Proposal “Nairobi-Crypto-Conf“ (Closed)Back

Title:Nairobi Cryptocurrency Symposium
Owner:Amazing
One-time payment: 10 DASH (822 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 10 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2016-09-05 / 2016-10-20 (added on 2016-08-14)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 805 Yes / 16 No / 0 Abstain
External information: www.dashwhale.org/p/Nairobi-Crypto-Conf

Proposal description

Umati Blockchain Limited will be hosting a one-day cryptocurrency symposium at the Marble Arch Hotel in Nairobi on September 10th (website to come soon).  The symposium is aimed mostly at freelancers in Nairobi who are using cryptocurrency to accept payment for online jobs, but is also geared towards individuals who want to use cryptocurrencies as an investment-vehicle.  The organizers have two whatsapp groups focused on Bitcoin, both with around 250 people.  

This proposal has several specific aim (and a few general ones).

1) include a module on dash during the symposium.  
  • This will be a 1-hour presentation that explains Dash network, specifically the elements that are novel compared to bitcoin.  
  • A demonstration showing how to use Dash with various wallets, including electrum-dash with Trezor integration
  • A faucet offering anyone who gets a Dash wallet during the symposium a token amount of Dash to hold
  • An invitation to start a SACCO with the intention of jointly-investing in a masternode
  • Asking questions to the community about which innovations to the Dash network would be most appealing to them
2) generally raise awareness about Dash in Africa
  • I have not seen any proposals on the MN network specifically related to Africa
3) a personal aim of creating a small budget proposal and building trust for future projects
  • I have been running a masternode for only about 6-months now and started it specifically because of the appealing governance aspect of the network
  • the company I started Umati Blockchain Limited, intends on building blockchain products and would like to be able to use Dash network to build these products.  We are specifically interested in working with tokens and have looked at other platforms like Colu, Colored Coins, Open Assets, Counterparty, Ethereum, etc. but would be thrilled to be able to work with Dash especially considering the Point-of-Sale implementations in Evolution that are in the works.  
  • Open up a forum to see how it might be possible to do Dash/Mpesa integration
Budget

5 Dash + 5 Dash as reimbursement for proposal

  • 1 Dash -Will create a social media campaign leading up to the conference offering anyone who gets a Dash wallet the chance to win a free ticket to the event.  Tickets are 1000 Kenyan Shillings (around $10)
  • 2 Dash- Will be used for the faucet.  We expect 200 people to show up so if everyone gets a wallet that would be .01 Dash per person
  • 1.5 Dash- Will be used to create graphics for the presentation via Fiver and for printing the material. 
  • .5 Dash-Will be used to create the website with integration for Dash payments

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0 points,7 months ago
Hi. Mind providing your name? Some social links? Something to show me who you are, so I can gauge whether I want to hire you? Your website is blank, but the conference is only a month away. You can see why I have questions. Thank you.
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0 points,7 months ago
the website for the conference will be ready in the next few days. You can find us on Twitter @bitcoinkenya and I can also add you to the whatsapp group if you give me your number
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0 points,7 months ago
@n00bkid: check out the website here. conference.bitcoinkenya.info
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0 points,7 months ago
http://conference.bitcoinkenya.info
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0 points,7 months ago
Hey I am Elisha from Ghana. I run thedashtimes.com, feel free to add me to What's App group. +233240848651. Thanks Look forward to working with you on more African projects. XD
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0 points,7 months ago
thanks so much. we will add you
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1 point,7 months ago
I like the proposal, really cheap for the community, I think you should have aimed for a bit more but I can understand that you wanted to keep the expenses low. Just a nit: Your budget points add up to 4 dash while the total is 5 dash. What happens to the remaining dash? Can you update the budget?
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0 points,7 months ago
yes, thanks for pointing that out. Please see the updated budget
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4 points,7 months ago
The smartphone revolution has allowed Africa to leap-frog traditional wire infrastructure with ever-improving wireless networks, achieving much greater overall potential and effectiveness. I think Dash can add on the potential for Africa's next leap-frog; this time in financial technology and access. Imagine, millions of people going from virtually no access to banking services, to full-on Dash-powered services, decentralized, yet accessible, via their phone and existing wireless network.

Yeah, I'm already an up-vote.
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1 point,7 months ago
Not a very expensive proposal, the return on this is very good for the network.
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1 point,7 months ago
very interesting proposal, i will vote yes as well.
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1 point,7 months ago
How exciting! You definitely have my support! Please take lots of pictures!!!
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0 points,7 months ago
I will be sure to post photos on our blog after the conference.
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0 points,7 months ago
cross posted from DASH forum...
has my votes for sure!

if it passes, and it should, i will donate one more DASH to the faucet so that everyone there can get a little bit more. anybody else want to match me or more?

edit: "matching u with 2 Dash" tungfa
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1 point,7 months ago
Hi, I will update with the link to the symposium in the next few days when the site goes live!
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