Proposal “DashConventionEurope2019“ (Completed)Back

Title:Dash Convention Europe 2019
One-time payment: 108 DASH (8051 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 108 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-08-16 / 2019-09-15 (added on 2019-08-21)
Votes: 750 Yes / 82 No / 21 Abstain

Proposal description

Why Dash Convention Europe 2019?

The Dash Convention Europe 2019 is conference organized by the Dash community that will take place from 28th to 30th of October 2019 in Zürich (Switzerland) and Munich (Germany).

Link to Website:

Goals of the convention:

  1. Enable networking between DFOs and Proposal Owners from all around the globe to increase the efficiency and productivity of the Dash DAO

  2. Establish networks and connections between the Dash Community and companies in the Dash ecosystem to discover and develop potential synergies

  3. Increase the visibility and brand recognition of Dash as a cryptocurrency and Decentralized Autonomous Organisation for people new to the Crypto-sector. 

  4. Increase media visibility and presence of Dash

Convention parts

To reach the above mentioned goals, we structure the Dash Convention in three separate parts.

Day 1: Dash Co-Working Day

The Dash Co-Working Day is meant to be for the focussed exchange between DFOs, Proposal Owners and Masternode Owners. The Co-Working Session is scheduled to take place on Saturday 28th Sept from 9am to 3pm at the der Bitcoin Embassy Switzerland. It will be the first opportunity for active community members to meet in person of this scale. The goal is to share and discuss experiences and develop strategic approaches together for Business Development, Marketing und Adoption to improve the efficiency of single community initiatives and develop a common strategy. 

The results reached during the Co-Working Days will be developed further in the weekly Co-Working Calls.

Proposal Owner / DFOs involved

Robert Wiecko - DCG
Fernando Gutierrez - DCG
Ivan Shumkov - DCG
Mark Mason - Trust Protector
Joel Valenzuela - Dash News
Jan Heinrich Meyer - Dash Embassy D-A-CH
Felix Mago - Dash Thailand
Nathaniel Luz - Dash Nigeria
Said Sürücü - Dash Embassy Turkey
Gabriel Mittachione - Dash Latam
Ash Francis - Dash Retail
Peter Vesborg - Crowdnode

All Masternode Owners are cordially invited to take part in the Co-Working Day.


3:30 - 3:45 - Welcome (Mark Mason - Trustprotector)
3:45 - 4:45 - Meet the Dash DAO (participants of Co-Working Day)  
4:45 - 5:05 - Decentralized Invoice Payment (Martin Albert - Lamium)  
5:05 - 5:25 - tba
5:25 - 6:30 - Break with Drinks and Snacks
6:30 - 7:30 - Panel: Living on Dash (participants: tba)
8:00 - 10:00 - Dinner Drinks & Party

Day 2: Inside Dash

The Inside Dash is the part of  Dash Convention open to the general public. Tickets are sold at a price of 30 CHF (ca. 30 USD) each. It will start saturday 28th Sept at 3pm and close Sunday 29th Sept  at 5pm. The venue is at the Bitcoin Embassy Switzerland/biz. All participants will be handed 10 CHF in Dash at registration.

Inside Dash will offer everything you expect from conferences, from talks, to a panel discussion to an exhibition area. The speakers will present the latest developments in Dash to Newcomers, potential new Partners and the press contacts we invited to get them excited about Dash. 


9:45 - 10:00 - Welcome (Mark Mason - Trustprotector)
10:00 - 10:20 - What’s Dash (Robert Wiecko - DCG)
10:20 - 10:40 - Mining on Dash (Genesis Mining)
10:40 - 11:00 - Dash Masternodes (Peter Vesborg - CrowdNode)
11:00 - 11:20 - Dash Funded Organisations (Jan Heinrich Meyer - Dash Embassy D-A-CH)
11:20 - 12:00 - Dash Platform (Ivan Shumkov - DCG)
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunchbreak
1:00 - 1:20 - ATMs & Payments (Gerald Wirtl - iQCashNow)
1:20 - 1:40 - P2P trading (Fabio Bossi - Bitalo AG)
1:40 - 2:00 - Dash in E-Commerce (Sanja Kon - UTRUST) + exclusive Announcement
2:00 - 2:20 - Dash at Point-of-Sale (Salamantex)
2:20 - 2:40 - Statistical Time Series Analysis of Dash (Demelza Hays - Incementum)
2:40 - 3:00 - Hedging Dash volatility with physical Gold (Ana Valdes - Vaultoro)
3:00 - 3:30 - Coffee Break
3:30 - 3:50 - Pushing Dash Adoption via Crypto Debit Cards (Sabrina Kim - Blucon)
3:50 - 4:10 - tba
4:10 - 4:30 - Special Announcement
4:30 - 5:00 - Dash Investment Foundation (tba)
5:00 - 5:15 - Summary (Mark Mason - Trustprotector)

All of the listed speakers have already confirmed to participate.

Day 3: Dashtoberfest

The “official” “Dashtoberfest” is an event sponsored by Bitalo AG. Bitalo AG bears the costs, reservations are limited and only available to invited guests of Bitalo AG. The location is the “Schützen Festzelt” Oktoberfest tent in Munich. It will take place on Monday, 30th Sept. “Dashtoberfest” is meant to connect and build friendships among DFOs, Proposal Owners, Business and Media Partners and MNOs.

The “unofficial” Dashtoberfest (Oktoberfest) is of course open to the public. We hope to meet many members of the Dash Community and have a good time.

Exhibition area

At “Inside Dash” there will be an area dedicated to partners and sponsors. So far, the following Sponsors will showcase their products and services: 

Genesis Mining, CrowdNode, iQCashNow (incl. ATM), Salamantex, UTRUST, Bitalo, Vaultoro, Blucon, Lamium (more tba)

In addition to the sponsors we will have a Dash stand, where people can meet members of the Dash DAO. The team of Dash Retail will show a Dash accepting vendor machine.

Media partners

We managed to convince Cointelegraph, Coin360 and BTC-Echo to be the official media partners of Dash Convention Europe 2019. Cointelegraph has requested a dedicated area to do interviews with DFOs / Proposal Owners and keynote speakers.


We tried to keep the costs as low and the tickets for Dash Convention Europe 2019 as cheap as possible. We will manage to raise a part of the necessary funds through sponsoring and ticket sales, but we still need the financial support of the Dash DAO.

These are the costs (1 CHF is ca. 1 USD):

Location: 3,450 CHF
Catering: 9,400 CHF
Travel support for DFOs: 4,500 CHF

All: 17,350 CHF

We expect these revenues:

Tickets: 2,000 CHF = 100 x ( 30 CHF - 10 CHF) 
Sponsoring: 5,100 CHF 

All: 7,100 CHF

We need the following amount:

10,250 CHF = 108 Dash

We calculate with a Dash price of 95.00 CHF per Dash

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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4 points,1 year ago
Will there be a focus at this proposed conference about winning market-share for Dash as a currency? (ie. getting us beyond the investing/speculative use-case)
3 points,1 year ago
Of course! We hope the speakers list reflects that, because that's precisely what we want to do. We will also have examples highlighting the real use case of DASH as an actual currency in the expo-area.
6 points,1 year ago
See you guys there :)
6 points,1 year ago
Cointelegraph press release:
4 points,1 year ago
First coverage in German speaking crypto-media:

Bitcoin News Switzerland:
7 points,1 year ago
You have my support, good luck.
6 points,1 year ago
Glad to be included in this, and I'm sure it'll be a great event. I've noticed that this has really opened up opportunities to reach out to journalists and get Dash some extra coverage. It's also been a great opportunity to partner with Cointelegraph and start getting that coverage train going, and I can't wait to see what comes of their reporting at the event, among other media partners.
6 points,1 year ago
Looking forward to see you there! Let's DASH!
6 points,1 year ago
We are really looking forward to this. Overcoming the hurdles of communication and collaboration during the Co-Working day will benefit all of us. We are happy to be part of the organizer team and hope this proposal will succeed.
3 points,1 year ago
That's the spirit! Thank you for your invaluable work and support on the ground. You guys kickstarted the organized german speaking Dash community.
1 point,1 year ago
Although Dash Latam is mentioned, we are not a part of this proposal in any way, shape or form, nor were we consulted in its creation. We are sending 2 representatives from our Madrid team on our own dime. Best wishes.
-6 points,1 year ago
Seems like a dach / dash news party renamed to dash convention.

But reasonable ask.
4 points,1 year ago
It would be good to have you there (I can't make it). Especially since you have had questions about certain DFOs. Meeting people face to face and asking tough questions would benefit everyone. I think you said you visited Dash LatAm on your own too :)
-3 points,1 year ago
I did indeed