Proposal “liberty-movement-conferences“ (Closed)Back

Title:Liberty Movement Conferences Sponsorship
Owner:the_desert_lynx
One-time payment: 158 DASH (14341 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 158 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-03-19 / 2018-04-18 (added on 2018-03-20)
Votes: 1016 Yes / 39 No / 1 Abstain

Proposal description

Entire pre-proposal thread available here

Top-tier sponsorship of three events targeting the liberty movement. This will include dominant branding and prime speaking slots at each, a Dash wallet setup and giveaway to attendees, and the simulation of a Dash economy at the events.

About the events

Full event breakdown

Libertopia

Libertopia is a conference dedicated to advancing the ideas of liberty, peace, and voluntary cooperation taking place in San Diego, California. It includes a heavy cryptocurrency and blockchain focus, and expects to draw about 1,000 attendees. The event organizers are very interested in a heavy Dash presence and have offered us (and only us) a discounted sponsorship rate.

Voice and Exit

Voice and Exit is an event located in Austin, Texas focusing on advancing liberty through creative means, both through the tech and art spaces. Its motto is to "criticize by creating," which is very much in line with Dash's approach to build a better financial future for the world rather than simply tearing down the old. The organizers are already Dash fans and are looking forward to having us there.

Freecoast Festival

The Freecoast Festival is a freedom, community, and entrepreneurship-based event taking place in the seacoast of New Hampshire. This year's Festival will take place in Portsmouth, which already has one of the highest concentrations of Dash-accepting businesses in the world, and easily the highest per capita. In contrast with other events where we simulate what a Dash economy will be like, here we can show attendees exactly how Dash is working in the real world today.

Benefit to the Dash community

Details on Dash economy simulation


The value for Dash in sponsoring and working these events is to grow Dash's acclaim and user base in one of the most high-value demographics. This is in line with the Core team's strategy of targeting payments conferences instead of pure cryptocurrency/blockchain events. The former have a lot of people looking to actually use what Dash is to offer, while the latter may be a more over-saturated space with more interest in fandom and speculation than daily use for payments.

This is why the liberty movement is so important. It's not a secret that nearly every single early Bitcoin pioneer is a strong libertarian, from Roger Ver to Erik Voorhees and countless others. These are people who not only have an ideological principle towards using something like Dash, but are supremely interested in using it for commerce, specifically to replace fiat currency as the money that the whole world uses. These aren't simply potential fans and investors, but users, entrepreneurs, and evangelists.

By not only educating this audience about Dash and the difference it's making around the world, but having them use it and experience first-hand what living on Dash can be like, we can create the army of first adopters who won't care about the newest tech hype or the market cap rankings, and who won't need to wait until Evolution comes out to start using Dash.

About Me


My name is Joël Valenzuela and I am a Dash Force partner and the chief editor of Dash Force News. I have spoken at numerous conferences about Dash in the past including the Texas Bitcoin Conference, the regional European Students for Liberty conference in Vienna, and the Freecoast Festival. I ran Dash's sponsorship of Liberty Forum this year and presented on Dash twice in addition to participating in the cryptocurrency panel, and am running the Porcupine Freedom Festival (PorcFest) sponsorship, where I also will be speaking (and which will include Ben Swann as the keynote speaker).

Funding Breakdown


Sponsorships:

Libertopia ($10k)
Voice and Exit ($18.75k)
Freecoast Festival ($10k)

Materials:


Promotional materials for the Dash table and swag for distribution/sale demos ($5k)
Travel for staff ($4k)

Subtotal
:

143 Dash ($47,750 @ $400/Dash + ~20% emergency fluctuation buffer)

Giveaway:
10 Dash split among the three events

Proposal fee reimbursement:
5 Dash


TOTAL:
158 Dash

What if the price of Dash changes?


A 20% buffer is in place to guarantee against price drops. In the event of surplus funds, extra will be assigned to the giveaways and materials, or will go to future events where maximum value to the Dash network can be provided.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,11 months ago
voting YES. Hopefully you can share some good footage with good audio.

Govts are not perfect like peace, love, mungbeans and some tribal happenings you can't kill off....I like many nations rather than one global nation. Nations decentralised like Dash nodes. Respect.
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0 points,11 months ago
Easy yes
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0 points,11 months ago
Happy to see this pass. Anything liberty is good for free markets, good for crypto. I hope we will be listed this summer for Dash to sponsor our Summer Session Liberty & Entrepreneurship Camp. cheers
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1 point,11 months ago
Voting yes. Looks like a good fit for dash.
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0 points,11 months ago
Very much so, thanks. We'll offer lots of value with this.
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1 point,11 months ago
You have my support. Thank you for you proposal.
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0 points,11 months ago
Thanks!
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1 point,11 months ago
Voring yes. This is a good use of funds. Best of luck!
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0 points,11 months ago
Cheers, I'll make sure to have them used well.
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1 point,1 year ago
Demonstrating Dash at real world events is what we need to eventually break into mainstream adoption. This is an excellent use of budget funds, with a longstanding member of the community with a proven track record.
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0 points,11 months ago
Thanks for your support! Especially look at what comes out of Freecoast Fest, and try to attend. It's going to be a crazy experience.
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1 point,1 year ago
you have my support.
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks, we'll do our best!
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1 point,1 year ago
This proposal is worthwhile of treasury funds. To have as recipients of DASH those who have already self-selected to attend these liberty-oriented events, will pay dividends. The technology behind cryptos facilitates voluntary interactions thus maximizing individual creativity and human flourishing. And DASH -- which event attendees will learn about at each event -- only takes it to the next level, with its optional built-in privacy, governance, and payment-ready protocol. Because at the end of the day what's this all about if it's not about making the world a better place?
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks for the support. I agree, the more we go after people aligned with Dash's vision, not just its price, the better we go long-term.
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1 point,1 year ago
Yes, the_desert_lynx. I love your support of libertarianism and freedom. Please keep up the great work. Hope the budget works out OK this month, as it is quite worrisome after those large core proposals arrived.
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks! Yes I know, funds are tight this month but that's pretty amazing regardless. The community is growing by leaps and bounds.
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1 point,1 year ago
Easy yes!
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0 points,1 year ago
Cheers!
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1 point,1 year ago
This is awesome! We will see you at Libertopia!!
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0 points,1 year ago
Oh nice, good to see the various Dash arms working together!
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1 point,1 year ago
love your work, freedom is a mindset we have to champion in people, this movement is as much a mindset shift as it is a financial one. good job.
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks, I'll do my best!
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2 points,1 year ago
Yes, please. Getting a firm foothold in the liberty movement is extremely important. Liberty activists are the most passionate and vocal evangelists we have. Every DASH invested in this scene will pay for itself many times over.
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2 points,1 year ago
Absolutely, and thanks for the support. We will make sure that this is more than worth its while. This will result in thousands of new Dash users in the short term. Mid-long term, this is the building of the Dash user movement.
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1 point,1 year ago
As I said in the Pre-Proposal:

"A reasonable budget and I can't think of any other community member more suited for and committed to professional representation of Dash at informational and networking events like these. These are demographics which are some of the most active in this space and as previously mentioned, also involved in business and other potential integration opportunities.

Onboarding the Third World is *also* important, but merely putting Dash in the hands of the People is not the only ingredient in mass adoption. We need a whole ecosystem or that Dash will just sit in wallets unused or be funneled straight to exchanges to be dumped. We need both merchants *and* users, and events like these are essential for securing both. "
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1 point,1 year ago
Thanks again for the support! Yes, and it's key to support third-world adoption with first-world outreach, since the two work together. It's not secret that I heavily leverage the adoption successes in Africa and South America when promoting Dash at these events, which will result in building out infrastructure to support the former. In fact, a Dash fan from the liberty movement recently began working on pricing invoices on his point-of-sale app in Nigerian naira due to demand from our outreach teams.
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