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Proposal “DashRed-Apr01-Jul31“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash.red Continued Support: April 1 – July 31, 2018
Monthly amount: 44 DASH (15474 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (4 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-03-19 / 2018-07-16 (added on 2018-03-13)
Final voting deadline: in 12 days
Votes: 169 Yes / 17 No / 5 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 324 Yes votes to become funded.
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Proposal description

Amount requested: 44 Dash per month, 4 months

Dash.red team members: Edward Stoever, Paula Stoever, Davi Oliveira (Brazil).

This proposal requests four months of continued support. The Dash.red project focuses on promoting Dash to people in Latin America. Dash.red gives Dash in small quantities to thousands of people every day. We have taken effective steps to ensure that each transaction completed through the Dash.red website per day is to a different person.  Important links:
Our website: https://dash.red/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/dashred
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dash_red_games
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/dash.red.games/
Pre-proposal Thread: https://goo.gl/mr7yvV

We have created a special web page for the MNO community that displays up to the minute statistics from the dash.red website. This page can be used to verify Dash.red transparency: https://dash.red/dash-red-real-time-mno-report/

How we have performed over the past four months:
  Dash.red has achieved its 100,000th transaction!
  Currently, Dash.red is completing over 1600 transactions per day and is growing quickly, particularly with new members from Venezuela.
  We have completed the following social media promotions:
     Pick a card
     Pick a card Brazil (Davi's channel)
     Video contest
     Facebook meme contest
     x + Y = ???
     Dash me $5 (worldwide, Venezuela, Brazil, Bulgaria)
     Where are we? (Fuerte de San Diego, Acapulco)
     How many duffs for $20 USD
  We had additional funds so we extended our last proposal out one month
  Our web servers were attacked in December and January. We created the program of account verification by YouTube video. It has allowed us to continue with great success. This challenge has delayed the creation of the Dash.red certificates.
  We turned a very negative situation completely around! We had to block Venezuela Ips because of the attacks, but with the new program of verification by video we no longer need to do this. Negativity has disappeared from our comments on YouTube and Facebook! The total time that Venezuela was blocked was 15 days.
  We have met our goals for creating BLOG content
  We have met our goals for meetups in Colombia
  We have met our goals for attending the following events:
  Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain conference
  Regular MNO reports via YouTube documenting our challenges and accomplishments 
  Frequent   reports targeted to the Dash Community via Twitter

Our goals for the next 4 months:
  Reach 6000 YouTube verified accounts (currently we have 4000)
  Reach 2500 transactions per day from the website 
  A meetup in Cali, Colombia
  A meetup in Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia, Colombia
  A meetup in Medellin 
  Attend Porcfest in New Hampshire http://porcfest.com/
  Attend Cripto Latin Fest in Bogota http://criptolatinfest.com
  Integrate our forms into our wordpress theme
  Create a method to pay social media promotions through the website so we can keep better track of the accounting of all payouts
  Create a secure method to allow members to withdraw more than the current limit of the website. 
  Dash.red certificates
  Continued games in Social media
  Requiring players of our Social media games to register their game play through forms on the website, increasing security and interaction with players

We create a regular video report that we publish on YouTube for the MNO community. Our latest MNO Report:

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,6 hours ago
Incredible project you are working on. I had no idea that your work was directly responsible for about 25% of our daily transaction count. Obvious yes. Good luck!
0 points,3 hours ago
Thank you very much!!!! I have mentioned in past proposals that part of the benefit of Dash.red is to reduce the average transaction amount on the blockchain. Awesome that you noticed it is working! :)
0 points,6 hours ago
Awesome proposal!
0 points,3 days ago
Voting yes.
0 points,2 days ago
Thank you! :)
0 points,3 days ago
I love your enthusiasm and initiative with this proposal and find it to be a cost-effective way to bring in and engage with new Dash users.

Suggestions / Questions:
1) The dash.red website needs increased stability and speed. I have been able to access it in the past, but as of right now it seems to be running very slowly / inconsistently. Please allocate the appropriate funds and time to get it fixed.

2) Can friends easily invite other friends to play games with them? Would a referral program make sense? Perhaps a bonus if friends play a game together.

3) Please make it easier for users to share via social media platforms / email / text their Dash winnings with their friends.

4) Nitpick: the term duffs is used throughout the website but never is defined. Most users don't know what a duff is in relation to Dash. Please clarify somehow.
0 points,3 days ago
1) increased stability and speed: The servers are peaked out at top CPU available by our provider. Top hours of the day are from 4:00pm to midnight Eastern time. I can determine the speed overall to all users by watching CPU and number of apache processes. There are no problems with bandwidth. The next time I want to upgrade to more powerful servers, I will likely have to move to a different datacenter, and unfortunately it will likely be in Germany instead of North America. I prefer to avoid this, but it may happen. If you ever cannot reach dash.red, make sure you are not using a VPN, as the IP address may be blocked.

2) We had a referral program in the very beginning and people abused it by creating fake accounts. We are growing as fast as we can handle right now anyway. I am approving about 100 accounts via videos per day.

3) Making it easier for people to share via social media. This idea I will explore.

4) duffs: yes - I want to do more educational videos, and this is a good term to discuss in a video.

Thank you for your suggestions and questions!
0 points,3 days ago
Once we increase the number of real users of Dash by an order of magnitude, the Dash price will do fine. This is not a battle we will win in 2 or 3 three months. Keep slugging away! Voting yes.

0 points,3 days ago
Thank you solarguy!
0 points,3 days ago
We are spending a lot of money in Latin America but the Dash price just keeps falling.
0 points,3 days ago
Dash.red will help to get Dash in the hands of lots and lots of people. It will have an effect in the years to come. I believe that people will remember Dash as their first and best cryptocurrency thanks to Dash.red.
The short-term price of Dash is not the focus of Dash.red.
Thank you for your comment @DashRiprock!
1 point,4 days ago
Great work as always, keep it up!
0 points,4 days ago
Thank you!