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Proposal “Dash-Retail-2“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Retail: Dash Exclusive Point-of-Sale, Fiat Gateway, Merchant Fiat Hedging, Remittance System, 100% Pricing Parity from 10+ Sources & Colombia Pilot
Owner:AshFrancis
Monthly amount: 86 DASH (9277 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-04-17 / 2019-07-15 (added on 2019-04-11)
Final voting deadline: in 3 days
Votes: 498 Yes / 70 No / 14 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 53 Yes votes to become funded.
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Proposal description

Dash Retail is an all in one solution that enables Dash merchants to accept, buy, sell and remit Dash and instantly convert Dash to fiat removing any volatility risk.

Dash Retail offers a Dash ecosystem in a box, It’s a turn key solution designed to be deployed by local teams across the globe to rapidly and sustainably scale Dash adoption efforts.



Achievements to Date

  • Dash Retail pre-alpha launched and already in use across Colombia with documented 100% uptime.
  • Public, at-a-glance Dashboard launched featuring live reporting for both printed QR addresses + POS transactions. New version coming soon!
  • Comprehensive, real-time Dash Rates system set-up, ready to be integrated by Dash Core Group into iOS and Android wallets providing live Dash pricing from major exchanges and local fiat pricing.
  • Cointigo Dash SMS wallet system integrated into Dash Retail pre-alpha point of sale (POS) system.
  • Dash Retail designs + mockups released.

Dash Retail Team

https://i.imgur.com/f4y6mTG.png
Ash Francis
Product + Development

https://i.imgur.com/eN1mauh.png
George Donnelly
Product + Deployment

https://i.imgur.com/YLmao6u.png
Alex Cox
Development + Infrastructure

https://i.imgur.com/K0Gi6KB.png
Troy Rhodes (Solarguy)
Project Adviser + MNO

https://i.imgur.com/0uv4IcR.png
Edward Stoever
Project Adviser + MNO

Interested in joining us an adviser? Please get in touch with a member of the team.


Dash Retail Team Media
Coming Soon: Dash Watch April interview with Ash Francis
3 Amigos Podcast with Ash Francis
3 Amigos Podcast with George Donnelly
Dash Brazil interview with George Donnelly
Dash News: Dash Adoption in Colombia Speeds Past 300 Merchants
Edward of Dash.red interviews George Donnelly


Dash Watch Reports
February: https://dashwatchbeta.org/reports/FEB19/dash-retail-1.pdf
March: https://dashwatchbeta.org/reports/MAR19/dash-retail-1.pdf
April: coming soon


Dash Retail Roadmap
http://dash.ist/2019/03/12/the-dash-retail-roadmap/


Dash Retail Mission Statement
Dash Economy Infrastructure: Create, support and promote the point-of-sale infrastructure required for a Dash-only monetary system to dominate the global economy.

Supercharge Merchant Adoption: Spark the next round of growth in Dash merchant adoption by enabling Dash merchants to hedge their received Dash instantly, enabling Dash to enter new industries and climb the supply chain by removing the volatility risk.

Total Dash Liquidity: Leapfrog the ATM/exchange integration marathon by leveraging every Dash merchant as a Dash on-/off-ramp, thereby closing the adoption loop and reducing system-wide volatility.


Why Vote Yes
  • Make every Dash merchant a Dash point of sale.
  • Enable us to get merchants who won’t or can’t tolerate volatility, such as supermarkets, fuel, utilities and other sellers of commodities.
  • Make every Dash merchant a Dash remittance agent and incentivize a network of mobile, independent Dash remittance agents across Colombia and Latam.

Merchant Features
  • Receive Dash payments for goods & services (Dash exclusive)
  • Instantly convert any amount received over their chosen Dash holding to fiat / stable coin for local agent payout.
  • Sell Dash to consumers to close the loop on Dash adoption
  • Remit Dash across the globe to previously-registered anonymous Dash addresses.

Consumer Features
  • Buy Dash at every participating Dash merchant location.
  • Sell Dash for fiat at every participating Dash merchant location.
  • Send money across the world for very low fees at every participating Dash merchant location

What Dash Gets
  • A best in class POS for use at all merchant locations across the Dash Network.
  • An agent based remittance platform for use at both merchant locations & existing remittance agents.
  • A comprehensive platform open for use by all local teams to scale their adoption efforts in a measurable way.
  • A full pilot launch of Dash Retail by the Dash Latam team including liquidity pool management, fiat payouts and merchant onboarding & support.
  • Transparent, fully auditable, anonymised public data and clear at a glance reporting on adoption progress.
  • A comprehensive Dash Rate system to ensure pricing parity across wallets, point of sale devices and other fiat and crypto end-points.
  • An essential, strategic advantage over other coins through a best-in-class turnkey scalable & measurable adoption platform.

Why This Price
In our first cycle (February - April) we managed to produce significant results with our two developers. Neither our advisors or lead team member George Donnelly are taking any salary from the Dash Retail budget. We are building this project using Agile Methodology to produce an MVP (minimum viable product) for earliest possible release, testing, and subsequent iterations. Our initial planned purchasing power of $10,000 per month remains consistent. All of us are dedicated to the cause and have a longstanding commitment to Dash and are taking reduced or no salaries to ensure this product is produced efficiently for the benefit of Dash and the DAO.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to answering any questions you may have.

Get in touch:
Email: ash@dashretail.org
WhatsApp / Phone / Signal: +1 (604) 600 9562
Discord: Ash#8776
Skype: ash.francis

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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3 points,2 days ago
One of the cool things about crypto in general, and Dash in particular, is its ability to motivate people, and groups and economies, by getting the incentives and performance metrics properly aligned. One of the historic problems with our proposal system is the inability to see or track transactions in a geographically meaningful way. How can we reward people and proposals that are actually causing Dash adoption and use, if we can't see the transactions? Did it work, or did it not work? Hard to say really.

No more. https://tracker.pagacondash.com/

The transaction tracker, which works with the Point Of Sale software gives us the ultimate way to monitor (and reward) actual adoption, use and transactions. Keep in mind, this is a beta version. There are a lot of plans to improve it. And the team would appreciate feedback and constructive criticism. Talk to Ash for technical details, or if you have ideas about using these tools in other parts of the Dash ecosystem. It is designed as a pilot project to be reproduced elsewhere.

solarguy
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2 points,5 days ago
Given how integral this project is to several others operating in that region and how indispensable it will be for keeping track of efforts, metrics, and performance for the projects we fund in this region, I think it's very important that this project be given priority over and above other grassroots-related efforts. I don't think we can really afford to be supporting many such efforts at this point, but what I do believe is that having the tools to drop in these instances is essential to any future efforts.
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2 points,12 days ago
I have a question regarding Mr. Francis's history with the Dash treasury system. He had a proposal before, right? For an exchange or wallet or something? I'm not able to find an update on that at first glance. What happened with that?
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1 point,9 days ago
Callalilly dash ewallet is what they where working on.
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1 point,12 days ago
Thanks for the question Callalilly. You're correct, my team and I were previously funded to build a Dash funded exchange (similar to Coinbase, not Binance). There are full DW reports on this (https://dashwatchbeta.org/proposals?search=dash-exchange) and I'm happy to go into more detail but to summarize:

- Our budget was $170,000, due to the extended bear run we received $35,000. As such we all ended up in significant debt (around $40,000 debt across credit cards / bank overdrafts)

- Despite this, we managed to launch the platform before each of our three prior agreed payment processors backed out. You can see a full demo of it on the 3 Amigos Podcast here: https://youtu.be/q_pY52fVz_8?t=1177

- We've received a small amount of funding from Dash Boost to continue pursuing UK banking and have made some headway with a few UK banks but we're also looking to launch in Canada with CAD pairing via a partnership with a Canadian MNO and also as a crypto-crypto gateway (like ShapeShift).

Also worth noting that a fair bit of the software we built for the exchange has been re-purposed for Dash Retail giving us a faster route to market.

Hope this top-level answer helps but I'm more than happy to go into detail (the upcoming Dash Watch interview will cover the latest news too) through whatever medium you prefer.
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1 point,13 days ago
The video says this solution will allow for remittance for virtually no fee. Are there any fees for services or other hidden cost.
What buy/sell fees or any other fees will be charged if any?
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1 point,13 days ago
Thank you for the question MadMax. The Dash Retail team is responsible for building the software that enables local teams (like Dash Latam) to run their various services (including a remittance service). As the build of this platform is paid for by the DAO, Dash Retail will levy no fee for the use of the software it builds.
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1 point,14 days ago
I like this plan, that Dash is front and center in the remittance system, and hedging is there to guarantee merchant stability, this looks like an elegant solution, I hope this gets funded.
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3 points,14 days ago
A lot of bang for the buck here. Easy yes for me.
solarguy
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