Where did Dash come from?
How did it get all it's Revolutionary features?
Evan Duffield – Creator of Dash
A short Bio of Evan Duffield, the Creator of Dash More
The Birth of Dash
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
Silkroad; Xcoin and Learning how to Mine More
Darkcoin’s White Paper introduces Masternodes to the world
Evan Talks about the Birth of Darkcoin
Evan Duffield (Lead Developer) tells the story of how Darkcoin (eventually Dash) came about. More
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
“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!
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
NO ICO, begging or borrowing – No ‘Outsider’ centralized control. More
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.
“Looking at this long list of achievements, I am truly in awe and thankful to the community.” Ryan Taylor
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
Robert Wiecko (COO) announces Dash Roadmap for 2016
Conferences, PR, Website, Evolution Design, improved Blocksize, Privacy & InstantSend and More
More Speed – Less Fees!
Dash V12.1 released. Last massive update before all works shifts to Evolution! More
Our 1st Openhouse
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
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
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
Dash Evolution Roadmap: 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.
The FBI says ‘Hi’ to Dash
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
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
Dash has funded the first cryptocurrency conference dedicated to Dash in London. Video
Dash 12.2 Doubles Block Size and Lowers Fees
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.
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!
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