For crypto-currency users, Dash is no stranger anymore. But people who are new to the world of digital money may wonder what Dash is. Let’s review a little Dash history. Dash was originally named Xcoin. Xcoin was launched in January 2014. Xcoin was not so popular as Bitcoin. The founder of Xcoin was Evan Duffield. Xcoin was a fork of the Bitcoin protocol. Xcoin changed its name to Darkcoin. Darkcoin was used for the black market. However, in March 2015 Darkcoin changed its name to DASH which is a portmanteau of “Digital Cash”.
In 2017 Evan Duffield and Dash developers started getting support from Arizona State University. It started from this place where Dash got help with scaling, security, and other things. From the coin made only as a means of privacy, it finally become a project that has more value than other Bitcoin forks.
Why do Dash prices tend to be stable?
The Dash blockchain network uses two node types. A mining network like Bitcoin and the Masternode network. With Dash network, Chainlock technology will mitigate or reduce the risk of failure when getting an 51% attack. Someone to commit a counterfeit transaction or attack on the Dash network must attack two networks at once and requires a huge number of Dash. This process will make Dash’s price go up the market. Therefore to perform an attack on the Dash network requires a very large cost because it should take a very large number of existing Dash on the market.
Dash Price fluctuation since 2014
Dash’s price in the first year is very low. The lowest price noted on Coinmarketcap is 0.21 USD on February 14, 2014. Dash’s highest price is 1642.2 USD on December 20, 2017. The current price on July 30, 2020 is 81.74 USD. According to the calculations of Coinmarketcap price increase if an investor bought Dash in 2014 is 9000%. In January 2019 the Dash price range is 70 – 90 USD. In mid-2020 the Dash price is still stable at that range. This shows the tendency price of the dash is more stable nowadays.
Investment opportunities on the Dash
Dash is a coin that has applied some technology in crypto currency namely Masternode, Chainlocks, Instantsend, and Long-living Masternode quorums (LLMQs).
The Masternode on Dash is the second stage after mining in the Dash network. In addition to being run by miners, the Masternode network provides double security on the Dash network.
Chainlocks is a technology on Dash that serves to prevent multiple transactions and attack 51% attack on the Dash network.
Instantsend is a transaction that’s instantly confirmed on Dash. The transaction speed on Dash reaches 2 seconds of transaction.
LLMQs are tasked with signing messages on the InstantSend and Chainlocks features. A quorum is a group of masternodes that agree on a message. This Quorum will detect the beginning of any transaction abnormalities occurring in the Dash network.
Because of the many technological features that Dash has and its longevity, Dash is a very safe and attractive crypto currency for investors.
Dash has an established community
Dash is not a new coin. The Dash community is vast and some big merchants have already received Dash as an official payment. Many developers are active on this network. In addition, Dash market is also very wide. Dozens of exchanges offer Dash trading pairs. The community of a crypto currency is an asset. A crypto currency without an established community will not be as valuable.
Here are some retailers and merchants who accept payments with Dash
Bitrefill is a merchant of giftcard and phone and electricity bills that serve more than 170 countries. My home country of Indonesia is also on the Bitfrefill list.
CheapAir is a flight and hotel ticket sales site that accepts Dash.
Discover Dash is a site to get information about retailers that accept Dash payments.
Dash debit cards
In addition to merchants and retailers, Dash is also available in several debit card providers including:
Spend is supported by Visa cards, which accept payments of more than 40 countries.
Bitsa IS an ATM card that can be converted and withdraw cash to the local currency.
There are several Dash wallets that can be used from web wallets, PC wallets and second or third party providers. A wallet I prefer is the MyDashWallet web wallet. Here the security is also with a seed phrase and password.
To view a full list of wallets visit the following link https://docs.dash.org/en/stable/wallets/index.html
Dash is a coin that is safe and has a good future because it is supported by a vast community.
For the Indonesian community, you can trade dash on Indodax. https://indodax.com/market/DASHIDR
The Dash price there is currently in the 1,170,000 Rupiah range. The price is quite high for a coin, now you know why!
Dash Nation is always on the lookout for new writing and blogging talent. If you would like to share your skills with the movement towards financial freedom through Dash, contact the team email@example.com.
Indonesian. Interested in cryptocurrency. I am a full time crypto writer and trader, writing on Hive, Steem and now Dash Nation platforms. Digital currency, writing and SEO are my passion nowadays. Tips graciously accepted:
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Dash Nation founder Christopher Carruthers recently appeared in an article on the Cryptonomist. He talked about the benefits of Dash, the creation and vision of Dash Nation, and the initiative to help the people of Venezuela with Dash.
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For those of you that can remember, Dash Nation on Discord used to have a social media squad called “The Pink Panthers“. The members of this group were tasked with sharing major articles and releases with their friends or followers on social media. It was a pseudo-paid position with rain offered from time to time in the #social-media-squad channel.
As part of the sort-of abandonment of the Dash Nation on Discord server over the past year, this group went largely ignored as well.
Dash Nation’s making a comeback
Those of you who are paying attention will know that the Dash Nation movement has now been rebooted in a big way. For more details, see this link. We know that this movement has support among those who share Blue Hearts‘ values of inclusiveness, respect, positivity and hard work. We know that this formula works, we see it with sports teams all around the world.
So where does that leave the social media squad?
Well, this initiative is being rebooted as well with some differences. Here is how the new initiative will work.
Important announcements, videos, articles, and posts that deserve to get maximum exposure will be posted in the #social-media-squad channel on Discord.
Mods are the only ones allowed to post in this channel, so only the cream of the sharing crop will appear there.
If you see a post there, please share it, because it’s awesome!
We are looking for volunteers who don’t mind being specifically pinged when there is something great to share with their social media circle. You will receive a @SocialMediaSquad badge and be displayed in a separate category on the right as a recognition.
There is no expectation for you to do anything when you get a ping, but if you could help out, that would be great.
Will you help us? Will you become a Social Media Squad team member? If so, let a mod know or post in #dash-talk and we will hook you up with your badge.
And if you’re not already on Dash Nation on Discord, what are you waiting for? It’s a friendly place that wants to help promote Dash to the world, and we could use your help! Join today by following the button link.
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Education’s one of the main engines of society, and one of the resources that will make us free.
In any developed country, being a teacher implies a wealth of benefits, both professional and personal. However, in Venezuela, this sector is hit hard for teachers by the economy and the reality in which we are living nowadays. There aren’t fair or adequate salaries, there isn’t protection for the teachers and their rights are vilely violated every day.
The education sector is statistically the lowest paid compared to other sectors in the country, both in the public and private sector. Each day, an estimated income of $ 0.33 dollars is obtained, an “amount” that doesn’t reflect the effort and dedication that all teachers invest and put into in their daily work.
Very real challenges faced by teachers
Now, if we must add that due to this confinement, all the teachers must implement new communication and teaching strategies. The likes of which they are neither accustomed to nor gifted with, so everything looks uphill. Also, the lack of income doesn’t allow them to acquire an electronic device that facilitates the communication with their students. It is well known that multimedia and data are difficult to come by. Another important aspect to mention is that the lack of income doesn’t adjust to the economic reality that the country is experiencing either, since our official currency is constantly devaluing and is currently the only one with which their salaries are paid.
Researching, reading and analyzing ways on how to improve my economy, how to invest money and how to come by greater profits safely, I found articles that talked about Dash, and it was ,without a doubt, the ideal solution.
A whole new financial world
The world of Dash has allowed me to invest, and obtain greater profits than I would perceive in my work. It required relatively less effort in comparison to the wear and tear that the education sector requires. In addition, Dash offers easy, safe and reliable payment methods. I don’t depend on points of sale that are slow and that debit and subtract money from the account without my permission, or the cash that is so difficult in my country.
Dash offers easy solutions to so many problems that we have today. For example, making a simple transfer of money to your balance to keep your phone device active, among many other use cases. The attributes of Dash make it, without a doubt, the best path that we all must follow to achieve growth. Dash will not only help you economically, but also mentally, because it allows you to think and work for yourself and get better results thus fulfill your economy’s needs.
Educating others about Dash will be key
As a teacher and entrepreneur, the objective of this article is to make Dash better known as a solution and a saving method for all those people who want a better quality of life. Also, I would like to invite my colleagues, my students’ parents, and owners and headmasters of private and public schools and institutes of all levels of education, to implement with Dash a new method of salary payments for the teachers, employees, and workers which should be adjusted based on the reality we live today, and the effort that we make every day for the learning of our students.
The owners will realize that by implementing Dash as a form of payment and income, they will sustain a profitable economy. A “back to back” for the entire community involved.
Also, it is important to take advantage of the teaching space so that young people not only enjoy a good education, but also get to know DASH as an alternative of economic freedom, which helps them to be the next entrepreneurs in our country and to break the chains of employees.
A new world demands new ways of generating economies. And that is what Dash offers us.
Dash Nation is always looking for talented writers/bloggers for news and blogs. If you wouldn’t mind sharing your skills with the movement towards financial freedom, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venezuelan Teacher and Writer! I’m positive and strong. Tips graciously accepted:
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I have been a big fan of cryptocurrency since late 2016 when I came across some people talking about making profit through mining. Naturally I was confused as to what they meant and had to spend time researching what mining and cryptocurrencies were. Slowly I realized Bitcoin wasn’t the only cryptocurrency out there, and there are others that try to fix shortcomings with Bitcoin or add features to it entirely never seen before.
That’s when I came across Dash (short for Digital Cash). Dash had a very interesting proposition, it strived to fix many shortcomings of Bitcoin. Specifically, Dash wanted to enable faster transactions with lower fees and the ability to make your transactions much more private than on the public Bitcoin chain.
Introduction to how Dash works
The main exciting and innovative approach was the idea of Masternodes (MNs). These nodes form a second layer on top of the blockchain and offer additional services. The two most important services being InstantSend and PrivateSend.
InstantSend allows you to send near instant transactions by having the Masternode network confirm your transaction without requiring a new block to be mined first.
PrivateSend allows you to anonymize your transaction by having the Masternodes pool Dash from many users together and then sending your transaction, allowing for increased privacy and harder traceability.
Of course, the Masternodes have other jobs such as governance, which allows MN operators to vote on how Dash evolves and how its funding is spent.
Why use Dash?
However, now that you have been introduced to Dash, I’d like to continue the story of how I came to use it and why you should give it a try. When the 2017 massive price spikes began Bitcoin and many other blockchains had very high usage which slowed transaction confirmation times significantly and made fees extraordinarily high, at some points it could cost upwards of $15 to send one Bitcoin transaction.
I wanted to look for alternatives and landed on Dash, it allowed me to send cryptocurrency anytime, anywhere for very low fees and much faster than Bitcoin or other big blockchains. And this is where I suggest you investigate Dash, with the recent price increase of Bitcoin and Ethereum in July fees have started spiking up again, and Dash is starting to become much more appealing.
Additionally, it is always good to have extra privacy which you’ll get along with the big decrease in fees. Moreover, Dash isn’t just made for sending money around, Dash Core Group as well as many other third parties are actively using Dash and it’s features to help people worldwide, for example aiding people who are badly affected by the ongoing trouble in Venezuela. There are many merchants who accept Dash across many websites as well, and due to its lower fees, it means that some even offer discounts for using Dash too. This is just the tip of the iceberg for all things Dash can do, I suggest you read more and find how you can use and benefit from Dash.
How do you actually use Dash?
Lastly, it doesn’t matter if you want to use Dash if you don’t know how to use it. To use Dash all you will need is a wallet to store your Dash like how you hold money in your bank account and some Dash, simple as that. There are many popular Dash wallets out there. I suggest visiting the official Dash site at https://www.dash.org/downloads/ and selecting one of the many wallets there. From there all you will need is to get some Dash (I’ll cover this later in much greater detail) and send it to your wallet address (which is basically like your bank account number) and you’re good to go!
Dash Nation is always on the lookout for writing talent for blogs and news. If you are interested in sharing your skills with the movement towards financial freedom, please contact us email@example.com.
Hey, I’m Violet, a long time cryptocurrency enthusiast who is all about pushing education in the space. And I hope I can help and entertain you with my articles! Tips graciously accepted:
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It’s been a pretty busy time for the Dash Nation movement. The idea had been stagnating for awhile. Once we realized that, we knew that we couldn’t let the promise that had been percolating but largely unrealized be abandoned any longer.
Over the past weeks, we have been reorganizing all of our assets across multiple platforms to make a cohesive ecosystem. Moving forward, all Dashers who share our common values of inclusiveness, respect, positivity, and determination are welcome to join us as we begin establishing the foundation for this movement. All great things start small.
A rejuvenated Dash Nation movement
The first order of business was to establish a network of interconnected platforms so all aspects of the movement pointed at the others. The reason for this is to let people who have something to say or contribute do it in as many places as possible.
We have representation on this main website, on YouTube through what is now our official video channel Cash Alternative TV, and on many social media sites through both Dash Nation and CATV. The full lineup of Dash Nation sites and socials can be found here.
Dash Nation’s brand identity
The next thing we needed to do was to establish a visual identity. This is important, because we needed something to stand out while surfing the internet. Something that unmistakably represented the unity and financial freedom offered by Dash’s usage around the world. After many tries, we finally came up with the following design:
A Dash-colored globe (water HEX#012060, and land HEX#008de4), with a prominent white (HEX#ffffff) Dash Nation logo in the foreground. The globe represents the worldwide Dash community where the Dash logo in the foreground is the idea that unites us. There is also a full Dash Nation logo version and banners you can see above and below that you can check out and are free to use.
After establishing a movement visual identity, the next step was to create a tagline and description summary. We were looking for something that would both convey the community-based nature of this movement and give a nod to the branding that Dash Core Group is running with. This has now been completed and can be seen here:
Tagline: Unity through Financial Freedom. Description: A global community of financial freedom advocates who believe in Dash as a digital cash for the world.
The font for the tagline is Lato Bold, and the Dash Nation logo will be made available for use in our upcoming Dash Nation branding guide page.
We’ve built it, what are we going to do with it?
So, what are our short-term goals as we get this movement off of the ground? We need to build a foundation of like-minded individuals who share this mindset moving forward and have a natural ability to attract others. Establishing and keeping a buzz in the crypto space is so important. To that effect, we are very keen on building a core team of outgoing, positive individuals to be the kindling we need to start the fire of the movement.
To do this, we are not only appealing to the like-minded individuals out there to come forward and volunteer, we are also offering key opportunities to get in on the ground floor. You can also earn yourself some Dash while contributing to the ecosystem. Here are the first opportunities the rejuvenated Dash Nation movement is offering to the community:
Dash Nation on Discord Elite Contributor positions
Dash Nation website writers and bloggers
We are starting small, and looking to surround ourselves with like-minded individuals who are tired of Dash’s stagnation and want to grab the bull by the horns. Those who want to be the change they want to see.
A bright future for Dash and Dash Nation
As we grow, however, the world is going to see more and more of Dash Nation, and by association Dash, the object of our passion. We will inspire others to join us, and we will grow when and where it is appropriate with additional staffing and capabilities. It’s going to be very exciting, and it’s going to be open to all.
Does this sound like music to your ears? Want to take advantage of the current opportunities available, or have your own ideas to contribute to the buzz? We’d love to hear from you. Contact the Dash Nation team firstname.lastname@example.org
We are confident that if we work together, we can build something special and create an unignorably loud buzz, that we will then in turn sustain.
Unity through Financial Freedom. That’s Dash Nation. Let’s go!
Christopher Carruthers (Tao of Satoshi) Dash Nation Founder and CATV Host
The goal of Dash Nation is to build a thriving ecosystem around the digital currency Dash. People need positive outlets to push each other, help each other, offer ideas and criticisms, and build bonds with one another.
Dash Nation on Discord is such an outlet. It is a hub of Dash Nation conversation, communication and collaboration. As such, we would love for it to be rocking and rolling 24/7. Such an environment would be pleasing to newcomers and old Dashers alike, because the teaching and learning opportunities will multiply with internal conversations and attraction of newcomers that would inevitably happen.
The bear market has been hard on all cryptocurrencies, so the Discord isn’t quite the lively place it once was. This is fixable, however. We just need to kick-start the process, bring that spark that ignites the flame and keeps the conversation going around Dash and all of its wonderful aspects. There’s plenty to talk about!
That brings us to the focus of this article, which is Dash Nation’s newest incentive offering. We’re calling it “Dash Nation on Discord Elite Contributor”.
Here are the details.
What we are looking for: Individuals who like to be social online and want to teach OR learn about Dash. Those who like to chat online and be social with others who share a passion for Dash.
What we are NOT looking for: Individuals who like to spam low-value comments or greetings, these people don’t have a prayer to be rewarded, and will likely be banned.
What we will do: The administration team is watching. You join Dash Nation on Discord and begin contributing to the conversation and atmosphere there in a meaningful way. After doing this on a consistent basis you will be rewarded with an “Elite Contributor” badge and the recognition that comes with it. But that’s not all, the “Elite Contributor” badge comes with other perks: Access to a private contributor section where you can chat with other contributors and participate in Dash rain storms where you will earn some thank you Dash at random times. Keep contributing, keep receiving rain!
What this will accomplish: This is like trying to start a lawnmower engine. It starts with a sputter, and wants to die again. Then we give it another pull, and under protest it roars into life. That’s what this is. At the beginning it will likely only be contributors talking with one another. Over time, though, others will join organically who don’t even know about the badge. A thriving communication center will be built.
This is what Dash Nation aims to do for all of our communication and social media platforms. We want to be a step above the others. We will be a step above the others. We need your help to start. See you soon.
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As Dash grows, having a decentralized ecosystem with many different points of communication singing the virtues of Dash can only be a good thing. To that end, Dash Nation has made it its mission to fully showcase the home-grown talent that we have here in the Dash community. In the first Dash Nation opportunity posting, we are looking for hobbyist writers to take a crack at making news and opinion articles for the Dash Nation website.
Don’t worry if you are not a top-quality writer, that’s not what this is about. We need readable pieces, obviously, but we are not going to turn away honest contributions that can be read fairly easily. We all win, you will get practice and exposure to feedback for your writing, and Dash gains more exposure about its unique features that need to be sung more.
Here are some details.
Frequency of expected articles: No frequency is expected at this time. Take your time.
Remuneration: $10 USD per approved article, and the right to post your Dash address for possible tips.
Start date: Immediately
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact the Dash Nation team at email@example.com.
Let’s showcase our talents and get the word of Dash in front of more eyeballs!
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I believe in a future where the money we have will be much fairer and easier to use than it is now. Once we earn it, our new money and the value associated with it will retain its worth. It will not be subject to central bank or government activities that serve to undermine it, making us have to work harder and harder for that same value. Our new money will serve to help bring more balance between the rich and the poor, because the rich will not directly control it. It will not be subject to censorship by centralized authorities, telling us what we can and can’t buy with our new money.
Our money of the future will also be more accessible. It will not discriminate in who will be able to use it and enjoy modern online banking and commerce methods. As such, our new money will create higher productivity and inclusion from large populations of the world who are currently shut out from modern finance.
Using our new money will be a more fluid experience than the one we are currently used to. We will be able to transfer any amount of value, around the corner or around the world, instantly and with equal ease. Our new money and accounts associated with it will be able to be stored on our mobile devices and home computers, making it available to us at any time or place. All hours of every day will be our “banking hours”. Rigid banking structure and restrictions will be a thing of the past.
Our new money will be secure, protected by military grade encryption right on your phone or computer. Only we or those we trust will be able to access it. Divulging personal information will not be required for us to use our new money, protecting us from centralized database breaches. Even so, we will still have the ability to purchase items online with our new money.
Despite this much improved functionality, accessibility and security there will be little to no fees associated with using our new money.
In short, our new money will have the potential to increase quality of life, and make the world a better place.
I recently watched a video in the Ted Talk series. This is not a recent video, having been released in 2009, but it sure inspired me. I will leave it below, please watch it. In it, speaker Simon Sinek examines why some companies or organizations succeed and some don’t. He explains how great leaders inspire their followers to try new products or services and become dedicated educators among their peers. He explained something that I believe very much applies to Dash and how we are getting our message out there. He explains that most companies and organizations focus on the “what” first. Fewer companies focus on the “how” first, while very few focus on the “why” as their leading value proposition. The companies and organizations that focus on the “why” first tend to be more innovative, inspiring and successful. As early adopters of Dash, we are all leaders so this advice can be taken to heart by us.
As I watched this video, I felt more and more that this man was encapsulating my thoughts about the way we at Dash are promoting our brand. In Dash, with our tagline “Digital Cash”, we are like most businesses and organizations who focus on the “what”. We are even like the fewer amount of businesses that focus on the “how” by promoting our PrivateSend, InstantSend and Dash Platform features. Yet, Dash has failed to achieve significant traction with the general public. This is because we do not have a cohesive and powerful “why”. Why should people try using Dash? What will it achieve? What’s in it for them?
In the video, Simon explains that it’s important to cultivate a passionate community that has the same beliefs in the “why”. He gives the example of the Wright brothers, who are responsible for the first flight. At the time, there was a focus on becoming the first to achieve it. The Wright Brothers had some powerful competition. Samuel Pierpont Langley was given $50,000 by the War Department to figure out flying machines. He had a seat at Harvard and worked at the Smithsonian. He was extremely well-connected and had access to the best minds, which he hired for his research team. His activities were covered by the New York Times, and everyone was rooting for him and his team.
Meanwhile, in Dayton, Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright had very little money. They used the proceeds from their bicycle shop to finance their dream. They and their team also had little education with no one having a college degree. No one cared or followed their progress. But they had a powerful “why”, a motivator, a cause, a belief that caused them to act in unselfish ways with long hours dedicated to the success of the project. They truly believed that this discovery would change the world for the better, and they willed themselves to see it through.
Samuel Pierpont Langley, on the other hand, was motivated by riches and fame. He was motivated by the result, the “what”. The team surrounding him in turn worked in the same way, with no passion or vigor.
As a result, the Wright Brother’s team worked long days and hours for little remuneration. They worked their fingers to the bone for the cause, the vision, the “why”, and put in much blood, sweat and tears to see their dream become a reality. Samuel Pierpont Langley’s team simply worked for a paycheck, only doing the financed amount of work, nothing more.
On December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers and their team of nobodies realized their dream and saw their selfless dedication pay off. No one was there to see it, the news broke a couple of days later. The powerful vision and belief in something bigger than themselves, their “why”, led to this moment of triumph and meaningful contribution to the world.
Do you know what Samuel Pierpont Langley did in response? He quit. He did not congratulate the brother’s team and offer to help improve upon the technology, he simply went away. His opportunity for more riches and fame was gone. He didn’t care about the “why”. Once his “what” was gone, he vanished.
How can we in Dash Nation learn from this? I’ve always somewhat felt this way, but recent events have convinced me even more that Dash is more like Samuel Pierpont Langley than the Wright Brothers. Let me explain why.
I will start with our branding and core message. As I mentioned earlier, Dash really has done a fantastic job explaining “what” Dash is, and “how” it works. While exciting technologically, what Dash is and how it does things will not stir up anyone’s passions. Unfortunately, as mentioned in the video, these explanations do not stir any response from the decision-making part of the brain that responds to the “why”. At Dash, we would do well to make cultivating a strong “why” message first and foremost. Once that is done, the “what” and the “how” will fall into place, as they remain strengths for Dash. I have submitted my “why” above at the beginning of the article. I believe Dash will change the world for the better, and I outlined “why” the world needs it. I even have a suggestion for a new tagline that will encapsulate this thinking right now: “Dash: Our New Money“.
Next, there is a tendency in Dash to “let the other guy” do it. Oftentimes issues are brought up by community members. These community members are then asked to head up an attempt to fix these issues, and they say no, they will let someone else handle it. A passionate community, motivated by the “why”, would not do this. People would be tripping over themselves to contribute to the cause.
Dash has an expansive treasury that is ostensibly a benefit to our project. I submit, based on the leading premise of this article, that it is also a negative aspect. Some recent events back up this theory, as do the activities of other digital currency projects. Coins like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Monero get things done without the benefits of a treasury. They have passionate communities that believe in the cause, the “why”, and are motivated to contribute to it without monetary rewards. In Dash, our culture is becoming more responsive to the “what” (getting paid by the treasury or an increasing Dash price) and once that “what” is taken away, little work is done. There is less of an emphasis on the “why” (what will Dash do for the world) that motivates people in other currencies that don’t have a treasury but still get things done.
This video reminded me why I created the Dash Nation movement. Dash Nation aims to rally supporters of Dash, give them something to be proud to be a part of and make them passionate about Dash changing the world for the better. Dash Nation is about instilling a belief that we can all contribute to this dream in our own ways, whether they be large or small. This focus on the “why” leads to a vibrant community and culture that encourages and rewards contributions and creates a legion of dedicated educators of others. A focus on the “why”, as we’ve seen with the Wright Brothers, leads to selfless dedication to the overall cause, without regard to financial remuneration. Social recognition of contributing to the cause becomes a more powerful motivator.
I will use my position as the founder of Dash Nation and Cash Alternative TV host to help quantify a solid “why” proposition. I will start with this article. I invite the rest of the Dash community to do the same.
What motivates us, Dash Nation? If it’s fame and riches, we are no different than Samuel Pierpont Langley. If it’s the “what”, we are nothing special. If we truly believe, and want Dash to succeed in it’s mission and change the world for the better, than we are just like the Wright Brothers. We will selflessly work hard and take pride in contributing to the cause. We will lead and encourage others to do so, and build a thriving culture to realize our dreams.
We will start with “why”.
Important (MUST WATCH) Ted Talk with Simon Sinek – Start with why:
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As 2018 draws to a close, the Dash Nation DFO (Dash-funded organization) would like to thank the community for its continued support. We would also like to give you an update on how everything is going, and how we are planning to provide even more value for the network.
The largest focus of the Dash Nation DFO is the community experience. We believe in the need for positive, respectful, and welcoming community forums. To that end, we have created and maintained an atmosphere of decorum where no one feels threatened by another. This was no easy feat, and the moderation members of the team should be commended for the excellent job they have done.
Distinction between moderation and censorship
Often, when a member of the team disciplines a forum user, the user cries “censorship”. This is usually because the user feels that they should be able to either attack others or spread an unproven narrative. As long-time community members know, such behavior has led to grave consequences. The failed Dash Chat Slack broke up because a false narrative led to a call to fork Dash. This led our team to take action.
Starting with Dash Nation on Discord, and expanding to the Dashpay subreddit and Dash Forum by request, we have implemented and enforced our simple rules. The rule against attacking another user is self-explanatory. The “speculation as fact” rule simply means that any unproven narratives must be presented as an opinion. All Dash forums have been rendered friendlier and more respectful as a result of our work.
It is our pleasure to provide you with an update of the status of the three forums moderated by our team:
Dash Nation on Discord
Dash’s premier place for online communication and collaboration continues to provide a nurturing environment for the community. The biggest problem we encounter there is spam at the moment. So, the plan for dealing with spammers is to increase the entry security level. The highest security level is to require a verified phone number to join. We have been hesitating to implement this, though, due to the fact we would like Dash Nation to be as open as possible. Dash Nation on Discord currently boasts almost 8,000 members.
The team has started a couple of initiatives on Dash Nation on Discord during the current contract term. The first is the #storm channel. This channel is very popular among users of DND. There is always lots of conversation and bonding happening during a storm. The second is the Dash Nation Social Media Squad. These social-media-minded people help spread the word about Dash accomplishments to their followers. As this team grows, the reach of our news should grow as well, leading to increased network effect.
Other groups, such as Dash Core and Dash Force, have started to use the “Pink Panthers” to spread the news that they wish to share. I know that they will become a very important part of the Dash Nation movement in the future.
The Dash Nation DFO team, along with other moderators, has done a great job with r/Dashpay. Everyone’s combined efforts have led to a very nice place to converse about Dash. A special shout-out has to be made to @macrochip, who figured out how to migrate Dash’s sidebar to the new version of Reddit. It looks fantastic. We look forward to more collaboration in the New Year.
The Dash Forum is the least used of the three major forums. It did not take much effort to make a great environment there among legitimate users. However, the spam problem exists here as well, with threads about weight loss and supplements having to be deleted constantly. We will continue to monitor Dash Forum as agreed in our contract.
Dash Nation DFO Media
Although our focus is on moderation, we also have a media division that represents the values of Dash Nation with pride. Shows such as Cash Alternative TV, Dash Decentral and the upcoming Criptomundo show Dash in a positive light.
We purposely structured the media division to be on a “per episode” basis, meaning that if a show was not provided, no money would be spent. Any leftover funds would be rolled over to the next month, and ultimately the next contract.
Brian Davis was to receive a payment for each episode that he performed. Unfortunately, though, the format of his show, Dash Decentral, depends a lot on community input. This show did not receive a variety of submissions as we had hoped, so we placed it on hiatus. As a result, we have not spent any funds from the budget for Dash Decentral.
Our future plans
The Dash Nation DFO plans on continuing to do the things that are working, and finding solutions to those that are not. As such, we will continue to provide a strong moderation presence to the three forums, and we will continue to engage the community with our engagement budget. Dash Decentral will not be continuing for the foreseeable future. Brian Davis will join Cash Alternative TV as a co-host, and will earn his payments with episodes of CATV instead of Dash Decentral.
The teamwork we are enjoying on Reddit will continue, and we will look for ways to improve the experience there. Dash Forum needs some work with the Marketplace section, so we will do our part to recommend changes to the administrators.
The biggest new initiative that we will undertake in 2019 is to make DashNation.com a fully functional site, with Dash information, advice for community members, a lineup of authors and artists, and media pages. We will begin recruiting for this shortly, and are excited to make this website a bigger part of the Dash ecosystem.
Thanks again for your support in our latest contract. It’s a pleasure to provide our services for the network we love so much. Together, we will achieve great things in 2019. Cheers to you all.
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