What's Going on at Dash?

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Hello Dash Community,

In the spirit of radical transparency, today we begin sharing area updates from our bi-weekly management meetings. In this way, you can follow the evolution of our organization and decision-making, as well as our product development. We hope you use this information to hold us accountable to our plans, learn with us, and contribute to our growth as an open-source, not for profit, decentralized autonomous organization.

Of note, some elements are redacted, such as Business Development. We do not publicize ongoing activities with our partners. We will continue to announce partnerships through separate press releases.
 

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This is a fantastic update and I'm encouraged to see Dash Core continuing to improve its communication during the last couple months.
 
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Thanks so much for doing this, I really appreciate the efforts being put into communication recently from DCG. As both an investor and an enthusiast this is really good to see. Looking forward to the 12.3 release!
 

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I see that there is a search for a new CTO. What is the deal with Andy? Is he leaving Dash or assuming a new position?
 

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I see that there is a search for a new CTO. What is the deal with Andy? Is he leaving Dash or assuming a new position?
Last I heard he was going to be Chief Architect and the new CTO will help out with external activitties whilst Andy will be internal resource. Good move imo.

Also, I am happy to see Core finally getting their act together with respect to transparency and communication. It only took 2 years and for us to drop 9 places on Coinmarketcap. Stakeholder confidence is extremely important as if the price drops, then so does out treasury and so does our operating budget.

Secondly, I really think our PR strategy needs to be fixed - news being released on Friday nights so its burried and left behind in other news come Monday morning when people catch up. Also, when press releases come out we should be on Cointelegrap, Coindesk etc, not stupid obscure sites that nobody reads, this should be a priority to get us being noticed. At the moment news is released and nobody cares as nobody can get access to the news. Is this a problem with our PR partner (Waschman?) do we need to change companies. Either way this needs to be sorted before Evolution, just like the communication and transparency issue or nobody will know its even released!

Lastly @Alexander Chopan - these "Whats going on with Dash" updates need to be posted where people can access easier, not just on the forum. Be it on the dash.org website or every bi-weekly on the dash.org blog. Lets standardize and make things accessible and easier!!!
 
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Lastly @Alexander Chopan - these "Whats going on with Dash" updates need to be posted where people can access easier, not just on the forum. Be it on the dash.org website or every bi-weekly on the dash.org blog. Lets standardize and make things accessible and easier!!!
+1. Let's not keep these beautiful update PDFs to ourselves, they may encourage others to join Dash Nation!
 
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Hello Dash Community,

In the spirit of radical transparency, today we begin sharing area updates from our bi-weekly management meetings. In this way, you can follow the evolution of our organization and decision-making, as well as our product development. We hope you use this information to hold us accountable to our plans, learn with us, and contribute to our growth as an open-source, not for profit, decentralized autonomous organization.

Of note, some elements are redacted, such as Business Development. We do not publicize ongoing activities with our partners. We will continue to announce partnerships through separate press releases.
Where is @UdjinM6 in the report? Where is @codablock? The people who are proven to work, are not mentioned at all ...

Where are the references in your report? Why in the report there are no urls that point to the proof of your claims? Furthermore, nearby the faces mentioned in your report, you should inform us how much the Dash community pays for their salary (if any)...

This what I call transparency....But of course the stupid majority of this community likes (or tolerates) obscurity, thats why your message is up rated, and mine will be rated as troll and dump.
 
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Neither @codablock nor @UdjinM6 operate on management level, so their reports are aggregated into the area of deputy CTO @nmarley, category "Core".
Is the management level of DASH designed to be mute or hidden? Because the only visible messages of @nmarley that can prove his management duties are these:

https://github.com/dashpay/dash/commits?author=nmarley
https://github.com/dashpay/dash/issues?q=author:nmarley+

How can you manage someone if you do not send messages to him? And how is it possible for a DAO to tolerate management through hidden and obscure messages, not visible to the members of the DAO? You should not call it DAO (Decentralized Autonomus Organization) in that case, you have better call it CMO (centralized managed organization).
 
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I see that there is a search for a new CTO. What is the deal with Andy? Is he leaving Dash or assuming a new position?
Hi there,

I'm assuming the new position of Chief Architect. This is because i'm probably the person who spends most of their time on protocol design; internally improvements to the protocol follow our DIP process and many different devs are involved so I don't get a special pass to push anything through, we all have to agree.

The role of the new CTO position is mainly for managing delivery / execution now the team has scaled to quite a large size. This is the part I don't think i'm best suited for, although I took the role when Evan moved aside from Core to Dash Labs I think we can find someone much better suited to that now, and I can focus on L2 coding and any remaining design tasks for Evolution that come up which is what i've been doing for the last 2 months.

This will streamline our execution and delivery now we're at a larger size and there's some candidates in the pipeline. Right now, Nathan is doing a great job of the CTO role actually (better than me) :)

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Andy
 
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This awesome work, from the Dash core group. Only downside I see is that people mistakenly look at Dash as if where an EVIL CENTRALIZED Company, especially now that we are starting to look and behave more and more professionally. We all and I do mean ALL of community to keep explaining that Dash is a DAO, and everything that comes with it. This counts double for MNO's. These efforts are allot cheaper more needed than voting for all those expensive marking campaign's. For example Ripple just donated almost 30mil but got very little goodwill from it.
 

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I am happy to see Core finally getting their act together with respect to transparency and communication. It only took 2 years and for us to drop 9 places on Coinmarketcap. Stakeholder confidence is extremely important as if the price drops, then so does out treasury and so does our operating budget.

...when press releases come out we should be on Cointelegrap[h], Coindesk etc, not stupid obscure sites that nobody reads, ... news is released and nobody cares as nobody can get access to the news ... this needs to be sorted before Evolution, just like the communication and transparency issue or nobody will know its even released!
Seems they started taking it seriously when they couldn't pay the bills for that last 18 months' expansion.

Weird, how me saying this was a matter of concern back then was just a bunch if trolling, and I am/was a stupid asshole for even suggesting, but now it matters...

If you insist on learning every lesson the hard way... There is no wisdom of the crowd, just a mob of clueless communists. I'm not trying to spotlight myself, but pointing out yet another example that the best decisions are made by the minority at the edge, not the clueless majority at the center.

Anyway, glad to see this. But, if it doesn't affect a broader change in thinking after the same motif has repeated so many times... Sigh...
 
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This awesome work, from the Dash core group. Only downside I see is that people mistakenly look at Dash as if where an EVIL CENTRALIZED Company, especially now that we are starting to look and behave more and more professionally. We all and I do mean ALL of community to keep explaining that Dash is a DAO, and everything that comes with it. This counts double for MNO's. These efforts are allot cheaper more needed than voting for all those expensive marking campaign's. For example Ripple just donated almost 30mil but got very little goodwill from it.
Not just dash, there are many other crypto projects in a similar situation. All it takes is a politically motivated crackdown specifically targeting DCG and the price will plummet, perhaps another 80%. How could the dash DAO fight back and survive? What we desperately need is a huge war chest plus multi-scenario live simulations.
 
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Does Dash Core have any plans to, or see value in, acquiring money transmitter liscenses for US states?
 

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Is Dash Core looking at putting up a satellite network, like the bitcoin satellite network, in case the grid goes down?
 

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Does Dash Core have any plans to, or see value in, acquiring money transmitter liscenses for US states?
I hope not, that would burden them with too much risk; too many eggs in one basket. Imo, better to have a separately funded org do it.
 

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Is the management level of DASH designed to be mute or hidden? Because the only visible messages of @nmarley that can prove his management duties are these:

https://github.com/dashpay/dash/commits?author=nmarley
https://github.com/dashpay/dash/issues?q=author:nmarley+
Nathan is one of our most busy guys when it comes to managing all the different teams and topics. He is constantly present in all kinds of technical and team related discussions, holding a lot of stuff together. Don't underestimate the amount of work needed to hold all strings together in a fully decentralized team!

Seems they started taking it seriously when they couldn't pay the bills for that last 18 months' expansion.
There is a lot more behind the scenes that lead to all the efforts you currently see. My impression was always that Core took it seriously, but was overwhelmed by the internal team and organization growth. Our internal structures, processes and flows finally start to crystallize and what you see pouring out of Core now is the result of this.
 

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HD wallet support withing a week? This should make mixing so much more user friendly as users wouldn't have to worry about expiring backups anymore.
 
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Nathan is one of our most busy guys when it comes to managing all the different teams and topics. He is constantly present in all kinds of technical and team related discussions, holding a lot of stuff together. Don't underestimate the amount of work needed to hold all strings together in a fully decentralized team!
And where are all these discussions recorded, for the members of the DAO to read them?
Do you admit that the management of the core team is done in an opaque way?

How can you manage someone if you do not send messages to him? And how is it possible for a DAO to tolerate management through hidden and obscure messages, not visible to the members of the DAO? You should not call it DAO (Decentralized Autonomus Organization) in that case, you have better call it CMO (centralized managed organization).
At least, as a compromise, I would accept for you to record all management discussions, to sign them and timestamp them, and to reveal them whenever evolution will become opensource.
 
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Well, you don't know, I know as I can see them.
Don't pretend you are worried, you know perfectly that is he working for Dash.
But what about you, are you still working in your lab in your pivx thing ? How is it going so far ?
You know who I am , for the very first moment. I am a dividend advocate. Thats why I advertise the basic income and I encourage all governed cryptocurrencies in order they give dividend to the future generations.

Thats why I was the first one who encouraged @Dashmaximalist in his difficult task. But the basic income should not be coin-specific, neither it is Dash's copyright. All coins should embrace it. I am also trying to convince PIVX on that. I have no profit for this, until now I have not even received the required money in order to be able to publish a proposal. I dont want to be paid in cryptocurrencies, I am asking to be paid in faith.

By the way, the good news is that also smartcash is planning to enter the dividend industry.
https://forum.smartcash.cc/t/jump-s...zuela-by-acquiring-100k-users-in-3-month/3904

There is ucoin/renamed to duniter/renamed to G1. They have a remarcable theory regarding basic income, based on mathematics. Unfortunately the duniter community leaders hate governance. I am banned there for one year (until 17 jun 2018), because they hate polls (and freedom of speech and anything that has to do with governance).
I hate biometrics. Biometrics is the ultimate privacy invasion, and I am a hardcore anonymity advocate. An alternative proof of individuality that does not require biometrics is the proof of individuality that can be implemented if you apply my proposal . Unfortunately there is not a single cryptocurrency community on earth that has ever applied cryptoparties as a mean of proof of individuality. Many physical cryptocurrency meetings take place all over the world, but no one has ever put a ballotbox, let the attendees put printed wallets/ public keys inside it, in order for the attendees to be anonymized .
Similarly, the vote the numbers idea also has never been tried. And talking about the "vote the numbers" idea, it is utterly strange that no community in human history has ever dared to vote the numbers. Isn't it? How do you explain that? How comes and a relatively simple idea, has never been tried by anyone?
 
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@demo smartcash doesn't pay enough to secure the network, which is probably why they suffered an attack. pervx has also had days down, probably just sloppy programming. Otoh, dash core has been solid for me, which tells me the devs work really hard on testing, and that they take their responsibility for uptime seriously.
 
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Hi @Alexander Chopan -- has there been another bi-weekly meeting overview to share?
I am particularly interested in an update about v12.3, as the previous update estimated ~1 week to release, but that was 3 weeks ago as I understand there have been some unforeseen issues regarding testnet?
 
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