Dash (DASH) Research

Dash (DASH) Research Details

Dash (DASH) Dash

INTRODUCTION

Dash is a cryptocurrency that was formed through a fork of Litecoin. Since Litecoin is a fork of Bitcoin, all three of these digital currencies are very similar. The name DASH is a combination of the words "digital" and "cash." A cryptocurrency is basically digital cash.

Dash plans to become a better version of both Bitcoin and Litecoin. In addition, it seeks to be a successful platform that enables individuals to execute daily transactions.

Dash is open-source, which means that anyone can see new updates and suggest changes to the protocol if the majority of nodes agree.

It's important to note that Dash, like other cryptocurrencies, is decentralised and does not have a central authority. However, Dash is regulated by DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization).

Dash is different from other currencies because it works faster than Bitcoin and Litecoin. Also, the Dash network tries to improve privacy protocols, which means that it encourages more private transactions than other cryptocurrencies.


HISTORY AND FOUNDER

Dash was developed by Evan Duffield in 2014 as "Xcoin" before being rebranded as "Darkcoin" - and then rebranded again in 2015 as DASH to more accurately represent its platform as "digital cash." Duffield says that he started it as a hobby and wrote the code for it in just one weekend.

Duffield resigned in December 2017, leaving the protocol's administration to the DASH Core Group.


REASON TO BUILD THE PROJECT

Dash was created by founder Evan Duffield and a small group of other people who worked together to make an alternative to Bitcoin that would improve the user experience by making transactions faster and giving users more control over transaction privacy. They thought that competing virtual currencies were not as useful for everyday purchases like buying a cup of coffee because transactions can take too long to confirm. In order to achieve this objective, Dash built a two-tier network with rewarded nodes and decentralised project management (Masternodes), instant payments (InstantSend), an instantly immutable blockchain (ChainLocks), and optional privacy (PrivateSend).


BASE OF PROJECT

  • Masternodes- Unlike Bitcoin, where each node is the same, Dash has nodes with special privileges called Masternodes. Masternodes can be created by anyone with 1000 Dash as collateral. These special nodes handle PrivateSend and InstantSend transactions and get a 45% block reward.

  • Private Send-Dash enables you to send funds anonymously by mixing them with other transactions, making it difficult to identify a specific transaction. It uses a service that mixes coins based on CoinJoin.

  • Instant Send- This service lets you send Dash transactions immediately (within 1.5 seconds). But Masternodes charge higher fees to process these transactions. InstantSend also fixes the problem of double spending.


USE CASE

Like Bitcoin or fiat currency, the value that is traded on the Dash network needs a unit called a token. Dash is a pure monetary token, and users can send it to each other, buy and sell it on exchanges or the OTC market, or use decentralised financial services (DeFi) to lend and stake it. Masternode owners also use their Dash as collateral for loans to set up masternodes. This is done to make sure that the work of running the network is spread out evenly. Dash is meant to be used for transactions between peers on a daily basis. It can also be used to purchase products and services anywhere that accepts Dash.


MAJOR NEWS AND EVENTS

DATE

NEWS/EVENTS

IMPACT

13/11/2017

Dash started the process of activating a block size upgrade on its own network, increasing blocks to 2MB

+60% Increase

12/03/2017

Dash's price and volume have reached all-time highs, bringing what is likely to be the biggest development budget in the cryptocurrency field

+67% Increase


CONCLUSION

As cryptocurrency grows and changes, people come up with new ideas and sometimes projects "fork" off of other projects. Dash is an example of a project that "forked" off of Bitcoin in 2015 and has a lot in common with Bitcoin, but it also has improvements in key areas that define money. Bitcoin has always had the biggest share of the cryptocurrency market, even though it has some technical flaws. However, projects like Dash have a smaller network effect and, therefore, a smaller market cap, even though they have better real-world utility.

The large number of cryptocurrency projects and tokens shows a rapidly growing and maturing space that has already made waves in the investing world. As cryptocurrencies such as Dash continue to enter the mainstream, investors may seek to capitalise on the expansion and adoption of this new industry.


DISCLAIMER

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