Proposal “bsdev-general-201608“ (Closed)Back

Title:Business Development (Aug)
Owner:babygiraffe
One-time payment: 651 DASH (125956 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 651 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2016-08-05 / 2016-09-20 (added on 2016-07-23)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 1093 Yes / 6 No / 0 Abstain
External information: www.dashwhale.org/p/bsdev-general-201608

Proposal description

This is a cross-post from Dash Forum

This is a continuation of the Business Development budget funding found here: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-business-development-support-and-integration.9220/

As the community has been able to testify, we are making great strides toward execution of our business development plans for 2016. We have recently revealed our progress on the Lamassau ATM integration and partnership with TigoCTM, our open-ended collaboration with Mycelium and our upcoming integration with ProtonMail. We hope that the community is starting to appreciate the hard work the past few months to build the ecosystem. These partnerships establish a solid foundation for Dash’s continued growth. There are a number of additional partnerships/integrations that will be announced as each is ready for public release.

We hope that the partnerships that have already been published show that we are hard at work to expand the ecosystem, and that the funding of the business development program is yielding substantial tangible results. We believe that continuing funding for this program is an essential component of our strategy and necessary to deliver a healthy ecosystem of services for the Dash network.

The funding requested will continue the $6,000 per month funding from the previous proposal. We anticipate the need for business development funding to be ongoing as we ramp up business partner onboarding efforts. This proposal is for one month only due to the upcoming release of 12.1, which will reset all budget items in the system. Funds will be used to support integration expenses, technical support for partners, project management, solution design, technical specification creation, testing, code reviews, and other expenses to onboard new partnerships.

Requested funding is as follows for the August 5th budget cycle:
Total: 651.41 Dash

Note: Funding from this proposal will be reserved for business development purposes.

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1 point,1 year ago
The Mycelium thing is really, really great. But I'm confused that you're attributing the Lamassu integration (if it ever happens as expected) as part of this budget, too -- it has its own separate, rather large one.

Are we to expect separate budget proposals for Mycelium and ProtonMail integrations, as well? If so, why would a standalone business dev budget need to exist at all?

Thanks for your response.
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0 points,1 year ago
Ok. I am agreeing to funding this based on Lamassau success and proposal with well identified targets.
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