Alphonso Morris Q & A

Source: nxtchat.slack #qu_answers

Thursday May 18th starting 1pm – 2:30 pm eastern standard time


ascendus
On behalf of Janus Team, thank you for showing up.
Moderation will be performed by @marenkar !

marenkar
Welcome everyone to the QA with the newest member of the Janus team, Mr. Alphonso Morris Jr @almo3ree23! I have personally verified his information to be accurate based on several techniques to prove identity. Without further ado let’s get to the questions. Please remember, we need to screen questions first so please post your questions to #janusproject. If they are approved, I’ll ask them here with a tag to you.

I have some questions to get started but will be checking #janusproject regularly. To start things off, here’s the first question:

Who are you and what is your career experience?

almo3ree23
My full name is Alphonso Morris Jr.
I’m 51 yrs old. I was born in Philadelphia PA and currently live here.

http://linkedin.com/in/alphonso-morris-jr-b8a21170

marenkar
Philly sounds like a great place!

almo3ree23
It’s a great city.

I have several years of experience in various fields not as much in the Crypto / Blockchain world more so in the fields of Photography, Event Planning & Promotions. Public Relations Director, Artist Management, Personal Assistant, Music & Television for over 20 yrs.

marenkar
A lot of people on #janusproject are asking, how did you meet the Janus team?

almo3ree23
It’s a funny story….. I met Bjorn’s wife at an event, I was working in Bethlehem PA, there’s a Casino built on the site of the famous Bethlehem Steel Co. I met her a few years earlier. She wanted me to meet her husband for years.

She happens to drag him out of his cave for a little R&R. After the show, we met for drinks and hit it off. It didn’t take long for us to connect and discuss life, family, work etc. Louis & Robert [also from the Janus team] I met later.

marenkar
That’s awesome! Nice to know that there’s a good personal relationship as well.

almo3ree23
They’re a great team to work with.

marenkar
@crowne asks: Is Nate Morris from Boyz II Men your brother by blood relation?

almo3ree23
Yes he is
Yes he is my little brother, we’re five years apart, and I can still beat him lol

marenkar
Haha good to know! 🙂

Alright, another common question on #janusproject is – “What ways will you help the Janus team expand grow as both a team and future company”?

almo3ree23
Explaining how good something can be to others is easy when you have a team & product as good as this. We’re all driven to succeed focused on producing quality, I believe creative minds tend to work well together. My interactions with members of the team has been very good. I believe my 30 plus years of public relations, world travel, and personal contacts will benefit the team as we grow.

I’m anxious to get into the creative process.

marenkar
Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing what you can do with Janus.

We have another question as well from @merk: given your association with Boyz II Men – “Who is the most influential person you have ever had the privilege of meeting”?

almo3ree23
Niece, 1998, The World Music Awards, Royal Yacht Club. Its me Ant, Stevie Wonder, his assistant and Prince Albert Of Monaco. Having a conversation about being royal. Needless to say, we were all bent…. out of our faces…

marenkar
That’s pretty awesome!

almo3ree23
Oh and Salt&Peppa were there as well!

marenkar
Question from @qiwoman – “What advice do you have for potential investors looking at JANUS”?

almo3ree23
I joined the team two months ago and my observation of Janus is that it’s a solid company. They have good direction, good products, dedicated to their investors and their brand. Janus is also growing exponentially.

marenkar
Another question that is being asked regularly on #janusproject is “To what degree can you utilize your ‘special’ industry contacts to help your team gain an advantage with online business sites and other Janus activities?”

almo3ree23
From my personal experience, we are only as good as our word on any level. Information is power in the right hands coming from the right people.

I’ve earned mutual respect from some influential people in the entertainment industry who I’ve worked for or with over the years. People like ( Ken Ehrlich ) Tv Producer Grammys, AMA’s Etc.
( Usher Raymond ) Music Producer / Entertainer I consider close contacts. There’s always the possibility of an outright endorsement of a product, company, idea or the like based on how Bjorn wants to proceed.

marenkar
Whoa, that’s quite a list of contacts to bring. Nice!

@wolffang asks – “Since you are the Brother of a boys2men member, do you know Beyonce through him? ”

almo3ree23
She was on The Evolution tour with Destiny’s Child and Boyz II Men in 1997.
I was their personal photographer during the tour.

marenkar
Whoa, that’s awesome. There’s a group trying to parody her name as blockchain. 🙂

Speaking of blockchain, another question that’s asked on #janusproject is “Had you heard of Bitcoin or Blockchain before joining the Janus team”?

almo3ree23
Yes in my travels abroad I noticed it being used but that was the extent of my Bitcoin or Blockchain knowledge. It didn’t take long for me to start asking questions.
I’m not a religious person per say but I can say I’ve seen the LIGHT!

marenkar
Welcome into the blockchain community 🙂

A good question that @qiwoman brought up is “With marketing JANUS mainstream sites, do you feel you will be able to attract outside mainstream investors into JANUS blockchain token shares?”

almo3ree23
Yes with my contacts in music and television it wouldn’t be a problem for me to explain Janus to as many influential people and companies as possible.

marenkar
@cryptoracer asks: What areas of marketing and promo (and to what demographic) do you think will benefit Janus the most, re. exposure?

bjorn_bb [marketing director of Janus]
The primary marketing angle will vary based on the business type, for example, our Forex/Crypto mainstream site from this year will be tackled literally by the main stars of that site, chiefly the wave callers (professional traders). Money and personal fame is the driver.

In terms of year 2 adoption, we will be using creative methods to introduce general mainstream users to our token(s). This is something our team excels at and keeping the tech out of the equation will be always primary to reduce barrier of adoption.

ropes
What will be the main marketing angle for Janus project, what is the plan of delivery and what are the ballpark estimates for year 2 adoption in mainstream?

almo3ree23
I’m very visible in the entertainment world, I travel regularly so I can tap into the international markets, I’m experienced in promoting products, and have a respected following.

marenkar
Awesome. More exposure would be great. More in Janus would mean more for Nxt and Ardor too, so we certainly welcome that 🙂

A great question by @martis (and earlier by @wolffang), speaking of Nxt – did you try to play with Nxt features? And if yes, what is your first impression?

almo3ree23
Yes, I have it installed and have looked at it. It’s a very powerful platform!

I’m still wrapping my head around some of the features, but I’m still learning.

marenkar
A casual question from @wolffang – What is your favorite place to spend the holidays?

almo3ree23
Sidney Australia or Tokyo Japan are my two favorite cities

qiwoman
What is your projection of JANUS 12 months from now?

almo3ree23
I can project that it will be the number one token in the market! Just my personal opinion based on my observations and markets.

bjorn_bb
This is obviously highly speculative, but we believe that our tokens can appreciate in value almost by sheer force of work and business success. A store of value backed by our team can only stay at one value so long if we keep our roadmap and vision strong without becoming complacent. I’ll be the first to tell you that my goal is empire level, and you don’t get to that point without drive and ruthless ambition.

marenkar
A great question from @merk -“With the upcoming formation of FL3X (the Janus parent company), what role will you play in the formation and what position will you hold (if that has been discussed)”?

almo3ree23
Company brand ambassador to start, we’re still forming positions but eventually partner.

merk
Cool. Thanks.

marenkar
Awesome! @martis is also asking how you will be promoting crypto tokens to people who aren’t familiar with the technology and the community?

almo3ree23
I’ll be promoting thru my contacts in mainstream the business sites we develop. Those business sites will be using our tokens in both direct and indirect ways. I’ll be facilitating the communication with these people in order to partake in the use of the site or promote the site itself.

marenkar
Awesome. Having a person these contacts can trust is a great way for them to get connected to it. Let them know they’re welcome here as well! 🙂

Ok, we’re at an hour now, so I’ll close it off with this question – How long will you be staying with the company and team? Do you plan to become partner and see it develop into what the Janus team has described?

almo3ree23
I’m here for the long haul. I never run away from a challenge. We have great things planned for the greater community. We want to make Janus a household name. And yes I will be a full partner in this endeavor.

marenkar
Awesome. Thanks to everyone who participated in this Q&A and thanks especially to @almo3ree23 for coming on here and answering all these questions. Thanks again to Janus for choosing Nxt!

almo3ree23
Thank You all for your time and attention.

bjorn_bb
Thank you all for coming out to meet Alphonso today, as always thank you to the community for the strength you help give our project and team. Press releases will follow shortly and a giant thank you to the NXT foundation for helping with everything today, including the ID verification of Mr. Morris.


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Janus News summary – April (II)

Welcome to an end-of-the-month summary of the latest Janus news;

May 1st Dividend

If you still have Janus (JNS) on c-cex, remember to send them to a Nxt account you control. Your Janus profit share payment will follow your Janus tokens – if your tokens are on a centralized exchange on the 1st of May when the Janus dividend transaction is submitted, the exchange will receive your dividend!

Oh. Bjorn just stopped by Slack:

bjorn_bb [1:58 PM], today:

Just popping in before I lose internet. I was doing some last minute security and pc maintenance and found an old litecoin wallet from several years ago. For transparency reasons I converted it to NXT and will just add the funds to your dividends. I’m doing this because two primary reasons.

1. It’s my funds from a time I just dabbled in trading and mine to do as I feel best.

2. I really am happy and proud of this community.

That is all, have a great weekend everyone.

JNS distribution

The 2nd distribution of Janus (JNS) tokens sold out faster than expected.

On April 13, Bjorn announced that it would be the final Janus distribution ever, and added:

We will reduce total Janus in existence to 25,201,489 JNS.

To allow investors to buy JNS with BTC and keep their NXT for the upcoming IGNIS distribution (which will be based on the amount of NXT coins in your account at the time of the Ardor Genesis block), the remaining Janus tokens were moved from the Nxt AE to c-cex:

On April 20, the 2nd and final distribution of Janus (JNS) sold out on the Nxt AE and c-cex.com.

72M+ Janus tokens (JNS) burned

72,067,503 Janus tokens were instantly burned.
The total of Janus tokens in existence is thereby reduced to only 25,201,489.

Bjorn writes:

This leaves 16,201,489 in circulation, assuming none of the JanusXT holders leave the project.

JanusXT spots all sold out

On top of this, the final JanusXT spot has been sold.

https://twitter.com/FloatingLamps/status/857596192435441665

Upcoming ETC bonus + extra income stream

The Janus team is preparing for an early May launch of their ETC community site.

We will soon be launching a community-centric use-case for Ethereum Classic.

We are very close to finishing, however developers need a bit more time to ensure Ethereum Classic wallet security is on par with our standards, as well as,  testing multiple areas of the site and correcting issues we are finding.

Rest assured, our team is working 70-80+ hours per week to ensure a positive impact for the ETC community and Janus community on our project.

There will be a launch bonus for Janus holders, as well as a welcome bonus for ETC community members: 2 ETC per Janus slack user / Ethereum Classic community member. 200 ETC per community for trying the new service out. Bjorn and Luis will give instructions how to claim to cut down on duplicates.

Luis explains:

A google form registration will be needed. Bonus applies to the first 100 who sign up. Must be Janus/NXT slack current user.

and bjorn_bb continues:

Ethereum classic slack will receive the same so it’s a great time to meet new people talk crypto, find common interests, and in general build the growing overall Janus community. Also to have fun..!

10% of the ETC site’s profit will be paid to Janus (JNS) holders, 10% to JanusXT holders, 10% to the ETC developers in turn for their help with pushing the site and helping Janus, and 70% goes to the Janus Team.

Exchanges

Some in the community have voiced that they’d like more centralized exchanges to add JNS.

The following exchanges have been contacted by the Janus Team. “Most exchanges just need to know that people support the project, they are in the business of volume and need an indication of profit. So, this is a way for the community to help: take a moment and select the tweets you want to spread”, writes Bjorn.

The brand new stocks.exchange has also listed Janus and states that you will receive dividends here without assets withdrawal. If volume picks up, this may turn into a fine option for traders, just remember that it’s a centralized exchange and never as safe for storing your assets as your local Nxt Client.

Janus member Q&A 

The Q&A with Janus’s new team member will have a date set shortly after the ETC business launch.

Bjorn writes:

I promise you don’t want to miss the big reveal on the man that will become much of the face for our large mainstream sites and his amazing global contact outreach. The NXT Foundation will help host [the Q&A] along with the rest of our team.

Social Trading is our first bridge from crypto to mainstream. Forex/crypto trading on the same site.

That’s all for now, folks. Sit back, wait for your NXT balance to grow on the 1st of May, and check the dividend tx details in the account ledger. The dividend transaction ID will also be posted here and on the forums.

Do not miss a Janus update, join their Slack channel, and follow their social media channels.

More Nxt assets can be explored on nxter.org/assethub.

Janus news summary

The Janus project team has been dropping hints and updates in their Slack channel, as well as announced some significant changes for the Janus project, which are going to be implemented.

Here's a summary, to Janus holders but also to those who still hold back from investing in Janus.

Burn Janus, Burn!

22,500,000,000 Janus tokens were issued on 5-Aug-2016, 06:31 pm.
There was an ICO. Then there was an NXT token sale. And community building.

On April 13, Bjorn writes:

We will reduce total Janus in existence to 25,201,489 JNS.

5 Million of that will be kept on the main Janus account (they receive none of the dividends, therefore do not detract).

2.5 million for our team's holdings, 2.5 million for community efforts/bounties in the future and the like, 2 million will go to the final JanusXT holder when he/she comes to us.

This leaves 16,201,489 in circulation, assuming none of the JanusXT holders leave the project.

When the 2nd distribution of Janus tokens on c-cex.com and on the Nxt AE have been sold out, NO MORE tokens will be sold by the Janus Team.

July 3rd is the end date of the 2nd distribution, plus the last chance to support the Janus team directly. Remember that any buy from the team is an investment in the team's work, which aims to make your investment worth.

bjorn_bb:

After July 3rd the market will be fighting each other for tokens.

We decided this is best to carry all who are in since December until this July with us. Then after latecomers will have to pay more premium. By premium I mean they gonna be buying it from you all.

However sells could get ever scarce as the passive income becomes the level we want, and I plan to add Janus as a payment option to 2 sites for a continuous buy up driver. The key is making a discount enough to take the time to buy and use it as payment. If a service on social trading site is 400 USD for example a 25% discount paid via Janus tokens should motivate. This then feeds us tokens, causes market push, and should in theory drive volume.

 

New sites, better Dividends

Janus holders can expect an addition to the monthly NXT profit share from the BetterBets.io Casino, “people who aren’t a fan of dice may really like this one,” bjorn_bb writes.

Janus holders will get 90% of the NXT profit.

  • A new blockchain based business site will launch soon after;

This is an unexpected evolvement, and the new site's going to add an extra revenue stream to Janus and JanusXT holders. 10% to Janus holders, 10% to JanusXT holders, 10% to the "outside developers" for helping push the site + also helping Janus, and 70% to the Janus Team.

  • In May, a new site will be added to the JanusXT holders' portfolio of income sources

This site will easily be replicated to many areas of pop culture. And yup, it's just one of the advantages of being an XT holder.

Janus XT

Want to get JanusXT?

 

New team member

A new and influential member has joined the Janus team. Who this person is, will be announced soon. His work will begin with the launch of the social trading site.

Bjorn writes:

His job won't be like ours, he may work 20 hours a month but what he can provide is priceless. I am proud of what I can do, but he can open doors that are impossible for even top marketers. It's hard for a new guy to come into a team working together for so long, but he's everything I realized when we met last summer. I just didn't think he would be interested in joining until January. 30+ years of experience in numerous fields and industry very few have direct access to.

We are coordinating with the Nxt Foundation to get his identity verified for you (I assume you all trust their word by now). Once that's done we can roll out the QA with him on a yet to be determined medium, end of the month.

His passport has been sent to the Nxt Foundation who will talk with him and confirm his identity. When the QA comes there will be no doubts about his authenticity and we will see why this verification process was important. "So that we aren't making some crazy claims", writes Bjorn.

The social trading site

Bjorn has revealed the name of the future site: www.trademimic.com

Janus' aims to hit the mainstream with this site, which will soon be beta-released and tested inside the community, then soft-launched in July.

Bjorn writes:

Trademimic.com is focused on Forex, but as we said in December, it will have altcoin options and Bitcoin. Subscription based. And there will be tiered packages. More options higher price.

We'll finish up with the social trading fintech site by July. Then market like mad. Our new team member's first major assignment will be that site.

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Do not miss a Janus update, join their Slack channel, and follow their social media channels. More Nxt assets can be explored on nxter.org/assethub.

Janus Token Distribution 2

The next round of Janus (JNS) tokens will be released on March 4th.

Distribution + burning will equal 10.5 mil. "The people who helped create this distribution plan are long term holders with intent for best Janus success possible", Bjorn writes.

- "It's a joint effort between us and our community and will be each time. This way it never becomes one sided. Remember each distribution covers a 4 month period. During this time we can evaluate the impact of each revision and make changes on the following distributions for a positive result for both project funding and market sentiments".


Janus Token Distribution 2

March 4th - July 3rd, 2017

Name: Janus

Token asset ID:
4348103880042995903

The batch is 10,500,000 Janus (JNS)

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2 million Janus (JNS) tokens
will be set on two exchanges at 3 NXT per token:
1.5 million Janus on the Nxt Asset Exchange,
500k on C-cex.com exchange to give a BTC/JNS option for purchase.

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Four million JNS tokens will be set aside allowing for the ability of two
people to reach the 2 million token requirement for tier 1 dividends (JanusXT).
The rate per token is set as follows: 2.25 NXT per JNS - a 25% savings from the market price.
(BTC or Ardor payment options also accepted, contact us for current market price)

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Two million JNS tokens in 2 allotments of 1 million Janus are set aside for those wishing to make a large investment into Janus but who are not able to go for XT status. Each is sold at a rate of 2.75 NXT per Janus - a savings of 8.33% off the market offer price.
(BTC or Ardor payment options also accepted, contact us for current market price)

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2,5 million Janus (JNS) burned
The Janus team has reduced the total supply of Janus through a currency burn of 2.5 
million tokens

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For the large buy-in options contact the Janus Team via
slack or email bjorn @ janustoken.com to complete the transaction.

If any unsold tokens exist they will return to the Janus distribution account to be used for future quarterly disbursement. Another small thing to take note, when the distribution hits, Janus' market cap will jump from the new tokens in circulation. Over time keeping the project unnoticed by the general crypto community may get more difficult.

Source: https://goo.gl/SeIfI8

Janus @ /assethub

[NXTBridgeAssetStock id=4348103880042995903]


What's cooking behind-the-scenes?

Bjorn, Janus Team's concept developer and marketing director, reveals in Slack:

The Janus developers are in full swing coding 2 sites that will launch before July. The other half of our team is immersing in the forex community now. Getting prepared for the social fintech site, I've started reaching out to traders with social followings that are in excess of 1000 people. We should have several professional traders ready after beta ends.

Janus users will get first looks and testing though then beta will pull more until we feel confident V1 is ready to go live. Everything looking very solid, more news to follow on that in 30 days.

Our team will not pursue US exchanges as their policies are vastly different than the rest of the world. So if they do list JNS then great, but it's not a focus, dividends and US seem to have issues, and Janus tokens for us are a vehicle to deliver profit sharing.

If the community gets JNS listed at various places then fine, just be sure to return the tokens to your Nxt accounts to collect revenue each first of the month. Otherwise, it goes to the exchange, which is nice for them but not for holders.

Some may have missed it, but this project isn't really a project, it's the life work for at least 2 of my team; Lobos and I. It's our end goal, retirement. Create empire, then grow empire, then future generations take over. The token partakes in this and will just evolve as needed to stay current.

[ICO] Janus on the Nxt AE

Janus Token Distribution 1

Jan 5th – March 4th, 2017

Name: Janus

Token asset ID:
4348103880042995903

10,500,000 Janus (JNS) are available

Price is set to 1.5 NXT per 1 Janus token

Janustoken is now trading !

As announced earlier today, the original Janustoken ICO has been cancelled and investors will get their money back. Instead, a round of Janustokens have now been set for sale on the Nxt Asset Exchange. – “The pace of the original sale was not going to reach the 3500 BTC that was required to allow for such high revenue dividends, therefore we took a decisive course to allow investment directly on the Nxt Asset Exchange instead”, explains Bjorn, Janus Team’s marketing director.

You can purchase tokens right now in your NXT wallets on the asset exchange. 10,500,000 Janus (JNS) have been released, and the Janus Team will release another 10,500,000 Janus (JNS) every 4 months. 31,500,000 yearly.

The price per Janus will be changed for each distribution (every 4 months) no matter what current price it’s trading at, Janus will be posted 50-100% higher. The team will perform unscheduled buybacks and burns to reduce supply and help appreciate token value.

Janus ICO cancelled!

Today, the Janus Team cancelled their ICO.
All Bitcoins raised will be returned to the investors.

The Janus token Nxt AE ID is 4348103880042995903.
The tokens will be put for sale on the Nxt AE, for immediate purchase and trading. Read on.

 

Bjorn_bb writes:

Thank you to everyone who has supported our team and the Janus project. We have come to a decision that it’s best for all parties to end the token sale as it stands in it’s current form. We have added an option in your accounts to save a BTC or NXT address on the site that will be used to send refunds back to you. The Nxt Foundation will then receive information about the amount you deposited, and the wallet address you supply to send your investment back. You’ll have up to 45 days to make the request, but we ask that you make it a priority so we can get this finished in short time. Visit www.janustoken.com and log into your account to add your refund addresses.

Those who wish to stay with our team and business goals can still share in our future to some degree.

We’ll be actively in development of the sites described in our white paper, and as such will release Janus tokens on the NXT Asset Exchange in intervals.

— We will release 10,500,000 Janus (JNS) every 4 months. 31,500,000 yearly —

— Price currently is set to 1.5 NXT per 1 Janus token. You can purchase tokens right now in your NXT wallets on the asset exchange —

Price per Janus each distribution will be changed every 4 months no matter what the current price it’s trading at, it will be posted 50-100% higher.

— Asset details listed here (be sure it’s the correct token):

Name: Janus
Asset Id: 4348103880042995903
Issuer: NXT-QG74-VNQK-7FQ3-4KFBA

https://www.mynxt.info/asset/4348103880042995903

One of the suggestions from the community was to allow for a staggered investment cycle in order to show business progress and launch over time. This way will allow those who did not purchase Janus initially, to still have a chance to take part in our mainstream global business success. Instead of dividends, our team will use site revenue to perform unscheduled buybacks to reduce supply and help appreciate token value. (People unfamiliar with our business in the blockchain industry, please research https://betterbets.io )

We’ll keep all Janus users aware of progress and announcements via this thread, slack, and social media where applicable. Our team is much better at creating great sites and businesses than selling out ICO’s so this is the best way to show it through action and development.

Yours in business,

The Janus team

**We’ll be gradually adding buy support over time to prepare for proper valuation when Janus is announced on more exchanges.**