ANTOINE SOREL NÉRON

CEO, Founder, Head of Development, and Inventor of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

 

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 inventor of the ICO, Antoine Sorel Néron, knows a thing or two about both community and business. An entrepreneur and inventor 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 for rescuing a large and difficult technology 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 served as a community organizer and leader before moving to Hong Kong and starting several multi-million dollar internet businesses from less than $200 of his own investment capital. He cares deeply about humanity and is committed to bridging the chasm between new technologies and traditional social values.

The Birth of Goodomy and Invention of the 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. Although MaidSafe and Mastercoin both held 'crowdsales' before then, they were not ICOs. Crowdfunding is merely a method of fundraising, 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 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 also reported on it.

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