About this page
The Dash Community Poll is part of the Dash Contests center and is dedicated to serve the Dash community. It enables creative input to be recognized, a voice to be heard, and the option for the community to provide feedback on a wide variety of important Dash related questions, changes, suggestions and decisions.
This first poll, one of many to be conducted and archived here, has been requested by community members who would like to see upcoming Dash Platform be branded with a more suitable or marketing effective name.
In the near future, a form will be added that enables the community to suggest or requests additional polls.
In June 2017, Dash founder Evan Duffield published the roadmap for Dash Evolution.
Now several years in the making, the largest upcoming and highly anticipated Evolution installment called Dash Platform is to be released. It allows for human-readable usernames, a decentralized HTTP API, blockchain storage of data, and more.
Dash Platform is an application development platform that leverages the Dash masternode network and blockchain by transforming Dash’s peer-to-peer network into a decentralized cloud. It will create a frictionless developer experience with SDKs (Software Development Kit) to easily develop applications.
Dash Platform Name Contest
Dash Platform Name Contest
Towards the release of Dash Platform, members of the Dash community have started discussing its name. Many believe that it deserves a name that emphasizes the groundbreaking innovations that this update will include.
The desire to change the name “Platform” is further supported by the fact that the brand “Dash Platform” already exists as a sports software company.
The first part of this rebranding-contest revolves around the creative input of the community. Allowing them to come up with suitable names that can be submitted to a contest which are then subjected to a community poll.
The second part of this initiative, the poll, will call upon the community to cast their vote by scoring the contest entries.
There is no prize money. Participation is on the basis of social goodwill. The winning name however, will be forever linked to the person who came up with it.
The results of the poll will represent the opinion of the community and acts as a name proposal to Dash Core Group. Although the results are non binding, DCG’s Head of Marketing, Arden Goldstein, has indicated to respect the outcome and take the name into consideration.
Although submissions will be screened before they are added, anyone with a good name suggestion can join the contest. Also, the organizer of this poll has taken the liberty to add previously suggested names that were left as a commented on Dash Discord.
Before submitting your idea, please check the gallery below to verify the name has not already been added to the contest.
A name suggestion should be unique and not been mentioned before by others in the community. In general, a good brand name suggestion should fit one -and preferably more-of the following criteria:
- findable (by search engines)
- easy to pronounce
There are 2 ways you can participate in the contest.
Be creative with the name and feel free to add an illustration that visualizes your idea. To ensure visual uniformity please use the following background or template:
If you lack the time or skills, you can also send your suggestion as a direct message to the organizer. The organizer will then do this for you and add it to the Contest Gallery.
Once the submission has been approved, it will be visible in the Contest Gallery below.
Polling and Results
The submission period ends on [DATE&TIME] after which the polling period will start, allowing the community to vote on their favorite Platform name suggestion.
Results of the poll will be published a day after the polling period has ended.
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