Proposal Details

Dash Core Group Compensation October - December

Dash Core Group September 26th Funding Proposals

DCG is submitting 2 funding proposals for the budget cycle that pays out  September 26th:
1) DCG Compensation: 2,558 Dash per month (currently in month 1/3)
2) DCG Supplemental proposal: TBD on amount.

What does this specific proposal fund?

This proposal funds Dash Core Group's ongoing compensation costs - including all developers, administrative, and support staff.  This is a multi-month proposal that will cover compensation for October through December 2023.

What is the proposal funding?

As of September 1st, 2023, DCG has 29 paid staff at full time/close to full time associated with the project and 4 part time contributors. In addition, we have 2 volunteers who have decided to work for no compensation and 1 person who has decided to work at minimal compensation. Since the last proposal we seen 2 individuals leave the project, both developers in the Platform team.

Our projected run-rate for September will be around $160,000. With this current compensation proposal, we are asking for total funding of $67,288 per month. If this proposal passes as well with a supplemental, we will be consuming roughly $80,000 from our reserve per month. Currently we should be able to operate without drastic structural changes for around 2 more months. We will be making another proposal within a few days that if passes should improve the outlook dramatically for continued funded development of the project.

What does DCG's current structure look like?

DCG has evolved to primarily be a tech focused organization that can be grouped into 2 main parts, technology and technology support.


  • CTO Samuel Westrich - quantumexplorer (making this proposal)

Core (no change):
  • Lead C++ Software Engineer
  • ???Lead C++ Software Engineer???
  • Senior C++ Software Engineer
  • Senior C++ Software Engineer
  • C++ Software Engineer
  • Lead Android Software Engineer and Principal Developer
  • Sr. Android Software Engineer
  • Android Software Engineer (Part time)
  • Sr. iOS Software Engineer
  • Sr. iOS Software Engineer
Platform Consensus
  • Sr. Go Software Engineer
  • ~Sr. Go Software Engineer~ (left as a full time contributor August 31st)
???Platform Protocol
  • Lead ???Rust/JS Software Engineer
  • ~Lead ???Rust Software Engineer~ ??? (taking time off till at least the end of the year)
  • Senior Rust Software Engineer
  • ???Rust/JS Software Engineer 
??????Platform Database (GroveDB)???
  • Rust Software Engineer
  • Rust Software Engineer (at half time till Platform release)
?????????Platform SDK
  • Sr. ???Rust/JS Software Engineer
  • Lead Tech Research Engineer??? (at half time till Platform release)
  • Tech ???Research Engineer
Technology Support:

???Communication / Business Development / Marketing:
  • ???Head of Business Development / Marketing
  • ???Communication Officer
  • ???Business Development Manager
  • Business Development Manager (new part time volunteer)??????
  • Lead ???Technical Content Developer
  • ???Technical Content Developer
???Human Resources:
  • HR Specialist
  • Lead Infrastructure Engineer???
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Infrastructure Engineer (very part time)
??????Project Management
  • Lead SM / Project Manager
  • SM / Project Manager (part time)
  • Head of Product
??????Quality Assurance
  • QA Engineer???
Tech Support
  • Lead Support Engineer???
  • ???Support Engineer???
  • Web Developer

???If you have any questions, please direct them to @quantumexplorer at dashcentral to ensure we are notified of your request.
Requested funding is as follows for the September through November budget cycles:
  • 2,557.66 Dash for core team compensation per month ($66,499 USD @ $26.00 per Dash)
  • 0.33 Dash / per month proposal reimbursement 
Total: 2,558 Dash per month
Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future compensation expenses and any related taxes.