Minerva is the world's first "reverse merchant processor." We pay transaction fees to businesses, we don't charge them. We address cryptocurrency adoption issues by introducing commerce-disruptive incentivized payment solutions to accelerate the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency and smart contracts.
Kevin began his career as an Internet entrepreneur at a young age in his hometown of Lebanon, Maine. Now 31, he is a serial entrepreneur, software developer, blockchain enthusiast and hobbyist ethical hacker. His strengths are in network programming, automation, scaling and project management. He has found success through fruitful partnerships with likeminded programmers and entrepreneurs, some of whom he has known since the days of AOL 2.5. Kevin has exclusively been an Internet entrepreneur throughout the entirety of both his adolescence and adult life, and he has no plans of slowing down. He is a proponent of enhancing general ease-of-life through advanced computer and financial technological innovation, ethical artificial intelligence, task automation and tenacious cybersecurity. He advocates the responsible and intelligent expenditure and management of financial, human and technological resources. Due to his experience in cybersecurity, blockchain technology and compliance strategy he has been featured in TheStreet, Softpedia, ETHNews and Wired.
Robert develops, audits, breaks and dreams in Solidity. He has been a crypto-enthusiast for more than 6 years but when introduced to Bitcoin he quickly saw the economic flaws preventing it from being a widely used medium of exchange, leading him to desire a better cryptocurrency. Rather than immediately attacking this goal, he instead attended college while developing an array of entrepreneurial websites and software and freelancing in the same fields on the side. He now has the ability to work on his dream currency and aims for the OWL of Minerva to become a mainstream currency through a combination of incentivization, ease-of-use, and stability.
Kol is a skilled Art Director who loves to create, inspire and innovate. With a keen eye and attention to detail, he takes pride in producing imagery that can captivate an audience. He is an expert in branding. In addition to designing, he enjoys producing music and recently launched a local restaurant. Kol graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing and has been a designer for WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) for over 6 years, where he is currently a Senior Interactive Designer.
Greg began a career of systems and application programming in 1965, joining ATHENA Programming, Inc. four years later. While its business began in 1966 with software for Unisys mainframes, Greg shifted ATHENA's emphasis in 1975 to use of FORTH, creating high-reliability native operating systems and applications for numerous CPU types. During the past half century Greg's work through ATHENA has covered a wide variety of applications, such as network protocols, cryptography, military intelligence fusion, real-time control algorithms, directed energy weapon system battle management, real-time transaction processing, cartography, and physical security systems. In 2009 Greg helped found GreenArrays, Inc., a manufacturer of multicomputer chips with high performance and extreme energy efficiency, where he learned to design full custom CMOS as VP Engineering and where he now serves as President. Greg served in the US Naval Reserve including required active duty in 1969-70. In addition to his six grown children, Greg serves his community as a defensive firearms instructor and is fond of the outdoors.
As former staff for the SEC and State Street Bank & Trust, Keidi S. Carrington brings a wealth of legal knowledge and business experience in the financial services arena with a particular focus on investment management. Her practice focuses on incorporating startups and small businesses, drafting the necessary documents such as partnership, operating and shareholder agreements as well as by-laws and assisting businesses with raising capital by establishing Regulation D private placements, Regulation A small securities offerings, drafting S-1 registrations and convertible equity/debt contracts. Keidi negotiates various employment contracts, vendor contracts and purchase agreements.
Paul is a business owner, entrepreneur, cryptocurrency collector, and blockchain enthusiast. He has over 5 years experience in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, along with 10 years experience in sales & business development and 6 years in community management. Paul is very passionate about blockchain technology and believes it will become a world standard by 2025 and will revolutionize every industry as we know it.
Jevgenijs is a quantitative economist with more than 20 years of experience in academia, government and private sector advisory. His key areas of specialization are computational macroeconomics, energy and environmental economics, financial econometrics, real estate economics and finance. He has written more than 20 research papers, many of which have been published in leading research journals in economics, finance and natural sciences. Jevgenijs holds his PhD in Economics from George Washington University and has been affiliated with the world's leading research centers, including the University of Cambridge and the University of Chicago. Jevgenijs is interested in blockchain technology because he views it as a highly promising technological innovation, which has enormous potential to improve efficiency in numerous markets, including payment systems.
As a successful digital investor, Michael Brooks carries with him over 17 years of experience in eCommerce, electronic payments and digital marketing.Brooks has made it his mission to help others by finding new strategic business solutions through digital marketing and electronic payments.
Brooks is currently the founder of two global brands: Popular subscription billing and digital marketing platform Response CRM and Global freelancing and payment network goLance Inc.
Brooks is a strong believer in harmony, teamwork, loyalty, and partnership. Brooks has also published two books focused on digital currency, and is both an avid history buff and International public speaker. Brooks has spoken at large banking conferences globally and consulted at international payment conferences focused on redesigning antiquated electronic payment structures. Areas of expertise and focus include strategy formation, business development, marketing leadership, product innovation, and revenue creation. Brooks speaks conversational Russian and Farsi and studied at California State University Chico.
Rob Johnson is a serial entrepreneur who consults with various e-commerce operations to help them scale through automation and digital media buying.
Rob, a self-taught programmer at the age of 12, has been involved in more than 20 online businesses by age 31. He attended University of Missouri and graduated with a double major in both Finance/Banking as well as Economics. Rob has passed the series 7, series 65, series 63, and the CFA level 1 exam. He is actively involved in his hometown of St. Louis' 100 Neediest Cases Charity. He was featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch for using Facebook advertising and a GoFundMe page to raise over $7,500 last year for the needy family in which he adopted.
Rob was a registered investment advisor and managed 500 million dollars at Wells Fargo Advisors for 8 years. As his career progressed at Wells Fargo, he took a risk, leaving Wells Fargo to build his own advertising agency in 2016. While learning how to trade stocks, bonds and options, he developed an interest in crypto-currencies and is active in trading Bitcoin. He trades cryptocurrencies daily with the use of technical analysis and provides consulting on cryptocurrency trading.
Currently, he is based out of Irvine, California where he is the Chief Marketing Officer of ResponseCRM. At ResponseCRM, utilizing his advertising agency to to help his clients meet their sales goals. Recently, he has developed a proprietary software which helps to automate the digital media buying process and strengthen the return on investment for every dollar spent. Rob also works with the clients to make sure they are properly equipped with merchant processing to enable them to manage effective growth.
Rob is passionate about investing, marketing and the technology that continues to help these industries evolve.
Steven is an experienced Chartered Certified Accountant based in the Isle of Man, founder and MD of Ormco plc. Blockchain advisor and enthusiast. Steven holds a number of non-executive directorship positions including being a director of Quanta Technology Limited being the first licensed blockchain gaming Company in the world.
Lee is a entrepreneur and essential advisor to eGaming businesses. Lee is especially adept at dealing with new sectors, obtaining regulatory approvals and sourcing/designing banking solutions for sectors that are considered high risk. This has led Lee to widening his scope of technology expertise to the Blockchain and FinTech sectors, where he is advising numerous Token Generation Events (TGE) on jurisdictional matters, best practices, efficient execution and post TGE business structuring and growth.
Bryce Case, Jr., the “Bitcoin Baron,” has served as a cryptocurrency evangelist since 2012, giving the first talks on bitcoin at DEFCON and SkyTalks, as well as participating in many of the seminal cryptocurrency-focused conferences. As a co-founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Unsung.Org with Jason King (the spiritual successor to Sean’s Outpost and one of the first successful bitcoin-based charities), Bryce has pushed for blockchain technology to be used in non-profits for higher degrees of transparency, eliminating waste and potential misuse of funds by administrators. He currently serves as an advisor to a select group of blockchain-based companies dedicated to disrupting the status quo.
Bryce has an established and colorful background in computer security and internet marketing.
Featured in Forbes, Bloomberg and many others, Tim Burd is a serial Entrepreneur with multiple 7 figure exits now living in beautiful Sunny California. He runs the largest Facebook Advertiser community in existence, own a digital ad agency called Agency Y, hosts mastermind workshops all around the world and does high end advertising consulting.
Miles is the managing director of MannBenham Advocates Limited an Isle of Man legal practice. Admitted to the Manx Bar on the 25th September 1996 Miles is an Isle of Man Advocate, English Solicitor (non practising), Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths. Miles is on the board of the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and was one of the founders and the legal adviser to the Manx Digital Currency Association. Miles is personally recommended by the Legal 500. Mann Benham are winners of the Isle of Man Law Firm of the Year in the City Wealth IFC awards 2017.
John Middleton a Chartered Company Secretary, with over 15 years in the fiduciary sector in a number of director level roles including Compliance and MLRO in the Isle of Man and elsewhere. He has experience in a number of complex and time sensitive transactions, in a number of sectors including Commercial Property, Shipping, and FinTech both reported and unreported. John also has a degree in Applied Computing, and has formerly worked in software development and project management roles, and works with a number of companies in the blockchain/crypto space.
Minerva is a platform built on the Ethereum blockchain and its cryptocurrency is the OWL ERC20 token. The aim of Minerva is to address mainstream cryptocurrency adoption issues and provide partnered businesses with incentivized payment solutions.
The core differences between Minerva and Bitcoin is that Minerva is designed to reward platforms that accept its OWL token with reverse transaction fees, as well as address the challenges of mainstream cryptocurrency adoption. Minerva is a platform and the OWL token is its currency. In addition to being a cryptocurrency, we are the world's first reverse merchant processor.
Minerva Technologies Limited is a blockchain technology company comprised of team members and advisors from around the world.
As displayed in the pie chart above, the token crowdsale is divided between multiple areas. 60% of the tokens will be distributed amongst crowdsale participants. 10% will be distributed amongst the management, 10% to the founding team, 7% to strategic advisors. 5% will be reserved for long-term operational costs and new advancements. 5% will be reserved to be distributed to new partnerships in the form of signing bonuses. 2% will be reserved for our bug bounty and 1% for our promotional bounty. All value transferred in exchange for OWL tokens during the crowdsale is the revenue of Minerva Technologies Limited
Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, trade and strategy.
We tax a % of paid out reverse transaction fees.
Minerva will be used on carefully selected platforms which are subjected to rigorous auditing and transparency agreements. It is unlikely we will consider partnering with any platform with a < 20,000 Alexa ranking.
ERC20 compatible wallets such as MetaMask, MyEtherWallet or TREZOR (with firmware >= 1.5.2 due to a recent security issue) for a physical cold storage solution.