Proposal “dash-across-world“ (Closed)Back

Title:Dash Across The World
Monthly amount: 180 DASH (5002 USD)
Completed payments: 2 totaling in 360 DASH (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-01-04 / 2017-04-20 (added on 2016-12-08)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 365 Yes / 324 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description


Dash Across the World -- Weekly Show Interviewing Businesses and People


This is a 3-month pilot proposal to seek out real business owners, both conventional and unconventional, and conduct face-to-face interviews with them regarding the use of DASH and how it could be used. This is where the rubber hits the road, as it were.

This weekly show will be called 'Dash Across The World,' and the length of each show could be up to 45 minutes at max. Each episode will include a 10-minute segment called the 'Dash is Cash' challenge. I'll interview random people at random places, and challenge them to install the Dash wallet on their smartphone. Once installed, I'll send them a small amount of Dash to show them how fast and convenient it is. I will also attempt to conduct brief interview questions to gauge knowledge and interest in digital cash, privacy, and possible uses on an individual basis.

Almost 40 million Canadians gear up to legalize marijuana in 2017, and the stage is set for a massive industry to cope with a swell of privacy and banking concerns, as well as long-standing social discrimination of its use. There is no better time than now for Dash to showcase that private purchasing has a real value proposition to all peaceful societies.


The scope of this project is not only to communicate the value of Dash to real people in real businesses, but it allows Dash developers and community to follow along and watch first-hand, how average people interact with Dash. Real-world interviews will be an invaluable feedback-loop to help eliminate or lessen the barriers to entry, while promoting Dash in creative and fun ways.


1. One show per week for 12 weeks. Tuesdays, delivered to various social media channels like Youtube, and shared on Twitter.

2. Weekly frequent updates on the proposal forum.

3. Twelve episodes in total.

  • January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Each week, filming Wednesday to Friday (A+B footage)
  • Each week, Saturday to Monday (Post, editing)
  • Each week, Tuesday (Upload to social media channels)
  • 12 episodes in total
  1. Travel: $10 CAD fuel and parking for 3 days/week. (4.58 x 4)   = 18.32 DASH
  2. Street Interviews: 8hrs Raw/week x 1.52 DASH = (12.16 x 4)    = 48.64 DASH
  3. Setup/Filming Raw: 16hrs/week. 16 x 1.52 DASH = (24.32 x 4) = 97.28 DASH
  4. Editing: 4hrs/week (4 x 4) = 16 DASH
  5. Total = 180 DASH
Note: All audio-video, lighting and editing equipment is owned by me, and provided at no charge.


This project brings tangible benefits by taking Dash directly to the streets to find out what people and businesses have to say about how they could use it in their daily lives. This project aligns well with the purpose of the treasury. My specific aim is to increase market capitalization by focusing efforts on under-served and niche markets, businesses, and people.

Kind regards,
Mike Jensen

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,7 years ago
This guy didn't follow through with his intentions, we should cancel his payments since he canceled his "show"
0 points,7 years ago
My intro is taking shape:

Also posted it to the slack channel. My first interviews are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday of next week, and then I should have Episode 1 rough-cut by January 1, if all works out okay.

I'll post the rough-cut here, if that helps the decision-making process.

0 points,7 years ago
I like it a lot, it was interesting and kept me entertained. However, the second time around, it'll get a little long, and by the third time, pretty boring to wait for the show to start, LOL. I'm wondering if you could cut it in half and put the first half as intro, the second as exit/end? But keep the "story" so first the money troubles, then show some of the mining building then Dash accross the world. Then happy people/no troubles, using crypto, building miners, or computers, etc.... "solution" at the end of the show. Also, I'm not sure the robberies make a clear statement. So just a couple of thoughts :D
1 point,7 years ago
Thanks for the feedback!

It's been the general consensus that shorter is better for the target audience, so maybe I'll try to break the intro into problem/solution, respectively. I'll send you a message in Slack. :)
0 points,7 years ago
One day old reddit account.
One day old account.
Wants $1,500.00 per month for three months.
Has no YouTube channel. Zero subscribers. No sample videos. NOTHING!
Gets 100 yes votes in the first hour.

Even if he is legit, and produces some wonderful videos, no one but us will ever see them.

I'm voting No and advising this person to join the Dash community, meet some people, do some things, and then think about asking for money.
1 point,7 years ago
Hello! I'm @dash_canada over on the slack channel, or @Dash_Canada on Twitter, if you'd like to say hello. You can even visit me at my personal Twitter account, @Windsor_360. If you're in Southwestern Ontario, we can even meet for a beer if you're up to it.

I can't speak to your other comments, but I myself found out about Dash only by watching a YouTube video from a member that used this very same process. I have a family, so I can't live on the internet as much as I'd like.

That a new member to Dash is willing to spend a lot of time and effort to promote its use, should be an indication of the success of Dash's ability to fund development and promotion.

You do have a legitimate concern about identity, though. If there was a mechanism in place to 'validate' who I am, I certainly would have no problem with that.

Thank you.
0 points,7 years ago
Valid point raised here by Iron, Amanda had been doing this for a long time and had been active in the community for some time before she asked for funding, dont take this personally.
Multi month proposals from a newcomer also always raises some eyebrowns around here.

Could be a better strategy to ask for a pilot funding and after that ask for the whole budget.. just a thought
0 points,7 years ago
Fair comment, and no offense taken whatsoever. I was actually just reading on the Slack channel about some guy that made off with over seven thousand Dash through a proposal. Once bitten, twice shy.

I wonder if it's possible to stop payments to people that don't bother to complete their proposals. Either way, I completely understand your concern about being a newcomer. If I put in another proposal in the future, I'll definitely make it a one-time thing, as people get to know me on a more personal basis.

I appreciate your feedback.
1 point,7 years ago
like the idea, If you would provide a Pilot episode before the end of the budget cycle you will get my vote. Think we need to see a glimpse of what you are envisioning here.

Thinking of structiors like kickstarter where you have to have a prototype or something to show your skills before you seek funding, have you done something like this before ?
1 point,7 years ago
I second that. I am voting no, until I have seen an example episode.
@dash-in-canada: I like your idea, so keep up the motivation.
0 points,7 years ago
Okay, let me see if I can put together a very short pilot before Xmas is here, or just after it's done. I'm in the process of arranging interviews and putting together footage for my intro and outro at this stage. This is my first shoe-string type production, but I've worked in the film industry both in technical positions and as an non-union actor in Vancouver. This series is meant to be a fun and informative way to promote Dash and introduce it to average, non-technical people.
0 points,7 years ago
Looking forward to see your pilot :) Im hooked on Amandas stuff and would be great to see more Dash related videos coming out !
3 points,7 years ago
You should consider amending the show time to say, "up to an hour," since you may run into problems consistently finding 60 minutes worth of quality content for every episode of your show.
0 points,7 years ago
That's an excellent idea. I'll do that right now. Thank you.
1 point,7 years ago
Wow, a whole hour? You might want to reconsider, unless you really think you can fill a whole hour with good information and not bore everyone. If you have a ton of comedy, that'd keep people engaged and watching, but I worry that that would take a lot more planning and work than you realize???
0 points,7 years ago
Done. You're right, the one variable I can't control is quality and length of actual interviews. I've made the suggested changes. Thank you.