Proposal “DCG-SUPPLEMENTAL-JAN24“ (Completed)Back

Title:Dash Core Group January Supplemental Funding Proposal
Owner:quantumexplorer
One-time payment: 648 DASH (19215 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 648 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2024-01-10 / 2024-02-09 (added on 2024-01-16)
Votes: 453 Yes / 57 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description

Dash Core Group January 25th Supplemental Funding Proposal

DCG already submitted 1 funding proposals for the budget cycle that pays out January 25th. This is a supplemental proposal that will fund Dash Core Group with an additional 648 Dash:
1) DCG Compensation: 5,112 Dash per month (currently in month 2/3)
2) DCG Compensation Supplemental:  648 Dash (currently in month 1/1)

What does this specific proposal fund?


DCG reserves are practically still empty, this proposal aims to speed up recovery of a small buffer, so DCG can be in a more healthy position sooner.

How are things?

Late December and early January were marred by a lot of absences from contributors, either for end of year holidays or due to small personal illnesses. Nevertheless over the last month there were still good things that happened: many stress tests of Platform, fixing a lot of issues and potential exploits. For the first time quite recently we seem to have been able to run a stress test where Platform succeeded in staying responsive.

When will DCG start hiring again?

We had continuously reduced staff during this bear market. Furthermore three months ago, the board of DCG decided out of necessity to let go of some long time contributors to the project which reduced our head count by about 1/3rd. This included almost the entirety of the business development and marketing/communication parts of Dash Core Group. This was a painful decision and one that will come with downsides.

As we move forward, business development and marketing/communication will most likely come from a different DFO. DCG will then be able to solely focus on software development for the network.

We have 1 critical hire in infrastructure that we are aiming to take place in February. Other hires will take place after we have at least 2 to 3 months of buffer.

How much of an impact do the supplemental proposals have?

A big impact. The supplemental proposals will aid our recovery and put us in a better position for growth sooner.

If you have any questions, please direct them to quantumexplorer at dashcentral.

Requested funding is as follows for the December 26th superblock:
  • 647 Dash ($19,410 USD @ $30.0 per Dash)
  •     1 Dash Proposal fee reimbursement
Total: 1694 Dash


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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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-1 point,2 months ago
Until we have the Platform in Mainnet and stable, I support the work of the DCG. For me it's YES.
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0 points,2 months ago
Having read all your comments so far in this thread, a better way to phrase this would have been : I will support the work of DCG for now, but once we have Platform on Mainnet i plan to re-evaluate DCG work and vote accordingly. Which is perfectly normal for people to do.
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2 points,2 months ago
Exactly what I meant, Thanks!
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2 points,2 months ago
Personally i would like to see DCG :

1 : Deliver Platform on Mainnet
2 : Re-organise DCG to address their ongoing issues :

Constant Platform delays through the Platform teams.
Inability to provide a realistic estimate to the Dash community or even agree upon which Core version to enable Platform features activation.
Roadmap subject to constant shifting or changing of its goal posts.

This can not be fixed by just hiring some additional developers in a few months, this needs to be fixed by re-organising how DCG works. Ultimately this is the responsebility of the CTO of DCG. Unfortunetely i do not see this getting addressed in the nearby future, which means these issues will continue to form a problem for DCG.
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3 points,2 months ago
That's the weirdest evaluation I ever heard.

Shouldn't it be just the opposite? If/when DCG can get this product on mainnet and stable, *then* you will support them?

Otherwise, you're basically saying "I'll financially support you so long as you don't deliver."

Come on.
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3 points,2 months ago
And actually, it's even worse than that. Because you didn't voice any support for them *after* Platform is mainnet and stable.

So you're also basically saying, "If you deliver a working product, I'm going to re-evaluate whether you get to keep your job going forward."

Wake up!
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0 points,2 months ago
I'm sorry that you interpreted it this way, adding your own thoughts as if it were something expressed by me, because I don't feel like I wrote this.

I think that Dash was not created to finance an Inc and I would prefer to see more independent projects like Incubator and therefore Devs that embrace the possibility of completely self-financing without an Inc involved
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1 point,2 months ago
I think that Dash remains one of the most complex projects existing on the crypto market.

Not financing the DCG when we are so close to this now indispensable first step (Platform) would mean having to find new Devs who will work to complete the work, further extending the time and calling into question the quality of the continuation, because almost certainly some of the current Devs we would lose them as they would not accept Dash directly from self-financing.

Personally, currently, I see the DCG as a sort of entity with which there is a "project contract". Once the project has been delivered, everything, the fate of the DCG and also of the Trust, should be re-evaluated.

So this vote is dictated by my assessment of the current situation as I see it, and it is obviously personal because I don't know what the perfect path to follow is, and in reality, I think no one here knows it.
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-1 point,3 months ago
There are 2398 Dash remain in this budget cycle.

If DCG does not claim it, who will claim that Dash?
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-1 point,3 months ago
reference: https://mnowatch.org/leaderboard/?20240117082003
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-1 point,3 months ago
Ooops....stupid question. just ignore.

Remaining balance if all proposals pass: -48.96 DASH.
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-2 points,3 months ago
I like you! I vote yes!
v20.0.4 of core just out, new mobile wallets constantly coming out, good bi-weekly updates, good progress on Platform/Evo. Good value for money compared to some other DFOs !
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2 points,2 months ago
As new though lines of code in and of themselves are the single most important metric of success?
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2 points,2 months ago
It's what they are paid to do, deliver lines of code. I also evaluate the usefulness of those lines of code also, some are useless eg DIP26 implementation, while others are useful.
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2 points,2 months ago
* as though new lines
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