So much! The next Treasury payout is set for Thursday, February 2nd. The release of long-awaited 12.1— Sentinel — is set for Sunday February 5th. I have clarification on the Apple-Jaxx issue. Yes, I said the Apple-Jaxx issue. And Dash is set to be integrated into a major exchange with a fiat trading pair.
Now to Business News.
Hi, I’m Amanda B. Johnson, and you’re watching this episode of DASH: Detailed as filmed in a
Nevada motel room.
Let’s get started with Development Updates.
Many have understandably asked, “How will I know how to upgrade to 12.1 come Sunday Feb 5?”
Dash’s Quality Assurance Manager, Holger Schinzel, recommends that although a guide may be
published on that day, we all ought to just hang out at the #desk_support_desk channel in the Dash
So if you’re available, feel free to pull up a chair, pour yourself a beer, and join the support group so
that everyone may climb the mountain together.
In other development news, Trezor has released full support for Dash. Now, Dash could be used before
on the Trezor via the Electrum-Dash wallet, but it couldn’t be used on Trezor’s uber-popular web app.
That is no longer the case. So for those with a Trezor or who plan to be owners of one soon, you’ll find
that visiting wallet.trezor.io will give you full accessibility to the Dash stored on your device.
Trezor dash support out of beta:
And in other development updates, Dash developer Snogcel has announced that the popular Bitpay
wallet called Copay is now being tested for Dash on the Dash testnet. Now the Copay wallet supports
hierarchical deterministic address generation — a lot of words to say that – only one seed is needed to
back up all the addresses that one might generate in the future, which is handy.
Copay also supports multisignature addresses, which means if you would like to have an account
whose funds can only be controlled by the express consent of multiple parties, that will also be
available. Snogcel reports that if Copay-Dash goes well on testnet, its first public release will be a
Chrome extension. And that after that, other platforms can be supported in time.
Now let’s check out the Price Movement.
At the time of recording, the Dash to dollar price has been, and still is, flirting with the $16 range.
This makes for a market capitalization of $114 million US dollars. This is with just over 7 million Dash
in existence, and a 24-hour trade volume of $1.4 million dollars.
In our 7-day market cap chart, we will see a substantial increase of 14 percent. Our three-month market
cap chart shows a roughly two hundred percent increase. And of course the context for all of this is
Dash’s three years lifetime market cap chart, seen here. Zero to $115 million in only three years!
Dash. Anthony gave such a clear, thorough, and detailed overview of Dash that I feared for my job.
What is the deal with the highly-upvoted post on the front page of the Dash subreddit about Apple
approving the addition of Dash? Well, after much confusion, some rejoicing, and some tears, Jaxx
founder Anthony Di Iorio shed light on the subject with a comment.
According to Di Iorio, several months ago Apple said that they would approve Dash in the next
submitted version of the Jaxx wallet. However, at this time, Jaxx had decided to do a complete
overhaul of its architecture to improve the speed of its software.
For that reason, Di Iorio made no announcement so as not to get anyone’s hopes up, as the Jaxx re-
architecture was set to be several months out at the time. Now Di Iorio says if all goes as planned, the
re-architecture will be submitted to the iOS App Store in about three weeks’ time, with Dash included.
Jaxx on Apple:
So is this reason to celebrate? It’s hard to tell, because only a few days ago, Slack community member
@ios_dev submitted his own version of a Dash wallet to the app store and was soundly rejected, as his
screenshot here shows. So either way — approval or continuing disapproval — only time will tell.
In other business news, the online exchange Bittylicious sells Dash for credit and debit card purchases,
as well as other types, though only if one happens to reside in the UK.
And speaking of exchanges, that brings us to this “major exchange” buzz you might have heard about,
with regard to a Dash integration. Now, details on the integration are scarce, as the exchange in
question has asked that their identity not be revealed until they are ready to make a press release
announcement at a strategic time.
The treasury proposal to fund the integration has been approved. The proposal also mentions that the
exchange will be looking into the enabling of InstantSend for both deposits and withdrawals. The
launch of the trading is set for the end of either first quarter or the beginning of second.
And you can learn more about it in this video that YouTuber TechKnowledge made about it.
Dash partners w/ major exchange:
Now to Dash in the News.
Dash has gotten what may be its first mention in the news arm of ShapeShift, in a place called
CoinCap. Writer Michael covered the basics of Evolution, with quotes from Director of Finance Ryan
Taylor, as well as Lead Developer Evan Duffield.
In other media, Anthony at AltcoinXP got his new YouTube channel kicked off with an explainer of
And finally, in Social Happenings, there are three new “What is Dash?” videos from three new,
AltcoinXP overview of Dash:
Over at Brave New Coin, writer Rupert Hackett gave an overview over Dash’s masternode and
Brave New Coin writeup:
And at CoinTelegraph, Dash community member Joel Valenzuela interviewed former Dash contractor
John Bush about his push to get a hundred Dash-accepting merchants in a hundred days.
On the Amanda B. Johnson front, I had the opportunity to speak to YouTuber Crypt0 in my first live
Crypt0 live interview:
As well as to speak to Kenneth of Crush The Street. Crush The Street is a subscription-based investor
newsletter of decidedly non-crypto specialists.
Crush The Street:
Now to Network Statistics.
Today’s masternode count is 4,277. To put that into context, here is the lifetime masternode count chart.
There are roughly 550 non-masternode full modes open on the network, which gives us a total count of
4,831 full nodes.
Today’s hashrate is 2.05 terahashes per second, which is down from last week. For context, here is our
three-month chart. Our year-long hash rate chart. And our lifetime hashrate chart.
Hashrate & full node count:
Little heads-up for you – that sometime on February 12th at block 630,720, we will have our annual
decrease of inflation.
This means that Dash’s block reward – that is the reward to miners, masternodes, and the available
treasury – will decrease by 7.14 percent, to be precise.
Block reward decrease:
And as an interesting little fun fact for you, the February superblock – that is, the February treasury
payout – has supported a new all-time high of proposals: 22. The former all-time high came in
September of 2016 when 20 proposals had passed.
different, and pretty girls. One is in Brazilian Portuguese, another is in Dutch, and yet another is in
This outreach is being headed up by community member @alex-ru with the assistance of community
member @studioz. You can find these three pretty girls as well as several other pretty girls giving the
“What is Dash?” video in several other languages in the International Section on the Dash YouTube
homepage. It’s at the bottom.
‘What is Dash?’ videos:
In other social happenings, I have recently been late to join the party in finding the joy that is
listen.masternode.io. This Dash version of BitListen was created by Dash Core developer @udjinm6
and plays a tone every time a Dash transaction takes place or a block is found.
Dash visualizer by UdjinM6:
In other social happenings, our Comment of the Week is from Dash Core member @tungfa. There was
a discussion going on in Slack at the time over whether a former multi-month treasury payout should
have gone on as long as it did. @tungfa said:
“I can only encourage all masternode holders to vote and change votes if they feel
appropriate. That is the power of the Dash system and it should be used.”
And lastly in social happenings, you may have noticed that the Dash YouTube channel has broken
6,000 subscribers. Yay for everyone.
That’s it for DASH: Detailed this week.
For your information, we have added a little “How to Dash” section at DashDetailed.com. Where
you’ll see quick references of how to buy Dash, how to accept it, what wallet to use, and, what are the
debit cards that support Dash again? You can find it at DashDetailed.com/HowToDash.
Quick reference section on DashDetailed.com (how to buy, how to accept, wallet downloads):
Alright, folks, see you next Wednesday.
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