Dash is a next generation p2p network, incorporating master nodes as a way to incentivize network participation beyond mining. Masternodes are a new layer of servers, organized into clusters known as quorums, that allow for instant transactions, privacy, and decentralized governance while invalidating other common blockchain attacks.
Self-governing and self-funding protocol ensures that anyone can submit a network proposal for a vote
Fastest growing crypto network means that network effects and early adopters will be suitably rewarded
Masternodes help prevent 51% attacks by distributing block rewards to node operators
Transaction security validated by over 200 terrahash bitrate
Quorums realize instant transactions while still implementing tested and true Satoshi cryptocurrency
Dash is based on the Satoshi whitepaper proposal with significant upgrades. It introduces the Masternode, which incentivizes node participation by allocating 45% of block rewards to masternodes. It implements proof-of-work for block mining, and ensures security by making masternodes difficult to control. Quorums are a solution to majority attacks, which allow randomly chosen quorums to audit to the work of other quorums, mitigating the effects of bad actors. Privacy is ensured by PrivateSend, which uses passive coin mixing, CoinJoin, and other techniques to make transactions truly anonymous. Quorums also allow for instant transactions, as transactions inputs are locked to a specific transactions, and conflicting information will be discarded once consensus is reached on the masternodes.