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

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Sunset Roll powered by Dash

En Venezuela la explosión en el uso de los criptoactivos, vino gracias al trabajo de equipos como Dash Venezuela, quienes se dieron a la tarea de dar a conocer Dash como herramienta financiera para el uso diario en todos los aspectos de la cotidianidad, durante mas de un año y gracias a la expansión que ha tenido en el todo el país han nacido equipos que con nuevas y frescas ideas impulsan aun mas el uso de Dash.

Dash Puerto La Cruz un equipo de vanguardia

Este es el caso del equipo de Dash Puerto La Cruz (@DashPLC), un grupo de jóvenes tecnologos quienes se han dado a la tarea de enseñar, asesorar e impulsar el uso de Dash, llevando a cabo presentaciones y conferencias.

Un equipo de trabajo comprometido en el desarrollo de soluciones basadas en tecnología blockchain tienen una propuesta para el impulso y adopción masiva de Dash a través de la alianza estratégica con el festival musical Sunset Roll.

Sunset Roll un festival musical y cultural de altura

El Sunset Roll es el festival de música más importante de Venezuela con 4 ediciones exitosas Sunset Roll se ha ganado una reputación por combinar paisajes increíbles, artistas nacionales e internacionales, artistas plásticos, ferias de comida e incluso globos aerostáticos atrayendo a más de 7.000 personas de todo el país en su última edición. Este evento atrae a varias de las marcas mas influyentes en Venezuela como Polar, Pepsico, Avior Airlines, entre otras.

La propuesta del equipo Dash PLC es aprovechar la enorme influencia que tiene Sunset Roll y unirla con Dash para crear una experiencia única a través de la música y la tecnología, uniendo estas dos marcas a través de patrocinio premium que contempla co-branding.

Esto significa que en cada mención a Sunset Roll en los medios de comunicación también se mencionara a Dash y todo el evento tendrá el logo de Dash por todas partes desde la entrada hasta las pantallas de LED gigantes en la tarima. Somos fiel creyentes que la música es el vehículo que conecta a las personas y Dash puede ser recordado con entusiasmo por todos los asistentes. Proveer las entradas en forma de brazaletes con tecnología NFC que podrán ser pre-pagados exclusivamente con Dash por medio de acuerdos especiales con exchanges locales y plataformas de pago como Kryptopagos que permitan efectuar transacciones comerciales de manera segura y rápida.

Nuestra propuesta busca aliar a Dash como marca con el Sunset Roll Festival, lo cual representa una gran oportunidad para que las personas puedan divertirse mientras usan Dash como método de pago de la manera más sencilla y eficiente posible y así poder fomentar su uso no solo durante el evento sino también en el futuro.

Pedro Sandoval
Dash PLC

Este año el evento se llevara a cabo en Abril, pautado para Semana Santa en Puerto La Cruz, la segunda ciudad mas visita de Venezuela durante esa fecha.

Puedes ver la pre-propuesta Sunset Roll powered by Dash del equipo de Dash PLC en el Foro de Dash e interactuar con ellos.

Conversemos sobre esto y otros temas en twitter, instagram o nuestro canal de telegram!

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Venezuelan Isabel B. Rodriguez demonstrates the power of Dash

A lot of recent digital currency discussion has centered around Venezuela. The potential to demonstrate the use case of cryptocurrencies is high there, due to its political and economic climate. The people there are eager and willing to try new things.

The benefits of a digital currency economy are hard for them to ignore: Refuge from a tanking fiat currency, no restrictions on where or when or how they can spend their hard-earned money, and a sense of community in using a money made by the people for the people.

Dash simply works as a payment system, simple and elegant

Dash Venezuela, starting with a year-long series of conferences and expanding from there, has done a wonderful job getting the word out in their country about Dash. Eugenia Alcala, the founder of Dash Venezuela, has started a movement there which continues to grow rapidly.

Venezuelans have the choice of many digital currencies to adopt when trying to store their value and transact. Dash in particular appeals to them because it has unique aspects that make it suitable in a retail commercial setting. It has instantly confirming transactions with the innovation InstantSend, which guarantees a merchant will receive the payment instantly. Not having to wait for 6 blockchain confirmations before you are sure the money is yours is something merchants are very happy about.

Mid-size chains are now starting to accept Dash, as seen by Church’s Chicken Venezuela’s nod to Dash.

Dash also works flawlessly, silky smooth due to its large complement of incentivized full-nodes to broadcast transactions seamlessly and in a timely manner. It’s also pretty easy to use in its current form, but will be made even more so in future iterations of Dash.

Proof is in the pudding

M. Isabel B. Rodriguez has a passion for Dash, and this comes through in her series of videos that demonstrate its power and ease of use. Her easy-going demeanor embodies the Dash Nation attitude, friendly and positive. You can read posts like this, you can argue for days on Twitter and Reddit, but sometimes seeing is believing.

Please enjoy this series of short videos demonstrating Dash’s ease of use in multiple locations in Venezuela. Isabel sure has a great time spending Dash! When our infrastructure becomes more widespread globally, you will too.

#VenezuelaPaysWithDash

Paying with Dash in Yayus Tex Mex
Paying with Dash in Epico Cafe
Paying with Dash in Sociedad del Cafe
Paying with Dash in Subway
Paying with Dash in Cafe Hannsi

We look forward to more videos from Isabel and from people from all over Dash Nation paying with Dash. Thanks, Isabel!