Proposal “dash-colombia-201902“ (Completed)Back

Title:Dash Colombia: 25 Verified Transactions per Day, 2,500 Active Wallet Installs, 9 “Save With Dash” Fairs, 150 New Dash Merchants, Integrated Dash Marketing and Support
Owner:georgedonnelly
Monthly amount: 189 DASH (32879 USD)
Completed payments: 3 totaling in 567 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-02-15 / 2019-05-16 (added on 2019-02-10)
Votes: 605 Yes / 120 No / 1 Abstain

Proposal description

Dash Colombia leverages its existing 400+ Dash merchants for a consumer Dash adoption strategy, achieving (a) 25 average verified Dash transactions per day, (b) 2500 total active Android wallet installs, and (c) 650 total active Dash merchants in Colombia, closing the loop of Dash mass adoption in Colombia with objective, measurable goals, transparency and public reporting.

Edward of Dash.red interviews George Donnelly
Dash News: Second Dash Documentary Released Showcasing Colombian Dash Surge
Dash Watch: Interview with George Donnelly

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Dash Colombia Mission Statement
  • Real Demand: Generate meaningful and ongoing real-world demand and transactions for Dash with strong use cases that we can leverage for growth.
  • Dash-Only Economy: Build a Dash-only economy in Colombia that is fed by consumer demand, reasonable incentives and cheap Bitcoin (which enables us to sell Dash at 5% under spot without any subsidy from the Dash Treasury).
  • Dash Mass Adoption Lab: Systematically research how to onboard consumers and merchants to the Dash ecosystem, efficiently and with enduring results; leveraging this to expand real Dash usage in Colombia, Latam and across the globe.

Why Vote Yes
  1. Merchants + consumers. We sign up and support both Dash merchants and Dash consumers, and we put them together in creative ways in order to generate real Dash transactions over and over again, thus closing the loop on Dash mass adoption.
  2. Measurable, meaningful goals. Our goals are objective, measurable and meaningful. We’re creating tools (with the assistance of Dash Retail) to provide the DAO with live (and partially trustless) reporting of Dash transaction counts in Colombia, a first among adoption projects.
  3. Low cost. Dash mass adoption is happening right now in Colombia, at the low cost of approximately USD$167 per active loop*, with a business plan to become financially self-sustaining, and the potential to spread across Latin America in a turnkey fashion.
  4. Future. Dash Colombia is the blueprint of the next evolution in cryptocurrency, with proven teams and strategies that can be scaled up during the next bull market in order to push our advantage and become the #1 digital cash.
  5. Ongoing business development. Dash Colombia is a permanent, legally-constituted corporation that is doing business development for Dash across Colombia and building relationships for Dash with business, government and civil society leaders. 

What Dash Gets
  1. 25 verified Dash transactions/day (750/month). Through creative use of consumer incentives and promotional events in conjunction with Dash merchants, we aim to generate at least 25 Dash transactions per day for 3 months (on average).
  2. 850 new active Dash users/wallets (283/month). Complete with orientation, a small airdrop, the chance to buy and spend Dash immediately (at a discount), ongoing support and referral incentives; bringing us to a total of 2,500 active Android wallets installs in Colombia by 31 May.
  3. Live transaction tracker. We will create and publish a live Dash transaction tracker that will report both live transaction counts automatically via Google Analytics from pos.pagacondash.com and incorporate manually-verified transactions.
  4. 150 new Dash merchants. (50/month) Complete with point-of-sale (POS) displays, training, acceptance stickers, buyback services, merchant promotion, referral incentives and ongoing phone/email/WhatsApp/in-store support. Including the option to buy Dash POS hardware at cost and use the PagaConDash POS infrastructure (made possible by Dash Retail) to accept Dash payments; bringing us to a total of 650 active Dash merchants in Colombia by 31 May.
  5. 9 “Save With Dash” Fairs. (3/month) Multi-merchant promotional events held in different neighborhoods with 5 or more Dash merchants where as many as 100 new users open wallets in under 3 hours, receive small airdrops and are incentivized to buy Dash so they can save money in various ways.
  6. Dash Back pilot. An ally has coded up Dash Back software that works with any wallet or POS software. We will run targeted and time-limited Dash Back promotions to incentivize organic Dash transactions, in the process perfecting the software so that other projects can use it.
  7. 5% Dash discount. An ally has already sold more than 6 dash by offering it at a 5% discount. We are expanding our support for this ally, enabling consumers to save 5% off of all their purchases with Dash.
  8. Promotion of Bitrefill. We’re training Dash merchants to sell, and Dash consumers to buy, cell phone minutes via Bitrefill, thereby saving up to 10% when paying with Dash.
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0 points,1 month ago
The Dash Venezuela Remittances proposal is the only viable proposal in months for our most important market of Venezuela. It needs your votes, too. Please vote.

My team, which includes long-time Dash leaders in Venezuela associated with DMV and DV, is performing a turnaround for Dash in Venezuela and catapulting Dash far above anything else ever done in crypto before.

https://www.dashcentral.org/p/dash-venezuela-remittances-201902

https://app.dashnexus.org/proposals/cf13eb13-8a31-4506-8e4f-e9a3199a2649/discussion
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0 points,1 month ago
Friendly reminder to Masternodes: All your votes from last month are cancelled, null and void. Unlike previous months where successful proposals can kind of coast because all their YES vote carry over, this month, THEY DON'T. Please go vote so that we don't leave deserving proposals high and dry. If you are having problems voting, this thread will likely solve your problem, otherwise ask.

https://www.reddit.com/r/dashpay/comments/bi7bk3/1_day_to_go_for_latest_dash_budget_cycle_please/

The clock is ticking.....17 hours. Let's get after it!
solarguy
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0 points,1 month ago
George gives a nice overview of how these three proposals fit together and reinforce each other. Dash Retail, Dash Colombia and Dash Remittances to Venezuela. A good read and let's not be shy about the votes on all three props either.

https://www.reddit.com/r/dashpay/comments/bi4vqv/george_has_been_busy_again_here_he_describes_the/

solarguy
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1 point,1 month ago
Dash Watch April 26th 2019 Report on
Dash Colombia by georgedonnelly
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/APR19/dash-colombia-201902

Dash Watch April 26th 2019 Report on
Dash Venezuela Remittances by georgedonnelly
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/APR19/dash-venezuela-remittances-201902
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1 point,2 months ago
Dash Watch March 26th 2019 Report on
Dash Retail by georgedonnelly
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/MAR19/dash-retail-1

Dash Watch March 26th 2019 Report on
Dash Colombia by georgedonnelly
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/MAR19/dash-colombia-201902
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1 point,3 months ago
Dash Watch February 24th 2019 Report on
Dash Colombia by georgedonnelly
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/FEB19/dashcolombia-stopgap-122018


Dash Watch February 24th 2019 Report on
Dash Retail by georgedonnelly
https://dashwatchbeta.org/r/FEB19/dash-retail-1
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2 points,4 months ago
Hello George,
Could you clarify if a government issued license is required in Colombia for a financial services to be selling DASH or handling DASH for the public? In most countries of the world a special money handling license is required for any type of financial services to the public.
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0 points,4 months ago
Because there are no laws on cryptocurrency in Colombia whatsoever, cryptocurrency is de facto legal and there are no legal limits on its use.
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0 points,4 months ago
Yes, but my understanding is there are laws on financial services however and remittances is, I believe, a regulated financial service. Have you had it checked by a legal firm if handing cash handling to make a remittance using crypocurrency would be classed as a financial service and therefore be regulated by the Colombian government? I'm raising this point because it is important that the DASH brand act within the law and this needs to be checked by a lawyer specialising in finance to be certain it is setup correctly to protect you and your team but also the Dash brand.
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1 point,4 months ago
My lawyer is former SEC-equivalent for Colombia and currently the lawyer for the Colombian congress. We are well represented. Thank you for your concern.
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1 point,4 months ago
You have my support, although i suspect with the tight budget this monthy you could end up directly competing against your other budget proposal that seeks funding.
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0 points,4 months ago
Thanks for your support!
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1 point,4 months ago
idea: the saving with Dash could very interesting. That this has not been tried yet in the Dash-network in any country really (ie. more focus historically so far on getting consumers to acquire Dash and then spend it)
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1 point,4 months ago
I agree. I would like to have a Dash savings service that I can offer people, that they can put small amounts of Dash into and then be able to check so often and easily that watch their duffs pile up becomes a self-reinforcing loop, and they want to put more in, and they don't worry too much about the fiat value.

This requires technical skill, time and responsibility that is in short supply right now but I agree that this is an early next step and hope someone can implement it very soon.
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3 points,4 months ago
The actually transaction numbers compared to Dash Venezuela's numbers (about 70 per day claimed) on a much shorter time frame and budget, makes it clear if one would have to make a choice between the 2 it's clear this one is winning.
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1 point,4 months ago
to be clear some giveaways might have a big influence in those #'s so far
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-2 points,4 months ago
LOL here we go again
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0 points,2 months ago
I thought you personally visited the Dash Colombia team a week or so ago and even took pictures with them.

So what happened?
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2 points,4 months ago
offer something specific?
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3 points,4 months ago
I know, I hate those measurable meaningful goals, George's 7 month history of hitting goals, and those efficient cheap conversion rates for merchants AND customers in close geographic relationship with each other. And those silly levels of support after the initial conversion to make sure it all stays working and verified. The whole idea is crazy. We might get flooded with like.........actual transactions.

Yeah, I helped a tiny bit designing this one too. So I'm totally biased and you shouldn't listen to me anyway.

solarguy
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-1 point,4 months ago
I cant wait to say I told you so ( yet again ) just like I had with vz prop :)
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