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Dash Text: The Easiest Way to Send Dash with a Message

Can you believe that every second about 193,000 text messages are sent worldwide? Well, according to data from the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), in 2011 more than 7 billion messages were sent by people around the world.

Nowadays, a large percentage of the world population owns a phone device and sending text messages continues to be one of the most popular features of mobile phones, regardless of the age of the users. In fact, there are companies that continue betting on the simplicity of sending an SMS, with a specific target audience such as elderly people.

Since the 1990s, telephone companies have incorporated the option of text messaging into the devices that previously only had the option to call. In the 21st century, smartphones are starting to dominate the market due to the diverse and numerous technological advances that have been achieved. In turn, the evolution of the messaging service has evolved as well, with applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Telegram, among others.

Based on these statistics, Dash as an innovative cryptocurrency adopted text messaging, creating a new service called: Dash Text! It’s proven to be a useful initiative for regular users and also creates an opportunity for people to join in the Dash community.

In an interview, Lorenzo Rey (co-founder and CTO of Dash Text) said:

“I saw how many people wanted to use Dash but, they couldn’t, because of a bad signal or bad cell phones, but the idea came from a similar service in Venezuela that uses SMS. for payments in Bolivars. I started to see if there was already something similar in the cryptocurrency sector and I found Cointext. I tried to contact them but I got no response, so I decided to develop it on my own.”

How can people use this service?

Dash came up with an intelligent strategy with Dash Text because it allows to any user be able to put this method into practice. It only requires having a phone that must have the SMS sending service currently active.

Through this option, Dash doesn’t put barriers or limits, allowing anyone to enjoy it. There are other cryptocurrencies that limit its use to smartphones and state-of-the-art technology, but with Dash Text, you must only have a phone with the option to send a message and you will be able to enjoy all kinds of products and services.

Service activation

The user must send a message with the word “START” using the code and number of the country where it is located. Then, a code will arrive with a combination of letters and numbers identifying their “Dash address”, which allows the user to create the wallet in the easiest way.

Dash Text doesn’t ask for any type of personal information (KYC), in fact only a telephone number is required. This is an important thing to mention because requiring more information may generate certain doubts on the part of the user. Also, an internet connection isn’t necessary to access to this service. This is undoubtedly a great advantage compared to other payment methods where internet connection is mandatory and in many countries mobile data is quite reserved and limited.

Lorenzo Rey, CEO of Dash Text

Benefits

After your Dash Text SMS wallet is created, the options offered by this wonderful alternative are many. Buying goods and services becomes possible, as well as money transfers, promotions, and countless tools that allow the user to manage their finances with total confidence.

Dash Text has become in an effective solution for users in different countries, such as U.S.A, Colombia, Spain and Brazil. It’s particularly effective in Venezuela, allowing Venezuelans to enjoy greater fluidity and speed when they make any kind of money transactions, payments and shipments. Even though only 40% of the Venezuelan population owns smartphones or has access to quality mobile data, this limitation hasn’t been an impediment for Dash Text service to work with total regularity.

Future Plans

In 2019, Spain was the last country to join this wonderful service. This news was important to Venezuela because they share with Spain economic ties and immigration, creating a key corridor for remittances.

Not only did Dash Text expand SMS support to Spain, it also promoted its integration into the Telegram messaging application by adding Canada, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and almost all countries in South and North America. Brazil was a notable exception, but Dash Text plans to add it as well soon. Also, on the roadmap for the near future is to create a beachhead in Africa, with support in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, and an expansion into Europe with the forthcoming opening of services in Germany.

Finally, Dash Text has made recent alliances with the Cryptobuyer exchange. This allows for payments with Piiddo (a delivery company in Merida) and a delivery service in Caracas called Dingo. You can buy many goods and services through these companies.

Dash Text is here to stay. Consider this article as an invitation to all those readers who want an easy tool to manage their transactions and stay up with the latest innovations that only a cryptocurrency like Dash can offer.


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Teacher’s Life vs. Dash Life

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.


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My Experience with Dash (And why you should try it)

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!

The large selection of Dash wallets

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Unity through Financial Freedom. That’s Dash Nation!

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 Nation avatar 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.

A square for Instagram or Pinterest featuring our tagline and logo.

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.

An early Dash Nation banner with bold tagline.

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 at go.dashnation@gmail.com

Come join us and work on something special!

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