Proposal “BusinessandMerchantIntegrationinNigeria“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Nigeria: Business and Merchant integration
Owner:Nathanielluz
Monthly amount: 51 DASH (8082 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (2 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-10-17 / 2018-12-16 (added on 2018-10-11)
Final voting deadline: in 12 days
Votes: 110 Yes / 24 No / 2 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 404 Yes votes to become funded.
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Proposal description

Table of Content

  1. Executive Summary

  2. Rebranding Statement

  3. Dash Nigeria Vision and Strategy

  4. Prior Work

  5. Proposal Scope November

  6. Budget Breakdown

  7. Dash Nigeria Roadmap
Executive Summary
To prevent further confusion about the different proposals in Africa we have rebranded and redesigned our organisation as Dash Nigeria: Business and Merchant integration.
We’re committed to continue our track record of spreading Dash in Nigeria by continuing our onboarding businesses and merchants into the Dash ecosystem.
Our KPIs include the integration of Dash into 4 major players in the Nigerian cryptocurrency, payments or business solution space. Depending on which leads we close first these can potentially also include large scale B2C retailers or service providers.
As roadblocks concerning POS solutions and exchange infrastructure have been resolved we will also sign up 40 small everyday merchants in Nigeria monthly. We will offer continued merchant support.
Our team will be expanded to 9 persons with a total requested budget of 51 Dash monthly for two months.

Preproposal 
dashafrica.org

Rebranding Statement

Historically there has been some confusion regarding the different activities of numerous proposals targeting Africa. Therefore we reworked our approach towards adoption in Nigeria and decided to rebrand our organisation as Dash Nigeria: Businesses and Merchant integration. For more information please visit our new website (under construction).

Going forward there will be two Dash organisations in Nigeria: Dash Nigeria: Businesses and Merchant integration and Dash Nigeria: Software Solutions headed by community member Juwon123.
Similar how Dash funded projects operate in Venezuela we will closely collaborate but apply for financial resources separately. This ensures the DAO has fine granularity in the decision making progress on the path to Dash adoption in Nigeria.
There are other projects operating in Africa not to be confused with Dash Nigeria: Business and Merchant integration; namely:
  • DashHubAfrica by Ultimatecrypto

  • Dash Business Massive Adoption in Ghana, West Africa by Zambang

  • Slam Dunk with Dash in Morocco! by Zakaria Ab

  • Team Morocco For Dash School In Arabic And Local Promotion by Salimes

  • Dash Roadshow by Cryptolib

  • Kuvacash by kuvateam

  • There are also activities by other Ghanaians like; George Pro, Cryptoris, Lukman, Sahabia, Issahabu, Dash Governor
Even though we aim to collaborate with these projects if there is opportunity for constructive cooperation we’re an independent project following our own strategy. We’ll work closely with DashWatch to ensure no future confusion arises about the areas of responsibility of our independent proposals.
This rebrand/ restructuring has being made possible by the guidance and oversight of Quansen.

Dash Nigeria Vision and Strategy
We are out to make Dash the mainstream cryptocurrency in Nigeria, enhancing economic growth and improving living standards of its citizens through Dash. We are committed to promoting the adoption and use of Dash in Nigeria.
Our strategy is double-edged: Dash Nigeria: Businesses and Merchant integration headed by Nathaniel Luz and Dash Nigeria: Software Solutions headed by community member Juwon123.
Dash Nigeria: Businesses and Merchant integration:
My team will integrate Dash into major Blockchain/Cryptocurrency platforms and work towards merchant adoption of Dash in Nigeria.
Dash Nigeria: Software Solutions:
This team will work to overcome roadblocks for Dash adoption and develop utility-based softwares for Dash, such as the DashCart and AltSavings designed for the needs of Nigerian Dash users. This proposal does not fund the team Dash Nigeria: Software solutions.

We will design and roll out a user focused adoption strategy at a later stage after we have built sufficient Dash acquiring and spending infrastructure in Nigeria(TBA).

Prior Work
Since 2017 I have worked tirelessly to spread Dash in Nigeria. Starting from near zero adoption, today there are numerous services integrated with Dash. Because there has been confusion about actual deliverables I decided to list some important integrations I personally initiated:
  • Satowallet.com: Multinational, multicurrency exchange now offering a DASH/NGN trading pair.
  • Coindirect.com: Broker/Exchange now offering DASH/NGN conversion.
  • Truexgold.com: Broker enabling DASH/NGN conversion.
  • Gredoe-currency.com: Offering OTC trading of Dash
  • Coindirect.com: Exchange/P2P exchange which recently integrated into the Dash ecosystem. Supports 24 fiat currencies including NGN.
  • WegoEx: Popular offline currency exchange in Nigeria. Now offers Dash/Cash exchange services. It operates face to face exchange services all over the county. WegoEx is operated by nigeriabitcoinexchange.com, more information in the proposal scope section below.
Other non business development related achievements include:
  • 4000 wallet downloads.

  • In depth Dash education of 250+ persons in our dashafrica.org ambassador program.

  • Nigeria is consistently the country with the most use of Dash paid services on bitrefill.

  • Numerous meetups, conference attendances and other educational activities.
I have achieved these and others. I am confident to have achieved an appropriate ROI on my previous proposals and will continue my track record of bringing Dash to Nigeria.

Proposal Scope November - December 2018
We commit to deliver 4 large integrations each for Dash in the months of November and December. Our current publishable leads are as follows:

Kurecoinhub.com
Exchange to offer a DASH/NGN pair. Also offers Dash backed loans.

Tradefada.com
Nigerian cryptocurrency exchange currently in the process of listing Dash based on the increasing usage of Dash in Nigeria.

Nigeriabitcoinexchange.com
Holding of prominent cryptocurrency businesses in Nigeria. We have integrated Dash into their WegoEx offering and are currently working with them to list Dash on their 3 other platforms.

Yellowcard.io
Similar to bitnovo.com Yellowcard is positioned to facilitate easy user onboarding of new users to cryptocurrency. They are selling vouchers of small denominations in retail shops in Nigeria without even needing a bank account. They will expand to numerous countries in Africa, Middle East and the US in the immediate future. Such service is a crucial prerequisite for widespread Dash adoption to happen in Africa.

Bitpesa.co
Delivering on one of the most discussed use cases for cryptocurrencies Bitpesa enables remittances into Africa using Bitcoin since early 2014. We have the chance to redirect this traffic through the Dash network by integrating Dash into their platform. Because of their numerous connections inside and outside Africa this integration can potentially be leveraged to pursue more integrations. BitPesa is probably the most used remittance solution based on cryptocurrency.

Taxify.com
Ridesharing unicorn based in Estonia, Europe delivering Uber like services in mainly Europe and Africa. Interested in integrating Dash and features of the upcoming Evolution platform.

We are in talks with other businesses as well however we don’t want to overpromise. The above examples have to suffice as an overview of where we’re headed.

Furthermore we plan to onboard 40 merchants monthly in Nigeria. Up until recently we didn’t have working POS solutions with Nigerian Naira support and a lack of currency liquidation options. Most merchants in Nigeria are not ready to take the volatility risk of Dash.

As both SparkPOS and AnypayPOS now have Naira denomination support and the exchange problem has been solved we’re ready to sign up everyday merchants.

Note: 40 seems to be an unimpressive number, however is in line with the success stories of Dash Merchant Venezuela and Dash Columbia.

We will equip all new merchants with everything they need to start accepting Dash, e.g. “Dash accepted here” stickers. We will be accessible for questions and will check back with them once per month for the foreseeable future to address potential doubts.
Moreover we will round each month up with an educational seminar for our merchants where we can address common questions, give more in depth insights into Dash, foster network effect between merchants and potentially receive new integration leads.

Furthermore we will undertake PR efforts to promote Dash, our services and Dash usage on our affiliated partners.

We will also produce freely accessible Nigeria specific (video) material discussing Dash’s advantages, Dash acceptance for merchants and businesses, volatility management and related topics published on dashnigeria.com and other prominent channels such as Youtube.

Budget Breakdown
Total: 51 Dash for 2 months
See detailed budget here:
GoogleSheet

Dash Nigeria Roadmap
Businesses and Merchants integration
November 2018
  • Staff employment

  • Enlist 40 merchants

  • Release 4 integrations

  • Educational seminar for merchants

  • Press coverage

  • Video reports
December 2018
  • Enlist over 40 merchants

  • Release over 4 integrations

  • Educational seminar for merchants

  • Press coverage

  • Video Documentary
2019
  • Office setup

  • Dash-Fiat Instant Exchange

  • Expand team based on demand

  • Scale up PR work

  • Roll out consumer focussed strategy(TBA)

These links may be helpful:

https://www.dashforcenews.com/dash-adoption-pushes-forward-in-africa/
https://www.dashforcenews.com/dash-expands-throughout-africa/
https://www.dashforcenews.com/dash-expands-african-outreach-cameroon/
https://www.dashforcenews.com/dash-continues-expansion-in-nigeria/
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/a...ion-african-countries-fight-back-with-crypto/
https://cryptotvplus.com/dash-is-gaining-more-ground-in-nigeria/
https://dashafrica.org

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2 points,1 day ago
Excellent proposal. I appreciate the clarity the rebrand will bring with regard to the different teams operating. The personal and corporate 'prior work' that you and your team have led are likewise very impressive. This is an obvious yes to me.
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1 point,4 days ago
Seems like a regurgitation of the same information we already had.


Most of the integerations you mention apparently were on your previous proposal marked at various stages in progress

Could you kindly elaborate the difference in cost suddenly please.

Thank you
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1 point,4 days ago
Thanks for your question.

The last proposal was for conference and business integration. This is strictly a re-brand entirely. Our target is a minimum of 4 large business integrations and 40 merchants monthly. The previous proposal was for 3 months while this is for 2 months.

We've made progress on some of the integrations and we need to have a team to conclude some others. There are several integrations in the pipeline but hardly can I do all at once, hence the need for a team.

The only reason for the difference in cost is as the projects aren't the same. They are entirely different. The previous was for conference and business integration and this is solely for Merchants and business integration

A good portion of the budget goes to payment recruitment and payment of salaries for the Business Development team.

And please Mr-Hack you will help us grow stronger if you can comment more on preproposal as i recalled that you said you will go through the preproposal but you didn't. You would have been able to get a clearer picture of the proposal.
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0 points,6 days ago
Hope you guys can do it, however would you explain what will your methodology be to get these merchants on board and what technology do you have that will convince them to use it?
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0 points,6 days ago
Thanks for your question.

Yes we can. We've successfully concluded some integrations and were employing new qualified staff via jobberman.com.

What is your methodology to get merchants on board?

We have very trained staffs and we will be employing more. The staffs will be speaking to merchants about the benefits of accepting dash from low fees, decentralise system, protection from fraud and protection from customers charge back, we will also let them know that they will be expanding their customers base by accepting dash. We plan to incentivise merchants who accept dash at their store.

What technology do we have?

The software development team have added a quick liquidation service for merchants with zero fees you can check that out via dashcart app and we are opening a business whatsapp account that will also assist merchants who have any issues.
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0 points,2 days ago
How do you train your staff ?
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0 points,2 days ago
Jobberman.com is in charge of our staff recruitment and training.

Thanks for your question.
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