Sure that’s a hard question to ask and I certainly don’t wish FanDuel to be defunded but these times force us to make really hard decisions.
But if I compare the embassy dach to FanDuel the embassy wins by a wide margin.
We’re looking at 24 integrations in Q2 and 300 B2B leads, education, pr, marketing and lobbying compared to 1 integration and tons of marketing pre evolution and in a first world county.
The embassy is the blueprint for efficient replicable and scalable outreach activities all over the world.
Let’s bite the bullet, get over the sunk costs and fund the embassy, which is just getting started and some other low cost high return proposals(Venezuela anyone?)
IMO to let the embassy go out of business just after they got up to speed would be one of the worst decisions in dash’s history
It seems most of the things we do are base on how European and American does their things However each continent and country have ways of saving their money and making transactions day in and day out(economic life) We have to integrate the DASH into their way of life(economic life) telling them to abandon the existing one is hard this proposal seek to do just that. developers will bring innovation and ideas that will bring the integration to their way life. For years all cryptocurrencies have ignore native developers who know the way life of the people to really design things to speed the massive adoption. Sometimes is not about paycent is not how fast our transaction is not the reward but may be something peculiar to the native people to aid the massive adoption. We will be amazed of the kind of ideas and innovations that will come up after the competition. Let's all say yes to such a proposal. https://www.dashboost.org/proposals/view/75/Building%20software%20for%20the%20ecosystem%20of%20DASH%20in%20Africa%20Hackathon
Africa need this.
Regards to all the appreciated community of Dash.
I am very pleased to be in this moment writing the final report of the Pilot Plan of the National Program of Communities, where various informative and educational activities were carried out within 17 geographical communities throughout the Venezuelan territory.
This pilot plan was carried out between the months of May and June, including the first two weeks of the month of July, where Meetups and Conferences for students, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and the general public were held in 17 cities of Venezuela showing various aspects of Dash Dinero Digital, its use, convenience, pages of exchanges, security, wallets, DiscoverDash registrations and other business listings, use within companies, in human resources, import and export, legality within our country, among many other topics that were covered during these two months.
Each community works for the attainment of the goals to be achieved, many times being able to make their events with adversities such as the lack of light or transportation, due to the structural failures that exist in Venezuela in these basic services. But this beyond the support of the leaders gave them more momentum because they are looking to help their Venezuelan brothers and show them that the best way is through Dash.
Below you will find a table with all the activities carried out with their respective results which are very satisfactory since we manage to serve more than 900 people (goal 600), more than 100 entrepreneurs and with more than 700 installed wallets and more than 1300 transactions, thanks to the practical activity where the use of Dash is made known by sending a small giveaway to the attendees and as an additional practice to send donations to different social causes, such as Regala Una Sonrisa, the World Youth Choir Chapter Venezuela, Taldema Foundation , Foundation Without Tabu among others.
Thanks to the whole community and the MNOs for trusting in our work and allowing us to continue creating the 1st Nation Dash of the world.
To know more details of who are the communities that are working within dash venezuela, visit:
We currently have (All communities of VENEZUELA) a proposal in progress to reach more than 2500 people only in the month of August, if you want to know more details visit:
And if you are a Mno, please support us with your vote. Thank you very much
Alexis Lugo, Coordinator of the National Program of Communities of Dash Venezuela.
After the recent purchase of Monsanto by BAYER, now we could see the next steps in the struggle of corporations to monopolize food industry. The merger comes on the heels of ChemChina’s acquisition of Syngenta, the Swiss seed giant, and the merger of Dow and DuPont, now “DowDuPont.” Just three countries—the US, Germany, and China—now control much of the agricultural industry (from seeds, crops control and monitoring, supplies and production's royalties).
Increasingly, the AgriTechs, are an opportunity to unblock these monopolies and incorporate new actors in this ecosystem.
AgroCognitive Dash Powered is the opportunity for Dash to dabble in a disruptive, cheap and bank's barrier-free way in the industry, insert Dash in food chain commerce and rescue the value of farmers to develop their activity in a sustainable and clean way.
Follow us on Twitter: @agrocognitive: YouTube Dash AgroCognitive
Project updates post: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/agrocognitive-powered-by-dash-digital-cash.37783/
Live proposal at dashcentral, calling for support: https://www.dashcentral.org/p/AgroCognitiveVenezuela4
Hello Dash Community!
We, the members of the Dash Embassy D-A-CH, want to share with you a detailed list of events that we attended since our last proposal got funded. We have posted about each event on the forum but we think that it is important to have a detailed list.
Bitcoin Meetup Malta (May):
Malta is a Hub for cryptocurrencies thanks to very friendly regulations and flying there from Germany is cheap and fast. The Maltesian crypto community invited us to talk about Dash and its unique features and DAO structure. You can see a short video of the event here:
INNOVATIONS for BANKS 2018 (May):
Banks are twice as dependent on innovation in the age of ever faster digitization. To remain relevant they have to remain connected to the digital world and approach their customer with innovative ideas. We presented Dash to around 100 representatives of the banking industry:
We were invited by the crowdfunding platform CONDA (that accepts Dash as a payment method thanks to our integration efforts) to talk at their Pioneers'18 side event. The Pioneers is one of the most important events for Austrian innovators and we met many cryptocurrency users that wanted to know more about Dash. Here you can see a picture from our talk:
The Blockchain Hotel is the best place in Germany to learn everything about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. We have signed a partnership with them and their founders will talk at most of our Roadshow events. We sponsored their international #BTCM2018 event, gave a presentation about Dash and distributed informational material to the 200 attendees. You can have a look at the event on their website: https://www.blockchainhotel.de/konferenz/#location
Money 20/20 Amsterdam (June):
Two members of the Dash Embassy D-A-CH went to Amsterdam to support the Dash Core Team at the Money 20/20. We came in contact with many companies from all over Europe and many of them wanted to learn more about Dash. You can see our video interview with Dash People here:
Ambassador Training (June):
We want to have ambassadors in every major city in the German-speaking world. We organized a weekend with them to have them well-educated because our ambassadors should be able to answer every possible question. We are confident that their training meets the highest standards because we had the support of the core developer Codablock and an Austrian MNO:
Bank der Zukunft (June):
Another event with representatives from the banking industry. This time Jan Heinrich Meyer had to answer questions that Inken Schönauer, the editor-in-chief of the EURO FINANCE magazine asked. They talked about Dash, blockchain technology, the Dash DAO, the importance of incentivized Masternodes and the differences between Dash and Bitcoin. More than 100 people attended the event:
Vienna Cryptocurrency Talk at the Cafe Hummel (June):
The Cafe Hummel celebrated the installation of the first Dash-branded ATM in the German-speaking world. Other owners of coffee houses were invited to learn more about the possibilities of Dash and blockchain technology from representatives of the Dash Embassy and Kurant. The ATM operator Kurant is the biggest crypto ATM operator in Austria and most of their machines have Dash integrated:
Crypto Valley Conference (June):
Our first conference attendance in Switzerland was a great success and our booth was well received. We had the chance to meet many representatives of the Swiss crypto community and to talk with them about Dash.
Distribute 2018 (June):
The Distribute is a blockchain conference and it was therefore not necessary to talk about the basics of cryptocurrencies. Our talk was instead focused on “Governance” which is a very important topic that most decentralized projects struggle with. We have no pictures from the conference but you can confirm our attendance by looking at their speakers list (Dash is Nr.3): http://www.distribute-conference.com/speaker/
K5 Future Retail Conference (July):
The K5 is a retail conference and most attendees were not that familiar with Dash but they were open to the idea of instant and extremely cheap payments. We were a main sponsor of the event and one of the stages was therefore branded as Dash Stage. We had, besides our own speaker Rafael Schultz, speakers from major companies like Douglas or Zalando presenting at our stage:
Dash Meetup Regensburg (July):
After the ambassadors completed their training they are now organizing meetups in their own region. The first Meetup was at the University of Regensburg and had 25 attendees.
Roadshow: The Dash Roadshow will start next week. The first event will be at the University of Mittweida. We can also confirmed events at the betahaus in Hamburg and the BOSCH Connectory in Stuttgart and more events will be confirmed over the next weeks. We are partnering with BTC-Echo (the most important German-speaking crypto-outlet), CryptoTax and the Blockchain Hotel to make these events possible.
Meetups: We want our ambassadors to plan one meetup per month. Some of them have already started this month but others will start next month because this month is filled with university exams and our ambassadors are students. We have 7 ambassadors and they will organize Meetups in Regensburg, München, Berlin, Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Linz.
Conferences: We have planned to visit 20 conferences in 2018 and we have attended 12 so far while 2 more are already scheduled. The two conferences that we have scheduled are the Blockchance in Hamburg and the Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt.
Hello Dash Community!!!
Yesterday was interesting, Travelled with Matatu for about 3hours from Nairobi to Nyeri to get the Africa Bitcoin Pizza Acceptance Vendor (Betty place).
This Outlet have got Media awareness as a result of accepting Bitcoin. We discussed with her DASH and She love and adopted Dash immediately.
I paid my Dinner with Dash and Tipped her 20$ worth of Dash. Let's get her started with Tips Guys!!!
Her Wallet Address. XgLkqboqzDnRrKspn5uPzBWgoVvPqG4RpB
Check out @DashhubAfrica’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/DashhubAfrica/status/1020070992771608576?s=09
Best Regards! Abdullah Adeleke Dash Hub Africa Coordinator
Anyone have a sense for what's the cause of this good news? In some ways dash is turning into a leading indicator to the rest of the market