People of Blockchain: Joey Jones

Name and current occupation: 

Joey Jones, Chief Revenue Officer, STO Advisor, Revenue Growth Consultant

 

Describe your current activity: 

I work with companies to grow revenue. Currently focusing my attention in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. I am the CRO with www.Unchainet.com and an STO Adviser to www.CurveBlock.io. I would love to help you with your project.

Short bio: 

I have spent many years in operations, sales and business management and am experienced building sales teams and companies. I am a former Registered Investment Adviser with agents geographically dispersed and built my business from a $0 – $50m+ portfolio. This experience gave me deep understanding and knowledge within the securities compliance and regulatory arena which I now applying in the security token offering (STO) space. I have worked in the computing space for the last 10 years and blockchain since 2016. I am a people person that connects quickly with any target market and communicates well with all parties and am a very good public speaker.

When did you first hear about Bitcoin/blockchain and how?

2016 as the best security protocol on the market to store and secure data

What was the first crypto-related activity you did? 

Trading crypto

What was the last non-blockchain related job/occupation you had? 

I consult with all types of companies to help grow revenue. I currently have several clients not in the blockchain space.

What made you migrate to the blockchain professional environment? 

I LOVE technology and with a background as a Registered Investment Adviser I saw the flaws in our current investment and monetary systems many years ago. I see blockchain and specifically cryptocurrency as a solution to our failing monetary systems.

How do you see your role in blockchain and crypto? How do you think you can influence the industry? 

I can help blaze the trail for the growing STO movement with my securities knowledge and compliance understanding.

How do you see the actual situation with ICOs? Do you believe they should be regulated? 

Regulation is not a matter of belief. If it is possible to self regulate in a way that makes it safe for the average investor, then that would be great. Unfortunately, the industry has already proven it is incapable of self regulation with the billions of dollars stolen from unsuspecting individuals and companies. Regulation in some form is a must which is why I believe we should be working proactively to create the regulation instead of whining about and doing nothing. Using the Security Token Model voluntarily will help reduce the need for over regulation in an attempt to protect the masses. Regulation is coming whether you like it or not, be a part of shaping it instead of fighting it. It will be far less painful.

From your point of view, what are the main challenges of blockchain at the moment? 

In my opinion, the biggest challenge with blockchain is too many cooks in the kitchen. What I mean is, there are TONS of people working on the problems of block size, governance and transaction speed which granted, needs to be solved. I would like to see more collaboration to solve these problems.
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