Ok-so where did we leave off? Oh yeah, after a nice swim in the Pacific Ocean I had received a text on my phone that my mining rigs were down and promptly drove my 1971 VW Bus over to the fabricators shop who was hosting the machines in the industrial area of El Segundo, California. I pull up and run into the shop to find my machines torn apart and sprawled across the shop.
The owner was standing there with a grin on his face.
“Uh-what the hell is this?” I ask genuinely puzzled.
And here is where I am a bad read of people-maybe you can help me reader. The owner of the shop started to explain how he had taken apart the machines so we could both understand the process better because he was interested in upping the ante and possibly scaling the operation to a greater level. Mind you I am losing money and he had no authority to do this so I am confused. Was he some kind of sadist that liked watching people squirm? Furiously I start putting the mining rigs back together losing days having to drive back and forth with notes taken from my engineer friend at USC.
Ultimately I start to realize the owner of the shop is not stable and I exit his place sneaking out in the night with mining rigs in tow. Damn, damn, damn! I am losing money every minute these miners aren’t plugged in!
But you know what-this is not what drew me away from Bitcoin into Dash-perhaps I am getting off topic. Where Bitcoin started to lose me was not in my travels around California but later on in travels around Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic circa 2017 bull run era. Two excellent spots that I thought would be great for digital currency. But a problem came up during that time with Bitcoin. It became so popular that transaction fees became as high as one month’s salary for people living in these areas. The developers working on bitcoin had no real immediate plan to scale the network and my main sales pitch for why bitcoin mattered was fading. If crypto was going to be expensive to use then it was going to exclude a big portion of the world. At this time there was a big debate taking place inside the bitcoin community on whether or not to raise the block size that we still feel the effects of today.
Meanwhile- now in the Dominican Republic my friend who got me into Bitcoin calls me up and says he is now into a new project called Dash and that he had taken 90% of his money out of bitcoin. He says so with a confidence that is jarring to me. We had always joked about other projects taking over but now he sounded serious that Dash would be the coin that garnered mass adoption and that I needed to take a look at it pronto. But probably like most readers of this article I had SET STRICT PRINCIPLES that Bitcoin was the chosen one and was shocked at my friend’s betrayal of this unspoken law. But trusting my friend’s instincts and intellect I took a look at Dash while still on the phone. Some of you may know the feeling you get in crypto when you know there is not a minute to waste!
Upon scanning the website and listening to my friend explain the benefits I understood what he saw almost immediately. If you had been pushing for mass adoption all of these years like I had you knew what was missing from this whole scene which was some form of decentralized organization. Which is precisely what Dash is-a decentralized autonomous organization. (DAO). I sat there in my hotel room overlooking the ocean thinking on proposals being put forth from all over the world looking to help develop the project in various ways. This is brilliant-truly unstoppable! This is what has been missing! Previous to this nobody could organize anything substantial in crypto and we damn sure weren’t able to reach the third world markets in a way that let the citizens of each region have a say in how adoption occurred. To top it off Dash had solved the block size debate quickly deciding to raise the size of the blocks and it had cheap transaction fees that settled quickly. (Remember at this time I was waiting hours for bitcoin to settle making new converts I made very nervous and unsure of this whole magical internet money)
So the next step for me was to actually try putting in a proposal to the DAO where a treasury and governance system allowed one to apply if they put up 5 Dash to broadcast their idea to the network to be voted on by the major stakeholders of Dash known as Masternodes. There are currently about 4,700 Masternodes-a number that has remained relatively stable during the topsy-turvy twists of the market these past years-a fact I have always found impressive. To be a Masternode owner you must own 1000 Dash. I came up with an idea to promote Dash around Texas and put up the 5 Dash and voila there was my idea broadcasted to the network to be voted on. I was impressed. I ended up losing that proposal and have since lost many proposals BUT I SAW THE POWER OF THE DAO. It was real people from all over the world debating rather objectively whether or not my ideas held any water. This aspect was very important to me and Dash passed the test.
At DashCentral, you can monitor the uptime of your DASH masternodes and perform votes on budget proposals easy and comfortably https://www.dashcentral.org/budget
You see the way digital currency spreads reader is when we decide that we are ready to get the AVERAGE JOE on board in our respective regions. But often times the idea you have to make adoption happen takes time and money and let’s face it you are probably pouring every cent you got into crypto or your family or just trying to make ends meet. But imagine the power of tapping into a treasury where you got financial support to put on a conference in your city. Money to print up flyers and book a flight for Andreas Aantonopolous to come speak to your city or to have a big conference in Venezuela where the national currency is losing it’s value and have a packed auditorium learning precisely how to use digital currency with a trained staff. Dash makes this happen. I’ve seen it happen in Africa, Venezuela, Germany, and with my own projects in the United States. When we team up and use the treasury WE CAN MAKE THE DREAM OF MASS ADOPTION HAPPEN.
And of course you will still find Bitcoin Maximalists out there ever so ready to denounce Dash-clinching tightly to all the unsubstantied notions I once held-and believe me I get it. Hell, I even admire people who show such loyalty in life. But never let loyalty blind you to opportunity because mass adoption is closer than you think if you want it
Written by DashTexasFarms#2048