go write those tweets, letters and facebook posts!

    https://twitter.com/guyraz

    https://www.facebook.com/howibuiltthis

    https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

    (scroll to bottom, click contact link in the contact column)

    Here is the contact info for Ryan Taylor and Joel V.:

    Ryan Taylor at @Rtaylor05 , Joel Valenzuela at @TheDesertLynx

    If you missed your day, go ahead and pile on today! Mr. Hack has very generously agreed to send some cool Dash swag to the host, Guy Raz and his staff.

    And if you promise to ALSO send something on your day, there's nothing wrong with participating more than once, hint hint.

    For some time, I have thought that Ryan and Joel V should tell the story of Dash on a podcast called, “How I Built This” hosted by Guy Raz on NPR. Here is their tag line:

    Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

    If you listen to a couple of the podcasts, you will see why Dash/Ryan/Joel would be such a good fit. They like to do inspirational stories about people who were determined, who overcame tremendous obstacles, people who wouldn’t give up and finally won and made a difference in the world.

    Now, I hear your objection already, “Dash isn’t one of the best known companies in the world.”

    While that is true, not all of their interviews have been super well known, for example: Sadie Lincoln with Barre3, and Chip Wilson with Lululemon Athletic. Furthermore, let’s not sell ourselves short. Dash is a Billion dollar movement that is making a meaningful difference in places like Venezuela, and New Hampshire. We are a movement and we are theinnovators in the crypto space. And we have made some dents in the big media.

    Here’s Joel’s CNN interview where he spends Dash in New Hampshire:



    Plus, how can they ignore the compelling story of this tiny startup thing that’s not a company that wants to take on the entire banking industry? They love David and Goliath stories. Or the fact that Bitcoin promised to help the 1-2 Billion unbanked people out there, but never followed through. The Dash community is absolutely committed to fulfill that promise.

    And the amusing story of how Evan approached the Bitcoin developers with a real vision of how to improve Bitcoin, and they basically told him to go pound sand. They will live to regret that…

    It is no trivial thing to get on this podcast. To get their attention and improve our odds, we want to harness the power of the Dash community. We want 500 (or more) people to reach out to NPR (handy links provided) with a short 2 or 3 paragraph message or some tweets or facebook posts about why they should get Ryan and Joel on the show.

    You don’t have to hit all of the talking points. In fact, it’s better if you don’t. Pick a couple and make a SHORT pitch about why they should do this. That way, they get 500+ unique messages, and not 500 copypasta letters that would be ineffective. Write it in your own words, no copy pasting.

    We want a steady/relentless stream of mail to hit NPR/Guy Raz/How I built this. A simple way to do this is if your last name starts with “A” send your letter on Dec 1. If it starts with “B”, send it on Dec 2., etc. That will spread everything out organically over a month. We don’t want a big flood, and then nothing. If your name starts with "A" and you missed yesterday, go ahead and pile on today.

    All the forums, DashForce, Dash Media Squad, etc will help get the word out. Once the social media campaign starts, we’re also going to send some cool Dash Swag to Guy Raz and his staff.

    More talking points:

    Dash intends to follow through on the promise that Bitcoin made, to help the unbanked. That’s 1-2 Billion people.

    We are a Billion dollar movement that is not a corporation, and is run by the first ever successful DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization.) That makes Dash censorship resistant so dictatorships can't shut us down. There IS no home office or central point of failure. We have almost 5,000 MasterNodes spread all around the world that make up the very robust Dash network.

    We have already signed up 2,000 merchants in Venezuela that accept Dash directly. Here is a compelling video that shows it actually works in Venezuela. Short, mostly done in english and english subtitles are available:



    We have 4,000 merchants world wide and growing rapidly. https://discoverdash.com/stats/.

    We are going to change how money works.

    Dash is designed to be deflationary in the long term, not inflationary like all fiat currencies. Your savings should become more valuable over time, not less.

    You can transfer value to anybody in the world in a few seconds if they have a smart phone or internet access. The transaction costs about a penny. Banks can’t do that.

    Unlike all the other cryptocurrencies, we are rolling out software over the next year that will make it so easy, your grandmother could use it.

    For people in some parts of the world, the optional privacy feature might keep them out of jail. Their bank doesn’t offer that service.

    If you have questions, thoughts, ideas, more talking points, have some connection to NPR or Guy Raz, or get a real response, please post on the Swarm channel at Dash Talk, invite if you need it:

    StayDashy.com

    try this one for a Dash Talk invite. Some people can't get through on the above link

    https://discordapp.com/invite/PXbUxJB

    Or, post on the new social media channel of DashNation. Here’s an invitation if you need it:

    https://discord.gg/aaRD4S

    Or post on the reddit Dashpay thread.

    Get out there and make us proud!!!!
     
  2. camosoul

    camosoul Grizzled Member

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    When I see the absolutely nowhere that all this hard work is being led, it sucks the motivation out of me.

    High-risk payments only... High risk is there because the USERS are taking advantage. Take away their ability to abuse, you take away their incentive; the whole point is that they can file a charge back. They simply won't use DASH...

    DASH's leadership isn't with you on this. They've ignored reality in favor of politics to the point that they can't pay the bills. They were going to ask for 60% of the budget on the next cycle. Compared to the price at the time they made that statement, they'd need well over 100% to meet the same number. Still won't admit they're on the wrong track. No other coin is losing market cap position like DASH. You can't blame the market crash as a whole. DASH is falling faster and harder than the rest. If the market at large were moving sideways, DASH would be showing over 50% loss against it. Masternode count is dropping. Heads still held high, noses still in air, I'm still just a troll...

    They waited too long and no longer have a feature advantage. Worse, not even sure there's a use for these features anymore, but that's a subjective point...

    On-chain scaling that doesn't scale...

    So sad to see it end like this. The devs put so much work into it, even the unneeded features, but still, they busted their butts. Only to have the management take a big, steaming dump on it...

    I get that you're trying to turn that around, but even if you get NPR to talk about it... It won't fix this problem.

    The leadership are simply not interested in a winning plan. I've been trying to change that for years... No matter what small thing you manage to do, the usual suspects will undo it and undermine it.

    Even the overdelivering of ChainLocks is underwhelming, because software development isn't where they come up short. The best coders in all the land don't matter when their creation is...

    Let me say it another way. You buy a kid a new bike, but he leaves it half-asdembled out in the rain, plays with the box it came in for a day, then burns it... That's what's being done with DASH.

    But, I'm the bad guy for pointing it out...

    The problem stems for the defects in the budget system I pointed out years ago.

    Free money for nothing with no meritocratic feedback loop. Everything in DASH is dependent on being propped up by the 10% free-money-for-nothing regardless of success or failure. Virtually nothing in DASH can stand on its own merit, because it has none. There was no reason, free pile of money to burn again next month. No consequences for bad decisions. Until now... Every aspect of DASH is propped up by this. DASH rode the tide of other projects' hype, and bloated up it's corporate bureaucracy, which produced nothing of merit to sustain itself in the future when the hype bubble inevitably popped. Well, it popped, and now you can't pay your bills for this huge, merit-free blob, and the thing you should have done 4 years ago, and already had the tech to do back then, still isn't even a consideration in the minds of the SJW children grabbing at the tiller... You say that being a payments system is your top priority, being Digital Cash, yet you still run from the foundations of this in favor of political obnoxiousness. Political prejudice is rampant on exchanges, as seen with the Gab debacle. DASH is no different.

    No one cares about PrivateSend anymore. No one cares about InstantSend anymore. I warned you that other coins could easily implement "close enough" parodies of these features, and they did. You sat on your thumbs. Now you have no advantage. DASH is past the point of diminishing returns. Yes, technically better, but without any real-life advantage, at much greater expense, both fiscally and resource-wise.

    I see DashPay being touted as easier, but as described, it looks more complex.

    You keep your focus on developing new features and software, but have neglected to do anything with them. IX is 4 years old. I realize software developers develop software. It's what they do. but at some point, the rest of the organization has to take what they've developed and DO SOMETHING WITH IT! I've never seen as much resistance to this concept in my entire life, as I've seen in DASH.

    The DASH Embassy Thailand project had the best chance of it, given bx.in.th's instant sell option. But good luck explaining any useful reason why IX is a desperately needed upgrade over 0-conf, or just letting things float in the memory pool. The instant sell option on the exchange is far more important than IX or any other cheap imitation, and every coin on the exchange has it.

    I was shopping for a safe deposit box the other day. SiamSecure has a piece of paper with a BTC QR code on it that does every bit the same useful work as MasterNodes and IX. They have no incentive to use DASH. Their crude, but effective piece of paper combined with bx.in.th's instant sell is already light years ahead of cards, and IX's advantage is vanishingly marginal from their perspective. their government is significanty less evil than most others, so they don't worry about privacy that much. They don't expect to get raped by a predatory government, so it's not a big deal.

    DASH has squandered it's advantages because the Devs are the only ones who are good at what they do and understand the environment in which they find themselves. The rest of the organization is a massive letdown, and it's letting the devs down. All this work for nothing...
     
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  3. solarguy

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    Good morning Camo. Do you feel that the services of DashWatch have done nothing to make the treasury system more effective? What about the Dash BE proposal to add Venture Capital expertise to evaluating proposals?
     

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