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Proposal “DashStarterKitPhilippines“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Starter Kit - Philippines
One-time payment: 122 DASH (42802 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-03-19 / 2018-04-18 (added on 2018-03-10)
Final voting deadline: in 12 days
Votes: 142 Yes / 41 No / 12 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 375 Yes votes to become funded.
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1 point,3 days ago
I like this version a lot better. Voting yes.

0 points,3 days ago
An open letter to Masternode Owners

I’m writing to you and the community as a whole. I understand that many of you bought into Dash because you see it as a potential winner in the crypto space and that you can earn a steady income from running a node. The budget system is great, only as a business person, you don’t see the value of some of the apparently wasteful things that have been supported in the past, and you are going to do your darndest to put a stop to it! I appreciate that. Many of the things Dash has done don’t make economic sense. I keep hearing about the Rate of Income, and that we’re not seeing sufficient returns on some of the proposals. Unfortunately, I don’t think you understand what you signed on for. Please let me explain.

The cryptocurrency movement started by the unknown Satoshi Nakamoto, is a declaration of war against the incumbent banking system. There is no sweeter way of saying it. Of course nobody wants actual war, or any type of violence, however the incumbent system has utterly failed the people of the world in so many ways, and are undoubtedly the cause and source of all the wars around the world; the proof of which would be far too long a book to write here. This war can only be won Gandhi style, Martin Luther King Jr. style. We must win the hearts and minds of the world. We must grab as big a foothold in countries who have been decimated by bad governments and bankers. What you signed on for here is not a “business” that runs a balance sheet and must show profit. You signed on to a war.

If you have not noticed yet, The IMF’s Christine Lagarde had declared the need to “control cryptocurrencies”. The good news is that they can not, ultimately, control them. They can however block fiat access which would be a huge slowdown in adoption. You see, when Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, he knew he already won the war. However, there are still battles to go through. They will not change the ultimate outcome, but they can cause a LOT of misery; probably even death, as it’s obvious that those in power will do anything to keep it. It does NOT have to go this way if we play the game of Chess well. They’re on the defense. Lets keep them there!

So what do we need to get us through these battles as unscathed and solid as possible? We need two things. We need to win hearts and minds of the people of the world and we need to get footholds in large areas where people use cryptos in daily life, not fiat. For this, Dash is the best tool, but the crypto community as a whole needs to band together to make this work! And because of our budget, Dash is in the best position to lead this charge.

If you have not noticed, the media is fully controlled by the governments today. There is no more freedom of the press anymore, except for small independent groups and individuals. Today’s mainstream media is pulled by the very same strings; not left, not right, none of that is even real. Who in America that isn’t brainwashed or mentally ill, really hates blacks, whites, browns yellows and purples? You really think “white” people care what color skin another person has? I’ll tell you, not any more than a black or brown or purple person is likely to hate a white or other color person. No, it’s a tool to divide and conquer. Birth control, abortion, wages, race; it’s all fodder to keep the people incensed and impudent. Nothing changes no matter who is in charge.

By supporting projects like The Free Thought Project, Ben Swann, and the crypto show (and their humanitarian aid arm) and more, we develop a relationship and allies. Our funding can empower free media, and in return we can expect that they will tell the truth about crypto. This is the absolutely best way to win hearts and minds in my opinion because even the most average of humans in the United States feels manipulated and that something isn’t right in the media, even if they can’t put their finger on it. If we can increase the reach of Truth in Media or any other such project, it will be the best tool we can hope for in this war.

Also, the importance of what we do in Venezuela and other South American countries, plus what we do for many countries in Africa cannot be under estimated. These are Dash’s and crypto’s foot holds. There is so much potential in Africa and South America, and digital currencies will free that potential. If you don’t know by now, you should know that it is corrupt banking or lack thereof that keeps the people in these parts of the world from participating economically in the world. If we get a real economy working in these parts of the world, these countries or areas have no debt, no love of western banking. They will be whole heartedly crypto. And nobody will be able to change that.

Either we win, or we drag this out forever, until the corrupt institutions of the world find a way to co-opt everything the crypto community have been trying to build. We look at the bottom line for what Ben Swann’s rate of return cost per click was, or we back media because it represents freedom as does cryptocurrency. We build a trust relationship with hard working young people in Africa, who are grass rooting their country and soon catapulting it to the top of the food chain, or we leave them and their potential high and dry because pictures aren’t enough proof, there “could” be waste in how they are functioning, or god forbit they “take us” for a dash or two. I don’t even think they’d ever even do that, they’re full of so much zest for building an economy in their homeland, but the narrow-minded fear we seem to have is starting to become irrational.

If you haven’t guessed by now, this letter to you, the Dash community is a request to support and vote for all the African, Venezuelan, Benn Swann, Truth in Media proposals because we NEED these people to win! Thank you so much for reading this and I apologize for posting this everywhere, but that is my intention.
1 point,5 days ago
The Philippines is an excellent location for DASH. The reason is that many Filipinos leave their country and work oversees e.g. as maid services in countries like Singapore, and Hong Kong. They often earn low wages. They also then need to make remittances back to their home country and often by high remittance fees to do so because they do not have a bank account in the country in which they are working. It would be very good if the team behind this proposal could think about how they address the remittance market for oversees workers like maids using DASH. It could save them a lot of time, money and their families can receive the money right away. I am voting yes on this proposal. I think the Philippines is an excellent destination for the uptake of DASH for all those people that left their home to work for their families oversees.

Voting YES
1 point,6 days ago
You have my support.
0 points,5 days ago
Thanks qwizzie, we appreciate your support.
1 point,8 days ago
Where are you based? I got one reply from you around the time of your previous proposal and then nothing after numerous attempts to contact you. I live in Manila and have been working on building a Dash business in the Philippines in my spare time. It's pretty difficult given the BSPs current stance. I've presented my Dash business to them to gain endorsement. I was trying to get into contact with you before then.

My Initial feedback to MNO is this. It's all great airdropping Dash to Filipinos but the main problem is that there's no fiat Dash rails. At the moment the only way to really transact between the filipino peso and crypto is through coins.ph which doesn't list Dash. Its much better to do these airdrops when there's already infrastructure set up to support the fiat-Dash rails so that those that have been introduced to Dash already have an easy way to buy more. We want sustained interest.

Criticism of this proposal: Why are you giving them 100 php worth of phone credit? If you've done your research you should know they can use piiko.com or https://en.bitrefill.com/philippines/ to top your phone up directly with Dash. Why aren't you educating about these services and using Dash to directly top their phones up? I use this all the time and its an amazing service.

I would like to meet you directly and talk more about this proposal. It is well intentioned but we need a better plan to make a lasting impact in the Philippines imo.
2 points,8 days ago
Hello, I am based a few hours north of Manila, and my partner is based in the US. I do recall your interest in our past proposal and I am excited to work with others on Dash related projects. Sorry for my late response I was discouraged after the prop passed but the budget was barely over and couldn't fund us, even partially, or refund our network fee. Maybe a meet-up could be started here in the Philippines? I will be monitoring my DM’s through Dash.org/forum if you wish to message me directly(peewee).

We do recognize that there is limited Fiat-Dash rails and vise versa. Our target demographic here, however, would probably not make a large difference if they were all able to purchase Dash(lower income, college students). Our hopes are that the amount of Dash provided will be enough to financially incentivise them to learn about it with the other tools we will provide and little further direction, unless they are actively interested. We hope that they then talk about Dash and can share with their friends and families.

We know there are services that allow you to purchase phone credits with Dash but we wanted to include the phone card so that we will have provided all the tools necessary for them to immediately be able to access the website and download the app. We will be sure to mention that Dash can be used to purchase additional phone plans/loads as well as point them to the merchant section of Dash.org.
0 points,3 days ago
Yes, all for a Dash meetup. When you are ever in Manila next please reach out and we can try and meet up. my handle is "ageless" on the discord channel. If im not travelling, I'll be here.

Ok, fair points. Sorry if I come across as harsh in my above points.

I would have concerns you're going to fall short this cycle with the demand for budget from other proposals. You probably could have posted this proposal with a lot of costs reduced imo. I'm going to vote yes because I really want us to make a big push in the Philippines. Some strategies I think we should focus on to have significant impact are:

Grow community, connect with coins.ph and put pressure on them to integrate Dash
Connect Core to Smart/Globe in some way. For example, everytime I land in the Philippines I always get a free sim. Something like giving away bits of Dash with the sim so you can top up could be a good project, etc.
Dash ATMs (waiting on BSP)
1 point,8 days ago
@12god, I'll be waiting to see your reply to @ageless before I comment further or vote.
1 point,8 days ago
It looks like you've prepared well for this. I would be thrilled to see a hundred or more Dash distributed to the people of the Philipines.

You've requested enough Dash to give away to 2000 people. Is your plan to simply continue the give aways until you run out of Dash, and then submit a new proposal to do more?

It says you will conduct the giveaways at several college locations. Is your plan to only give away on a certain preset calendar of dates, and if you have not given away all the Dash then you have a Dash surplus? Or is your plan to do enough dates and locations until you have run out of Dash?
1 point,8 days ago
Thank you for your comment, great questions!

Yes, our plan is to continue the give away until we run out of Dash, especially in the case of an increased valuation of Dash.
Yes, we have many Colleges that we would like to include, on preset dates, in the give away. We will be limiting the number of Starter kits per location based on the amount of kits that can be purchased. If the price of Dash rises we will continue to produce kits and visit new locations.

As far as future proposals, we have lots of other ideas but if this is as successful as we hope, we will definitely consider doing future giveaways.