History

Where did Dash come from?
How did it get all it's Revolutionary features?

Evan Duffield – Creator of Dash

1980-01-01

Evan Duffield - Creator of Dash

A short Bio of Evan Duffield, the Creator of Dash More

The Birth of Dash

2014-01-18

Dash was created on 18 January 2014 by its developer Evan Duffield

Dash was created on 18 January 2014 by its developer Evan Duffield.
He had many ideas on how to improve Bitcoin, but he knew that Bitcoin’s core developers wouldn’t allow him to change the code.
To improve on Bitcoin’s flaws, Evan decided to build his own cryptocurrency.
Dash was originally released as XCoin (XCO) using Evan’s creation: the X11 POW algorithm. In February 2014, the name was changed to ‘Darkcoin’ since another company was already using ‘XCoin’.

An OG remembers

2014-02-16

OG remembers the launch of Xcoin

Silkroad; Xcoin and Learning how to Mine More

Darkcoin’s White Paper introduces Masternodes to the world

2014-03-18

Darkcoin's White Paper introduces Masternodes to the world

In his First White Paper (PDF) Evan Duffield introduced the concept of Masternodes to the world. Masternodes enabled a host of new Darkcoin/Dash Innovations like PrivateSend, InstantSend and Governance and has been copied by a large number of coins.

Evan Talks about the Birth of Darkcoin

2014-03-29

The Birth Of Darkcoin

Evan Duffield (Lead Developer) tells the story of how Darkcoin (eventually Dash) came about. More

Darksend – The First Anonymous Digital Currency!

2014-09-25

 Darksend – The First Anonymous Digital Currency!

Another couple of Firsts for Evan: Darksend and Dark Gravity Wave – both revolutionary!

First in the world: InstantSend. The fastest transactions in the world.

2015-02-22

First in the world: InstantSend. The fastest transactions in the world.

Darkcoin (soon to be renamed ‘Dash’) introduced two more unique features that are now copied all over: InstantSend (Instant Transactions) which enables normal commerce with Dash and
‘Sporks’ – the risk free way of reversing a Fork. More

Evan on Darkcoin Rebranded To Dash

2015-03-12

DarkCoin Rebranded To Dash

“Recently it became apparent that our branding was getting in the way of reaching the people we were trying to help.” More

The first DAO in the world!

2015-04-22

Dash to Implement Decentralized Governance System

On 22 April 2015 Evan Duffield announced his revolutionary idea to “create a decentralized system of governance” for Dash.
The first ever DAO:
Decentralized Autonomous Organization.
No years of fighting over block size or forks when the community does not agree.
Just a simple vote!

What is a DAO?

Introducing the first Decentralized Budget System in Crypto

2015-08-14

Dash V12 Introducing the first Decentralized Budget System in Crypto

NO ICO, begging or borrowing – No ‘Outsider’ centralized control. More

Evan Duffield Announces Evolution for the first time

2015-10-07

Evan Duffield Announces Evolution for the first time

This talk was given during the Bitcoin Wednesday conference on 7 October, 2015 when Evan made his first “Evolution” announcement. Video

Announcement starts at 20:40

Dash’s Incredible 2015 – a host of achievements all in one year.

2015-12-31

Dash’s Incredible 2015 – a host of achievements all in one year.

“Looking at this long list of achievements, I am truly in awe and thankful to the community.” Ryan Taylor
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Dash’s 2nd Birthday celebrated by taking vote on doubling Blocksize.

2016-01-18

Dash's 2nd Birthday celebrated by taking vote on doubling Blocksize

Evan explained that the 2MB blocksize was needed for Evolution and also announced the Dash Trademark legal procedures have concluded. More

Dash-n-Drink?

2016-01-26

DarkCoin's White Paper introduces Masternodes to the world

The InstantX soda machine was a hit and people were simply amazed at the fact that Dash could secure a transaction at lightening speed. There were a lot of a-ha moments. Video and story.

Robert Wiecko (COO) announces Dash Roadmap for 2016

2016-02-18

Kot announces Dash Road Map for 2016

Conferences, PR, Website, Evolution Design, improved Blocksize, Privacy & InstantSend and More

More Speed – Less Fees!

2017-02-06

Dash V12.1. Last massive update before all works shifts to Evolution!

Dash V12.1 released. Last massive update before all works shifts to Evolution! More

Our 1st Openhouse

2017-03-30

Dash's First Open House

Huge Turnout! Ryan says Dash is no longer “Risky”, but “Inevitable”. Evan says he took his MNO’s down – does not want too much influence and hints at the Changing of the Guard. Video

Ryan Taylor promoted to CEO of the Dash Core Team

2017-04-17

Ryan Taylor promoted to CEO of the Dash Core Team

Ryan Taylor has been promoted to CEO of the Dash Core Team as founder Evan Duffield moves to an advisory role, decentralizing the Dash ecosystem. More

Dash DAO Funds Cryptocurrency’s First News Service

2017-04-17

Dash DAO Funds Cryptocurrency’s First Proprietary News Service

A project of the Dash Force community initiative, the newly-launched Dash Force News is a Dash-centered news site funded by Dash’s DAO. More

As Dash’s Innovations multiplied Troll attacks intensified

2017-05-10

 As Dash’s Innovations multiplied Troll attacks intensified

The Troll attacks normally targeted the supposed Dash instamine and some competing coins still Troll Dash today.
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Dash Evolution Roadmap: A Complete and massive list of Evolution Milestones

2017-06-27

Dash Roadmap v2.1.1 A Complete and massive list of Evolution Milestones

Dash Evolution will be the first user-friendly and scalable digital currency platform suitable for mass adoption. Because this is such an ambitious goal, we’ve created a detailed roadmap to guide development.
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The FBI says ‘Hi’ to Dash

2017-07-08

Dash Contacted by FBI

And Dash says: “Sorry – We have nothing to Tell You”. More

The creation of a new office in Hong Kong for use by Dash Labs and Dash Core

2017-08-22

The creation of a new office in Hong Kong for use by Dash Labs and Dash Core

Dash Laboratory Making Significant Progress on Enhancing Robustness of Dash Network. Evan hiring and setting up an office in Hong Kong. More

First Dash Conference

2017-09-24

First Dash Conference - London

Dash has funded the first cryptocurrency conference dedicated to Dash in London. Video

Dash 12.2 Doubles Block Size and Lowers Fees

2017-11-08

Darkcoin Now Supports Instant Transactions

Dash’s 12.2 Update Doubles its 1MB Block Size to 2MB and Lowers Fees and variety of minor changes to improve the network while other coins still battle with scaling issues.
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Dash ATH

2017-12-20

 Dash ATH

On 20 December 2017 Dash reached an ATH (All Time High) of $1,642.22 with a $12b+ Market Cap – Next ATH???

Proposal passed to keep Dash Fees Less than a Cent!

2018-01-17

When the minimum price of an average transaction rises above 1 cent, should we lower the transaction fee?

Another First in Crypto: the Dash Community voted on a proposal to keep Dash Transaction Fees below a Cent! More

V0.13 Update: Default InstantSend, DApps, Split keys and Deterministic Masternode lists

2019-01-14

Dash Releases Historic 0.13 Update With Default InstantSend, Privacy Improvements, Masternode Overhaul

V0.13 included radical changes to the Masternode System and significant overhauls of both Instant and Private transactions and laid the foundation for Evolution. More

More Complete History of Dash

2020-01-01

Dash Historical Info Graphic

Strophy, the Historian of Dash, created a far more detailed Info Graphic of the history of Dash. For the Complete History of Dash – see Strophy’s Comprehensive Spreadsheet.