Proposal “dash-nigeria-biz-dev-august---october“ (Completed)Back

Title:Video updated: Make or Mar funding - BizDev, Merchants, Industry Conferences, Marketing, etc - Dash Nigeria
Owner:Nathanielluz
Monthly amount: 90 DASH (6130 USD)
Completed payments: 3 totaling in 270 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-07-17 / 2019-10-14 (added on 2019-07-12)
Votes: 778 Yes / 257 No / 58 Abstain
External information: app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-nigeria-biz-dev-august---october/overview

Proposal description



Dash Nigeria: BizDev + Merchants
August - October 2019

Table of Contents
  1. Executive Summary
  2. February - June Results
  3. Proposal Scope
  4. Why Vote Yes?
  5. Budget Breakdown 
1. Executive Summary

Over the next 3 months we will onboard 132 merchants and complete 6 partner integrations.
We plan to hold 33 of our consumer activation events and open 990 new wallets. 

We base these numbers on what we have consistently achieved over the last 6 months in which we have been funded and a 10% growth rate in deliverables per month which we can and need to achieve in order to make Dash successful. 

Additionally we will release and distribute 6 explainer videos to complement our in person marketing for users and merchants and continue our successful merchant retention and value add program.

Furthermore we will speak at 6 finance and crypto conferences to network and generate new integration leads.

Lastly we want to execute a social media marketing pilot we have been planning, because to efficiently scale into the market we will need to push down our cost per result considerably especially in consumer acquisition.


2. February - June Results

BizDev:
  • Dash integrated into kurepay.com.
  • Dash launched on yellowcard.io (we have also convinced them to drop LTC, BCH and ETH).
  • Dash integrated at gigalayer.com.
  • Dash integrated into bitfxt.com exchange.
  • Dash integrated into quidax.com exchange.
  • Dash payments enabled for 2 car importers, saving them cross border fees.
  • Working with bitpal.africa for priority Dash Integration and launch in mobile app. (Dash already integrated into the Bitpal payment gateway API).
  • Dash integrated into nelbuc.com and flintsmen.com.ng (e-commerce merchants).
Signed an MOU with Ferrum Network to integrate Dash on their platforms:
  • UniFyre Wallet
  • Kudi Exchange
  • Infinity DEX
  • Sub-Zero Wallet
  • Currently having partnership discussion with transsion, parent company  of ITEL,  infinix, Tecno, Oraimo.
Merchants:
  • Over 200 merchants thus far.
  • Started verifying and extending merchant support to kurepay merchants, about 1,000 merchants.
  • Continued merchant support, engaging them on a regular basis.
Consumers:
  • Held Dash usage conference, effectively bringing together and growing the Lagos Dash ecosystem.
  • Organized 45 low cost Dash meetups, teaching users to acquire and use Dash.
Events:
Attended 12 events, speaking, creating & tipping new wallets, b2b marketing

Website: 

Dash Nigeria new website launched 

Videos:
Learn with Dash: 
10 videos in Pidgin English for learning and promoting Dash https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3vgzw56aHfa15tOVJrK4fV4DZxpOpCLD 


One of our produced videos on Saving/ investing in Dash - Shared Masternodes

Dash Promo:
20% discount paying with Dash at gigalayer.com 
20% discount paying with Dash for Unplug & Play Beach Party 
60 day transaction fee wave on kurepay.com 

#EndBankingFraud twitter campaign, 9,050 impressions, 820 engagements.(#EndBankingFraud is a Dash independent growing social movement against current bank practices in Nigeria).

Media:
Cryptotvplus: Dash adoption conference - seeking to promote cryptocurrency use in Nigeria

Cryptobriefing: Dash Nigeria: Bitcoin dominance challenged by unstoppable adoption

Coinnewstelegraph: Dash Nigeria: Bitcoin dominance challenged by unstoppable adoption

Dashnews: Gigalayer web services integrates Dash

Dashnews: Nigeria’s E-Commerce Problems and Dash As a Potential Solution


3. Proposal Scope:

Over the next 3 months we will enable and support Dash acceptance at several new merchants and financial infrastructure/high value companies, build out our media contacts and social media activities. We will also continue our consumer adoption strategy. 

Going forward we will scale our deliverables by 10% every month, in order to consistently increase our impact for Dash and Nigeria. We believe Dash needs stronger and more tangible growth to become a widespread success.

Over the last couple of months we have integrated many exchanges so we can now work on integrating Dash with traditional payment service offerings. We have already integrated Dash into kurepay and can now approach their merchants. 
 
Merchants:
40, 44 and 48 merchants in august, September and October respectively.
Continue our merchant service program with consistent outreach in person as well as online support and engagement.

Integrations:
Close existing leads.
Replenish lead pipeline at conferences and through direct outreach.
2 integrations/ business development partnerships monthly.

Marketing:
10, 11 and 12 consumer usage events in august, September and October respectively.
More content for Dash Nigeria academy.

Industry Conferences:
Attend events to promote Dash, create new wallets, get integration leads.
2 conferences monthly.

Have a  feel of people paying with Dash for their cinema tickets:



Videos:
Create videos promoting Dash with an overview of current activities of the network. Our videos can be seen here.
2 videos monthly 

Social Media Marketing:
Increased marketing of Dash via social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, WhatsApp 

Dash Nigeria Help/ Support Line:
More newbies and users keep reaching out to us with questions and issues that need support. These range from wallet issues, to buying Dash OTC, to shared masternode enquiries, to more education, merchant enquiries, etc.

Pilot program on Users & Consumers acquisition:
This will produce a detailed document proposing ideas on how to strategically get our message out to onboard new users/ consumers.


4. Why Vote YES?

Proven team:

We have been executing the proposed strategy already successfully for a couple of months. We have been able to constantly increase all relevant metrics: Integrations, merchants, users, transactions and have recently branched out into engaging media partners.

Low cost:
We’re constantly among the cheapest teams in the category “General Dash adoption”. We believe to have generated a high return on investment for the DAO and are pushing to get even more cost efficient.

Consistent adoption:
We don’t promise the pie in the sky. We don’t expect you to pay us many months in advance. We work step by step, unlocking new Dash adoption along the way. Support us and continue to see ongoing results month over month.

Nigeria is hungry for Dash:
Campaigns like #EndBankingFraud prove that Nigeria’s financial infrastructure is ripe for disruption. When we approach Nigerian consumers and merchants with Dash we are met with excitement about all the new possibilities Dash offers them. We’re introducing reliable payments, free “banking” infrastructure and economic cross border payments, capabilities that many Nigerians are experiencing for the first time and are reaping the corresponding strong results.

This tweet on a Dash Adoption cycle in Nigeria has over 7,000 impressions.
 
Instagram video with over 11,000 organic views.

5. Budget

In depth budget


90 Dash per month for 3 months price @147USD 7/12/2019

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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2 points,1 year ago
We need to see more use cases where our product holds a competitive advantage over the Naira. Maybe it will be cross-border payments (competing with Swift int'l wire transfers), and perhaps remittances into Nigeria
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0 points,1 year ago
Yes. That's what we're set out to do. Thanks for your support.
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2 points,1 year ago
This is a proposal that badly needs to be funded. The Dash network cannot afford to spite the teams that are working to grow our adoption.

With the recent revelation that the user henrygeorgist is a member of the monero community (check his reddit profit https://www.reddit.com/user/henrygeorgist) who lies about Dash on reddit while pretending to be a good, upstanding member of the community here. He **is a verified MNO**. Which means I was correct, we have a group of malicious masternodes that are desperately trying to defund and cynically attack proposals that will grant us adoption all over the globe.

Dash Nigeria is only second to Dash Venezuela in the amount of deliverables that they have brought to the network, so clearly, voting against their proposal is a bad move that is not in our best interests. The Monero community is obsessed with seeing us fail and they have sworn to never again allow our marketcaps to surpass theirs. So they spend **all their time** lying about us on reddit. Meanwhile if you go to their own subreddit, you won't see any of the venom they spew elsewhere. It is the same thing we see when Dash Venezuela's lead team was character-assassinated and taken over by 'new management'. We have to fight these guys. They don't want us to succeed and become digital cash for the globe. Let's show them that we mean business by voting YES for Dash Nigeria!
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3 points,1 year ago
Dash has 4times the transactions that Monero has.
In about a years time, we will have 10times the transactions Monero has.
Within three years we will have 100times more transactions than Monero.
No need to hate on such Monero trolls like henrygeorgist, those poor cunts are envious & desperate !
All they should get from us is not hate, but pity!

You are right, this proposal deserves more upvotes.
Hopefully it gets funded
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2 points,1 year ago
Thanks for your support.
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2 points,1 year ago
Thanks for your support.
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2 points,1 year ago
A appreciate the work you are doing!
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2 points,1 year ago
Thanks for your support.
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1 point,1 year ago
Have a feel of people paying with Dash for their cinema tickets. This further proves the point of Anypay that over $10,000 worth of Dash was transacted last month from Nigeria.

https://youtu.be/SOGMMk3GW94
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2 points,1 year ago
Partnership announcement:

Dash and Ferrum Network to Increase Adoption in Africa

https://medium.com/ferrumnetwork/dash-and-ferrum-network-to-increase-adoption-in-africa-fbd3d1d118dd
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1 point,1 year ago
Update:

Dash Accepted at Mainstream Cinema Industry in Nigeria

Dash is now accepted and used by mainstream brands in Nigeria's Cinema Industry. We've partnered with Lighthouse Cinemas, Yaba, Lagos, http://imgur.com/a/CeyZNnc to have people #PaywithDash at a discount to purchase movie tickets.

The Cinema also gave us the opportunity to show a Dash video & give a short talk before the movies begin.

The movie, Hustlers http://imgur.com/a/KqgDbhj premieres tomorrow and will be accessible to watch by Dash users at a discount.

Cinemas are mostly patronised by the rich & middle class in Nigeria, and this is a cost effective means of reaching them with our message at Dash.

We'll be having a pilot tomorrow and if successful, we'll make it frequent.

You're in building a Dashy Nigeria...
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2 points,1 year ago
Update: Success Report

Coincola exchange adds first Dash-naira trading pair in Nigeria.

https://dashnews.org/cryptocurrency-exchange-coincola-adds-first-dash-naira-p2p-trading-pair-in-nigeria/
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1 point,1 year ago
This could start a network effect. Exciting!!!
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1 point,1 year ago
Yeah.... stay tuned for more.
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3 points,1 year ago
Dear MNOs, please vote - our proposal is almost passing, and voting deadline is in 3 hours. This proposal is crucial to our work in Nigeria.

Also, kindly give us your feedback if you've voted "No" or "Abstain".

Looking forward to keep promoting Dash in Nigeria by this proposal passing. Thanks.
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2 points,1 year ago
Come on guys, lets get our Nigerian group a boost! They've suffered so much through this tight budget situation long enough! Like Nathaniel says, check out their Dash Watch reports, they've been doing such good work! Thanks!
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2 points,1 year ago
We implore MNOs to go through our proposal and Dash Watch reports, and vote to fund us. We are currently operational though defunded and will not be able to continue operations for another month without being funded. We have to pay our team, contractors, office space, etc.

Also, we have been billed to present Keynote speeches at some upcoming events in August and September. Your votes will help us fulfill our obligations of representing Dash at those events.

Not forgetting the partnerships & MoUs recently concluded as outlined in our DW reports. We have our roles to play and we cannot afford to have our partners in the dark when we should both be promoting Dash.

We're also available for any questions.

Thanks.
Nathaniel Luz, Lead, Dash Nigeria, dashnigeria.com
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0 points,1 year ago
We have made good experience in working with Nathaniel and his team whenever we forwarded leads such as payment solutions and exchanges. We know they are working hard on these projects and it would be a shame to see them becoming defunded.
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2 points,1 year ago
Thanks for your support and endorsement.

We're currently not funded, and if this proposal doesn't pass, that might be the end of the operations of Dash Nigeria unfortunately. We however do not want this to happen as we are the only Dash group operating in Africa at the moment. Why should an entire continent be defunded?
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2 points,1 year ago
Dear MNOs,

Please see our proposal video here https://youtu.be/98iy8Umtuj0 and vote to fund us.

Thanks.
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1 point,1 year ago
This proposal is a real head-scratcher for me. I see the MOUs, the 200+ merchants added (132 displayed on discoverdash.com), the exchange integrations, the viral content, the dedicated team with developers and quality websites, the quality video productions and then the *NO* votes/lack of support. Its clear from DashWatch that Dash Nigeria has been fulfilling their end of the bargain. The ask is perfectly priced, fair and not outsized for the work they're accomplishing. In fact, I'd say they are doing a lot with very little.

Which is where my confusion comes from. This is clearly a team that is working day and night to spread Dash adoption in Nigeria and surrounding environs, and they have certainly produced results, clearly. So why are there so many troll comments on their proposals? Why the defunding and lack of support?

Integrations, transactions, viral campaigns, this is what we expect our Decentralized autonomous organizations to do don't come free. NO OTHER COIN has the same capabilities that we have, and Dash Nigeria is perhaps, besides KuvaCash and DCG, one of the best examples of what our decentralized funding model can accomplish.

We just have to support them with our Yes votes. That's all we have to do. Click a button. There is literally no good reason to not fund these hardworking young people. There seems to be those who wish to sabotage our growth and change the narrative. This is because Dash has EMBARASSED the rest of the cryptocurrency community. BCH, BTC, XMR, PIVX all of them talk a big game but when it comes to adoption, speed at the PoS, innovation, testing, live upgrades and more essential blockchain characteristics, they all eventually come up short. NOT DASH.

Our job as MNOs, therefore, is to vet projects and make sure they are working for Dash adoption. This way, we can spread these advantages to those who really need them. No more fake cryptocurrency wars, just REAL ADOPTION. Nathaniel and the Dash Nigeria team have clearly shown to be doing just that. Every day it seems, there's more and more integrations, more and more partnerships and viral content. We can't afford to allow the other communities to gain on us here. We have the unique opportunity to self fund our growth and become the number one cryptocurrency in the space.

Indeed, just by stores accepting Dash alone, WE ARE ALREADY NUMBER ONE. That was spearheaded by Dash Venezuela and they have spawned many copy cat communities. This is exactly the kind of thing that leads to a large network effect and that will cause Dash to rise above the competition and succeed where others are dithering. A Yes vote for Dash Nigeria is a YES VOTE FOR DASH!

Let's get out there and win this thing.
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5 points,1 year ago
a) how is purchasing of some Dash by consumers in Nigeria going?
b) what marketing messages are being utilized to try and persuade consumers in Nigeria to purchase some Dash?
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3 points,1 year ago
a) Going well. Lot's of people saving in Dash so as to retain their purchasing power and possibly make profits over time.

b) Obviously showing them the difference between Dash and fiat. Focus is on international trade payments. Currently in talks with mycashestate.com, to accept Dash so people could pay with Dash. They are a US based company that allows Africans invest in realestate in the US. This will give lead to lots of value being transferred via Dash. We can't wait to make this work.
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4 points,1 year ago
Dash Watch July 25th 2019 Report on
Dash Nigeria BizDev by Nathanielluz
https://beta.dashwatch.org/r/JUL19/dash-nigeria-bizdev--merchants-may---jul
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2 points,1 year ago
We encourage MNOs to go through our DW reports and vote to fund us.
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-2 points,1 year ago
ANYPAY POS (June 2019) [1] Transactions billed in Nigerian Naira (NGN) Transaction volume Media Focused Meetups This Month 0 0 0 Not Tracked 0 See Merchant KPIs 191 24.83 Dash [1] Note: It is estimated that 3-7% (0.75 to 1.75 Dash) of the transaction volume in June and approximately 60% of the total number of transactions that were registered by Anypay in Nigeria were a direct result of tips distributed from Treasury funds at meet-ups held at Dash accepting busines

After having spent 100 dash on average for past 10 months or great 1000dash+

Paltry volume of 24 dash per month on anypay.

Or perhaps the fluff integerations as i mentioned earlier

Vote NO!!!
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2 points,1 year ago
*spam comment*
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4 points,1 year ago
Yes from me, good luck.
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4 points,1 year ago
Thanks for your support.
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-3 points,1 year ago
225 Total Merchants Integrated for Proposal Duration 70 Total Merchants Integrated Newly for This Month 0 [1] Note: The proposal owner indicated that his team integrated 70 new merchants over the course of the proposal and submitted them to DiscoverDash for verification. However, DiscoverDash noted that it is proving difficult to verify the merchants in Nigeria because many of them do not have a presence on Social Media or an email address. Therefore, to ensure the quality of their listings, DiscoverDash is currently working with a recently recruited Dash Force writer w
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1 point,1 year ago
*spam comment*
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-2 points,1 year ago
Is that the quality of merchants we are paying for the past 10 months??
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1 point,1 year ago
*spam comment*
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-3 points,1 year ago
Not spam perhaps stop spewing lies and read the dash watch reports feeble minded folks like you that don't read there own performance reports

#enddaofraud
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3 points,1 year ago
Currently lacking is a widespread Dash narrative. We've got the features & tech, now let's promote out narrative, shouting in from the roof tops.

Here's our video for the week: Dash Global Adoption Efforts in Pidgin English featuring Dash Venezuela, Kriptomobile, Dash in USA, Dash Colombia, Dash Nigeria, etc.

Powered by Dash Nigeria | Support our proposal for more of such videos

https://youtu.be/K6UcXvYIP6g
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1 point,1 year ago
So i don't see why it must have a no vote for this Proposal, since i was here in Dash years ago i see Nathaniel doing a very good and transparent job in the Dash ecosystem, so if i own one MNO i will vote Yes surely and thus i encourage who have it to vote Yes by supporting the growth of Dash in Nigeria.
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3 points,1 year ago
Thanks for your support.
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-1 point,1 year ago
33k usd for the past performance of this PO integerating sites that dont even function and newly registered domains creating fluff integerations

Voting NO
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2 points,1 year ago
Hi, here's a brief of what we do at dashnigeria.com (new website)

Educational videos - Learn with Dash: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3vgzw56aHfa15tOVJrK4fV4DZxpOpCLD

Industry events
Biz Dev integrations
Partnerships
Meetups/ wallets opening
Help/ Support line
Merchants
General promotion of Dash in Nigeria
PR

And several others are what we deliver monthly. Meanwhile, we recently signed an MOU with Ferrum Network to integrate Dash on 4 of their platforms, while we're in talks with Coincola and will be closing a partnership with them soon.

Currently having partnership discussion with transsion, parent company  of ITEL, infinix, Tecno, Oraimo, on a possible partnership to promote Dash.

Kindly note that we have one of the cheapest costs among all country teams currently operating.

P.S. We're still delivering results even when not currently funded.

Thanks.
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3 points,1 year ago
Hello Nathaniel, i trust you and gave you my vote
Hopefully your proposal is going to be approved
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2 points,1 year ago
Hi JulieSimmons, Thanks for your trust and believe in me and the Dash Nigeria team. We're positive this proposal will be approved and we'll again, deliver amazing results.
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