A Personal Message From The Founder
I appreciate you taking the time to research LINKCHAIN. I’m Conston Taylor, LINKCHAIN’s founder and CEO. I did not set out to launch an ICO. In fact, it was the furthest thing from my mind. My main focus was working with my key clients as an advisor to ensure that their ICO launch was successful. As a purchaser in ICOs, my focus was to ensure that I identified the highest quality ICOs to invest in as well.
The LINKCHAIN concept was conceived out of months of personal frustration and lost productivity. As an active LinkedIn user, I’ve had many freelancers and suppliers contact me to pitch their services. The irony is that in many cases, I actually needed the services they were offering. However, because I had no idea who they were nor their capabilities, I was not willing to take a risk on them. At the same time, I’ve had companies contact me to perform services for them. I was always faced with the same issue: Who is this person or company? Do they pay their contractors? This resulted in me being contacted on LinkedIn by a person running an ICO who asked me to be an advisor on their project. Needless to say, the project turned out to be a scam. This very difficult situation turned out to be the inspiration for the birth of LINKCHAIN. The foundation of this project is based on security, starting with our crowdsale token buyers. Next is the security for buyers of online services from networking sites such as LinkedIn. This is my goal, and my burning desire. I am 100% confident that with your help, and with the incredibly talented and trusted team that I have assembled, we can turn this desire into reality.
I am pleased to announce that we have changed our offering from a UTO (Utility Token Offering) to an STO (Security Token Offering). There were several factors that led to the decision. The first was the changing ICO landscape and regulatory currents in the United States to ensure that ICOs comply with federal rules and regulations. Beyond that, we wanted to allow our token buyers to invest in the success of LINKCHAIN. Unlike many ICOs, we have a revenue model and t we believe a clear path to profitability. We want our token buyers to participate in that growth.
I have also seen instances where two or three people have literally poisoned a group of 40,000 members on Telegram. I am a firm believer in mutual respect. Any individuals that attempt to ruin the positive and productive nature of our Telegram group, whether token buyers or not, will be permanently banned from the group. This is embedded in our culture and governance at LINKCHAIN – mutual respect for token buyers and the general public. These standards apply in all ways our community engages with us – Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Meetups and more.
Finally, I would love to tell you that our ICO will be seamless,100% smooth, and will launch without any glitches. However, I cannot do that because issues always come up. Our strength will not be in having things go 100% smoothly, but in our ability to identify the issue quickly, find out why it happened, apologize for and correct the occurrence, and map out a risk mitigation plan to ensure that it does not happen again. This is how we conducted ourselves when I worked for multi-billion dollar Fortune-500 companies, and this is how our team will conduct themselves on this project and within our company. This is my promise and commitment to you.
Conston R. Taylor