Proposal “Dash_Embassy_Turkey_Q2_2019“ (Completed)Back

Title:DASH EMBASSY TURKEY Q2 2019 | DASH/TRY pairs on Turkish Exchanges | Remittance between Germany and Turkey | Dash as a method of payment in Gaming economy | Free educational events, lectures, and workshops
Owner:Crypt0mer
Monthly amount: 100 DASH (9097 USD)
Completed payments: 3 totaling in 300 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-04-17 / 2019-07-15 (added on 2019-04-17)
Votes: 798 Yes / 122 No / 24 Abstain

Proposal description


Presentation

Dash Embassy Turkey Q2 - 2019 Proposal
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qlDt6fosxW9xAB95vjo0wYNOGKZYvQorxtCa8fsBngJjHyAOFIpo4b60vb6IlX-OflaO5Phc785XsRZ9Vk4Rm2YNG3NxhZNcwW4CI9tfnrExE2zTWa8BAA0FxP5abBPaAk8Vin3g

First, let us summarize why Turkey craves for an unconfiscatable, censorship resistant, easily transferable, global Digital Cash.

Why should the Network fund a Dash Embassy in Turkey?


High Inflation, High Interest Rate, and Devaluation of the Turkish Lira:

Turkey faced waves of legitimate economic crises throughout its years, and it is facing a new one lately ranging from the devaluation of its currency to high inflation and interest rates forcing the country into stagflation. Unfortunately, there has been no monetary and economic stability for over 5 years; The Turkish Lira is constantly losing its value, and people are seeking alternatives.

USD/TRY pair:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Ojj0rVssCUQBSFuRfJZcpjqST58LcW1Z2BErXCYT3h-b2z7pVvhW8D1FTgCSyzwXyNi48wfGCQNGTguKj3ir4TmihMo-1Hu8zsKlYL0gNAXA07XHStb2Ay2RJVgW-b-ATAZj5kBC
USDTRY Link: https://tradingeconomics.com/turkey/currency

Inflation Rate by percentage:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/TSh6if8TV_cPg2ABvvo07NYXIQozY4GvagTF-RFktLhmSeYRT5sZOy2f409my4ylTngj8_1tQz_qxvXeWw7KtjXn62oYpSvxITSdWoLU_cejsJ3dW49cH9tkjLnl8hU7KKW9TYUT
Stats Link: https://tradingeconomics.com/turkey/inflation-cpi
Crypto Potential:

According to ING: https://think.ing.com/uploads/reports/ING_International_Survey_Mobile_Banking_2018.pdf

18% of the Turkish population (14.4 million people) own cryptocurrencies
45% of the Turkish population (36 million people) expect to own cryptocurrencies in the future.
53% of the Turkish population (42.4 million people) believe cryptocurrencies are the future of spending online

Population:

Turkey plays a critical role as a transcontinental Eurasian country that stretches across Southeastern Europe and Western Asia.
The country holds a population of 82 million, and 50% of this number is under the age of 30 (https://www.indexmundi.com/turkey/age_structure.html). This young generation of 40 million is born in Turkey’s digital era; therefore, they instinctively use and prefer digital payment methods for their day-to-day transactions.

Remittance:

Turks make up one of the largest minorities in Germany with more than 4 million people. According to a report by Wirtschaftswoche, a German business magazine, a total of 5.1B Euros were transferred from migrants living in Germany to their families abroad. Based on data obtained from the German Central Bank Deutsche Bundesbank, the Turks make up the majority of these transfers; Approximately, 822M Euros in 2018(https://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/banken/geldtransfers-aus-deutschland-migranten-ueberwiesen-5-1-milliarden-euro-in-ihre-heimatlaender/24182072.html).


What will the DAO get out of this proposal?

Our overall goal is to establish Dash as a safe harbor for the Turkish population and increase the adoption of Dash as a means of payment in our country.

Business Development:

We want to increase the number of FIAT on and off ramps (Exchanges) and make Dash available for Lira purchases. Together with Dash Embassy D-A-CH we had first talks with https://www.paribu.com/ and https://www.btcturk.com/ and will take over those leads completely as soon as we get funded.

Integrations:

Due to our demographics (https://www.indexmundi.com/turkey/age_structure.html) we know that most of these young people are into gaming. The gaming industry's revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate of 6.1%, resulting in a market volume of $371M by 2023.

User penetration is at 19.6% in 2019 and is expected to hit 30.9% by 2023 (https://www.statista.com/outlook/203/113/video-games/turkey). This target group is already familiar with digital payments and alternative money such as in-game currencies. This is why we decided to focus on the gaming industry in the beginning stages as the first tile in a row of dominoes. We believe they will be the first adopters of DASH.

Events

We plan to organize several free Turkish Coffee & DASH meetups on highly populated venues like i.e. Shopping malls, Starbucks, Hotels. We will be introducing DASH as an unconfiscatable, censorship resistant, easily transferable, global Digital Cash.

In addition, we will organize free educational workshops at universities and high schools. We will have a presentation in Turkish inspired by the Dash Meetup presentation on https://docs.dash.org/en/stable/marketing.html and contribute it to the network, so every Turkish native speaker can download and use it.

In the future we will try to arrange sponsorships for e-Sports Teams & Events. You might see an additional proposal for that in the upcoming months.

Website

We will use a copy of the https://www.dash-embassy.org/en/ website like the team from Dash Embassy Thailand did. We will translate it into Turkish, localize it, and make some region specific changes and publish it right on this website: http://dashturk.org/

Social Media

We will share content from DashNews (https://dashnews.org/) and translate posts of https://blog.dash.org/ and publish them on our website http://blog.dashturk.org/ along with our Social Media Channels:
Remittance

As explained above the remittance market between Turkey and Germany is one of the most vital in Europe. Together with Dash Embassy D-A-CH we will try to advertise Dash as the #1 solution for remittance between Turkey and Germany by organizing educational events with Turkish organizations in Germany like http://www.tdz-berlin.de/, https://tghamburg.de/. In these events, we will demonstrate step-by-step how easy and instant the process is to use Dash compared to other methods.

International DAO-Collaboration

To reach our goals in the most efficient way we aim to become a member of PR connectory and BizDev connectory to collaborate with other POs and DFOs all around the globe.

Team

Our team includes front runners from different backgrounds that will help speed-up the adoption of Dash in Turkey.
We are ready to devote our youth and do whatever it takes for to this noble cause.

  • Ömer "Omar" Faruk Batan (aka Crypt0mer): https://www.linkedin.com/in/omerfarukbatan/
    • B.S. in B.A. with an emphasis in Finance
    • 9 yrs into trading; Stocks, derivatives (futures contracts), and cryptocurrencies.
    • 3 yrs in Finance & Asset Management
    • 2 yrs of experience in import & export management between; United States-Turkey-China.


  • Said Sürücü: https://www.linkedin.com/in/surucu/
    • Studied International Trade
    • 4 yrs in International Trade/Business.
    • 2 yrs in a startup environment
    • 2 yrs in one of the largest fashion retail companies in Turkey.
    • Negotiated business deals over 21 countries and counting

  • Semih Sancar: https://www.linkedin.com/in/semihsancar/
    • Studied English Literature & Filmmaking
    • Founder of 23 Studios; the first & leading game localization company in Turkey
    • 10 yrs experience in the gaming industry
Contractors: For lectures and meetups we will work with;


Reporting

We will report all of our activities to the team of DashWatch and keep you up to date on DashCentral, DashNexus and on our Social Media Channels.

Budget for Q2 2019

We request 295 Dash for Q2/2019 (98.34 Dash per month) + The proposal fee reimbursment.
With a 30-day SMA (simple-moving-average) price of $110 per Dash from https://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/price-dash-sma30.html#3m on April 15, 2019.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/bRB3baFi651924I-wzWl-lnXpajC5IrlTGxlAzeuoVrloZ5x-9KBwJLpZDFLGPV6VJzQKyy-nOYZIbK7fXFNYdhqQSOhkj7_B9pr-ZU2zZA8S3NC_VzZIMgRggmNySxvE1-iwlKO


Conclusion

With Dash, Turkey will have an option, a door, a red pill, a light in its pitch-black darkness!
With Dash, the Turkish people will be woke enough to realize that they do not need to abide by any rules forced upon them.
With Dash, the Turks will politely opt out of any monopoly, cartel and kleptocratic system they had to tolerate.

Your vote shapes history and has the power to turn hope into reality!
Not just for Turkey but for the entire ecosystem of Dash and its network.

Dash set off to lift dark clouds and bring down blockades to free nations; as Dash Embassy Turkey, we want to be part of this revolution to serve and bring value to humanity.

With your support we will grow our embassy, get to action, and reach goals one by one.

We appreciate your time, interest and consideration.

Teşekkürler! (Thank you!)

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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2 points,2 months ago
The social media accounts for this project are absent of followers and content. There appears to be nothing happening with this project. What has been completed? Photos and videos should be provided.
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0 points,1 month ago
Unfortunately, we had to hire a new social media manager so that caused a lack of posts on our social media channels.

We have great news to share and exciting events coming up!!
Photos, videos, live streams will be provided. Stay tuned!

Please follow us on:
Facebook = facebook.com/dashturkiye
Twitter = twitter.com/dash_turk
Instagram = instagram.com/dash_turk
Telegram = t.me/dashturkey
Discord = discord.gg/Pbvkk8R
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0 points,1 month ago
Tweeting is a task that is too difficult for you to do yourself so you had to hire someone else? What did we just pay 300 Dash for?
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2 points,2 months ago
Any updates?
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0 points,1 month ago
Due to lack of support from major exchanges in Turkey (being stubborn and not listing a DASH/TRY pair on their platform) had an impact on our roadmap, forcing us to postpone our plans such as e-commerce integration and remittance (for now).

Right now, we are focusing on Merchant Integration and building a community within the Gaming Industry where Dash will be utilized as a tipping currency, both from streamers and gamers. The benefit for them: No fees, no commissions, instant, global! Their money stays with them, they won't be robbed.

We'll be attending one of the biggest gaming expos in Turkey very soon!
Please, follow our social media channels and stay in touch!!

I'll also keep you updated, ALWAYS! I apologize for the very late reply.
We appreciate your support, means so much to us!
Please feel free to reach out to me on Discord/Telegram.
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1 point,3 months ago
Dash Watch May 26th 2019 Report on
Dash Embassy Turkey Q2 2019 by Crypt0mer
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/MAY19/dash_embassy_turkey_q2_2019
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3 points,4 months ago
Looking forward to hearing progress/results of your efforts with the gaming industry.

Generally hesitant about "embassy projects" due to the often high cost / ambiguous benefits. But your mention of gaming + youths + e-Sports is what won me over and makes me excited about this proposal. This is the first I have heard a DASH team focusing on this "valuable" market ("gaming" that doesn't mean gambling).

I believe this proposal is valuable if only for what the network can learn from this single purpose. Hoping for your success and hope other teams make the connection and learn from your efforts!
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1 point,3 months ago
We appreciate your support and enthusiasm henrygeorgist!

We are thrilled for the opportunity as well. Yes, Dash needs fresh blood!

We think introducing Dash and utilizing it as a currency in gaming economy is extremely valuable. (Hands down) Dash is the best candidate for the job, and we will turn this dream into reality!!

Again, thanks for your support and kind words.

We will keep you updated as soon as possible!
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1 point,4 months ago
If your proposal does not pass please feel free to join us and participate in the Dash Force meetup and presentation program.

Dash Force Meetup & Presentation Program:
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dashforce-meetup-presentation-program.12802/
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1 point,4 months ago
Friendly reminder to Masternodes: All your votes from last month are cancelled, null and void. Unlike previous months where successful proposals can kind of coast because all their YES vote carry over, this month, THEY DON'T. Please go vote so that we don't leave deserving proposals high and dry. If you are having problems voting, this thread will likely solve your problem, otherwise ask.

https://www.reddit.com/r/dashpay/comments/bi7bk3/1_day_to_go_for_latest_dash_budget_cycle_please/

The clock is ticking.....17 hours. Let's get after it!
solarguy
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1 point,4 months ago
Yes from me, good luck.
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0 points,4 months ago
Thank you very much!
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7 points,4 months ago
While the economic conditions in Turkey are approaching those for which the expansion of Dash is favorable, I've already been vocally opposed to the other embassy projects--and indeed most grassroots efforts at this point--simply because I don't think the cost/benefit ratio for such projects is in our favor given the current market conditions. We have no reason to believe that your efforts will result in anything vastly different than what other similar efforts have accomplished in other regions, and scant funding to go around, so I can't in good conscience support these sorts of projects until our budget increases to ensure we have enough funding to secure projects I believe are much more critical to our ongoing health.

That being said, I think your proposal is very well fleshed out and documented and would be glad to reconsider your team's efforts at such a time as the markets return to a more favorable condition and larger budget.
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1 point,4 months ago
Thanks for the kind words Arthyron!

Turkey is going through so much right now, it's crazy!

Whether you voted yes/no we really appreciate your support and it means so much to us!
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3 points,5 months ago
Good. That's a market niche. Voting yes.
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0 points,5 months ago
Thanks Ariana, we really appreciate your support!
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2 points,5 months ago
Good luck, Omar. I really wish you all the best!
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0 points,5 months ago
Thank you Jan, I wish the best for both our proposals!
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