Proposal “liberty-forum“ (Completed)Back

Title:Liberty Forum Sponsorship and Dash Exclusivity
Owner:the_desert_lynx
One-time payment: 21 DASH (4318 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 21 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-12-18 / 2018-01-17 (added on 2017-12-27)
Votes: 700 Yes / 3 No / 12 Abstain

Proposal description

Sponsorship of the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, including several speaking slots, a Dash giveaway to attendees, and, most importantly, the dropping of Bitcoin as a payment option for tickets and the exclusive addition of Dash.

About Liberty Forum

The New Hampshire Liberty Forum is one of two yearly events held by the Free State Project and covers a wide variety of liberty-oriented topics, including cryptocurrency, online privacy, and internet freedom. Past speakers have included Edward Snowden, Rick Falkvinge, Patrick Byrne, Lyn Ulbricht, Jeffrey Tucker, and others known in the libertarian and cryptocurrency community.
Liberty Forum is a catalyst for the Free State movement (and its associates around the world), which is one of the planet’s most cryptocurrency-friendly, including the town of Portsmouth which claims more than one Dash-accepting business per 1,000 people. The community also claims several who work full-time for Dash, including at least two Core team members.

Liberty Forum has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency revolution, and has accepted Bitcoin as a payment option for tickets since 2011. However, due to the Bitcoin network’s increasingly high fees and transaction times, as well as the strength of the local Dash community, the event organizers have offered to drop Bitcoin as a payment option and exclusively accept Dash!

Benefit to the Dash community

The New Hampshire cryptocurrency community is one of the world’s strongest and oldest, with many big industry players as early participants, including Erik Voorhees, Charlie Shrem, Gavin Andresen, Zach and Josh Harvey, Amanda B. Johnson, and others. Notably, “Bitcoin Jesus” Roger Ver first heard about Bitcoin on New Hampshire-based radio show Free Talk Live, which is presently sponsored by Dash and has then gone on to host many significant cryptocurrency figures including Evan Duffield.

Specifically, New Hampshire’s community focuses extensively on using cryptocurrency as digital cash rather than simply a speculative investment, and it has consistently been one of the few places on Earth you can currently live entirely off of cryptocurrency. Securing Dash exclusivity for Free State Project events, as well as presenting in a comprehensive manner on why Dash stands out in an increasingly crowded field of digital currencies vying for attention, can have a major impact in demonstrating to the world how Dash is the best peer-to-peer digital cash there is.

Additionally, Liberty Forum presents an opportunity to demonstrate a cryptocurrency ecosystem in action to attendees. The vast majority of vendors have accepted Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the past, and there is a high probability that nearly all conference vendors will accept Dash. Hundreds of attendees will be set up with their first Dash wallet and will be able to instantly spend Dash at the conference, demonstrating its effectiveness as a superior payment system.

About Me

My name is Joel Valenzuela and I am a Dash Force partner and the chief editor of Dash Force News. I have spoken at numerous conferences in the past including past Liberty Forums and the Porcupine Freedom festival, and have presented about Dash specifically at the Texas Bitcoin Conference, the regional European Students for Liberty conference in Vienna, and the Freecoast Festival.

Funding and Offering Breakdown

Note: USD prices use the BitInfoCharts 30-day moving average price of $905.

Sponsorships:
Platinum Sponsorship ($10k):
Speaking slot
Two breakout sessions
Dinner hosting opportunity
Vending table
Both Coffee Hours ($1.5k)
  Will include a sign to the effect of “Dash: still good for buying coffee”

Materials:
Promotional materials and swag for distribution to ticket holders and for the Dash table ($2k)

Giveaway:
1 Dash split among all-inclusive ticket holders

Proposal fee reimbursment:
5 Dash

TOTAL:
21 Dash

Liberty Forum will drop Bitcoin as a payment option for tickets, add Dash as the sole cryptocurrency option, and publicly explain why the switch was made.

Vendors will be encouraged to take Dash and directed to resources for getting set up to accept Dash payments, and informed that attendees will be given free Dash that can be spent at vendor booths.

What if the price of Dash changes?

In the unlikely event that the price of Dash drops below the quoted 30-day moving average, the giveaway amount will be reduced to a minimum of $5 and limited to all-inclusive ticket holders. Any loss beyond that will be covered by personal finances.

In the (more likely) event that the price is higher than the presently quoted moving average, the giveaway dollar amount will be increased within reason, and will be expanded to random members of general admission ticket holders who visit the Dash table, up to including every attendee. If the surplus of funds available exceeds what can be used at this event to maximize value to the Dash network, the remainder will be put towards the sponsorship of a future conference such as the Porcupine Freedom Festival.

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1 point,8 months ago
Nice! I'd love to see more Dash presence at Liberty Forum!
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0 points,8 months ago
Thanks and hope to see you there soon!
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1 point,8 months ago
I love this so much. Liberty means all inclusive freedom and economic freedom means cryptocurrency today and all cryptocurrencies have Dash doing the "Individual liberty thing". Happy this is passed, I haven't been here a while. Cheers.......
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1 point,8 months ago
Thanks for all the work you do too! Your work is a big part of what I write about these days.
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1 point,8 months ago
@desert_lynx.. congratulations in advance. Liberty front needs more support; I'm member of Africa Students for Liberty so I understand the impact your proposal will bring to Dash. As the movement is for free Economic system and dash is in the right position.
Wish you greatness towards execution.
Cheers!
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1 point,8 months ago
Thanks very much! I hope it does well!
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3 points,8 months ago
a very useful proposal. Voting yes.
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1 point,8 months ago
Thanks very much, I won't disappoint!
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9 points,9 months ago
This should be held up as the perfect example of a clear and simple proposal from a highly trusted community member. Never had an easier yes.
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2 points,9 months ago
Thanks, if the community agrees enough to get it passed I'll write about it to try to get other proposal owners to do the same.
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2 points,9 months ago
the same from me
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4 points,9 months ago
Easy yes, but i'm a bit biased on this one ;)
Having them drop bitcoin and go exclusively Dash is a very big deal.
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks! Yes it's symbolically a big deal as one of the oldest crypto-using communities.
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4 points,9 months ago
Very cool and reasonable proposal! Good luck Joel!
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks, I'll need it! :D
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2 points,9 months ago
Joel, you have my support.
You are one of the most visible members of the community on the Internet,
but please, as I said to the Estonian team, let's avoid the last minute proposals.

Since it does not give time to make feedback to try to optimize them and make them more visible, and create teamwork among the MNO to analyze the proposal.

Although I can understand the situation if the members observe that the budget can be burned to more than 30% ...

About this:

Both Coffee Hours ($ 1.5k)
   Will include a sign to the effect of "Dash: still good for buying coffee"
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I think a stronger slogan is:
Dash is Digital Cash, and invites you to a coffee paid instantly.

(We strengthen 2 things: the concept of Cash and the instant concept.)

I believe that the slogan should ALWAYS be strengthened in all events:
Dash, is Digital Cash.

Thank you very much for your proposal and your visible and constant work in Dash.
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks! Again about the submission date, I know and unfortunately could not avoid it due to delays in working out the details with the event organizers, other work commitments, and Dash Central experiencing issues over the holidays. I didn't take a single day off work over Christmas. :/ If I had waited until next month, funds would have arrived too late to cover the sponsorship.

As for the slogan suggestion, yes I'll take that into account. What I wrote was not a final wording (hence "to the effect of"), and I'll come up with the ideal way of communicating it.
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4 points,9 months ago
Easy yes.

If I was going to move anywhere, it would be to New Hampshire and the Free State Project, primarily due to the ability to actually spend Dash there. Or Sark maybe....

solarguy
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1 point,9 months ago
Nice, thanks for your support! Please come visit, and if you ever want to move I can help you.
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3 points,9 months ago
Easy yes :)
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks!
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1 point,9 months ago
You have my support.
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1 point,9 months ago
Very nice, thanks!
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1 point,9 months ago
Great effort Joel in the heart of american crypto community. Thumps up ^^
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1 point,9 months ago
Cheers and thanks for the support!
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1 point,9 months ago
Yes from me.
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks!
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2 points,9 months ago
From NH. I see this as a perfect fit for Dash.
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1 point,9 months ago
Very cool, thanks! Are you still in NH? If so/even if not, what part?
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1 point,9 months ago
You have my support!

Also appreciate the work you did on investigating dashglobal / JZA.. Keeps the ecosystem moving forward..
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks, more to come as well!
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2 points,9 months ago
Yes for me
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1 point,9 months ago
Very nice, thanks!
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2 points,9 months ago
voted yes! very good proposal
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks very much!
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2 points,9 months ago
Wish you the best! This IS a late submission, but you have huge support. I'm interested to see how the last-minute voting goes. Anything proposed by Joel should be passed automatically IMHO :-)
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1 point,9 months ago
Hah, thanks for your kind words! I disagree though, I hope MNOs would shoot me down if I did a bad proposal.
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1 point,9 months ago
Yep :)
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1 point,9 months ago
Cheers!
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1 point,9 months ago
do bears shit in the woods? of course i'm voting :) YES.
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1 point,9 months ago
Very nice, thanks for your support!
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1 point,9 months ago
Big month for you joel, impressive. Hope it pass even if its late. Voting yes
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks! I unfortunately had little choice as far as timing, but I hope it doesn't cost us.
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1 point,9 months ago
Easy yes for me. Good luck getting it to pass Joel.
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks very much for your support!
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1 point,9 months ago
Joel, this is an excellent proposal with a very clear explanation, reasonable cost, and sound objectives. This is a no-brainer to pass given the space in the budget this month. Everybody should vote YES.
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1 point,9 months ago
Thanks for your support, I agree! :)
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1 point,9 months ago
Apologies for the late submission, I got this in as soon as I was able. I'll be around to answer any questions here, on Dash Nation, and anywhere else I can be reached.
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1 point,8 months ago
Awesome :)
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