Proposal “dash-latam-60-txday-2000-active-merchant“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Latam: 60 Tx/Day, 45 Events, 50 Dash Aid NGOs, 2,000 Active Merchants, Remittances +
Owner:georgedonnelly
Monthly amount: 344 DASH (31813 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-08-16 / 2019-11-13 (added on 2019-08-13)
Final voting deadline: in 3 days
Votes: 442 Yes / 33 No / 25 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 81 Yes votes to become funded.
External information: app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-latam-60-txday-2000-active-merchants-remittances-/overview
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Proposal description

Dash Latam’s auto-updating transaction tracker approaches 40 in-merchant Dash transactions per day. Dash Latam pioneers the real use of Dash in the real world with measurable results right now in the most promising region for Dash mass adoption, Latin America. With 64 team members active in 20 cities across 8 nations and 3 continents, Dash Latam is borderless, just like Dash.

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What Dash Gets
Here is what we aim to accomplish from the period Sep 1 through Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Transactions. 60 average in-merchant consumer transactions per day via Dash Retail/Spark point of sale app (POS) or printed QR code (hablador), visible at tracker.pagacondash.com. (Currently: ~41)
  2. Remittances. 1,500 sales of Dash for remittance purposes via direct Dash sales, our combo remittances or some other new method. (Currently: ~100/mo)
  3. Merchants. 2,000 active, verified, supported and POS-equipped merchants in Latin America, with ongoing education and marketing assistance; via verificacion of DiscoverDash-listed merchants or new affiliations. (Currently: 914)
  4. Events. 45 Consumer adoption, remittance, merchant and ambassadorship events.
  5. Charity. 50 charitable organizations launched on DashAid.org. (Currently: 0)
  6. Wallets. 30,000 active Dash Android wallets in our markets. (Currently: 20,466)
  7. A suite of strategies, techniques and tools for comprehensively advancing consumer adoption with analysis of results to be shared with the community.
  8. Ongoing development of consumer-friendly liquidity options, in-person, P2P and exchanges, such as liquidity points at our merchants, using CoinCola, LocalCoinSwap and others.
  9. Ongoing Dash buyback program for merchants active in all of our markets.
  10. Ongoing 5% discounted Dash sales, financed by Colombia’s cheap bitcoin.

Why Vote Yes
  • Real Adoption: Dash Latam builds real, borderless Dash adoption from the ground up with transparent, verifiable, Dash-Watch-reported metrics.
  • Constant Growth: Dash Latam does the hard work no one else is doing, with 60+ enthusiastic Dash representatives in the field daily onboarding new consumers, new merchants, new remittance senders, new allies and more.
  • Professionalism: We are bringing Dash to markets that have concrete use cases for it with a globally stand-out presentation of the Dash brand — including to new allies who have not heard of Bitcoin.
Results to Date
Dash Latam has been active since Mar 2018 and received its first DAO funding in Jun 2018.

  • 1st automatic and public transaction tracker at tracker.pagacondash.com (in collaboration with Dash Retail).
  • #1 in number of evidenced transactions per day on average for a Dash adoption project (Currently: 41)
  • #1 largest Dash team with 64 members (46 full-time + 18 part-time).
  • #1 in number of verified active Dash (crypto?) merchants in 1 city (Medellín with 493).
  • #1 Dash meetup on meetup.com globally at meetup.com/pro/dashlatam.
  • #1 in Dash events with 92 so far in 2019.
  • #1 in verified/onboarded active Dash merchants (914 across 7 countries).
  • #1 in transparency; Dash Watch concluded that we evidenced how we spent 99% of DAO funds in a recent financial review.
  • A supermarket along the Venezuelan border in Colombia added Dash to their weekly circular.
  • Colombia #2 (at least) in active Dash merchants with 675. The USA has 661 (source: DiscoverDash.com) and the accurate Venezuela number is something we are working to identify and grow.
  • Colombia #3 in active Dash Android wallets with 3,427 (as of Jul 31). Venezuela is #1 with 14,944 and the USA #2 with 5,330.
  • 100+ Dash remittance sales.
  • Hundreds of private Dash sales to consumers and merchant buybacks of Dash.
  • 18,401 total views on 298 YouTube videos with 337 subscribers.
  • 25+ team vlogs where team members show off their work for Dash.
  • 500+ professional social media posts (see table in PDF or Nexus).
  • Dozens of bug reports and feedback events for the Dash Core Group wallets team.
  • The birth of the following projects: Dash Retail, Dash Venezuela Remittances, Dash Aid, Dash Ignite.
  • Development of Dash combo remittances. In order to resolve logistical and budget challenges, we invented combo remittances, which enable remittance senders to buy Dash, spend it directly online at a merchant in Venezuela, and have the remittance beneficiary receive needed products via home delivery.
Why This Price
We are requesting 344 dash, which is 6% of the Dash treasury and represents an 11% reduction from the 6.7% (386 dash) the DAO granted us in the July cycle. At USD$105/Dash, it represents USD$36,120 in purchasing power. We aim to spend 52% on consumer adoption, 23% on merchant adoption, 5% on ambassadorship and 19% on administration.

Latam is the most promising region for Dash mass adoption due to energy and internet infrastructure, unity of language and disunity of governments. Active Dash Android wallet users in our markets constitute more than 50% of total active Dash Android wallets globally. We are by far the leading team in Venezuela, with vetted former Dash Venezuela, Dash Merchant Venezuela and other Venezuela team members counted among our leadership.

Please view the PDF or DashNexus to see the detailed budget.

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1 point,1 day ago
Even though USD supply is increasing into VZ, VZ is still presently the #1 ranked country on the list for consumers looking to switch out of their national-currency. And this is one of the few proposals that has a focus on VZ.
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2 points,3 days ago
George, can you please explain what this means? "We are by far the leading team in Venezuela, with vetted former Dash Venezuela, Dash Merchant Venezuela and other Venezuela team members counted among our leadership."

You mean Eugenia, Lorenzo, Alejandro and other former Dash Venezuela team members are working with your team?
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1 point,3 days ago
No. But people who used to be part of their teams are now working with Dash Latam, some in leadership positions. "former... team members".

Happy to answer any other questions you might have.
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0 points,23 hours ago
Are you saying that Dash Venezuela no longer exists and (some of) its team members migrated to Dash Latam?
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0 points,22 hours ago
This is a true statement based on the information available to me at this time. Similarly, Dash Merchant Venezuela no longer exists and at least one of our team members at one point worked for DMV.
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0 points,3 days ago
yes from me, good luck.
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3 points,8 days ago
I can no longer support this project as a result of George Donnelly's behavior in the discords. We need team players here, not prima donnas. If Ernesto or Ryan from DCG come forward and publicly express support for this project, I will of course change my mind.
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0 points,8 days ago
My behavior is cordial, constructive and always frank. Integrity first.
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1 point,7 days ago
Here is a news flash for you George. Your own thoughts about yourself have no bearing on your actual reputation.
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2 points,7 days ago
I invite you to register specific complaints with me. I stand accountable for all of my actions. I respond to all reasonable requests for information. I engage with everyone who is civil. Standing by for a conversation with you anytime.

As for being a team player, I have built the largest team in the DAO. I have worked with other teams, including Dash Core Group. I am interested in working as a team with anyone who treats me as a partner, is civil, has not demonstrated a consistent lack of integrity, does not seek to muzzle my right to free expression, etc.

Standing by and ready for business!

My best wishes to you, Gerhard.
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3 points,11 days ago
The proposal owner who inspires me the most.

Serious yet approachable. Hitting the streets, closing deals, expanding his team.

This proposal embodies what attracted me to the Dash DAO-the ability to expand adoption through regional leads.

Keep going George you pump so many of us up!
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1 point,11 days ago
Thanks Blake, much appreciated and best wishes.
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2 points,10 days ago
hey George! Argentina needs DASH!
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0 points,9 days ago
We are actively searching for candidates to work with us in Argentina, and may travel to Cordoba for a conference at the end of September in order to support that. Agree 100%.
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0 points,6 days ago
You may want to stay away from Bitcoin Argentina Facebook group. They only support Bitcoin. Everything else is considered a scam.
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0 points,6 days ago
It's a lion's den I am willing to venture into from time to time. Gotta cast a wide net.
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