Proposal “dash-platform-incubator“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Platform Incubator
Owner:andyfreer2020
Monthly amount: 52 DASH (4929 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2020-02-14 / 2020-05-13 (added on 2020-02-11)
Votes: 758 Yes / 3 No / 0 Abstain
Will be funded: Yes
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Proposal description

This proposal is for a bounty fund that I can pay to 3rd party developers to flesh-out and help incubate Dash Platform tools, web resources and pilot Dapps.
 
Right now the only (major) development on Platform is from Core (DCG), who are responsible for developing the underlying protocol and two reference Dapps (DPNS and DashPay).
 
Platform is also only on a testnet with limited features (EvoNet), but I think we should start incubating 3rd party developers and Dapps with what we have available and grow that inline with Core’s release activities, so that we are building skillsets, roadtesting Platform with real commercial usecases (to iterate developer experience and requirements back to Core) and we should start this now so we are ready and well prepared for market when Mainnet is released.
 
I think that bounties is going to be the best way to start this off with an informal, organic arrangement that incentivises devs to try EvoNet and get familiar with it’s concepts and opportunities using a structure that is low-cost, fast-moving and flexible at solving commercial problems, i.e. how to best leverage value from Platform’s abilitiy for DAPI integrations / Dapps, and bounties will be an effective way to do that.
 
Recently various non-Core devs (including myself) have been testing EvoNet, creating web resources, some tools and some Dapp ideas / proposals / code and these funds will be used for standard bounties (posting a requirements specification, specifying a reward denominated in Dash, and rewarding Dash to a winner) to accelerate that process.
 
I would determine the bounties myself (in collaboration with other devs who are contributing) and pay the winners from this fund. Any unclaimed bounty funds would rollover for future bounties, and the only rules are that DCG devs or myself aren't eligible for any rewards from the fund; they are exclusively for 3rd parties who deliver digital works with full source code on Github.com licensed under MIT that satisfy requirements that I specify that I will post on Reddit, Dash Forum, the Discords and I will also list them on a new section in the Platform resource website I created at: https://dashdevs.org/
 
In terms of proposal discussion, I will answer questions that I believe are genuine and not leading into troll discussions or politics as I am only here to add value to Dash and I am not paid by anyone within Dash or receiving any rewards from the blockchain for any of the work I am doing; If awarded I will administer and pay 100% (minus the proposal fee) of the funds, unmixed, directly to 3rd parties who deliver tangible work for Dash, as detailed above. All transactions can be publicly audited from the blockchain and all payees will be contactable community members and Github users. Therefore everything here should be publicly auditable, however, if there are reasonable questions relating to any auditing people want to do that's fine.
 
Andy Freer
Dash Developer

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,6 days ago
Yes
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3 points,10 days ago
Yes. Good luck and thank you! .
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3 points,10 days ago
I will admit I thought that when Andy left his position at DCG and said he would work on Dapps, that we would never see him again. Happy to have been wrong on this and to see him still involved.

Getting more non-DCG developers involved will be key in Dash's success. This is an easy yes and should be a priority.
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2 points,11 days ago
Go andy!
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7 points,11 days ago
Should of asked for more.
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5 points,13 days ago
YES
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2 points,13 days ago
When Andy popped up on the Discord in September, the first thing I asked him was, "Do you need any money?" Welcome back and good luck with this.
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2 points,13 days ago
Yes from me.
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6 points,13 days ago
I'm supporting this proposal wIth closed eyes Andy, good to see you and others devs to finally have the sandbox you guys can work with.
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5 points,13 days ago
Plain and simple, Dash Platform is the future of Dash, adds to our value proposition and differentiates Dash from its competitors. It’s imperative that we invest in getting this ecosystem off the ground.

I also support this proposal, and will shortly be doing a CATV interview with Andy so he can explain it all. Stay tuned for that.
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6 points,14 days ago
This proposal is for a bounty fund that I can pay to 3rd party developers to flesh-out and help incubate Dash Platform tools, web resources and pilot Dapps.

Right now the only development on Platform is from Core (DCG), who are responsible for developing the underlying protocol and two reference Dapps (DPNS and DashPay).

Platform is also only on a testnet with limited features (EvoNet), but I think we should start incubating 3rd party developers and Dapps with what we have available and grow that inline with Core’s release activities, so that we are building skillsets, roadtesting Platform with real commercial usecases (to iterate developer experience and requirements back to Core) and we should start this now so we are ready & well prepared for market when Mainnet is released.

I think that bounties is going to be the best way to start this off with an informal, organic arrangement that incentivises devs to try EvoNet and get familiar with it’s concepts and opportunities using a structure that is low-cost, fast-moving and flexible at solving commercial problems, i.e. how to best leverage value from Platform’s abilitiy for DAPI integrations / Dapps, and bounties will be an effective way to do that.

Recently various non-Core devs (including myself) have been testing EvoNet, creating web resources, some tools and some Dapp ideas / proposals / code and these funds will be used for standard bounties (posting a requirements specification, specifying a reward denominated in Dash, and rewarding Dash to a winner) to accelerate that process.

I would determine the bounties myself (in collaboration with other devs who are contributing) and pay the winners from this fund. Any unclaimed bounty funds would rollover for future bounties, and the only rules are that DCG devs or myself aren't eligible for any rewards from the fund; they are exclusively for 3rd parties who deliver digital works with full source code on Github.com licensed under MIT that satisfy requirements that I specify that I will post on Reddit, Dash Forum, the Discords and I will also list them on a new section in the Platform resource website I created at: https://dashdevs.org/

In terms of proposal discussion, I will answer questions that I believe are genuine and not leading into troll discussions or politics as I am only here to add value to Dash and I am not paid by anyone within Dash or receiving any rewards from the blockchain for any of the work I am doing; If awarded I will administer & pay 100% (minus the proposal) of the funds, unmixed, directly to 3rd parties who deliver tangible work for Dash, as detailed above. All transactions can be publicly audited from the blockchain and all payees will be contactable community members and Github users. Therefore everything here should be publicly auditable, however, if there are reasonable questions relating to any auditing people want to do that's fine.

Andy Freer
Dash Developer
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0 points,1 day ago
Question, will Rust bindings be made available to the DAPI?
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3 points,13 days ago
Yes
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