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.
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.
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.
Courtney Turner is a social media expert. A friendly and skilled community leader, she has taken a serious interest the crypto-space and enjoys engaging with the community. Courtney has spent time familiarizing herself with the crypto-space, blockchain technologies and years mastering the art of social media.
Jaron Lukasiewicz is the CEO of WRKFLOW and has been an active leader in the blockchain industry since 2012. He recently served as CEO of Coinsetter, a New York City-based bitcoin exchange, and Cavirtex, a leading bitcoin exchange in Canada–both acquired by Payward Inc in 2016. Prior to founding Coinsetter, Jaron was a private equity associate at The CapStreet Group, an investment banker at J.P. Morgan, and began his career as a private equity analyst at SPB Partners. Jaron is currently an advisor to several blockchain companies including Ambrosus ($100MM ICO), SONM ($42MM ICO), i2 ($50MM investment fund), Pink Sky Capital (hedge fund) and Hosho (smart contract security auditing). Jaron graduated from Rice University on the President’s Honor Roll with a B.A. in Economics and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, TechCrunch, Mashable, Entrepreneur, Institutional Investor, Forex Magnates and other news media.
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 S.a.r.l., a Luxembourg based 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 S.a.r.l.
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 parterning with any platform with a < 15,000 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.