Proposal “porcfest“ (Closed)Back

Title:PorcFest Sponsorship Proposal (Keynote by Ben Swann)
Owner:the_desert_lynx
One-time payment: 56 DASH (5081 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 56 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-02-17 / 2018-03-19 (added on 2018-02-21)
Votes: 673 Yes / 52 No / 12 Abstain

Proposal description

Full info in Pre-Proposal Post including more detailed breakdown!

Top-tier sponsorship of the Porcupine Freedom Festival, including several speaking slots (Keynote by Ben Swann), a Dash wallet setup and giveaway to attendees, and the creation of a several-day full Dash economy.

About PorcFest

The Porcupine Freedom Festival, described as the "largest gathering of libertarians in the world," is the flagship event held by the Free State Project, with a projected attendance of over 1,500. The event covers a wide variety of liberty-oriented topics, including cryptocurrency, online privacy, and internet freedom. Past speakers have included Patrick Byrne, Nick Gillespie, Jeff Berwick, Jeffrey Tucker, and others known in the libertarian and cryptocurrency community.


PorcFest is the centerpiece 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 well 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. 

PorcFest has been one of the most important events to thecryptocurrency revolution over the years by providing an environment where most people will use it in a practical setting. This used to be Bitcoin in years past, however due to  increasingly high fees and transaction times, it has fallen out of favor. The festival organizers recently dropped Bitcoin in favor of Dash as a payment option for tickets, and is poised to provide an environment where it's unavoidable that Dash is the cryptocurrency of the future.


Benefit to the Dash community 

The main keynote of the even has been confirmed to be Ben Swann, a major draw to this audience as well as a major Dash success story of treasury-funded independent media overcoming censorship. At least one other major keynote will be by Dash, with several other talks during the week Essentially, this will be a heavily Dash-dominated event with over double the projected attendance of the Dash conference in London. 


Liberty Forum earlier this year was a major success, with several Dash talks, 80 new wallet set up (most of whom reportedly spent their new Dash right there), and 100 Dash/Liberty Forum branded shirts given out. We plan on expanding on this by taking the experience past simply using Dash as money to living off of it for several days, and reaching a much larger audience with a much greater depth. 

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's dominant position here will shape global cryptocurrency adoption thin the future.

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 in the past including past PorcFests, and have presented about Dash specifically at 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.


FundingBreakdown


Sponsorships:

Exclusive Diamond Sponsorship ($20k):

Lanyard Sponsorship ($1.5k)


Additional vending table ($399)


Materials:

Promotional materials and swag for distribution to ticket holders and for the Dash table ($3k)


Travel for Dash Force/Core staff:


($2k)


Subtotal:

46 Dash ($26,899 @ $700/Dash + ~20% emergency fluctuation buffer)

Giveaway:

5 Dash split among all-inclusive ticket holders

Proposal fee reimbursement:

5 Dash

TOTAL
:

56 Dash


What if the price of Dash changes?

A 20% buffer is in place to guarantee against price drops. In the event of minor surplus funds, extra will be assigned to the giveaways and materials. In the event of a major surplus, extra will go towards sponsorship of the Freecoast Festival and other 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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1 point,1 year ago
We are putting this event on the Dash.red calendar! See you there!
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0 points,1 year ago
Cool, looking forward to it!
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1 point,1 year ago
MNO Australia
YES
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0 points,1 year ago
Very nice, cheers!
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1 point,1 year ago
Yes. Keep up the great work!
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks, I do my best.
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1 point,1 year ago
By the way, I would like to let you know you did a great job with your talk at the Texas conference last year. And specifically, you were really smooth bringing up useful features of DASH without it seeming forced or out of context during the panel discussion.
Keep up the good work!
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0 points,1 year ago
Ah you were in the audience? Thanks for the support, I do my best and will continue to do better.
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1 point,1 year ago
Easy YES. I joined the Free State movement a while back hoping I could convince my wife to move to New Hampshire. No luck yet, but I'll do my best to drag her up to PorcFest this year.
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0 points,1 year ago
Yes, get her there! I'll do my best to show how great it is and address some primary concerns. It'll be a good time.
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2 points,1 year ago
With the original Ben Swann proposal I was very sceptical. Was torn and not amused about the heated discussion in the community.
The output from Ben Swann so far was actually really good.
Since we have onboarded such a high profile celebrity we should leverage on that as much as possible.
Voting yes.
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1 point,1 year ago
Thanks very much, I knew it would be this way and I look forward to Ben doing a great job as well. I know I'll work my hardest.
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3 points,1 year ago
Voting yes, and thinking about attending this event too! :D
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1 point,1 year ago
You should! PorcFest is amazing! You can get your early bird tickets through March 1st ($30 off) at porcfest.com!

Rodger
(PorcFest Co-Producer)
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0 points,1 year ago
And pay with Dash ;)
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0 points,1 year ago
You absolutely should, it'll be worth your while. And if you can help run the Dash table sometimes we might be able to swing a free ticket. Thanks for the support!
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1 point,1 year ago
Dear the_desert_lynx,

I liked your results from the liberty forum and I think you can bring the same to porcfest.

Voting Yes

Best Regards from Germany

AnCapitol
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks, I'll do better and bring more new Dash users than before.
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1 point,1 year ago
Yes from me, good luck.
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks, we'll do our best!
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3 points,1 year ago
Easy Yes
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0 points,1 year ago
Appreciate the support, it won't be taken for granted.
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2 points,1 year ago
This will be a wonderful opportunity for Dash to shine once again. As an organizer of this past New Hampshire Liberty Forum managing the Exhibition Hall, we were delighted to have Dash as a sponsor, and boy was it well received by the attendees! Joel and his team gave away 80 funded Dash Wallets, led multiple talks during the event and spread Dash cheer everywhere. The Dash sponsored coffee breaks were welcomed and appreciated by all. The Dash ecosystem is one that we personally support, so seeing this in an even bigger scale at Porcfest will be awesome! The New Hampshire crypto community at large is hugely behind the Dash Digital Cash movement, and we want this to happen! Thank you, Dash, Joel and team! And, Ben Swann?? I mean, c'mon, it just gets better and better!!!
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks for the support, it was a great event, and this one will be better!
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3 points,1 year ago
What a relief to see people like Joel, Ben Swann, Mark Mason actually in the trenches doing some marketing work for Dash. YES to decentralized marketing. Keep up the god damn fight guys.
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1 point,1 year ago
Thanks! I prefer to use the term "public outreach" since it has a much more real and personal touch. We aren't just promoting Dash, we're growing, and interacting with, its user base.
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13 points,1 year ago
I think this is a great opportunity. In fact, my main reason for agreeing to keynote is to help make DASH not only a top-tier sponsor but to make DASH the focus of conversation at this event. So as long as the Masternodes are still happy with me representing DASH, I'll be there!
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1 point,1 year ago
This is very exciting! The pairing of Ben Swann/Dash was just brilliant!! Now we can get both at Porcfest!!
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1 point,1 year ago
Looking forward to meeting you at PorcFest!
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5 points,1 year ago
Thanks again for agreeing to keynote, it makes pitching this thing so much easier! :)
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2 points,1 year ago
Really great to have you at Dash's side in any way possible. Thanks.
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1 point,1 year ago
Definitely a positive from this MN right here.
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1 point,1 year ago
Thanks!
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2 points,1 year ago
With our votes we hath anointed thine "Champion of Dash."
Carry on your missions and conquer your audience!
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2 points,1 year ago
Easy yes. Perfect demographic.
solarguy
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0 points,1 year ago
I'd think so, thanks!
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3 points,1 year ago
Come on... +100 on this one! :)
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0 points,1 year ago
Hopefully more than that or we're out of luck! :D
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3 points,1 year ago
Easy yes. Good luck guys.
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2 points,1 year ago
Cheers!
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6 points,1 year ago
Joël is a legend among the fictional characters at O&M. This proposal will provide literally infinitely more value than shoveling bricks of fiat into the O&M furnace. Fund this first, MNOs.
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2 points,1 year ago
Thanks Nate!
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2 points,1 year ago
Both of these guys are heavily invested in Dash, work very hard on its behalf, and have always gone above and beyond to deliver. Not to mention, this is marketing directly to one of the biggest demographics that actively use crypto on a regular basis. On top of it, the budget is a drop in the bucket. Easy yes.
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks very much! We're trying to provide as much value for as little cost as possible. This isn't a tiny budget, but we'd rather provide massive value if we're asking for massive funds. The DAO seems rich now, but this can run out.
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1 point,1 year ago
Great idea! Yes.
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks very much, we'll make it worth everyone's while.
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4 points,1 year ago
Ben Swann & Joël Valenzuela! this proposal sounds great and fantastic value for Dash. There is only one thing missing that would make this more awesome...... Mark Mason?
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2 points,1 year ago
Looking forward to meeting you at PorcFest!
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3 points,1 year ago
You're right, how will we stay Dashy without @StayDashy there? Might have to work something out. ;)
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5 points,1 year ago
SOLD! OMG Mark Mason will be going to the PorcFest event as well! What's not to like people? Seriously though folks, if this proposal is funded I'll be attending as well to help out and spread the good gospel of Dash.
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3 points,1 year ago
I'm sure the tag team will make it worth everyone's while.
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4 points,1 year ago
Very nice Joel. Show high profile everywhere as we are the major cryptocurrency coming ^^ thumps up
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4 points,1 year ago
Yes exactly, we're trying to be number one in as many places as possible. Thanks for the support!
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4 points,1 year ago
REMINDER: A fuller description, with a more detailed cost/offering breakdown and value proposition, is included in the pre-proposal thread linked at the top!
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3 points,1 year ago
You could've just posted "Ben Swann is gonna be there" and you'd have my yes. But the rest of this highly cost-efficient detailed proposal makes it so much better. Others ask for triple digit Dash amounts with fractional ROI of this. Joel keeps providing reasons why we need Dash Force by organizing these things without anyone prompting him to.

Also this festival is about liberty, so it goes without saying that Dash is gonna be there.
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1 point,1 year ago
Thanks! Yes I'll keep doing my best, soon I hope to see more proposals pop up around the world doing even better.
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1 point,1 year ago
Great idea: opinion leaders and mulipliers oft the libertarian community getting to know the concept of DASH! Good investment with compound effects!
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0 points,1 year ago
Yes, not just learning about it, but using it over the course of nearly a week, and having plenty of time to ask questions and form partnerships. It's going to be great, thanks for the support!
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3 points,1 year ago
Reasonable cost, detailed breakdown, well known member, good ROI. Thanks for the proposal, voting yes
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2 points,1 year ago
Thanks very much! We're going to make sure to maximize this and stretch the value as far as possible, even (especially?) if the price goes up.
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1 point,1 year ago
How did you score this one Joel? Good job btw.
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1 point,1 year ago
The previous Liberty Forum proposal did wonders for building the necessary relationships to pull this off. I've been working behind the scenes for a long time, as with getting the Reality Check proposal going. These projects all happened to intersect in a beautiful way.
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2 points,1 year ago
Voting yes!!!
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1 point,1 year ago
Thanks!
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1 point,1 year ago
Joel, in the time I have spent in this community, I have seen your level of commitment to Dash. You are a forward thinker with great integrity. Good luck with your proposal (don't think you are going to need it). Look forward to speaking with you Friday.
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1 point,1 year ago
Thanks very much, I'm looking forward to it!
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0 points,1 year ago
hel9p
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0 points,1 year ago
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