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

Dash OGs: Was Evolution Development Too Slow for You?

There was a lot of excitement in the Dash community when Evan Duffield announced the innovative Evolution concept in 2015. A decentralized API, usernames, and a PayPal/Venmo-like experience for a digital currency was the dream. In the intervening years, however, delays and setbacks led some to lose patience and quit supporting the project. In the present, however, the features of Evolution (now called Dash Platform) are very close to being a reality. Did you lose patience with Dash? Find out why it may be time to come back in this episode of CATV.

Evolution announcement coverage:
https://cointelegraph.com/news/worlds-first-dapi-decentralized-application-programming-interface

DashPay wallet username demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtTaezpxQOs

DashDevs.org
https://dashdevs.org/

Dash main website:
https://www.dash.org

Cash Alternative TV Media Hub:
https://www.dashnation.com/catv

BTC Lightning Exploit?, LocalCryptos Adds Dash, Discord Scammer Doxxed…and more! | CATV LIVE

It seems as though the Bitcoin Lightning network’s security is not yet up to snuff, with an exploit discovered that could lead to loss of user’s funds. LocalCryptos adds Dash, and offers a ringing endorsement of its technology. A prolific Discord scammer posing as a good guy gets doxxed by some meticulous investigators. All this and much more on this Independence Day episode of CATV.

CRYPTO NEWS RECAP

Bitcoin bull run in a month?
https://cointelegraph.com/news/new-bitcoin-price-model-suggests-exponential-bull-run-in-one-month

Zimbabwe bans mobile money
https://qz.com/africa/1874327/zimbabwe-bans-mobile-money-stock-exchange-as-currency-worsens/

What the collapse of Wirecard means for crypto
https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2020/06/27/what-the-collapse-of-wirecard-means-for-crypto/

Why your favourite cryptocurrency’s features won’t matter soon
https://lbry.tv/@DigitalCashNetwork:c/CryptoFeatures:2?r=Gd7GBo8adnW7dSEBDc2pPP8Ytw9Rw3L9

Bitcoin Lightning network attack https://decrypt.co/33917/bitcoin-stolen-lightning-network-attack-warn-researchers

Discord scammer doxxed and caught
https://www.publish0x.com/energi/chasing-down-discord-s-biggest-crypto-scammer-xroxrjl

FIO (Foundation for inter-wallet operability request demo
https://youtu.be/6PQA_2Nb8q4

FIO website https://fioprotocol.io/

Bitcoin, crypto of the poor. Myth or reality?
https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/is-bitcoin-the-cryptocurrency-of-the-poor-myth-or-reality/

DASH NEWS RECAP

Decentralized payment systems vs Visa/MC
https://dailyhodl.com/2020/07/02/have-decentralized-payment-systems-finally-managed-to-compete-with-visa-and-mastercard/

How to pay with Dash in Pie de Monte shopping center
https://youtu.be/m5BGy5Ais7E

Dash will be added to LocalCryptos
https://blog.localcryptos.com/the-next-crypto-after-litecoin/

What goes into adding another crypto to LocalCryptos
https://blog.localcryptos.com/what-goes-into-new-crypto/

CryptoRefills offers 30% more rewards points paying in Dash
https://newsroom.dash.org/101305-cryptorefills-announce-30-reward-bonus-if-users-redeem-loyalty-points-in-dash

Dash available for use at 2,500 Austrian merchants
https://www.salamantex.com/en/newsroom/197-payment-with-bitcoin-co-available-nation-wide-throughout-austria-starting-this-summer

Living fiat free with Joel Valenzuela (5:00)
https://youtu.be/XQwkgBadbDw

How to Live on Crypto with Joel Valenzuela
https://lbry.tv/@DigitalCashNetwork:c/Living-on-Crypto-3:b?r=Gd7GBo8adnW7dSEBDc2pPP8Ytw9Rw3L9

DIF election on now
https://beta.dashwatch.org/elections?tab=candidates&election=DIF2020

Matt Meek three-part op-ed series
https://twitter.com/dashpay/status/1277913209547210754?s=21

What investors are missing (Chicken & egg problem)
https://medium.com/@mattmeek/dash-what-investors-are-missing-part-3-the-chicken-and-egg-problem-269ef99e001f Earn up to 12.5%

Dash back through purchases at eGifter
https://newsroom.dash.org/101075-earn-up-to-125-in-rewards-on-gift-card-marketplace-egifter-with-dash-back

Buying Dash on SimpleSwap
https://youtu.be/ZBB7KkKrmmo

Is Bitcoin still the most reliable cryptocurrency?
https://coincodex.com/article/8740/is-bitcoin-still-the-most-secure-cryptocurrency-finding-the-most-reliable-solution/

Dash Text Venezuela switches to USD
https://twitter.com/dash_text/status/1278475102712184832?s=21

Earn 12.5% Dash Back Shopping with eGifter!

eGifter has been a strong supporter of Dash since they integrated in 2019. With this latest announcement of a Dash-back program featuring an introductory level of 12.5%, eGifter has strengthened its commitment to Dash. If you enjoy buying gift cards instantly and receiving Dash back to your wallet just as instantly, you should look into this news on this episode of CATV.

Dash Newsroom eGifter announcement:
https://newsroom.dash.org/101075-earn-up-to-125-in-rewards-on-gift-card-marketplace-egifter-with-dash-back

eGifter website:
https://www.egifter.com/

Dash official website:
https://www.dash.org

Cash Alternative TV Media Hub:
https://www.dashnation.com/catv

LocalCryptos Adding Dash and CryptoRefills Offers More Rewards

In a recent interview with Bradley Zastrow, three challenges facing digital currency were outlined. Two of them were acquiring and spending. With the recent news of Dash being added to LocalCryptos and CryptoRefills offering more rewards points when you buy with Dash, these challenges just became a little bit easier. Find out how on this episode of CATV.

LocalCryptos website:
https://localcryptos.com/

CryptoRefills website:
https://www.cryptorefills.com/

Dash Newsroom announcement of CryptoRefills offer:
https://newsroom.dash.org/101305-cryptorefills-announce-30-reward-bonus-if-users-redeem-loyalty-points-in-dash

Interview with Bradley Zastrow “Real Challenges Faced by Digital Currency”
https://youtu.be/2EF1d_-Hxx4

Cash Alternative TV Media Hub:
https://www.dashnation.com/catv

Grass Roots Passion For Dash (w/ Blake Chamness)

Blake Chamness is one of the most passionate supporters of Dash that you will ever see. He’s faced numerous failures and overcame the adversity with renewed vigor. Some view his grass-roots type of ambassadorship unworthy of funding from the treasury, but you can’t argue with his dedication to the cause. The proposal owner of Dash Texas Farms shares his perspective on many Dash and digital currency topics in this episode of CATV.

Wirecard Aftermath, Buy Your Crypto on PayPal?, Dash Integration Bonanza…and more! | CATV LIVE

As I predicted last week, the Wirecard insolvency fiasco dominoes are starting to fall, affecting Crypto.com debit cards. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, as PayPal is reportedly going to offer digital currency buying and selling. The Dash ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds lately, offering more choices to buy, store, and spend the best digital cash. All this and way more on this weekend’s CATV LIVE.

CRYPTO NEWS RECAP

Crypto card trading game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/trubwick/pitcoin

Buy US stocks with Uphold
https://uphold.com/en/buy-fractional-shares

60% of BTC held long term (digital gold) https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/bitcoin-market-data-exchanges-trading

Bitcoin.exit documentary
https://youtu.be/cc9aUNdQZnE

How fast is Bitcoin really growing?
https://medium.com/swlh/just-how-fast-is-bitcoin-really-growing-31fcd324758a

New York’s BitLicense softening?
https://www.coindesk.com/new-york-moves-to-lure-crypto-startups-as-bitlicense-turns-five

PayPal/Venmo to support buying-selling cryptocurrency https://www.coindesk.com/paypal-venmo-to-roll-out-crypto-buying-and-selling

Venezuela accepted Bitcoin for passport fees https://cryptobriefing.com/venezuela-trials-bitcoin-passport-payments/

Wirecard CEO arrested, Crypto[dot]com OK
https://decrypt.co/33221/former-wirecard-ceo-markus-braun-arrested

VISA, Mastercard considering cutting Wirecard ties https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-06-25/visa-mastercard-weigh-cutting-ties-with-wirecard-after-scandal

FCA shuts down Wirecard subsidiary https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/69662/uk-regulator-suspends-wirecards-subsidiary-that-issues-visa-crypto-debit-cards

Buy Bitcoin at Australian post offices https://cointelegraph.com/news/australians-can-now-pay-for-bitcoin-at-the-post-office

DASH NEWS RECAP

DashPay Wallet Username Demo Video (from last week) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtTaezpxQOs

Why Dash’s username demo is game-changing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QGVWSlGcpw

An early Dash Platform dApp https://www.reddit.com/r/dashpay/comments/hf67gq/live_on_evonet_no_dash_knowledge_to_a_funded/

Dash and Liquid exchange announce partnership https://newsroom.dash.org/100644-liquid-and-dash-partner-on-enhanced-user-experience

Deposit to win Dash on Liquid
https://blog.liquid.com/deposit-to-win-dash

New DASH/USDT pair on Bitbns https://twitter.com/bitbns/status/1275088314261856257?s=21

New DASH/PESO pair on BloomX Philippines https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dash-next_great-dash-philippines-news-the-cat-is-activity-6681363203211034624-gl2c/
https://www.bloom.solutions/

Amanda talks with Veronica Andrino, Filipina Dasher https://youtu.be/JCexpiFFpdM

Dash added to Binance customizeable locked savings https://www.binance.com/en/support/articles/af64a497b040498f85c573baf4f24fcb

Buying Dash now possible on Crypto Compare https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/dash/overview/USD

Dash Queen on Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newdashqueen&hl=en_US

How Dash Queen works
https://youtu.be/4XNlrHz0apc

What investors are missing (Part 2: The treasury) https://medium.com/@mattmeek/dash-what-investors-are-missing-part-2-the-treasury-48afb3e0aabc

30% off with Dash on Gigalayer https://www.reddit.com/r/dashpay/comments/hecllr/dash_promotional_mail_sent_to_over_20000/

Deploy a Dash node on ThreeFold in 5 steps https://forum.threefold.io/t/deploy-a-dash-node-in-5-steps-on-the-threefold-grid/509

Tao Of Satoshi on discussions.app
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=freIlp-R074

How do Dash Futures work?
https://coin.guru/pages/dash-futures-explained-what-are-dash-futures-and-how-they-work

Liquid and Dash Partner on Enhanced User Experience

Exciting news for users of both Dash and Liquid exchange today! Liquid (a top 5 volume cryptocurrency exchange) has enabled a full-featured Dash experience on their platform. InstantSend deposits and withdrawals, DASH/BTC and DASH/USDT trading pairs, and an enhanced user experience await users of Dash on Liquid exchange. Tao covers the integration on this episode of CATV.

Announcement on Dash Newsroom:
https://newsroom.dash.org/100644-liquid-and-dash-partner-on-enhanced-user-experience

Liquid exchange:
https://www.liquid.com/

Dash Digital Cash website:
https://www.dash.org

Cash Alternative TV Media Hub:
https://www.dashnation.com/catv

Catching Up With Dash Brazil (w/ Rodrigo Ambrissi)

Please join me in talking with Rod Ambrissi, host of Dash Dinheiro Digital YouTube channel which was briefly taken down by YouTube, and owner of the Dash Brazil proposal. We talk about crypto content hosting, the best things about the Dash ecosystem and what he’s been up to since we last spoke. Rod becomes the first 3-time guest on CATV.

Dash Dinheiro Digital YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5WA2NjZp8VHK_Vl8TdWTtQ

Rod Ambrissi Twitter:
https://twitter.com/rambrissi

Dash Dinheiro Twitter:
https://twitter.com/dashdinheiro

— Documentaries —

Venezuela and the Cryptocurrency Revolution: https://youtu.be/4PbciVl3nYU

Colombia and the Cryptocurrency Revolution:
https://youtu.be/S2g7P0AJbdo

Switzerland and the Cryptocurrency Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWZ3TeuUv4c&t=1569s

What Is Dash Digital Cash and Why Do We Need It?

There is a wealth of information on Dash out there. A lot of it is featured on Dash’s various advertisements over the years. In this amalgamation of Dash promotional videos, a strong case is made for why we need to start a new economy with digital currency, and why Dash Digital Cash should be at the forefront of this financial revolution. A lot of thought went into this one! Hope you enjoy and share.

— Listing of individual Dash promotional videos — (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)

What Is Dash? (Alt36): https://youtu.be/rhWMRqvB6Rs

What Is Dash? (Dash Core Group, 2016): https://youtu.be/S0oNO3mbBE8

Dash 101 “Why Do We Need Dash?” (Dash Embassy DACH): https://youtu.be/DzH7cMbZQHI

A Dash Of Dash | Dash Features with Crypto Lark (Dash Crypto) https://youtu.be/qfD35jzZzpU

Instant Private Cash (Eralith Studios): https://youtu.be/YY6aYxJS-W4 What Is

Dash Short Version (Dash Core Group, 2020): https://youtu.be/4OvRs8sT5FM

Border-Free Love (Eralith Studios): https://youtu.be/7R8Z3Boo94Q

Project Jet Plane (Eralith Studios): https://youtu.be/vRSpkAGzqr0

What Is Dash Extended Version (Dash Core Group, 2020): https://youtu.be/EDC1ioQ46m4

Cash Alternative TV Media Hub: https://www.dashnation.com/catv