Proposal “dash-next-bizdev-pr-marketing-adoption-i“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash NEXT: BizDev, PR, Marketing, Market Entries, Adoption in Asia & beyond
Monthly amount: 264 DASH (17865 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (4 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2020-09-13 / 2021-01-10 (added on 2020-09-10)
Votes: 714 Yes / 165 No / 14 Abstain
Will be funded: Yes
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Proposal description

Dash NEXT’s is actively scaling Dash adoption by finding strategic partnerships (regionally and globally) and driving business development for the Dash ecosystem by integrating Dash at payment services, multi-merchant organizations, establishing partnerships with crypto, non-crypto and fintech organizations on all relevant verticals and creating marketing partnerships with crypto-related events and conferences. We want to massively increase visibility of Dash in Asia and beyond. Specifically In Thailand and the Philippines. This proposal intends to increase Dash adoption by further establishing the Dash merchant network, drive user adoption for locals and travelers and engage the community. 
In Thailand, we have created not only the first merchant ecosystem in Asia. More importantly, we have created a strong use case for Dash in the travel industry that has led to partner integrations that now offer millions of hotels and airline tickets. 
In the Philippines, we have enabled the Dash market entry with a similar approach, but with the main focus on the remittances market. Therefore most importantly, the first integrations Dash to Philippine Peso and other trading pairs are completed. Meaning the first ever Dash to FIAT conversations in the Philippines are possible now. This is a groundbreaking achievement not only for the Philippines, but for the global Dash community and the Dash remittances use case around the world. Also a small merchant ecosystem is getting established, media coverage is getting pushed, multiple online meetups as well as conference partnerships took place. Similarly, we have also entered the Indonesian market as the first exchanges are now offering Rupia to Dash trading pairs. 

Beyond pushing these use case further, we are currently in conversations with more online retail, marketing activities in social media channels, onboarding further fiat on/off ramps all over Asia and help creating more Dash related online content to grow and engage new users through various campaigns in collaboration with our partners as AMA’s, trading competitions, video interview, mainstream articles and more. 
We are furthermore  continuing with education and merchant onboarding efforts in the Philippines as well as creating further partnerships in the striving Cannabis/CBD sector in Thailand and Southeast-Asia. The Dash Next team extends also its reach now further into other Asian markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia.  Dash listings at Cash2VN, Vietnam's biggest crypto to Vietnamese Dong money transfer as well as a listing at one of the largest crypto exchanges in Indonesia providing Fiat trading pairs in Dash vs. Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) are already established. 
Having teams on the ground in Asia has driven great results over the last quarters. We have integrated numerous fiat on and offramps for multiple currencies such as THB, SGD, VND, KWR, INR, AUD, CNY, PHP and many more. We have also integrated multiple crypto to crypto exchanges and crypto to fiat trading pairs beyond Asia which also allow buying Dash with Visa and Mastercards.

In the past, most of our partnerships had been a direct result from our speaker invitations at the conferences. With the Covid-19 lockdowns continuing all over the world, we have adopted this strategy to a more digital approach by showing stronger presence in digital media, virtual conferences and increased activity in various social groups. We spoke at numerous conferences and reached thousands of people to educate them about Dash. 
Felix Mago became in his role as a keynote speaker an important face for Dash and will keep on speaking at important conferences. The Cannabis Investment Summit World (CISW) Conference where Dash Next co-founder Felix Mago has been sharing the stage with more than 60 speakers in front of over 10,000 attendees and the Southeast Asia DeFi Week where we could present Dash alongside all current hot DeFi projects are just two examples. 

On the 16th of July, for instance, Dash-Next co-founder Felix Mago shared the stage with the likes of Don Tapscott, Tim Draper and many more at the Reimagine conference or at Seamless Asia Virtual 2020 Conference, one of Asia’s largest conferences. 
We continued our media work with a video interview with Seamless Asia about Dash, the Blockchain & the future of payments, Latoken’s Live Roadshow and Live education stream at Impacthub Manila with Dash Philippines Ambassador Veronica. We have further created video content such as “How to use the Dash Core wallet and execute payments and transfers” presented by Dash Philippines Ambassador Veronica and a Video interview with Dash Philippines Head Ambassador Veronica Andrino and Dash legend Amanda B. Johnson to learn more about the Dash Next expansion into the Philippines and an easy 5 step guide to deploy a dash node.
As we always want to increase Dash’s usability and ensure a high ranking of Dash on CMC, we are currently exploring use cases and partnerships for Dash in the DeFI space. Given that Dash is the OG of DeFi, we have started reaching out to various new partners to evaluate how Dash can contribute to and profit from the movement. 
Multiple ideas have already been established and we are working with various members of the Dash community and external partners on topics such as wrapped Dash, bridges to other Blockchains, Dash liquidity pools and automated market making with user incentives, as well borrowing and lending use cases. Of course, this cannot be done overnight, so please stay tuned for more updates soon. 

Please let us know your feedback and suggestions to help improve our work. We also appreciate recommendations and intros to interesting partners who we can help to integrate Dash into their business.

Please find below further information and links to our previous work.

Achievements of our work in 2020 so far:



External Media 
  • Latoken’s Live Roadshow discussion about Dash, Investments, entrepreneurship and much more. Enjoy the watch:[url=[0]=AT3kAcPYkSt-7uiandgS6ZtlxCBEx9P-99LVogFEdo-ogVFIBUKzCkAbBZqWwUSkaS9a6xBOLYB15sU7u4lagkb5gwBu_zHUpS_MG8TGxu1gMxmHox2HtOZRlaAqDfQtXGBjyP8phKcko0xGGeCyrqw2PRYRZCl6liWvJ4oPXqjNHykaQLOX_dk28RIayhc][/url].
  • Video interview with Seamless Asia about Dash, the Blockchain & the future of payments. Enjoy the watch and don’t forget: sharing is caring! See full video here:[url=[0]=AT3oasFoSNWxH3loT_CKpOOGWPHjrR-3W_-OiAQoykexZB2DNEUI_Kz8loM7TuXhDnAjIsAe1D6tkvrq-7lDSnsZJFcgcNC7MN3TJ9QxXmCzumiceRSv4rJu3YV09OtWHd4uXtkVcd1hP1BZkkWogeJm6aKW6698prWpZ6Bqc2y_jnnjlOi2PxqeQq5ir40] [/url] 13.08.2020
  • BLOOMX Webcast lice with Dash -Next co-founder Felix Mago and Dash Philippines Head Ambassador Veronica Andrino  
  • Second Dash to Philippine Peso trading pair announced on live Bloomcast[url=[0]=AT3d65xv-so-do-cr7jwRubtK-95RN-UqANOi-8D-hmGapq6GkZFIvF0loeHLQPXXDWVeYd680socsfjjGgvjrNlFPSmnVmkB_BYlH8Z_auzf3KiaExxFc-emXgXCM0Q_r77HoET6B-C_NKaIIxCakdcuUfSfDQWQRwKTCcUME8mc1Z7eBbz6ZhL3A] [/url] 23.6.2020
  • Video interview with Dash Philippines Head Ambassador Veronica Andrino and Dash legend Amanda B. Johnson to learn more about the Dash Next expansion into the Philippines: 29.06.2020 [url=[0]=AT0GI1AXuaMX5hrtK2xQQvTHupBkMSkZ0my4sQ-D43byhXKtYfszWx_3J53lvhQe1dP4hW6AW3OXq7Gqgs3_UoZOokCDImscyDTDkR2DaakgeMhLQk7PCBuvqEXMjCZS449g2ThuoenKEnG9SJ0w1saNi3PW0kI7LazYVlpbS2cz8X7q76uC-45d8g][/url]
  • Dash Next Co-Founder Felix Mago at #IntoTheBlock and #BtcBit about Dash, Defi, the crypto industry and much more. 06.07.2020
  • [url=[0]=AT2lK8ttcP2YV25AP7zb7c2uiC5hV-nkjaS8dm_rvp6yRCAC7iZ61FgkgUSX1ewR8BnqsHZEfOsEqd24SsQLAOD_yGu2POQPkDZgH1ASDBxf-_98z3u0Ce2_8qJ17GxHT-aexnNkCoguAUhuZMelvq92ngpvpmUSLVnNADMRwZwmKzXhuhWvUx7VQebOKIc][/url]
  • Media coverage at The Currency Analytics 20.07.2020
  • [url=[0]=AT2EP2OfAeXPWQ9Msz8Y-tH5eGvL6VnhKz5wvt2QDOKoU-KoGg511tV4sS0K809NS7y2O_6LXYuGKSDs_j1wc_RPS67m316NNCWvZlEMKU7EFZrMUvG06nV49K_J7A2EWeh20-bfjL6c82kMwMK7ghQdk_OZ0h27S2Xbe6UA6fsWqc39gGrZ26oBx0PpVqE][/url]
  • has published a mainstream lead article about Blockchain, Decentralized Finance and Financial Inclusion with interview parts of Dash Next Co-founder Felix Mago and links to Dash.…/blockchain-and-decentralization-6… 15.06.2020
  • Dash Next Co-Founder Felix Mago on AIBC with the Jessica Walker in an Video interview about Dash the Number 1 payment coin in a post-COVID19 economy. 06.06.2020
  • Interview 18.6. Dash Next co-founder Felix Mago in a video interview with MIG Business about the advanced Dash Digital Cash features and it’s unique and decentralized structure. Watch and share!
  • AMA reaching east Asian markets. 15.6.
  • Coinkeeper World #AMAseries Announces #AMA15 With DASH Felix Mago, Co-founder Of Dash NEXT & Dash Thailand. 
  • Great article on DAO.DIGITAL by Felix Mago, Co-Founder of Dash NEXT with the title: Dash – digital cash & the Blockchain revolution in the making. Let's share and spread the word about Dash! Full article in link below.…/
  • Krypto Nachrichten, 1.3.
  • CDO Trends, 1.3.
  • E27, 12.3.
  • Huobi AMA, 21.4. The Dash Next & Dash Thailand co-founders Felix Mago & Sascha Jochum on a Huobi AMA More info you will find here
  • RightBTC AMA 06.3.20
  • Hackernoon article:11.01.20
  • The Energy Bit article: 04.2.20
  • Forbes article:
MeetupsHighlights of our work in 2019 
  • “DAO Building of the year” award for Dash, represented by Dash NEXT at Malta Blockchain Summit, one of Europe’s largest Blockchain events with 6k+ participants.
  • Healthy merchants and consumer ecosystem in Thailand, in the top-3 ranking on Anypay globally for many consecutive months.
  • 9 exchange integrations, many of them top exchanges and more integrations already in progress. Of course we want Dash to be integrated everywhere, but one of the main goals here is getting as many fiat on/off ramps as possible to be able to provide end-to-end solutions to merchants with fiat settlement requirements.
  • 1.5mil. Hotels worldwide on 2 travel platforms and soon 400+ airlines and private homes payable with Dash 
  • Dash Gift cards for over 190 countries with many big merchants such as Amazon, Steam, Spotify, Netflix and many more
  • Dash mobile topus in 145+ countries via 200+ Mobile providers
  • Up to 2mio. easy to use Dash branded crypto debit cards, linkable with Digifinex and soon to more exchanges (currently in beta-test, expected to launch Q1/2020)
  • 19 conference partnerships, usually with Dash as a community partner, keynotes, panels, Dash payments for tickets, special discounts for Dash community members


External Media
Own Social Media Channels  
MeetupsOngoing/Upcoming Integrations & partnerships
  • Bitkub
  • Threefold
  • Wirex
  • Bloom
  • Moneybee
  • BXB: InstantSend Integration
  • Blucon: globally usable Crypto Debit Cards and public transport cards for South Korea, rechargeable via Digifinex
  • Wisepass 
  • Winstantpay 
  • 3 Hardware wallets
  • Multiple Exchanges all over Asia: Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Russia
  • Multiple payment providers in UK, Eastern Europe & Asia
  • CBD online shops in Europe and US
  • Travel OTA
  • Property Platform
  • Room sharing platform
  • Consentium
  • Liquid Japan
  • Ongoing conversations with regulators in Asia
  • Edge (Instant Send)
  • Bitazza (Exchange listing)
  • OKEX (Instant Send)
  • Huobi Thailand (Exchange listing)
  • Gokumarket (merchant platform)
  • Society Pass (merchant platform)
  • Lines Link Exchange (Exchange listing)
  • Bangkok delivery Service

Key learnings and our approach
  • Enabling crypto payments is like putting together a big puzzle
    • Dash needs local partners all over the globe (exchanges, payment services, merchants etc.) that enable us to legally operate in each market
    • Fiat gateways are a key element to grow merchant ecosystems around the world. To achieve this, exchanges with fiat trading pairs a required
  • Merchants need support - it is a long way for them to understand cryptocurrencies
    • Big and small businesses are often scared of crypto payments as they do not know how to handle the technology and mistrust a volatile asset. Giving them options to easy and immediately exit to fiat of their choice and providing them a personal support contact is the best way to overcome these worries.
  • The travel industry is a great and viable use case for Dash
    • With one of the highest numbers of tourists, Thailand is the perfect market as Dash’s showcase
    • Crypto Payments is new for most travel platforms. The industry is a blue ocean of opportunities to build on 
  • Local networks and exposure are key to integrate Dash payments
    • Blockchain is one of the fastest moving industries. The most efficient way to know key players is to meet them at conferences and events.
    • The Asian crypto scene is huge and participating in conferences and events has created most of our leads and completed integrations
    • Good personal contacts can put Dash high up in our partner’s priorities and makes integrations happen fast
  • Cooperation and streamlining of efforts with Dash increase Teams around the world increase outcomes and cost efficiency
    • Identifying shared goals can create great results one team alone cannot create - e.g. the combined effort of Dash Embassy DACH, CORE and Dash Thailand to systematically reach out to all exchanges without Dash listing has shown great results
    • Having regular calls with teams around the world enables us to help other team and get help where it is needed
  • Large remittances market in Asia: Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia are great opportunities for Dash to become a leading player in the SE-Asian remittances market. We are in conversation with several players within these countries and planning a strategy that not only allows to send money home but also gives opportunities to use Dash within these countries. 

Areas we plan to focus on
  • Travel
  • Payment Providers and solutions
  • Exchanges
  • Retail
  • Remittances
  • CBD/Cannabis
  • Close partnerships in Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia

Please see details of our budget below.

Track record
To find out what we have done in the past, please have a look below.
Our previous proposals 

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We thank you sincerely for your trust and great support. As always, your feedback is most welcome and will be included in our work!

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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2 points,6 days ago
Yes from me.
2 points,6 days ago
Thanks a lot for the yes vote and the supporting comment!
0 points,6 days ago
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4 points,7 days ago
This is the kind of work that doesn't make huge splashes but constant positive results. I hope this goes through, and thanks for your hard work.
2 points,7 days ago
Thanks a lot for your supporting comment. That motivates us even more.
3 points,8 days ago
As always you have my support.
2 points,7 days ago
Thanks so much for the constant support. Really appreciated.
3 points,8 days ago
You have my support, good luck.
2 points,7 days ago
Thanks a lot for your motivating comment and support.
2 points,8 days ago
Dash Next and Chatex partnership is moving into the next phase. After being already well established in Russia, Turkey will be the next strategic market to be entered. Together with local partners we will promote Dash usage and trading over the easy to use p2p exchange in this highly potential Market
2 points,8 days ago
Dash Next is delighted to announce another great step in our partnership with Liquid Global. Liquid is now offering a 2bps maker rebate when trading DASH/BTC & DASH/USDT.
-4 points,18 days ago
"Dash NEXT’s is actively scaling Dash adoption by finding strategic partnerships (regionally and globally) and driving business development for the Dash ecosystem by integrating Dash at payment services, multi-merchant organizations, establishing partnerships with crypto, non-crypto and fintech organizations on all relevant verticals and creating marketing partnerships with[....]"

-2 points,9 days ago
Red pill me on Dash Next?

I don't like their use of unnecessary facebook links here or that their site is basically a static image with an info link to
3 points,8 days ago
Thanks a lot for your comment. We are always happy to improve our work.

Regarding our website: Dash Next is a B2B Biz Dev unit / Sub-DAO of the Dash Network / superior Dash DAO. So Dash Next itself has only a linkedin page and a simple website as a online business card. The nature of our work as B2B BIZ DEV unit and the structure of the Dash Network representing all Dash Sub-DAO's on never required more than an additional linkedin page and our existing website with contact info as all info also in different languages (thai & tagalog translations supported by our team btw) are already on Also our integrations, partnerships etc. are already listed on ...
But please let us know why and where do you see need to improve our website or have a full on website in addition to the already existing

Regarding facebook: Believe us no one of our team members is a facebook fan. But unfortunately facebook is important to reach new people and get them into the Dash network. Especially in Thailand and the Philippines two of our main countries where Dash Next managed a very successful market entry for Dash facebook is still the number one social media. But we are also here happy to hear your recommendations to improve.

More info about our work and our achievements for the Dash Network please see the list in our proposal.