Making a Dash Forward: Crypto Spending At Over 155,000 Retail Locations

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Dash is digital cash that aims to offer financial freedom to everyone. It provides millions of users across the world the ability to carry out instantly re-spendable and secure transactions, with near-zero fees. 

As a leading decentralized payment solution supporting real-life use cases, Dash is accepted at merchants globally, along with a reach of 3,300+ ATMs and 100+ exchanges worldwide.  Among its groundbreaking features: A two-tier network with incentivized nodes and decentralized project governance (Masternodes), instantly settled payments (InstantSend), and instantly immutable blockchain (ChainLocks). 

Dash’s Network’s development is facilitated by Dash Core Group. It is funded by the Dash Treasury, which supports and nurtures the continued worldwide development and integration of Dash.

A Dash Forward

In a groundbreaking development, Dash recently announced the launch of its DashDirect Consumer App which allows Dash to be accepted at over 155,000 retail locations and 125 + websites throughout the U.S. and Canada. Participating merchants include Amazon.com, American Eagle, Best Buy, Chili’s, Chipotle, CVS, Domino’s, DoorDash, GAP, Lowe’s, Peet’s Coffee, Sephora, Subway, and hundreds more. Artisan and small mom & pop shops are on the app, as well. 

This new consumer-centric initiative was made possible via an investment from the Dash Investment Foundation. The app was built by CrayPay, an Arizona-based fintech company in partnership with Dash Core Group. DashDirect, developed by CrayPay, allows users to easily spend DASH digital currency at 155,000+ locations and 125+ websites for everyday spending. 

This application is entirely customer-targeted and simple to use. Users can immediately spend their DASH, with no fees and up to 12% instant saving. Retailer discounts will evolve and increase over time as overall app usage increases.

All Dash payments with DashDirect are optimized to be instant and secure. And because DashDirect is non-custodial, users control and manage 100% of the Dash they own with no third parties involved. 

It is great for newbies to the crypto space allowing them to use their coins for their everyday lifestyle needs.  

Participating merchants include the brand’s users already know and love, including Amazon.com, American Eagle, Best Buy, Chili’s, Chipotle, CVS, Domino’s, DoorDash, GAP, Lowe’s, Peet’s Coffee, Sephora, Subway, and hundreds more. Artisan and small mom & pop shops are on the app, as well. Now, one has a real reason to actually use crypto instead of only holding it in a wallet as a store of value.

The DashDirect app has many features with a keen focus on ease of use. For instance, users may optionally include tips when paying at the many supported restaurants. The user dashboard allows users to keep track of their spending habits and saving totals. Users can even purchase digital gift cards for friends and family within the app and send them instantly via email with a custom message.

To celebrate the launch of the DashDirect app, a promotion in collaboration with Dash Core Group will reward the top 50 users on August 31st, 2021 who have the highest volume spent in-app. The winners will be rewarded with $100 app credit each, which can be spent at any merchant listed in the app. 

Those interested can go to the DashDirect website to download the Android or iOS application to enter the contest.

Diamond-Michael Scott
Diamond-Michael Scott

Diamond (Michael) Scott is Senior Editor at Gokhshtien Media. A veteran writer and editor on themes related to Blockchain, The New Digital Economy, and Economic Development, his articles have appeared in numerous publications including Nasdaq, Governing Magazine, Bitcoin Magazine, Blockchain Beach, and Libertarianism.org. A digital nomad at heart and lifelong Taoist practitioner, he splits his time between Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Chicago.

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