Proposal “LietuvosRytasbasketballclubsupport“ (Closed)Back

Title:I have decided to cancel this offer. We will work with NEM on this deal.
Owner:TonyG
Monthly amount: 500 DASH (29818 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-07-20 / 2017-10-17 (added on 2017-07-24)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 143 Yes / 664 No / 38 Abstain

Proposal description

Thank you to all for so much support. We have decided to not proceed with this offer. Lots of other interested parties have come forward with support and advice, I really appreciate and thank the dash community. Will be back here in the future with other offers.

am Antanas Guoga, also known as "TonyG". I am a successful poker player and a reasonable businessman, who has founded a number of international companies like pokernews.com, tonybet.com and many others. Currently, I am leveraging my position as member of the European Parliament to promote enterpreneurship and improve conditions for business opportunities. As a politician, I am an active participant in the dicussion of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and their worth to society.

https://i.imgur.com/mesgUPk.png

Being an avid fan of basketball, I have already provided financial support to the Lithuania's national team back in 2010, and now as a co-owner I am looking to give Lietuvos Rytas Basketball Club a chance to release its full potential.

About Lietuvos Rytas BC

BC Lietuvos rytas, also known as Rytas, is a Lithuanian professional basketball club based in Vilnius, Lithuania. The club, founded in 1997 on the basis of another club, BC Statyba, is one of the most successful Lithuanian basketball clubs. Rytas, among other titles, have won two EuroCup titles, five Lithuanian League titles, three Lithuanian Cups and three Baltic Championships. Lietuvos Rytas plays their home games at 11,000-seat Siemens Arena and 2,500-seat Lietuvos rytas Arena.

Offer

I am offering DASH to participate in 9 month campaign as a sponsor of Lietuvos Rytas BC to gain publicity and awareness among basketball fans and general public. The trial period would include: 10 EuroCup matches, 18 Lithuanian Basketball Leagua (LKL) matches, plus final matches. 100,000 fans in the home arena, additional 200,000 fans during away matches in European arenas and in Lithuania, up to 50,000 new potential DASH users and introductions.

Value for DASH

DASH will be featured on T-SHIRTS and DASH branded cheer squad outfit

https://i.imgur.com/g72oc0Q.png

Courtside advertising:

  • Full perimeter LEDs - 6 minutes during the EuroCup and LKL matches
  • Field banners and free throw circles during all matches
  • Cube screen branding and interactive campaigns
  • Four branding areas on the walls inside
  • One-quarter of the press wall branding and billboards in home arena
Marketing power:

  • DASH Warm Welcome press conference and PR campaigns during EuroCup matches
  • "Welcome, DASH" outdoor campaign in Vilnius: 32 billboards in top locations
  • Ticket campaigns integrated with DASH - 25% discount for DASH users
  • Links, presentations and interactive campaigns in the club's social network accounts, their official site and fan page (50,000 fans)
  • Full integration into all the media campaigns of the team | socially responsible programs and entertainment projects amongst others
  • 10-15 sec TV advertisements during all the LKL matches on a Tier1 channel | average reach is 60,000 x 2 matches per week
  • 10-15 sec video pre-rolls on the LKL matches' online streams | average reach is 10,000 unique viewers
  • Online banners campaign on the biggest news site in Lithuania DELFI | 1,000,000 monthly visitors
Technical support


The ticket sale and all other integration of DASH for this project will be done with help of DASH/Bitcoin payment processor and wallet SpectroCoin who have a local presence in Vilnius. Also SpectroCoin will be willing to provide live support for new potential DASH users on benefits of DASH, how to use it as well as allowing to buy and manage DASH at SpectroCoin.

Budget

200DASH per month for 9 months, so 1800 DASH in total

MAKE DASH TO BE CASH IN EUROPE

Show full description ...

Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

Submit comment
 
-1 point,5 years ago
Pity we gave money to Charlie fucking Shrem, and not this guy.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
hey tonyg! the dash is the best coin for games and online shops!
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Sure is. But the community did not like this deal. I really appreciate your support
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
I would like to wish everyone all the best and that for the support. I am sure we would have got the deal done next month. I am very glad to say that we have found a different partner NEM who we will work with. It's probably more suitable as well for them.
Reply
3 points,5 years ago
lame - and this was officially a waist of my time !
sorry community
I will be more careful in the future before 'supporting and advising' something like this
Reply
-1 point,5 years ago
Was not a waste of time. Was worth trying, but it was clear that for the dash community this was was not going to work. I will come back with a new deal in the future. There is so much that we can do.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Well I, do understand him somewhat. If I put a lot of work into a project and then it seems like it will be all for nothing I'd search for some way to make it work. I am just sad the so many MNs didn't see the benefit of this proposal.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
End of the day it was still worth trying. I really felt it was a great deal and a massive promotion. We can still all observer how nem does with this deal. I think we will create 50,000 new users in Lithuania alone. Lots of Lithuanian people work all over the world and they need a cheap and fast way to move money around. There is over 1m
Lithuanian all over the world.

I will come back with a deal for dash for my resort in Trakai. Tonyresort.lt let's make it the first dash resort in the world
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
I feel like if there was a pre-proposal discussion and the original deal was better (9 months for 200 DASH instead of 3 months for 1500 DASH) , you'd have been funded easily.

Hopefully people are more comfortable with you now that you've shown to be very responsive and know about your history.

I am looking forward to the possibility of DASH working with you in the future for a win-win deal.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
I will come up with a good offer next month. Thanks for the support.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Best of luck Tony --
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
I really appreciate your support. It was clear that the votes would not work and I could not wait for another month asvtge season starts soon. Just lucky that Lon from Nem saw huge value in this particular deal and we were able to agree fast.

I will come back next month with something. We still love dash and use it.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Voting no's not even bother to read after seen the owner "Tony G"

Just a heads up mno this type of person we are dealing with:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZIRE4P7Tcw
Reply
-1 point,5 years ago
What, that he's a winner? 😂😂 it's poker man
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
I consider Lance armstrong to be a winner to, but most people don't agree due to the fact the disagree on use of doping.

But that not the point, the point is look at his behaviour, by sponsoring him, we express that his behavior is acceptable.
Reply
-1 point,5 years ago
Everyone is a winner!!!
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
I've stumbled across an inspiring article about the recent BC Lietuvos Rytas acquisition by TonyG. I had no idea about all the drama with the previous club owner (who happened to be a racist douchebag ). I thought I'll share it here: http://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/sports/mep-and-poker-star-tony-g-buys-bc-lietuvos-rytas-to-save-its-dignity-after-racist-scandal.d?id=75005332

Guys, I suggest you do a bit more research about the history and the potential of the BC Lietuvos Rytas. This team won various European Championships and can definitely do it again. Top level coach, players and finally, with the support of TonyG - management!
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLAhhcS46I8
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Wow I really appreciate this link. I did not want to claim that I saved this team from horrendous racisim. On top of that massive financial trouble. So if the dash community would help me and the whole world get rid of such people as the previous owner. Although the money seems big to some. I can assure everyone it's not a lot of money for the 3rd biggest league basketball league team. This is tromendous value in terms of publicity.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Reading the comments I heard that the actual cost of this proposal is 200 Dash for 9 months. In order to change the amount I believe you need to submit a new proposal (Am I wrong here?)

So, Tony should we wait for the new proposal with the 200 Dash budget in order to vote yes?
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Yes let's wait for the new proposal. This will not work out.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
I will improve the offer and launch again early in August. So far it looks like I will not get the votes. In case there is enough votes the deal is 200 dash per month.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Antanas, I think you should open a pre-proposal before launching it, so that next time you have more guarantees of success, and we can negotiate better, ROI, synergies, etc.

Https://www.dash.org/forum/topic/pre-budget-proposal-discussions.93/

As a European citizen, I want to remind my colleagues in MN, what I think their interest in Dash benefits both parties, since you can make a whole country Lithuania, (country I know) pioneer.

Remember that your Estonian neighbor is already a leader in the blockchain sector and has a great advantage.
You as a Member of the European Union and with a very innovative vision, you will understand better the changes that are coming.

Thank you & regards
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
This team was mired in racism and that is when I stepped up. I could not stand it. Previous guy has nothing to do with the team now. I took over this team mainly due to this incident.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLAhhcS46I8
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Comparing this proposal to Dash aero sports. Why Tony G's proposal should pass : https://www.reddit.com/r/dashpay/comments/6prgb4/tony_gs_proposal_vs_dash_aero_sports/?st=J5LJY4XT&sh=28f51e96
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
I really appreciate this post. If I can't get this done now I will try again next month. I genuinely love this idea and would love the proof of concept for dash and pro sport sports. Really sad that the community does not see it this way so far. Not one to give up though.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Hi TonyG - thanks for your proposal.
What do you mean that the deal is changed to 200 Dash for 9 months? The proposal you submitted is still 500 dash for 3 months and cannot be changed, you would need submit a new proposal, so how is this working?
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Hi Troy,
I will need to change the proposal. Should Indo a new one for this month, Or wait a while?
Reply
3 points,5 years ago
It's expensive. But partly based on this video link, I'm gona vote "Yes"

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/04/16/20/53/larger-than-life-aussie-ruffling-the-feathers-of-vladimir-putin?ocid=9newstw

The link is buried in the comments and should be more prominent.

Tony, can u elaborate on the link up with Spectrocoin. How does that work?
Reply
3 points,5 years ago
Now I know who you are! that's actually awesome, I watched you play high stakes poker. You're a savage Tony! No chill hahaha!

I think it's important to support links about who you are in your proposal, if I didn't see this comment, I'd still think you are some random business guy.

But as for the proposal, I think it's a good sponsorship! You have all the basics covered, logo representation, person to person interactions, and a way for people to spend Dash! Do you by chance have any clue how you will provide these people a way to buy Dash? Will there be an ATM there?

I think the logos on the arena should be illustrated better, the design isn't really all that great, id like to see the logo center court if possible as well.

Also do you have plans on what the Ads on TV are going to talk about in that short amount of time?

Anyways full support here!! Many great things coming from this
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
I helped out spectrocoin in the early days. And we work together now, they are located in Vilnius
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Wow! what a pleasant surprise to see you here, Mr. Tony G!

I'm a Lithuanian born myself and even though I was not living there for 13 years, I must agree that I'm well aware of your worldwide influential and charismatic character :)

I believe that supporting Lietuvos Rytas BC is a great idea, which can put DASH at the forefront of one of the most popular sports in Europe. Basketball fans (especially the ones who know nothing about the crypto currencies) should gladly go through the learning curve of DASH adoption just to be able to purchase the tickets at the 25% discount. How can this not bring value to DASH if we are aiming the masses?

On top of it all, I have heard many good things about Tony's philanthropic activities, which gives me trust. Our world needs leaders who do things based on their values, not solely on profits. If DASH is promoted by an influential Euro Parlament member with virtues, that's a rare gem for the community.

My main concern is that there are only 6 days left until the voting deadline and it might not be enough to convince enough of the MN owners. So I would like to encourage Tony G and the whole community to look for other ways of cooperation if this proposal will not pass. Wishing good luck for this round, nevertheless!

P.S. Tony, I've sent you a message via LinkedIn to make sure it's you, please respond.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Thanks for the nice words. I would really love to work with Dash. All I am looking for is a win win for all here. This is my LinkedIn account https://www.linkedin.com/in/antanasguoga/?ppe=1
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
You have my vote!
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
Hi Tony, we are grateful for your appreciation of Dash.

How can we know whether or not the Dash signs in your team's arena which will be in front of people who likely know nothing about Dash will be worth about 100k USD/month in increased awareness or adoption of Dash? My concern is that they will see the logos but have no idea what Dash is. Can you address?

How do we know we are being charged a fair rate compared to previous advertisers or advertisers with comparable teams? How does your basketball team rank compared to other teams in Europe?

Your public support of Dash may be just as valuable as the team sponsorship. Could you elaborate on what you will do personally to promote Dash as that could help convince voters of the value proposition. Thank you.
Reply
4 points,5 years ago
It's not just dash signs in the arena. You can purchase game tickets with dash at a 25% discount. This will convert people to dash. Spectrocoin will be working together with the club to educate everyone about dash.

I will arrange a dash conference in Brussels within this period. As well as promote on my social media channels.
https://twitter.com/TonyGuoga/status/889771943615922176
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
you got my support but i got to say the high amount of this budget proposal (1500 Dash spread over three months) could easily grow into a deal-breaker for this budget proposal. But i do see the benefits it could give Dash, as you provide 25% discount on tickets that are purchased with Dash and you apparantly have a partnership with Spectrocoin.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
It's actually 9 months of sponsorship
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
yeah, i read up on the comments and will change my yes votes to no votes and await the revised budget proposal. thanks
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
Every single entity in this world would love sponsorship as it's giving them free money for hanging a small percentage of the total up in signage. Now, how does Dash benefit other than one more thing to capture the eye among many others. I would love for us to support Lithuania, basketball and your political resume but our primary purpose is to promote Dash. This I view as low ROI.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
We are providing genuine ROI with this deal. As we will be implementing "proof of concept" in the arena so we will have real conversions to dash as you get 25% to purchase your ticket via dash.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Sveiki Antanas, this is an interesting proposal.
Once verified its legitimacy by Tungfa (Dash Core)

I think this:


POINTS TO CONSIDER
Tony, you've come to us, we have not gone to you.
We would love to do business with you. But we will have to negotiate.


INCONVENIENTS

1)
The proposal is only 3 months of sponsorship, it seems to me little time for the amount you ask, knowing the potential of DASH,

You have come here to ask for funds, 1500 dash, that you know that in 2018 can be worth more than 1M dollars.

I think you have to improve the proposal to 9 months.


My votes remain pending, as the comments evolve and their response.
Thank you.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
I am open to extend the deal to 9months. Whole season. At the end of the day I am looking for a fair deal for everyone.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Deal changed to 9 months and 200 dash per month
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
It's a good deal, count on my votes. (in English sorry)
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Es buena propuesta, cuente con mis votos.
Reply
3 points,5 years ago
Will vote no on this it makes no sence on this stage for Dash and to expensive just my view of it
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
for the size of publicity it's great value. Compared to say airplane 3 month deal done.I am certain that over 1m people will be reached. Spectrocoin.com will also be supporting this deal and there live support team will be converting people to dash. We are offering 25% discount on tickets purchased with dash. This surely is of huge value to the dash community.
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
TonyG! Welcome to DASH Community.
Can you prove your identity somehow?

How are you able to execute this sponsorship? Do you have a written agreement with the team management?

I think using your position in government to promote entrepreneurship and DASH will be great for adoption in Europe.

What is the current stance of Lithuania on cryptocurrency?

It seems the season starts Oct. 11. If we fund this for 3 months, that would put the end of the contract at Jan. 11, just before the suggested roadmap launch of DashPay Evolution Wallet Livenet Release (February 2018). This could generate a lot of interest in DASH.

Looking forward to your response.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Central Lithuanian bank stance in Lithuania is quite positive. Don't forget the team will play all over Europe and some games in China. This is a world wide promotion. I will engage my social media too to support dash like my twitter account https://mobile.twitter.com/TonyGuoga
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
My identity can be confirmed by "tungfa" we have spoken several times.
I am part owner and the preside of the basketball club.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BC_Lietuvos_rytas

My position quite some time ago on crypto currency in European Parliament:
https://www.coindesk.com/european-parliament-member-blockchain-get-some-bitcoins/
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Assuming this is legit.

After the NBA the EuroCup is the next biggest basketball league in the world.
ad space is big business for on court advertising. This is good value by comparisons with other marketing proposals we have sponsored.

Welcome TonyG!
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
There is no denying how big basketball is. The problem is with Dash since right now we have zero name recognition with the general public. Court-side ads would have their place but the timing is a bit too early to be effective.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
It's legit. My twitter post:
https://twitter.com/TonyGuoga/status/889771943615922176
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
If this is real it might seem like a good opportunity. But with all respect, your bio gives off very scammy vibes to me ("distinguished" "lucrative" "extraordinary" "undeniable"); wish we had some evaluators to look into this and I may regret my decision to not support the PEC (lol?)... I'm mostly joking but partially-serious. Can we source a few trusted "experts" from our community to "evaluate" and give some comments about this?

Also the price seems very high $300,000+ (over 3 months) and I'm hesitant to fund any less-than-trustworthy-seeming people to promote DASH. But overall, I agree with djcrypt0's comments here - using TonyG's position to promote DASH might be worth it, but is that included in this proposal?

I trust we'll use our collective wisdom to make the best decision on this.
Reply
4 points,5 years ago
I spoke to Tungfa and he mentioned Tony in very high terms. I voted Yes.
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
Also happy to call people and chat if needed. Here is me on channel 9 news Australia recently:
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/04/16/20/53/larger-than-life-aussie-ruffling-the-feathers-of-vladimir-putin?ocid=9newstw
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
OK. The price is high, but seems roughly on par with other sponsorships, except we get a sportsteam instead of an airforce. Like I've said previously, I don't mind "overpaying" (or paying above market rates) to lure in more and better sponsors to compete for the budget funds. I trust you can attract people to Dash more than push them away, so willing to vote yes for now.

I suggest you do some interviews perhaps with Dash Force or Cash Alternative TV, like the airplane sponsorship guy (Scott Farnsworth) did. That gave the community a good impression of him and I'm sure won him votes.
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
This deal includes me promoting Dash in every possible way. Also includes spectrocoin.com assisting with conversion. We will make this work.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
If you would break this out as a separate proposal you might get some solid response.
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
Spectrocoin got 1000 dash funding in the past.
Reply
-2 points,5 years ago
Zero preproposal discussion tells me that you don't give a flip what I think. OK. I vote according to that.
Reply
2 points,5 years ago
That is not true. Perhaps I should have given more time to pre proposal discussion. But it seemed positive. Here is the link
https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/pre-proposal-support-lietuvos-rytas-basketball-team-for-publicity.15910/
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Is was wrong. Sorry, don't know how I missed it.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
Hey everybody
I can confirm Tony's identity and yes - this idea is real !
I had multiple telephone and online conversations with him about this proposal idea and tried to advice as much as possible

tony has great connections not only in Lithuania but in Europe in general (Parlament and the likes)
there are many ideas and plans coming from his side , we agreed to start this 'slow' hence the team /stadium/....
if this works and is approved there are many more opportunities from his direction to take this much further.

I believe (me personal obviously) that this is a great Proof of Concept for Dash to shine and proof that we can be that payment system and show in ticket sales and the likes that it works for everybody (we timed this with the CopayWallet release - so Dash will be accessible easy across all platforms) and can be used in real world payments (not only online)

Gods speed - lets see how this plays out ; )
Reply
1 point,5 years ago
My team will make this worthwhile. I always do good and over deliver on agreements.
Reply
-1 point,5 years ago
Due to the economic impact, publicity and its importance the dashtreasury.org must supervise in some way.

I ask dashtreasury.org to follow up if it is approved.

If the DAO had already given a solution to deal with such proposals as having a CMO
Https://www.dashcentral.org/p/CMORecruitment
(There is still time to vote)

Or external company ... it would be easier for all voters to make decisions with less risk of fraud, or have a good ROI for Dash.
Reply
0 points,5 years ago
I agree to any supervision the community feels works best. Keep in mind it's 200 per month now over 9 months. So we simply must deliver and will deliver.
Reply