Proposal “Dash_Thailand_Q3_2019“ (Completed)Back

Title:Dash Thailand Q3 2019 - Healthy Ecosystem, Merchant Support, Marketing, Tourism,
Owner:Dash-Thailand
Monthly amount: 131 DASH (11887 USD)
Completed payments: 3 totaling in 393 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-06-16 / 2019-09-14 (added on 2019-06-06)
Votes: 786 Yes / 106 No / 24 Abstain

Proposal description



Dear Masternodes,

As you certainly know already, the Dash Thailand team established a working Dash ecosystem in Thailand over the past 8 months which has received a lot of attention and great feedback globally. Thailand has evolved to an important region of Dash payments for locals, expats and especially tourists.

After successfully establishing this ecosystem, our focus remains on maintaining, further developing the existing ecosystem, increasing Dash transactions and volume through merchant support, consumer activation and on partnerships with large businesses in Thailand.

Examples of initiated partnerships:


  • Instant fiat settlement around the world (Winstantpay) - this partnerships enables us to build great use cases for bigger merchants that require immediate and compliant exchange to fiat.
  • Dash on up to 2m Crypto debit cards in Korea (Blucon),
  • Dash loans and Masternode investments (Celsius),
  • Dash mobile top ups in over 140 countries (Mobiletopup),
  • Outreach to over 50 exchanges that do not accept Dash yet (e.g. Dash recently listed on BigONE, other soon to follow)

Media exposure:

Our activities have reached far over 2m people through our global media activities, e.g.:


Conference partnerships:

We are very active on conferences as speaker and community partners. We have established many free partnerships with conferences in Asia, reaching over 50k people.

  • Blockchain Life
  • Block Live Asia (Panel Discussion with Roger Ver)
  • CoinAdvice Conference
  • Blockchain Summit
  • Global Supply Chain Forum
  • Secure Bangkok – Silver Bullet Security
  • 35C3 Chaos Computer Club Conference
  • Bangkok Blockchain Conference
  • ASEAN Digital Summit 5.0

With all these activities, we are on the best way to now scale our efforts and leverage multiplication effect through existing and new partnerships with large merchants by 2020.

Q3 Strategy

Of course, businesses are an ever moving and changing ecosystem. We are, therefore, strengthening our Dash Thailand merchant support to ensure a great Dash experience for our merchants and customers in the long term. Especially increasing staff training through ongoing after sales support has been proven as crucial.

We continue focusing on the tourism and hospitality industry, providing a great market opportunity for Dash. With an
annual growth of 4 % (Bangkok Post) and a volume of 2.01 trillion Thai Baht (Kasikorn Bank Thailand) or 64,000,000+ USD in the last year with almost 40 million visitors arriving the kingdom, Thailand is one of the world’s top travel destinations. At the same time, crypto tourism is increasing as more and more people travel and work remotely and, at the same time, and the number of crypto wallets keeps increasing. Read more in this Investopedia article where Thailand gets a special mention https://www.investopedia.com/tech/what-cryptotourism/

An example of a happy Dash customer spending Dash in his vacation in Thailand here.
With the big tourist industry in mind, Thailand being in the top five of the digital nomad list and Thailand ranking second in the global crypto ownership due to the Global Digital Report 2019, our goal is to motivate as many tourists and locals as possible for crypto payments.

To enhance our visibility, we have started to create engaging videos of our merchants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsFQxjwSv4E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db5ugH9l3QM&t=11s

With this strategy we want to drive Dash exposure on social media beyond the crypto community. Moreover, these videos provide extra value for our merchants.

As for our merchant acquisition strategy, we will keep a rather systematic approach on how we reach out to which merchant. We are still generating leads from prominent platforms such as food delivery service Foodpanda. As they charge a high fee to use their service, we reach out to them with a better value proposition: an essentially zero fee payment solution and the option to promote their services within our social media groups as well as on the global Dash merchant maps.

Hosting our meetups at the merchant locations has also proven to be a great way of engaging the community, while offering them a great time with good drinks and food. At the same time, our merchants become very happy Dash merchants as we are actively driving their business.

Last but not least, we have reached out to our community members to tell us which merchants they want us to approach. This way, we want to further engage our community and ensure that our merchants receive constant transactions. Just imagine that all your favorite stores accept Dash. In fact, the Anypay map and statistics keeps showing these results, as we can prove that most of our merchants are frequently visited by the Dash community.

As always, we believe that strategies have to constantly be adopted and that it is highly valuable to learn from each others best practices. Please let us know your ideas and feedback! We are looking forward for your support.

Budget

We are able to reduce our Dash budget as the markets have taken the right direction in the last couple of months.

Please find budget details here

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0 points,1 month ago
Dash Thailands project Dash NEXT has listed Dash vs BTC and USDT at LATOKEN. LATOKEN is is one of the Top 10 exchanges due to CMC statistics. Dash NEXT is proud that more than 9k Dash have been traded within the first 6h through our help. With this and many other new Dash listings on exchanges around the world, Dash NEXT is pushing hard for high liquidty, trading options on every market and real life adoption of crypto payments. Stay tuned for more good news from Dash NEXT and visit https://latoken.com for a great Dash trading experience!

Please see Dash Next proposal here: https://app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-next-in-asia--beyond-biz-dev-p-ships-use-cases-/overview
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0 points,1 month ago
Dash Thailand driving Cryptocurrency Adoption on the Ground! Read the great Lessons Learned article about Dash in Thailand on CoinMarketCap below!

https://blog.coinmarketcap.com/…/07/23/crypto-adoption-dash/
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0 points,1 month ago
Dash Watch July 25th 2019 Report on
Dash Thailand Q3 2019 by Dash-Thailand
https://beta.dashwatch.org/r/JUL19/dash_thailand_q3_2019
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0 points,1 month ago
Great News! Dash Next partners with OceanEx! OceanEx is a leading AI-powered cryptocurrency exchange with over 100k users and up to 700k daily trading volume it ranks top 60 by market cap. Dash vs. VET already listed. More trading pairs and Instant send integration are coming soon!. Get more info at : https://oceanex.pro/en/

Please see Dash Thailand's Dash Next proposal here: https://app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-next-in-asia--beyond-biz-dev-p-ships-use-cases-/discussion
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0 points,2 months ago
Dash Thailand’s new sub-project Dash Next (https://app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-next-in-asia--beyond-biz-dev-p-ships-use-cases-/overview) is on the rise. We are proud to announce here another MOU which leads to a Dash listing at Exonium exchange in August. Stay tuned and read more in the official announcement of Exonium: https://medium.com/exonium-exchange/exonium-welcomes-dash-dash-d630e393fc08
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0 points,2 months ago
Great News! As part of Dash Thailands new project Dash Next (https://www.dashcentral.org/p/dash-next-in-asia--beyond-biz-dev-p-ship)which is focusing on Dash growth in Asia and beyond, Dash has been listed at Lex Exchange. Expect more Dash exchange listings by Dash Next soon. See website link to lex exchange: https://lex.exchange/
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0 points,2 months ago
Dash Thailand signed MOU under it's new sub-brand Dash Next with Consentium. This is a huge step which is initiating a long term two-pronged partnership project between Dash and Consentium’s ecosystem with the final integration date on November 1st, 2019. Stay tuned and read more in Constentiums official announcement: https://medium.com/@consentium/consentium-announces-strategic-partnership-with-dash-da438755fd80

Please see Dash Next proposal for more info here: https://www.dashcentral.org/p/dash-next-in-asia--beyond-biz-dev-p-ship
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-1 point,2 months ago
So i follow Dash Thailand time ago and i like what they bring to Dash so i have few questions ?
1- What is the relation between Dash Thailand and Rocket Pay
2- 100 USD per month for the website and Domain ? i know that they are billed annually and for few bucks like 10 usd for the domain and 200 for hosting so why your cost is like 300 for 3 months for Website and Domain.

Good luck so if i can i will vote Yes anyway.
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0 points,2 months ago
Thanks for your support and comment. Please see answers below

1- What is the relation between Dash Thailand and Rocket Pay:

Rocket Pay is now named Slithex and after looking at their facebook page not sure if they are still active anymore (at least no post in 2019). As we are not related to them at all I can't say much more, but as we knew there was a Dash relation to Slithex aka Rocket Pay we reached out to them on 14th September 2018. That was even before we even started with our first proposal in Thailand to see if there is any chance for an win/win collaboration with them as we are both related to Dash and supposed to have the same interest. Unfortunately Slithex only answered that they are now busy with other projects and after asking for a quick call etc. at least no answer at all anymore from their side. Maybe it's time to follow up again, but our impression was back then they are not interested in Dash or us at least not at that time! If you have any suggestions please let us know. btw our communication with them is documented if that is of interest.

2- 100 USD per month for the website and Domain ? i know that they are billed annually and for few bucks like 10 usd for the domain and 200 for hosting so why your cost is like 300 for 3 months for Website and Domain.

It's correct, domains and website hosting costs are billed annually, but we need to break it down per month for our budgets and reporting. We combined the costs with email's and other unregularly website costs (translations, updates etc.). For Emails we are using Google Business suite btw. We need the whole Google business suite as it the best for our working system! Emails can be switched on and off on a monthly base and we have gdrive, calendar etc. which is very helpful for sharing documents and a good workflow. Unfortunately that solution is a bit more expensive then normal solutions but best for us for many reasons. Also, the costs of email and cloud hosting are billed monthly and require actually a higher budget than what we budgeted for that part. Invoices and costs are very well documented and can be seen by Dash Watch etc. anytime if there are any deeper doubts.

We hope that answers are helpful and we can count on your future support!

All the best from the Dash Thailand team
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0 points,2 months ago
Great News! As part of Dash Thailands new project Dash Next which is focusing on Dash growth in Asia and beyond (See more at the Dash Next Proposal: https://www.dashcentral.org/p/dash-next-in-asia--beyond-biz-dev-p-ship), Dash has been listed at Dcoin, a Top 30 CoinMarketCap crypto-currency exchange, headquarterd in Singapore and operated globally. With top-tear user interface, Dcoin become popular among the key markets of Asia. Visit dcoin.com to learn more!
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0 points,1 month ago
Dash Thailand has done many good things, totally voting yes on this one :-)
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-1 point,2 months ago
Thanks a lot to all the Masternodes and the amazing Dash community around the world for the constant support of our team and the great feedback on our work. The Dash Thailand team is super motivated to push Dash in this and the next voting cycles even further! Not only focusing on Thailand but also beyond with it's new sub-project Dash Next! https://app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-next-in-asia--beyond-biz-dev-p-ships-use-cases-/overview

Please feel free to reach out to us anytime for questions, feedback or to meet up with us here in Thailand on a visit. Let's do this!
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0 points,2 months ago
yes from me.
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0 points,2 months ago
Thanks so much qwizzie for the support! Cheers from Dash Thailand!
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1 point,2 months ago
Yes!
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0 points,2 months ago
Thanks a lot for the support DeepBlue! Greetings from the Dash Thailand team/
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0 points,2 months ago
Dash Watch June 25th 2019 Report on
Dash Thailand Embassy by DashEmbassyThailand
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/JUN19/DashThailandAdoptionPartnershipsBusDev
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0 points,2 months ago
Thanks for the great report again. Greetings from Dash Thailand.
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-1 point,2 months ago
You guys do an awesome job. Thank you!
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-1 point,2 months ago
Thanks so much for the great comment and support. That motivates us even more.
Greetings from the whole Dash Thailand team!
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1 point,2 months ago
According to discover Dash there are only 2 merchants in ALL of Thailand. Voting no due to this and asking amount.
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0 points,2 months ago
I see 44 merchants.
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-2 points,2 months ago
Yes thanks that is correct. 44 Dash merchants on discover Dash + subbranches etc.

Unfortunately the discover dash website shows sometimes wrong results.
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-1 point,2 months ago
Unfortunately Discoverdash.com shows sometimes wrong results. Only on Discover Dash there are at the moment actually 44 confirmed Dash merchants + subbranches listed.

Additionally the Anypay map shows you all the Dash merchants listed in Thailand who use Anypay. This map and also the charts show you also the confirmed Dash transactions happening in Thailand, which is an important number. Over this map and chart Thailand is for many consecutive month already in the top 3 countries globally regarding Dash transactions and volume apart from the number of merchants we have. That shows that Thailand is a very active and important country for Dash.

https://map.anypay.global/
https://charts.anypay.global/
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-1 point,2 months ago
Please see some of Dash Thailand achievements in the latest Dash News Video at minute 3.30 and 4.40.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C-toredvYQ&feature=youtu.be&t=279&fbclid=IwAR1hvjfmegMzELfli5c-7r_qhFbVzPGDsXA2CvtD20ai0yjM6F67mMASmII
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1 point,3 months ago
10k for Human Resources per month? Can't break this down further?
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1 point,3 months ago
Sure we added now a comment with a more detailed breakdown of HR costs per month in the google spread sheet of the proposal. Please have a look again. Thanks.
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0 points,3 months ago
Thanks, appreciate that.
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-1 point,3 months ago
https://www.dashcentral.org/p/DashThailandAdoptionPartnershipsBusDev

You already have a pre existing proposal


Thank you
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1 point,3 months ago
That is not a proposal for the current cycle (it ends June 15th), Dashcentral seems to have an issue.
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0 points,3 months ago
Thanks Quantumexplorer for the clarification.
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0 points,3 months ago
Hi Realmrhack,

The link you shared is from the old proposal cycle. It is already out of the Dash Nexus Leaderboard, but still in DashCentral. Please see also Quantumexplorers comment below.
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0 points,3 months ago
Also could you explain the discrepancy between usernames?

Usually thai proposals are under dashembassythailand
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0 points,3 months ago
yes sure. Sorry for the confusion. We are the same team etc.. We just decided to simplify and shorten our name for the future, because the embassy word always leaded to misunderstandings in Thailand. It's probably a cultural thing.
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