Proposal “Radio_Sponsorship“ (Completed)Back

Title:12.1 Renew Sponsorship of The Crypto Show and Unsung: Hacking Hunger
Monthly amount: 147 DASH (4099 USD)
Completed payments: 2 totaling in 294 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-02-18 / 2017-04-19 (added on 2017-02-24)
Votes: 598 Yes / 82 No / 15 Abstain

Proposal description

This proposal was already approved prior to the 12.1 release and the terms remain largely unchanged.  

**Some updates on The Crypto Show's Dash efforts over the last month worthy of mentioning.**

- Using our connections in the industry, The Crypto Show was able to get Dash traded on one of the largest exchanges in India   BIG NEWS!

- Also because of our connections, The Crypto Show was able to Dash integrated into  Listen to the interview about how anyone can purchase medical marijuana in every state using Dash:

- Working on some exciting integrations as well...stay tuned.

The original proposal below:

The Crypto Show would like to extend its partnership with the Dash network by continuing a sponsorship for the show and the show’s involvement with the charity Unsung.  The Crypto Show is the longest running FM program dealing with cryptocurrency news and discussion and its hosts and producers seek the network’s approval for a sponsorship package for the show.  The hosts of the show are even more dedicated to growing awareness and adoption of the DASH network and currency after getting to know the Dash dev team and community over the past three months.  The show has interviewed most of the leading voices in crypto and other decentralized technologies, and feels that Dash is a great sponsor due to the features that set it apart from other projects in the space.  The team feels even more confident in presenting the reasons for the adoption of Dash to its crypto-minded audience. In addition, the Crypto Show has a successful track record of fundraising for charitable organizations and the show would like to continue to make Dash the lead sponsor for the its partnership with the organization Unsung Hacking Hunger in Austin, TX.               

The show continues to be a prominent voice in the crypto community and the team at the show believes strongly that highlighting Dash’s decentralized funding and governance model as the show would do, would continue to elevate Dash’s visibility and advantages in the space. This is something the show has strived to do on air and in interviews over the past 3 months.  The hosts Danny Sessoms and Chris Nenedal have cultivated quite a name and presence in the space. With experienced radio hosts at the helm and a spotless reputation in the community the guys at The Crypto Show have created a vast network of connections throughout the world of cryptocurrency (see sample guest list below).  The show airs twice a week on Sundays and Wednesdays from 8-10pm, a total of 8 episodes a month.  Due to its regular time slot on an FM radio station, The Crypto Show is the most consistent radio and podcast content provider in crypto because of its set time each week.  The hosts have made it a point to mingle Dash into their interviews with leading Bitcoin gurus to help raise the profile of Dash in the minds of some of the leading people in the space.  The hosts of the show are very much still dedicated to growing awareness and adoption of the DASH network and currency.  After interviewing most of the leading voices in crypto and other decentralized technologies, the show feels that Dash has been a great sponsor due to the features that set it apart from other projects in the space. Our website with the Dash banner proudly displayed:

Public Relations 

The Dash protocol has tremendous vision and we at the show feel that vision has not been communicated to the wider crypto scene effectively. Unfortunately there is still a reputation haunting Dash that the show would like to help eliminate. Talk of instamines and scams still plague the Dash project and the show would like to help remake Dash’s image by presenting some of the revolutionary aspects of the protocol to the leading names in the space.  A major hurdle for bitcoin has always been the negative press of scams or hacks.  But we have found that showing the ability for a coin to support charities in a decentralized way like the efforts of Bitgive, Sean's Outpost, FreeAid and others is tremendously valuable PR to the public and also helps a lot of people.  The show has helped dozens of charities with its work, even helping to raise over $12,000 for Ross Ulbricht's defense fund in a series of fundraisers it conducted.  We would like to bring this kind of charitable attention to Dash.  The sponsorship would also include an increase to 30% of the Dash going towards our partnership with Unsung Hacking Hunger in Austin, TX.  Please see some of the ways Dash has helped change peoples lives here in Austin. [size=100]

The most read article on  is about the Crypto Show’s partnership with Unsung that Dash has already helped sustain. Read it [color=#1155cc][size=100][/color][/size]

Unsung is the brain child of popular cryptocurrency activist and philanthropist Jason King. is an application that feeds the hungry by delivering unwanted food from local caterers and restaurant and rewards its drivers with bitcoin. The Crypto Show helped make Unsung a reality by creating a partnership with another decentralized organization here in Austin, Arcade City. Both organizations give credit to the show for making this effort come to life.  An article detailing this partnership even made the front page of Reddit with over 210,000 views. The show has also played a big part in helping the decentralized Uber, Arcade City, get off the ground leading to worldwide attention.               

 “The Crypto Show has been instrumental in advancing Arcade City in Austin and globally.  Connections they made for us turned into two of our most important strategic relationships: Airbitz for Bitcoin payments and security, and for connecting our drivers with a social mission of feeding the homeless. Their radio PSAs and well-done interviews are the cherries on top. We’ll always be happy to partner with The Crypto Show.” - ChristopherDavid, CEO of Arcade City  

"The Crypto Show has been fantastic in establishing The Austin chapter of Unsung and it is amazing. The amount of good they have been able to do on a very limited budget is astounding. Well over a thousand meals fed in a very short period of time. A real asset to the Unsung community."  - Jason King, Founder of Sean's Outpost and Unsung   [color=#3c78d8][size=100][/size][/color]

"I have worked with the Crypto Show in advertising the Texas Bitcoin Conference and other events.  His promotion was the most effective of all we used.  The Crypto show has shown a level of consistency and quality that has proved to be effective in promoting Bitcoin, Conferences, and businesses.  Additionally, they have provided great guests, information, and entertainment."  - Paul Snow, Chief Architect at Factom, Organizer of the Texas Bitcoin Conference

Great article on about the show in which the Dash sponsorship is mentioned: [color=#3c78d8][size=100][/size][/color]

What Prominent Guests have said about Dash with the Show:
“Your sponsor Dash tops my list [of altcoins].”  - Roger Ver
“You [The Crypto Show] popped my Dash cherry.” - Adam Kokesh
“hey @TheCryptoShow what happens if you tweet” - Jeff Berwick  [color=#3c78d8][size=100][/size][/color][size=100]

Broadcast Networks
TXLR 89.1 FM Austin, TX  
LTB Network
Logos Radio Network ï»¿
LRN FM  [color=#3c78d8][size=100]

Ratings and Stats
#1 Show on
41,000 Plays each month on Soundcloud2nd 
Most listened to show on Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network after Andreas Antonopoulis’ show
Broadcast on 89.1 FM in Austin to the 35th largest radio market in the U.S. with radio coverage to potentially 1.6 mil listeners                                 

A Sample List of Some Past Guests 
Kim Dotcom, Entrepreneur and Internet Revolutionary                
John McAfee, CEO McAfee Associates
Andreas Antonopoulis, Author of Mastering Bitcoin
Cody Wilson, CEO Defense Distributed
Amir Taaki, Dark Wallet
Roger Ver,
Alex Winter, Actor/Director of Deep Web 
Jeffrey Tucker,
Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core Developer
Pieter Wuillie, Bitcoin Core Developer
Paul Snow, Chief Architect Factom
And hundreds more...Check out our Soundcloud for more:  [url=              

Dash Guests on the show since beginning of Sponsorship: 
Even Duffield, DASH Lead Developer  [/url]
Andy Freer, DASH Developer
Daniel Diaz, DASH Business Developer
Juan Gault, DASH Evangelist
Amanda B. Johnson, DASH Evangelist
Ryan Taylor, Director of Finance at DASH
Perry Woodin, Founder at Node40 [/size][size=100][color=#6d9eeb][size=100]


The show would ask for a 147 dash a month for a period of 3 months, a reduction from last period and an increase in our charitable giving from 25% to 30%.  This would help pay for our studio space, our costs for production and our ability to travel for remote events for interviews. For instance, the team plans on heading to Anarchapulco at the end of February to open 144 Dash wallets and give out 36 Dash to attendees.  
It would provide enough investment to fill the much needed gaps in Unsung’s budget and would directly purchase foodstuffs for the homeless community that Unsung serves. The show would also like to continue to give Dash away to leaders in the crypto space and have them set up wallets to help put Dash into the hands of influential people. We have already given out some Dash and you can see some of their quotes above.   What better platform to distribute the currency and introduce newcomers then one of the most popular and entertaining shows out there? And what better way to help remake the image of Dash but by using it to fund a charity that has received worldwide press?                 

Achievements and Objectives 
We believe that the Dash project has seen an increase in adoption, investment and awareness by funding the past sponsorship. We have been faithful to committing a 5-10 minute segment called "Dash in the News" in which the hosts and guests talk Dash. The show has served as a destination for the community to hear about the latest developments first hand from some of the project developers like Evan Duffield and Andy Freer and from leading business marketers like Daniel Diaz, Ryan Taylor and Amanda B. Johnson, all of whom have been guests in the past.  We have the Dash banner prominently displayed at the top of our website.  We have open up several wallets and distributed Dash at the local bitcoin meetups.  We have secured positive public statements from leading crypto people like Roger Ver.  

Dash is still in need of of an image makeover. This has already started to take shape in some of the ways.  Its main websites have created more stylish appearances and attracted more attention from Users. The shift from Darkcoin to Dash and Darksend to Privatesend are all examples of this shift. We would like to continue this makeover by highlighting the technology behind these names and all the different projects committed to building out that technology. We feel we can continue to play a big role in helping manage and promote this makeover. The show has made it a point to dedicate 5 minutes each week to reading the latest Dash news and the discussing some of that with our guests.  We feel like we bring an opportunity with the Unsung sponsorship to also help communicate the generous and problem-solving nature to Dash’s community. Dash is known for solving problems that plague other cryptocurrencies (i.e. block size, governance) so having Dash sponsor a problem solving effort of hunger seems like a natural fit and one that can really help Dash’s image. The show is downloaded and attracts the greatest amount of attention from people already involved in crypto-currency and therefore we can help persuade people already invested to look at Dash as a possible investment. Dash needs to target people who are already invested or who want to invest in the space. Its market cap is below projects with less development and less features and we feel we can help close that gap.  We hope that we can effectively address the needs facing Dash right now, i.e. an increased awareness of the networks advantages over other forms of crypto, like decentralized governance, masternode dividends, 2.5 second transaction speeds and its treasury model.  All of these key features make Dash one of the most exciting projects in the industry.   We would like Dash to be free of scandal or a bad reputation and for people to discuss and debate and judge the currency based on its merits alone.

Sponsorship Package  
 If the network decided that this was worth funding Dash would receive an official sponsorship that includes:                  
- live reads on air of our “Dash in the News”  
- a banner on our site.
- close attention to reporting and curating all Dash news for our audience giving it special attention for the purposes of advertising to our crypto minded audience.
- Free PSA announcements and commercials advertising the Unsung sponsorship by DASH during show
- A sponsorship of the show to attend Anarchapolco 2017 in Mexico, where the team will handout 36 Dash and open 144 new wallets.
- Mention of sponsorship in future media coverage of Unsung: Hacking Hunger
-The satisfaction of knowing the Dash community helped feed thousands of homeless people in Austin, TX

The sponsorship would last for another period of three months starting February 3rd and ending on May  3, 2017. If the network appreciates the effort we have made and feels it is worth funding in the future than we would present a proposal in the future.

The Crypto Show Team

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,7 years ago
Im voting yes,.. its pricy.. so I expect that you lower the price by half? for the coming months, just make good use of the money and I will be happy.
0 points,7 years ago
We weren't anticipating the price run up but will definitely be adjusting the price in the next proposal. A lot of what I do and will definitely continue to do is not listed in the proposal. I can't say some of these things publicly yet. But we are constantly searching for new partnerships for Dash that will add value to the network.
0 points,7 years ago
Would love to vote YES on this, but will be voting NO. The amount is too high. If they would adjust the amount to reflect current price of DASH, you will get my vote.
0 points,7 years ago
abstaining because the proposal is difficult to read.
0 points,7 years ago
If you login you will see it already there they haven't added the graphics to the site yet
0 points,7 years ago
Voted yes. I went to bitcoin-india and only saw BTC, ETH, and LTC supported. Do you know when Dash is expected to start trading there? Thx.
1 point,7 years ago
If you login you will see it already there they haven't added the graphics to the site yet
3 points,7 years ago
Those big letters are scary. Wished you had adjusted the price to reflect the original proposal in fiat. Was in full support but now I dont know :/
0 points,7 years ago
I voted yes because I believe the more we get Dash out there, the better it is for all of us!
1 point,7 years ago
Danny: you had Erik Voorhees on your show recently and there were several opportunities to throw in or mention Dash in a passing but not pushy way. All the things he was complaining about seemed to be solved by Dash. I know you have to be careful with the bitcoin maximalists but it doesn't hurt to throw in a few mentions without making Erik uncomfortable or being forceful. Dash would be served well if we could slowly turn one or two of these high level Bitcoin-loving businessmen into Dash users/investors. Still voting "yes" for you all but please keep this in mind. Otherwise, keep rocking it.
0 points,7 years ago
For Erik it's kind of a conflict of interest for him to endorse dash .
So tired not to push him.
1 point,7 years ago
its pricy but voting yes for now. Next time I will vote no because of this
0 points,7 years ago
Danny, you're doing good. Voting yes!
0 points,7 years ago
Isn't this a bit pricy right now? :)
0 points,7 years ago
We are putting a lot of work into this and building partnerships for Dash that will definitely far outweigh this cost.
0 points,7 years ago
Thanks for the exposure you're bringing us, Danny. Voting yes.
0 points,7 years ago
Thanks for your support and we have many more plans in the near future one of which I can't exactly say the name right now about a conversation last night with someone about getting Dash added to Kraken in the very near future.
-1 point,7 years ago
How dare they treat people like this !! We're talking about
About the rest of someone's life! We're talking about
future of
0 points,7 years ago
I'm sorry I don't actually know what you mean.