Proposal “dash-watch-15th-proposal-march-2019-fund“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Watch 15th Proposal March and April 2020
Owner:paragon
Monthly amount: 39 DASH (2568 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (2 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2020-02-18 / 2020-04-13 (added on 2020-02-18)
Votes: 677 Yes / 59 No / 17 Abstain
Will be funded: Yes
External information: app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-watch-15th-proposal-march-2019-funding-request/overview
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Proposal description

Dash Watch is submitting a two-month proposal for the March and April 2020 cycle to continue providing verification, accountability, and reporting on Dash-funded proposals for the MNO community.

Previously Accomplished Work:
500+ Dash Watch Reports Financial ReviewsProposal Owner Interviews, a few examples include:Election Vetting and Oversight:
Trust Protectors and Dash Investment Foundation members

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. 
  • https://dwb-test-dot-dwatch-184008.appspot.com/labs?tab=kpiExplorer
  • About Section - Dash Watch team contact information, API access to proposal database, and open source access to website code
Dash Consensus Poll
  • Fee-less consensus mechanism on beta.dashwatch.org for MNOs to decide on topics in a more nimble and flexible method than using a regular proposal (available for anyone in the community).
 
 
Proposed Continued Scope of Work: 
  • 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 
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
*Additional beta.dashwatch.org feature/tool development may be included in the scope depending on time and availability of Dash Watch team members.


Budget:
2 Person Part Time Salaries $3,675.00
Server Fees $250.00
Total $3925.00 + 5 Dash Proposal Fee

 
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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0 points,1 month ago
Voting Yes. However, I would also like to see an extension to the service - perhaps with a separate funding proposal. That would be to vet new proposal owners before they get voted in on their first proposal to the network. Currently the only information we have of a new proposal owner before they submit their proposal is what they choose to tell us. For all we know they could be a con artist as we have seen so many times previously. I feel basic background checks on the proposal owners and their team will give us better insight if a proposal owner is capable of running the project. No investor, business angel, VC or business in their right mind would ever agree to fund anyone without extensive interviews, tests and background checks along with a fully worked out business plan - so why are we dishing out money to unknown people without doing due diligence? A good idea is really not enough as we have seen time and time again. What makes a project work is the team behind the project. I would rather now not fund any projects that do not at least provide a fully worked out business plan and are vetted to ensure they have the credentials to run a project for us successfully.


In addition to the network needs to retain exploitation IP rights to all content, programs, software, designs we fund so we can use them on other projects. I've said this many times previously but this message seems to be falling on deaf ears. We need to retain IP. If we do this all future projects we fund can benefit immediately from a repository of digital assets. We need to set this up if we are to be serious about building the future of DASH otherwise we are simply wasting valuable resources that other projects can benefit from. I suggested previously the concept of "Dash Assets" which would be a DOA owned legal entity that could ensure to setup IP licensing and rights to every project we fund. If a proposal owner does not wan this then they don't get funded. In this way if they provide the best service they continue to get funded. If not a better proposal owner will take over their work. We need an entity that can manage IP rights and licensing for the projects we fund to make certain these assets are used by all future projects.

The Dash network should have IP exploitation rights to the KuvaCash software, to the Estonian project for the DASH card NFC payment system, to Alt36 software we paid for. That is a couple of million investment with absolutely nothing worthwhile to show for the network. This needs to change.
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1 point,1 month ago
PS. We can use the KuvaCash software for a new team to build a remittance system to Venezuela. We could use the Alt36 for a payment system in Venezuela and we can use the could have used the NFC payment from the Estonian project for the DashMall & Parking project. We need to retain the rights to these assets we are paying for.
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0 points,1 month ago
Your ideas about software and IP are rather fanciful DB. First of all, there is no such thing as "KuvaCash software." You will be riding in a DashTaxi long before Kuva ever ships a product.

Rather than collect half-baked, junk IP, we should continue to focus on defunding nonperformant DAO Dodo birds so we can fund new initiatives that actually move us forward.
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0 points,1 month ago
Hi DeepBlue, thank you for your support and feedback. Dash Watch is open to any requests the MNO consensus would want to implement. If the MNOs would like a verification or section of the DW website/report to have information on the proposal owner, we can implement that. Please feel free to email us directly at team@dashwatch.org if you would like to discuss any implementation ideas.

For the IP rights, that would be primarily the MNOs responsibility to "enforce" with DAO tools (Trust Protectors/DIF) as it would probably be outside the scope of Dash Watch.
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1 point,1 month ago
Yes, but still hoping for wiki style reporting one day.
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0 points,1 month ago
We have discussed this internally and our original plans had Dash Nexus being more of the "wiki style" proposal information center. With Dash Watch reports being integrated into the Dash Nexus site.
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1 point,1 month ago
Yes from me, hope you get enough votes posting this late in the cycle.
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0 points,1 month ago
Thank you, we held on longer than usual because we had some rollover from last month due to the price increase. However, we saw that there was still some room in the budget, so we asked for a smaller amount so that we would not burden the budget but also give us additional run rate with funding.
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1 point,1 month ago
Voting YES! DashWatch provides a much needed service as an independent third party for proposal verification. They also provide a bonus secondary feature in that they are a great way to summarize the current state of the Dash economy. Recently, I took an afternoon to go through all of the recent Dash watch reports back to Nov 2019. It was really bullish and eye-opening just how much work is being paid and getting done in a diverse set of regions.

We've got many teams reporting to an independent 3rd party auditor that allows the independent MNOs and DAO to make decisions on funding proposals. This is so amazing because we seem to just take it for granted that we have this. Dash appears to have so many innovations and firsts, that even its own community doesn't know how to properly take advantage of them all! For contrast, BCH is threatening right now to split *again* because they are trying to set up a self-funding mechanism like ours, so they don't have to be beholden to volunteers and corporations (like AXA).

The problem is they lack precisely what I'm fawning over, decentralization. They lack decentralization of funding, decentralization of teams (dev, marketing, biz dev), and most importantly, they lack decentralization of arbitration. I.e. there's no one entity they as a community can look towards in order to verify claims independent of the bias of the makers of those claims. They can't poll the stakeholders of BCH (MN voting), they can't independently verify that teams that have claimed work have completed it (DashWatch). Those two things together, MN voting + DashWatch = a whole hell of a lot of decentralization in decision-making. We can easily do, every month, what every other coin is either too small, or too centralized to do. That is what Dash Watch brings to the table and I for one whole-heartedly support their efforts.

Let's vote YES! for Dash Watch so they can continue to audit the DAOs that work for us and provide an independent third party that the MNOs can trust.
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0 points,1 month ago
Thank you for your support!
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1 point,1 month ago
I fully agree with therealDashman21. DW has been an excellent resource and provides a framework to make it easier not just on MNOs but also for proposal owners, to know what to expect when it comes to the transparency that the DAO seems to value.

Also, verifying myself as TroyDASH#5509 on Discord
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0 points,1 month ago
Thank you TroyDASH!
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1 point,1 month ago
Voting YES for this solid team, thanks guys!
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0 points,1 month ago
Thank you for your continued support!
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