Proposal Details

Dash Marketing Hub Integrations Bounty

This proposal is for the creation of a separate fund exclusively to pay bounties for successfully integrating Dash into essential services, businesses, apps, etc.

Network effects are a critical element of success as a medium of exchange. We’ve seen Litecoin pull ahead in the digital cash race recently thanks to its near-ubiquitous adoption as a Bitcoin alternative. If Dash hopes to succeed it must similarly be as universally usable for payments as possible, and we need more integrations for that to happen. Additionally, Dash’s best current feature, its instant transactions, is severely under-utilized at the moment, as few services accept Dash payments as instantly final.

Dash Core Group is running on an extremely limited budget and does not have the capacity for sufficient business development activity at the moment. Community members such as BlockChainTech have stepped forward and pursued Dash integrations into key services, as well as negotiated InstantSend/ChainLocks, but without additional resources and incentives we are missing out on potentially many more wins. We believe that a simple bounty system can maximize our capacity here without the funding requirements of additional full- or part-time employees.

We are requesting 50 Dash per month with a cap of 200 Dash total for the fund. We will only put in additional proposals if the fund drops below a 50 Dash balance.

Additionally, we encourage the creation of a Hub/Incubator fork dedicated to integration bounties and business development. If such a project is launched, we would be happy to transfer this fund’s remaining balance to the new DFO.