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Making Dash Nation on Discord Great Again

As you may be aware, Dash Nation on Discord used to be the main hub for Dash online communication and collaboration. After the original Dash Chat Slack failed, a couple of community members started another Slack, and then moved to Discord. The community followed.

After a time, disagreements began to happen which inevitably does with a global community of strong-minded people, resulting in another Discord being created. This other Discord (Dash Talk) has since become the de facto “official” Dash Discord, for all intents and purposes.

So where does this leave Dash Nation on Discord? Well, let’s first look at the positives. This Discord continues to have a huge following, with close to 10,000 people joined. It’s run by a very nice moderation team that’s dedicated to Dash, and has a nice, intuitive channel structure and lineup.

Now for the negatives. Due to the split of the community into two Discords, there still remains a lingering bitterness over what happened and mistruths being told by some only add to this feeling. A general apathy by the Dash Nation on Discord moderation team, myself included, and a lack of enthusiasm and engagement has led Dash Nation on Discord to stagnate, squandering its advantages.

Bridging the divide

So, how do we rectify this situation? Here is the plan. Let’s concede that Dash Talk is now the “official” Dash Discord as it has the backing of a majority of long-time Dash community members. Dash Nation on Discord, in that case, becomes an independent entity with the potential to drive a lot of newcomers into the Dash ecosystem. Let’s harness the power of the two Discords and turn what was once a negative into a resounding positive.

The Dash Nation Ecosystem

One thing that I (Tao Of Satoshi) am really good at is people skills and social media. I will revive the Dash Nation concept, which has a mission statement of making people excited to become a part of something and be proud of it, not just asking people to use something. This leads to more passionate community members who never shy away from attracting others.

The Dash Nation social media ecosystem:

The Cash Alternative TV social media ecosystem (which would become the official video channel of Dash Nation):

Cash Alternative TV is also hosted prominently on threads in many digital currency message boards. If we, as a community, could get behind this strategy, we could start to see tangible results.

Get to the point

So, in detail, what’s the way to move forward?

  • Accept the defined roles of Dash Talk (de-facto official Dash Discord) and Dash Nation on Discord (independent entity, traffic driver and community builder)
  • Agree to use these twin Discords to Dash’s mutual advantage
  • Install a link the opposite Discord in each one
  • Begin the “Elite Contributor” program in Dash Nation on Discord (more on this later)
  • Grow the community on both Discords due to a new partnership and communication
  • Grow the Dash ecosystem

For inspiration, I look to the Dash Developer Discord. This is a testament to what can happen if you cultivate a spirit of camaraderie. Development of Core and third-party Dash Platform apps is flying because of it. We can do this in our regular Discords as well!

What is the “Elite Contributor” plan? I’m glad you asked!

  • A new role “Elite Contributor” has been created on Dash Nation on Discord.
  • A new, private “Elite Contributor” category has been created with a few exclusive channels.
  • Legitimate, meaningful contributions to discussion around Dash for a period of time will be awarded the “Elite Contributor” tag. Note: Bottom feeders saying “hello” or “good morning” will not achieve this status, acceptance will be at the discretion of the moderation team.
  • Those who regularly contribute to conversation and receive the “Elite Contributor” tag will be eligible to enter the private area which includes a “rain-room”.
  • At random times, the mods will open the “rain-room” and chat with the Elite Contributors while offering thanks in the form of sweet Dash rain.
  • Elite Contributors will not be allowed to rest on their laurels after receiving their tag. They will be expected to keep up a high level of conversation and engagement to keep their tag. It will be very exclusive.

So what’s the result of this plan? By incentivizing conversation liquidity, initially we will likely only be having prospective Elite Contributors talking amongst themselves. Over time, organically other dormant accounts will begin to engage naturally, even if they are not aware of the program. Eventually, a thriving, engaging atmosphere will be created that will be super inviting to newcomers. Dash Talk will be prominently featured for people to visit the defacto “official” Dash Discord.

If we do this, the ultimate benefit will be for Dash and Dashers. Growing the community has been slow up to this point, we can start to turbocharge it!

It’s worth noting, this Dash Nation/Cash Alternative TV revitalization and social media partnership will happen. It’s only a matter if the community and the Dash Talk Discord will get behind this plan. Also worth noting, I’m not asking for DAO funding for this plan, unless we really get rolling and we need to take it to the next level. Right now, it’s out of my own pocket, with any other contributions from community members graciously accepted.

Are you interested in becoming an Elite Contributor to Dash Nation on Discord? No sign-up necessary, just come over and start hanging out and talking about Dash! If you’re doing a good job, we’ll notice and accept you into the exclusive team where you will be eligible for rewards. You will also be doing your direct part to help Dash grow! Get an invite to Dash Nation on Discord here.

Are you a well-off Dash community member who sees the value in this initiative and would like to help out with funding?

Here’s the official Elite Contributor fund address: XezArb6jRUobsJgnhCuJmgd3zv3FDzFhFi
Ongoing contributions welcome!

Let’s do this, Dash Nation!

Thanks for reading,

Christopher Carruthers (Tao Of Satoshi)
Dash Nation Founder and Cash Alternative TV Host

How To Have Your Crypto Assets Work For You


A Total Novice

When I started investing into Bitcoin three years ago, I had no clue what I was doing. It’s mysterious nature caused me to continue putting money into it, despite the high volatility. My passion for this little snippet of data was more important than these government backed reserve notes. I would go out of my way to meetup with individual traders who had unreal commission rates that would make any newcomer stay away. After a couple interactions, I realized that the rates were burning a hole in my pocket, causing me to look elsewhere for alternatives. Thankfully, the price soared and I broke even making most of those losses a mere learning experience.

Another Method

Many people have their own way of earning their share in the crypto community whether that be mining, trading, donating, blogging, advertising, selling products/services, and many more. One that I personally like is Dash’s Masternode Program. This seems like a mouthful, but thankfully this post will break it down so that you too can have a piece of this crypto-cake.

Dash: The Private Digital Cash

Dash can easily be summed up as digital cash. It is another digital currency (sometimes referred to as an alt-coin or alternative crypto-currency) that can be found in this space. Originally, it started out as a project to address Bitcoin’s lack of privacy. Once Evan Duffield, the creator, realized that the core developers of Bitcoin weren’t planning to make changes on the protocol level, he decided to push out Xcoin (Dash’s original name) in January 2014. Since it’s launch, it has grown substantially. Currently, it places itself at #7 on coinmarketcap. Not to mention, it has solved many issues that Bitcoin is still needing to resolve such as confirmation times, private sending, block size increase (how many transactions can fit per block), and a self-funding development budget.

To learn more about Dash you can visit these links here:


A Passive Income with Dash

Dash has a unique governance model that set’s itself apart from other crypto-currencies. In Bitcoin, all of the block rewards that are issued for mining (a function necessary to help secure the network) go directly to the miners. While in Dash, the block reward gets divided three ways, 45% goes to the miners (to secure the network), another 45% goes to the Masternodes (to vote, privatize transactions, and create instant transactions), and the remaining 10% goes to the budget system (to further expand the ecosystem). As you can see, Masternodes play an important role in this decentralized system. This is where you have an opportunity to generate a steady passive income. For starters, a Masternode is a dedicated server that performs a series of important functions for the digital currency. For these services, the owner is rewarded roughly 1.94 Dash every 7-11 days. The ROI that you can gain from this surpasses any of the benefits a bank can offer.

How to Setup a Masternode

There are two ways you can execute this, you can set it up yourself or have a third party service do it for you. Below, I have provided the appropriate information for whichever path you are wanting to take.

Setting It Up Yourself

What you will need:
1. 1000 Dash to activate your Masternode.
2. A server or a VPS installed with Linux (Some places to look would be Vultr or DigitalOcean)
3. A dedicated IP address (Which usually come with the VPS/server.)
4. Some time

Once you have acquired everything you need, you can head over to this link so you can begin to setup your Masternode.

Using a Third-Party Masternode Service

What you will need:
1. 1000 Dash to activate your Masternode
2. Extra Dash to cover the costs of your third-party service
3. Some time

Once you have acquired everything you need, you can pick out which third-party service you would like to sign up with. Below, I provided three options to choose from to get you started.

Node40 (Personally Recommend)
Splawik’s Supershares & Hosting Service

Masternode Shares

If you cannot afford the 1000 Dash collateral for a Masternode, Splawik’s Supershares & Hosting Service provides a solution where you can purchase shares to make some gains on your Dash investment. The minimum entry amount is 50 with an initial .3 Dash starter fee. Depending on the value of Dash at that moment a fixed percentage, currently its 18%, is removed from the earnings to maintain the service and hardware. Payouts are every two weeks and you have the option to increase your shares after a cycle has been completed. If you have any questions regarding this service, you can reach out to Splawik atsplawik21@protonmail.com.

A Possible Scenario

If you read my previous piece titled “Bitcoin for Dummies: The Ultimate Guide for a True Beginner” I talked briefly about Bitcoin debit cards. These debit cards allow you to spend your Bitcoin anywhere Visa or Mastercard is accepted. With this level of flexibility, you can work for this digital money and spend it as you normally would on everyday items or bills. It is even possible to convert your earnings made from your Dash Masternode instantly with an application called Shapeshift. In minutes, you can turn your Dash into Bitcoin to pay for whatever your little heart desires.


Automation is on the rise. Before we know it, our work will be replaced by cheaper, more accurate, and effective bots. At this point in time, it is vital to make some changes in order to survive this transition. I find that information is one of the most valuable assets an individual can have in their portfolio. Simply because if they didn’t prepare properly, they would be out on the streets wondering “how the hell did this happened?” To everybody out there, I hope you have taken the time to figure out possible solutions to this problem. Masternodes are one of many solutions to bring in an income that require little to no work whatsoever. This will be an interesting shift to say the least, one that will certainly make it in the history books.

Written by Brandon Rosano

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