Objective: Creating awareness for Dash in Persian-speaking countries (Iran and Afghanistan)
Note: This proposal is being resubmitted. It was passing comfortably in the last cycle before being voted down at the last minute - we believe it deserves a fair vote due to the unique potential Dash can offer in Iran.
In many ways similar to Venezuela, Iran is one of the growing number of countries suffering from a high rate of inflation and devaluation of its national currency, and foreign currency exchange is difficult for normal people to access. As a result, many people prefer to change their savings into something more valuable. There is also good infrastructure available for communication and e-commerce. By March 2018, 53 million users in Iran had access to mobile Internet, which is a significant number for a developing country.
Afghanistan is another Persian-speaking country. Although it does not have a very high inflation, many of its people do not have access to banking services. Nations of both these two Persian-speaking countries can use Dash to solve their problems.
Dash is the only cryptocurrency in the world with both a website and a functioning mobile app available in Persian today. This is thanks to Ali, one of my friends in Australia, is working with DCG to translate these things in Persian. This proposal is intended to complement and build on that initial work by spreading information about Dash in a way that is accessible to Persian speakers.
Escrow: If passed, this project will be escrowed (though not endorsed) by @pasta
The aim of the project is to promote Dash as a better alternative to fiat currency and payment methods for Persian-speaking individuals. Although Dash has some undeniable advantages over Bitcoin (e.g. faster transactions, lower fees, etc.), Iranians mainly know about bitcoin and are interested to invest in buying bitcoin or mining it. Improving Dash awareness can eventually increase its adoption through more wallet install, more merchants, more miners and even masternodes.
We will use this fund to cover the cost of our project as follows:
It comes to $800 (about 5 Dash) plus 1 Dash as proposal reimbursement
Translating and adding subtitle to 7 Videos about Dash: (total 6797 words)* ($ 0.06 per word) =$ 400
- Translating an introductory article about Dash: (total 1500 words)* ($ 0.06 per word) =$ 90
- Registering a domain name and hosting for 2 years: $60
- Designing a simple website and adding the contents: $200
- Promoting the website and videos via Persian social bookmarking websites, Persian video hosting services (since Youtube is blocked here) and Persian cryptocurrency forums*: $50
* all videos and the website will be promoted on Arznegar free of charge
Note: Although not endorsed, this proposal is being escrowed by Pasta. This proposal asks for 6 Dash. 1 Dash will be transferred on passing. 2.5 Dash will be transferred after 7 videos are completed, and the other 2.5 will be transferred after the website is launched with its contents. This has been done to ensure that the community doesn't have to worry about have trusting the recipient.
What are the advantages and benefits for Dash?
Since crypto-aware People in Iran mainly know about Bitcoin, there is a suitable condition to make them familiar with Dash, which does not have all those problems of Bitcoin (high fees, long validation time, etc.) High access to smart phones and the Internet, high number of educated people and bad condition of national currency are factors which can draw attention of the Iranian to Dash and increase adoption rate.
More awareness of Dash can lead to an increase in number of installed wallets, number of miners and even masternodes. My specific deliverables are:
- Subtitling 7 Videos about Dash in Persian
- Launching a Persian website with links to Dash videos, wallets and social media
- Creating an introductory article about dash in Persian for this website
- Promoting these contents and website
The videos will be considered launched when Persian subtitles are available live on YouTube and Persian video hosting services. The website will be considered launched when it is online with the specified content. Since this is an initial launch, we will additionally give a detailed report about statistics of users’ engagement (visits, retweets, repost, etc.). This report can be used to target Persian-speaking individuals better for the next similar projects.