Proposal “dash-watch-12th-proposal-september-2019-“ (Closed)Back

Title:Dash Watch Twelfth Proposal Sept 2019
Owner:paragon
Monthly amount: 97 DASH (6798 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (2 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-08-16 / 2019-10-14 (added on 2019-08-13)
Votes: 794 Yes / 171 No / 3 Abstain
External information: app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-watch-12th-proposal-september-2019-funding-request/overview

Proposal description

Dash Watch is submitting a 2-month proposal for the September-October 2019 cycle to continue providing verification, accountability, and reporting on Dash-funded proposals for the MNO community.
 
Dash Watch Proposal KPI Explorer
 
Past Accomplishments:500+ Dash Watch Reports 
Financial Reviews
Proposal Owner Interviews, a few examples include:
Proposal Owner ID Verification
Dashwatch.org
  • Database of all proposals from 2017-2018
  • Metrics, relevant information, and reports for all Dash Watch reported proposals
Beta.DashWatch.org
  • Reports Section - current monthly view that gives a quick and easy access to all the current month proposals and their relevant reports
  • Proposals Section - Card view of all 2019 proposals that has a high level summary of each proposal and their relevant information. Also searchable.
  • Election Section - Summary of election candidates and results
  • Labs Section - visualization of proposal KPIs, Point of Sale systems, and Wallet activity for the Dash network. 
  • About Section - Dash Watch team contact information, API access to proposal database, and open source access to website code
Dash Trust Protector Election 
  • KYC verification, application status verification
  • Webpage for consolidation of all candidate information and election information 
  • On-going voting verification and participation reporting
  • Vote results validation
Dash Investment Foundation Election
  • KYC verification, application status verification
  • Webpage for consolidation of all candidate information and election information including Candidate Profiles and Videos
  • On-going voting verification and participation reporting
  • Expanded voting capabilities to voting key and owner key
  • Vote results validation
Dash Consensus Poll
  • Fee-less consensus mechanism for MNOs to decide on topics in a more nimble and flexible method
 
 
Proposed Scope of Work:Due to budget constraints, Dash Watch is reducing our scope of work and reducing our funding amount: 
 
Continued Scope:
  • Detailed monthly reports on active and ongoing proposals
  • Includes executive summary, KPI tracking, milestones/deliverables tracking and verification, budget tracking and high level accounting, future plans, and proposal status
  • Includes continued follow-up and verification from proposal owners 
  • Proposal owner video interviews when appropriate
  • Maintenance of Beta.DashWatch.org 
  • Ongoing support for Proposal, Funding, Reports,and KPI database - needed for Dash Nexus Integration
  • Month view and search view available for easy access to all current and past proposal reports
  • Labs section will continue to be updated with new KPI data
  • Ad-Hoc requests or reports by Dash Core Group and/or the MNO community - including but not limited to: data verification, NDA/Privacy 3rd party verification, dispute/conflict objective reporting, special reporting requests as needed
Reduced Scope*
  • Expansion of the Dash Lab section of https://beta.dashwatch.org/labs
  • Expansion of Proposal KPIs - Dash.org web traffic, Google Play/iOS store activity
  • Development of data APIs for public use
  • Integration into Dash Nexus platform (will be mostly handled by Nexus team)
Eliminated Scope*
  • Optimization and refactoring of https://beta.dashwatch.org/ website on Google Cloud Servers
  • Review and follow up with old proposal owners that have not had proposal marked as completed
  • Dash Watch Consensus Poll
  • Expansion of interactive data visualization for Dash Watch reports
  • Proposal Financial Reviews/Audits
  • Exhaustive Community Concern Reports
*Some scope may continue development depending on time and availability of Dash Watch team members.


3 Person Team Salaries $8,800.00
DashWatch.org Server (Compute Engine + SQL) $90.00 
Beta.DashWatch.Org Server (App + Compute) $90.00
Airtables Plus Plan - $20.00
10% Buffer - $900.00
Total: 97.44 Dash
Dash conversion rate: $101.6
Price on: August 12, 2019
 
Please feel free to contact us at team@dashwatch.org or on Discord as paragon, DashWatchTeam, MattDash, or Dash-Al
 
Thanks for your support and we look forward to continuing to serve the Masternodes and the community.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,1 month ago
Strong yes
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1 point,1 month ago
Thank you for your support Agnewpickens. We hope that we can continue to bring value to the network.
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1 point,1 month ago
Voting yes.
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0 points,1 month ago
Thank you for your support Deepblue. If there's any changes or initiatives you'd like to see please feel free to let us know here, or reach out to us privately.
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0 points,1 month ago
One area I would like to see is that MN hosting companies could be vetted to ensure they are reputable. I posted a thread on the DASH forum explaining the possible security vulnerability if a MN hosting company offers an ultra competitive hosting package MNOs are likely to move to that host due to market forces. This means a high level of trust would be placed on the MN hosting company to be undertaking the necessary security to ensure the integrity of the MN network. Here is the thread on this issue:

https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/possible-security-threat-to-the-dash-masternode-network.47513/#post-215624

I would also like to highlight to my fellow MN owners. The DashWatch service not only provides the reports and vetting we need on the projects but DW also undertake essential security and background checks for the Trust Protectors and the Investors trust directors. Without these background checks how could we be confident that the people representing DASH are who they say they are. DW has also built up expertise in doing these background checks and they are getting more sophisticated. This knowledge is valuable intellectual property that is not easy to find anywhere else.

In order for us to maintain and keep the service from DW, with all the expertise they have developed over the years, it is essential that their proposals are voted in each month. Some of the team members on DW rely exclusively on the funds from the network therefore if they don't receive a payment this puts a strain on those members that are relying on these funds. Its a bit akin to not knowing if you will receiving your salary or not.

The DW service has proven itself over time to be reliable, honest and a trustworthy service in a service that is considerably more difficult to run that we might first imagine. It is not just about collecting data it is also about presenting that data in an unbiased manner.

The DW service helps to keep the project owners accountable and to ensure that we can make informed decisions. I do not see this as an optional service. It is something we need and therefore need to vote in consistently each month to ensure the the DW members feel a level of certainty a job security that they can pay their bills each month with a steady salary. Something, I'm sure that all of us appreciate is important.
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0 points,1 month ago
We deeply appreciate the recognition of our hard work, talent and knowledge of the space.

Re: MNO Hosting companies vetting - with the treasury budget being so tight, we got feedback from the MNO community that they did not want Dash Watch to expand it's scope greatly beyond proposal reports. If we have additional resources or time during the month we may try initial phases of this scope, but we cannot make any guarantees at this point in time.
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3 points,2 months ago
This is the most professional and well run team in the entire DAO and a role model for all Proposals Owners. Thanks for your service Dash Watch, love your work! ❤️
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1 point,2 months ago
Thank you for your continued support! It means a lot to us to hear your positive feedback.
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1 point,2 months ago
Get this funded. Dash needs this tool to inject more information and accountability into the treasury process. There was a decent sized block of votes that switched from YES to NO last month (right at the end), throwing them into unfunded territory. I would suggest that we get them enough YES votes that last minute vote shuffling does not put DashWatch into unfunded territory again.

thanks, solarguy
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1 point,2 months ago
Thank you for the support solarguy. We hope we can get strong network support for continued work!
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