ANTOINE SOREL NÉRON

Founder, Development Lead, and
Creator of the ICO (Initial Coin Offering)

 

Antoine Sorel Néron has been featured in South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's largest and most respected newspaper, Bloomberg Television, TechCrunch, and more.

About the Founder

The Canadian-American founder of Goodomy and creator of the first true ICO, Antoine Sorel Néron, has extensive experience leading massive IT projects for a large  city (1999) and digital asset management efforts for major clients (2001), as well as led an investor relations team to compile shareholder intelligence reports to present to the Board of Directors of Fortune 100 clients (1994). An entrepreneur from age eight, he has also worked for some of the biggest companies in the world, including Leo Burnett, Energizer, Thompson, KPMG, Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, and others. At age 20 he joined Financial Relations Board, then the largest financial public relations firm in the US, where he quickly rose through the ranks to become the youngest executive in the history of the company. With a staff of two assistants he provided a full suite of shareholder management services directly to the board of directors of Fortune 100 clients such as EMC, Starwood Financial Trust, Flextronics, and Molecular Biosystems while simultaneously acting as both interim Director for the department and interim Director of Research for the company. After being both honored with an inclusion in Standard and Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives as its youngest member and personally commended by the president of the company for rescuing a large and difficult client, he moved on to function as the sole project manager for the City Colleges of Chicago's 'Year 2000' project, successfully auditing more than 27,000 PCs, workstations, and servers across 19 locations with a staff of 30. Afterwards, he provided digital asset management services for Energizer and Ben & Jerry's before relocating to Hong Kong and starting several multi-million dollar internet businesses using his own funding. He cares deeply about humanity and is committed to bridging the chasm between new technologies and traditional social values.

The Birth of Goodomy and Creation of the World's First ICO

Goodomy was born out of a desire to allow people to be rewarded for kindness both online and offline, wherever they may be. A derivative of the 'Karmacoin' cryptocurrency project that was abandoned by its developer in 2014, Antoine, also known as "Kosmost" in the crypto world, stepped up as the project leader and spearheaded a plan to revive Karmacoin and its amazing community.

Through his leadership the Karmacoin community grew substantially and in early 2014 became the first coin to be revived, was among the first coins to successfully switch algorithms, the first to incorporate and run as a business, the first to provide detailed project plans and a schedule to the community, the first coin to allow the community to vote on matters, the first to incorporate and run as a business, the first coin to hold an ICO, issuing 'sharepoints' for Karmashares and sub-entities (called IPOCOs) and inspired other coins to consider the same model that has evolved into the ICOs we know today, was one of the very first cryptocurrencies to issue press releases, among the first to apply for a trademark, the first to offer a contact number on its website, the first to schedule a conference call with coin-holders, saw a coin price high of 3,900% more than at the beginning of his leadership, and many others milestones. After, Antoine decided to reformulate his vision into a digital currency for everyday consumer transactions in the Goodomy token.

Here is the post from April 9, 2014 that proposed the idea of an initial coin offering and a pre-announcement of the world's first ICO, which was launced on April 19, 2014. Although Mastercoin held a 'crowdsale' iin 2013 it is not the same as an ICO. Crowdfunding is merely a method of fundraising (or, as their whitepaper puts it, their crowdsale "will essentially be a fundraiser to provide money to pay developers to write the software which fully implements the protocol"), whereas an ICO raises coins for both capital and as a representation of ownership interest in an enterprise, like a digital stock certificate. We referred to the new model as both POC (proof-of-coin, to secure the coin's economy) and IPOCOs (Initial Public Offerings for COins, for subsidiaries or derivatives) and issued digital certificates to go along with our list of participants as well as bonus periods for earlybirds. CoinTelGraph reported on our being the first cryptocurrency to issue shares. We may have even inspired MaidSafe's token sale, as a Karmacoin team member was the very first (non-mastercoin) poster on the official MasterCoin Foundation thread and promoted Karmacoin just a few days before we announced our ICO and 12 days before MaidSafe/Mastercoin announced its token sale..

Contact

You can connect with Antoine via LinkedIn.