Proposal “DashTextContinuedDevelopment“ (Completed)Back

Title:Dash Text Continued Development - Full Launch of Distributed Charity Program - Tx Tracker - Service in more countries - New POS and Remittance Integrations - Renewed Website
Owner:LorenzoReyC
Monthly amount: 81 DASH (7348 USD)
Completed payments: 2 totaling in 162 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-06-16 / 2019-08-15 (added on 2019-06-11)
Votes: 837 Yes / 94 No / 4 Abstain

Proposal description

UPDATES!
1- Dash Text now has a built in POS inside Telegram! with the QR Command! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRZUdRA4564

2- QR.CR and SPARK POS already integrated! Cryptobuyer and Anypay coming soon, help us get Dash Text integrated into all Dash POS systems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmzwI0Nh4gg&t=1s
3- Dash Text is now available in the US! Number is 607-307-DASH, try it out and give us your feedback!
4- Dash Text public API Page is now live! Check it HERE : api.dashtext.io 
5- We recently added a second school to the Dash Text Distributed Charity Program, the Don Bosco School! (Pictures below)
6- Transaction Tracker in development, below an image with our transaction history
7- Working with Dash Core Group Ernesto Contreras for alligned goals with DCG in Latin America and the world.
8- Preview of charity.dashtext.io , website for the Dash Text Distributed Charity Program.

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https://i.imgur.com/ieclZ8Vl.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/JseMkysm.jpg      https://i.imgur.com/ulWaFKnm.jpg

  • What does this specific proposal fund?
        This proposal funds Dash Text’s ongoing costs - including all developers, administrative staff, business development, providers, and       other costs.

  • Distributed Charity Pilot results:
        The pilot of the Dash Text Charity Program was a total success, current statistics:

        -50 Tx per day per school
        -2 total schools in the pilot
        -2000+ transactions to buy food
        -4000+ Empanadas and other breakfast meals
        -2000+ beverages

     Visit https://dashtext.io/charityprogram/ to contribute!
     Full Donation portal will be at charity.dashtext.io


  • Deliverables of this proposal:
     
        -FULL LAUNCH - Dash Text Distributed Charity Program
        -Expansion to new countries: USA, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and others.
        -Integration with exchanges and other platforms for payments and remittances.
        -Full public API page.
        -Transaction Tracker
        -New commands and features.
        -Revamped website with new functionality
 
  • Cost Breakdown:
     Budget requested per month (DASH Rate = 151 USD/DASH)

     Website New Design and Update:            1000 USD ------- 6.6 Dash
     Team Compensation (10 people) :            8000 USD ------- 53 Dash
     Marketing and Multimedia:                       1000 USD ------- 6.6 Dash
     Providers and other expenses:                 1800 USD ------ 11.9 Dash
     Proposal fee refund:                                                               2.5 Dash 

     Total cost per month:                              11,800 USD ------ 80.6 Dash

     PROPOSAL DOCUMENT can be found here: Dash Text Proposal

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,1 month ago
Dash Watch July 25th 2019 Report on
Dash Text Continued Development by LorenzoReyC
https://beta.dashwatch.org/r/JUL19/dashtextcontinueddevelopment
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0 points,1 month ago
Thank you Dashwatch team!

Best,
Lorenzo
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1 point,2 months ago
DashText benefits the informal economy most

Useful reference on informal economy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informal_economy

South American countries and some Asian countries have the largest informal economies in the world. See this reference:

https://www.as-coa.org/articles/weekly-chart-latin-americas-informal-economy

Some examples of total labour country's labour force that is in the informal economy: Colombia 54.5%, Guatemala - 73%, Brazil 36.5% and some Asian countries with even higher values e.g. India at 80% .

These people are without banking services and outside of the normal economic and tax systems.

With DashText the unbanked now have access to their own cashless payment system without the need for the internet or even a smartphone.

I believe Dash needs to focus first on the people and businesses that need DASH most. Use cases where DASH solves real problems the current banking system cannot solve. Then we build out from there. That is how "mass adoption" will occur. By solving real problems for people and businesses with innovations like this and building out from that.

Voting yes
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1 point,2 months ago
Hello DeepBlue! That is exactly the case and was our motivation to come up with this Innovative solution.

Thank you so much for your support!

Best,
Lorenzo
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0 points,2 months ago
Dash Watch June 25th 2019 Report on
Dash Text + Distributed Charity by LorenzoReyC
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/JUN19/DASHTEXT-DISTRIBUTED-CHARITY-REMITTANCES
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1 point,2 months ago
Thank you Dash Watch Team!

Best,
Lorenzo
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-3 points,2 months ago
Which people of your team were involved in the embezzlement scheme that happened only three months ago at Dash Venezuela ?

Masternode owner made very bad experiences with Dash Venezuela ranging from lies, empty promises, never complying with set goals to outright fraud, theft, document forgery and embezzlement.

Please focus in your proposals on how you to avoid scandals in the future and don't just come up with hopium for masternode owners that never, never materializes...

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1 point,2 months ago
Voted yes. Heard this app was used during Venezuelan power outages.
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2 points,2 months ago
Hello 3d1409ae! That is true! Dash Text was extremely useful during the power outages, and on top of it we ran a refill campaign and were able to top up thousands of people's phone numbers using Dash Text so that they could call and text their family members to see if they were ok. We are very happy we could help so many people.

Thank you so much for your support!
Lorenzo
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-6 points,2 months ago
Dream on. The power outages are getting ever worse. In many areas (like in Zulia) there is more time when they are Without power than with it. That means that the internet doesn''t work either for the most part. Simple conclusion: No power, no crypto use, no text messages.

It is all a big illusion !

We are just wasting our time and money here.
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1 point,2 months ago
Mobile networks can function without power for a prolonged time. All the mobile towers have some sort of power backups.
Also, SMS is one of the basic mobile services, which will continue to function even when the mobile data does not
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4 points,2 months ago
How do you explain this video?
Using Dash Text during massive Blackout in Venezuela (March 9th, 2019. 2:27pm)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MzX1U_65HM
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1 point,2 months ago
Definite yes from me! Just tested this and it works great! Now I can use my Windows phone to send and receive Dash. Yes, I use a Windows phone... Don't judge.))
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1 point,2 months ago
Thank you so much for the support nerdmoney, I had a Windows phone myself a few years back, brings the memories, so happy you're able to use Dash in it with Dash Text!

Best,
Lorenzo
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3 points,2 months ago
For anyone who is wondering who/how this works, check out Mark Mason's interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hPSDo2MTWU and know this works due to Block Cypher's API. That's where the security comes in.

I get that people like Ariana, and probably everyone, doesn't want to support the corrupt government of Venezuela. However, this project is a catalyst to undermine such governments, not support them. The people can't fight against the brute force of this government. Their choice is to fight and die, and have their families killed, or undermine those in power, or in other words, thrive outside the government's controls - black markets. This government can survive as long as someone is willing to pay for oil, that means a long long time. Throwing their bodies into a death pile isn't going to help. Dash text just might.

The reason Dash is less likely to fall into the hands of thugs is simply because those thugs would have to be on the ground, threatening one person at a time for their passphrase, etc... doable, just like taking their wallet, but not efficient large scale. And it's easily hidden from government intrusion/taxing in a "black market" which all crashed economic systems have to survive.

Anyway, I think this is one of the best uses of Dash funds, as this will be useful in all developing nations with a population of cell phone users (just not all smart phone users) and I can see this growing exponentially everywhere. It's so awesome that people can use it in the USA now, think of how easy it is to remit funds to your family with no 3rd party help, when Dash is accepted in Columbia and especially Venezuela. No need to convert those funds! It's beautiful!
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1 point,2 months ago
Hello TanteStefana, that is an old video oh how we used to work, we no longer depend on blockchain providers like blockcypher, sadly their APIs broke a few months back and we had to do complete re-engineering of the platform since we couldn't find an alternative reliable provider. We are fully independant now in terms of blockchain development, full PHP Code and we run our own Dash nodes on Linux servers we control, I explain some of this in my recent chat with Rodrigo from Dash Brazil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AlzsaK9Aj4&t=2s

Regarding your other comments I completely agree with everything else you said, and we're very thankful for your support!

Sincerely,
Lorenzo
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-2 points,3 months ago
DAO funds are supposed to promote Dash as a currency on its way to a widespread payment solution. In this proposal the DAO is being converted into a milk cow for problems caused by chavista politicians - and supported by a big part of the Venezuelan socialist society.

The problem with "charity" programs in this staunch socialist and ruined country is that the funds immediately end up in the hands of the ruling class which are the gangs and black market thugs with party ties that control the run-down economy.

The corrupt government of Venezuela takes place on all levels - and in everyday life. This proposal sounds more like a stabilization program for a nasty regime in this failed state. We don't wanna finance regime stabilization in a dictatorship where thousands of people are locked up in jail for speaking out the truth.

The Venezuelan mentality has to get away from living of other people's hand-outs !

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3 points,3 months ago
Hello Ariana, Dash Text is a software platform that allows people to use Dash via SMS, that is what we do, and that is exactly and literally what you described, a system to promote Dash as a currency on its way to a widespread payment solution.

I want to clarify this because you're not the first person to conflate this proposal as a charity proposal, it is not. We are a software platform already present in 3 countries via SMS with more to be added soon, and also available on Telegram on more and more countries, we have integrations for remittances and easier person to person sending with just phone numbers instead of long addresses.

The charity program is (in the eyes of many, me included) a clever way to allow people who want to donate to do it effectively and with transparency, and it helps the adoption of Dash as well. I completely respect it if you have a different opinion regarding humanitarian help to Venezuela or regarding charity in general, but I just want to clarify that voting for this proposal is not voting for a charity. Distributed charity just happens to be something that our platform is useful for and many people like the idea. We respect those who disagree and donations come from individuals who want to donate out of their own will.

With that said, if you think it is a net positive for Dash to have a platform that allows people without a smartphone or reliable internet connectivity to use Dash, then we hope we can get your support, thank you very much for taking time to comment on our proposal.

Best,
Lorenzo
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-3 points,3 months ago
Two things:

1) Where are you based ?
From which country are you operating out of ?

2) The concept of charity payments sounds very much of a few transactions here and there, but nothing that increases the Dash use significantly. Do you have numbers and projections how many additonal TXs you will be generating with this project ?

Thank you.
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4 points,3 months ago
Hello Ariana!

1) We are based in Venezuela, all members of our team currently live and operate here.

2) Members of the charity program pilot currently make 40-60 Tx per day to buy food in each location, when we get to just 10 locations for example, we are talking about 500+ Tx per day, every single one to buy a meal with Dash, we believe this is very powerful.

Venezuela is currently receiving dozens of millions in humanitarian aid, and several million in different cryptos who are all trying to help Venezuelans in some way. Dash is the only cryptocurrency who is getting real usage from these donations, all other cryptos are sending money for someone here in Venezuela to exchange it for the local currency and buy food, getting zero actual usage of the crypto.

The charity program is still in its pilot stage, for the full launch we hope to make a lot of noise worldwide and later on even allow people to donate different cryptos, which will be instantly converted to dash and evenly distributed to the people.

The Dash Text charity program is the first truly distributed charity in the world, its a super innovative way to change how humanitarian aid is done, making it more transparent and seamless, It generates real use in these communities, and a lot of real transactions everyday.

We hope to get your support!
Best,
Lorenzo
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2 points,3 months ago
You have my full support, voting yes.
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1 point,3 months ago
Thank you so much for your support qwizzie!

Sincerely,
Lorenzo
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3 points,3 months ago
Keep up the good work for Dash. I hope to see the Distributed Charity System be a huge success longterm. Voting yes.
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1 point,3 months ago
Hello RobbyDash01! Thank you so much for your support!

Best,
Lorenzo
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0 points,3 months ago
Majority of your budget is allocated around administration/hr 16000usd to be exact

Im curious to know why it costs so much to maintain and run this program from a human resources prespective.

When clearly the api and or other providers are costing less then 2000usd
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1 point,3 months ago
Hello Realmrhack! We currently have a team of 10 people working on the different aspects of this project and we are delivering results in all fronts, increased transaction numbers, wallet count, innovative features and integrations. We are requesting a monthly Dash amount that we consider to be fair and the net monthly cost of the proposal is still below most other proposals.

We hope to gain your support!
Best,
Lorenzo
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