Proposal “DashRadar-development“ (Completed)Back

Title:DashRadar development
Owner:Antti-Kaikkonen
One-time payment: 21 DASH (10248 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 21 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-01-17 / 2018-02-16 (added on 2018-01-03)
Votes: 606 Yes / 37 No / 26 Abstain

Proposal description

The goal of this proposal is to fund the development and hosting of DashRadar, which is aiming to provide a comprehensive set of online tools for accessing, visualizing and analyzing the dash blockchain.

Current tools of dashradar.com include an interactive transaction graph visualizer, a collection of interactive charts and a data explorer where users can execute cypher queries against a neo4j graph database containing the dash blockchain.

Deliverables
  • A new block explorer module to DashRadar
  • Improving the existing code base and releasing the code as open source
Schedule
3 months (January, February and March).

Budget
Proposal fee reimbursement: 5 Dash

Development: 15 Dash total

Hosting: 1 Dash. Should last for at least 5 months.

Total: 21 Dash

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,2 months ago
Voted NO. I take issue with Dash paying for development not exclusive to Dash (yes...arguments either way here as per this thread)
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1 point,3 months ago
That's what I'm talking about!! Dash-funded open-source development. Instant yes.
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0 points,3 months ago
OPEN SOURCE means no advantage for Dash vs other cryptocurrencies who already look to Dash to C&P.
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4 points,3 months ago
I find it problematic that Dash pays for a product that everyone can just take and copy in the end. An employer does not hire an engineer for 100k a year to design a car and then give out the blueprints to everyone for free either. This website does not *have* to be opensourced, because no trustlessness is required for it to run like a blockchain handing people's money. Can you please speak to that?
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0 points,3 months ago
MNO, Sydney, Australia. I agree. Dash is paying for solutions others can simply copy and paste. I have an issue with this too for the same obvious reasons.
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3 points,3 months ago
Hi Macrochip and thanks for asking this question.

Can you name the disadvantages of other projects copying the project? I can only think of positive sides about open sourcing the code:

1) Even if other projects copy the project they might end up contributing improvements to our code
2) If it becomes popular then more people are likely find out that it was funded by the Dash DAO, which could give them a positive impression of Dash.
3) If we want to hire more people in the future, then it will be easier to do so especially if the applicant is already contributing.
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1 point,3 months ago
Thanks for the reply.

The disadvantage is easily explained: You're helping the competition and have Dash pay for it.

People do not realize the value of something that is given to them for free, so the positive publicity towards Dash that you've mentioned is purely imaginary. The end product is available to all and nobody cares whether it was paid for by Dash or not. If it's up for grabs, it's being taken, no gratitude whatsoever. That's just a fact of life.

Now if it was to be opensourced at a later date with much publicity about it and pushing Dash as the financer on top of every headline? That I could live with.
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0 points,3 months ago
I understand your concern but I still think that the pros outweigh the cons. In my opinion it isn't necessarily bad for Dash if other coins benefit from the project because it's not like this website is a a major competitive advantage.
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1 point,3 months ago
Yes!
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-1 point,3 months ago
Hi Macrochip and thanks for asking this question.

Can you name the disadvantages of other projects copying the project? I can only think of positive sides about open sourcing the code:

1) Even if other projects copy the project they might end up contributing improvements to our code
2) If it becomes popular then more people are likely find out that it was funded by the Dash DAO, which could give them a positive impression of Dash.
3) If we want to hire more people in the future, then it will be easier to do so especially if the applicant is already contributing.
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-1 point,3 months ago
Pasted this answer in the wrong place. Please dislike the comment above. (can't delete it)
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1 point,3 months ago
Development update: first version of the block explorer released. More info: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/interactive-blockchain-visualization-tool-development-thread.15425/page-2#post-162482
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1 point,3 months ago
Your SSL certificate seems to be expired. Also, the charts page is almost unreadable with the dark grey background.

But other than that, it looks pretty good.
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0 points,3 months ago
In the recent update I made some visual improvements to the charts page based on your feedback: https://dashradar.com/charts
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0 points,3 months ago
Thank you for the notification and feedback. I just renewed the certificate and I think you are right about the background color issue.
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1 point,3 months ago
Nice tool for us the have. you have the support of Brazil Community.
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1 point,3 months ago
I'm impressed by the tools you build so far, you have my support.
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1 point,3 months ago
bien buena idea cuentas con nuestro voto
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1 point,3 months ago
Sounds Like a great idea, got my vote.
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2 points,3 months ago
great proposal and acceptable budget!
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0 points,3 months ago
Do you have a github profile to share?
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0 points,3 months ago
Nothing interesting to see in my old profile. Just created a fresh profile with my real name: https://github.com/Antti-Kaikkonen.
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1 point,3 months ago
Yes of course, good luck.
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1 point,3 months ago
Will the code become opensource ?
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0 points,3 months ago
Yes (it's written in bold in the proposal). I will do some code refactoring first to make it more readable and easier to maintain. I will publish the code in GitHub most likely in February but no later than March.
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0 points,3 months ago
HI Antii. Good luck with the project. Is it written in c++?
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0 points,3 months ago
Thanks mshepstone! It's written mostly in TypeScript using Angular. One component that imports data from the Dash Core client to the neo4j graph database is written in Java.
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