Hi Everyone! Welcome to another BeInCrypto AMA Session!
Today we welcome Rebekah Jenkins (@rebekahJenkins) who is Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at TMN Global.
COMMUNITY: Here is how things will work: I’ll have 10 questions for her. After that, our chat will be open for you to drop your questions so that she can pick up 3 out of all the questions you asked. Good luck to you all!
Let’s get started >>
I would like to ask you something general to kick things off, so please provide some personal background as well as some references you guys looked at before creating TMN.
A:TMN Global started as an idea, like many companies do. Feridun Güven had the idea of combining the old-school world of investing with the new world of blockchain technology. He brought this idea to his friend, Hubert Blum, who owned the market leader of commodities trading in Europe, EMH AG. It took 3 years to convince Hubert to take on this idea, because he is an old school tangible investments man and his company was already successful, so why make the pivot? However, Feridun was successful, and after this initial idea was formed, myself and Sedat Demir were brought onto the team to handle marketing and the technical details respectively. Sedat actually wrote the white paper for the project.
When it comes to references, there is no one else who has combined technology metals or rare earth metals with blockchain tech. So, that’s a tricky one. We are really paving the way in this particular category. However, some similar projects in comparison were mainly dealing with gold or silver.
Is TMN suitable for all levels of crypto enthusiasts (from newbies to expert guys)?
A: The main idea for the project was actually to reach a younger demographic who is savvy with technology and cryptocurrencies. If you have an IBAN account we accept bank transfers in EURO and Swiss franc. Everywhere else needs to know the basics of how to send and receive crypto. We think our project is great for all levels.
Amazing. On top of that, you are supposed to ‘provide global access to tangible assets via the blockchain’. Can you please briefly describe how you actually do that?
A: Yes, so we are developing the TMN Global Shop, which will have our entire portfolio of technology metals, rare earth metals, and precious metals. When you purchase TMNG, then you will be able to swap the tokens for the metals at the click of a button. Anyone who is registered and completes KYC on our platform can buy metals anywhere in the world and these transactions are tracked on the blockchain.
Fine! What about your current tangible assets? What assets can the users expect to purchase through your project?
A: We have a wide range of strategic metals to choose from! Our current portfolio, what we are planning on adding to the TMN Global Shop once its ready includes:
Precious Metals: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium
Technology Metals: Gallium, Germanium, Hafnium, Indium, Rhenium, Terbium, Tellur
Rare Earth Metals: Dysprosium, Praseodym, Neodym
If you have never heard of some of these metals, we are going to label the applications of a couple of them.
Indium: Touchscreens, LCD displays, nanotechnology and solar cell technology.
Hafnium: Aircraft technology like rockets and nuclear energy.
Germanium: Fiber optic cables, without this metal we would not have high speed internet!
Cool. Would you mind talking a little bit more about some killer features we can see in the TMN ecosystem? Maybe those resources that really make you stand out!
A: Of course! We are first developing our exchange for metals and TMNG tokens. This will come with a live price tracking system for the technology metals (a first of its kind!).
Something super important to note here is that we are regulated in Zug, Switzerland (crypto valley) by FINMA. We are a member of the VQF as a Self Regulated Organization, but must comply with AML law and complete government audits every 6 months. This makes sure we are being kept accountable to not engage in fraudulent activity or allow money laundering on our platform.
Another feature of the current ecosystem is we offer a referral link to earn in Bitcoin for every person you recommend to join TMNG. You can earn up to 15% in Bitcoin (only available during the token sale & select products we are adding later on).
Great. Now it’s time to learn about partnerships since they are an essential part of the whole strategy for any project. Can you please name some of the latest partnerships you guys made? What about the importance of them and what do you expect to get from them aiming for TMN’s growth?
A: We have collaborations with SumSub, the world’s leading KYC provider. Metaco is our provider for custody wallet integrations along with the help of IBM who is another service provider of ours to ensure the security of our user’s digital assets. In addition, our smart contract was audited by Certik.io – even though they are not a direct collaborator or partner, it’s important to mention.
We have a marketing agency, called Jay Corp GmbH that helps us with all our advertising and influencer management. We have a great IT team that handles all our programming and blockchain development, and their name is GDLabs.io
Finally, we also have an upcoming partnership with Crowdswap, a Decentralized Exchange!
That’s right. It’s time to introduce your native token to our community! What do you have to say about $TMNG in terms of tokenomics and how does it fit your strategy?
A: The TMNG circulating supply is 270,000,000 tokens for sale. There is a total supply of 500,000,000 tokens. There are some Tokens reserved for marketing and operational tasks. The founder and strategic partner tokens have a vesting schedule where they are locked away for 1 year, and after the year is done, then those tokens are released 10% at a time every 3 months. The extra 230,000,000 tokens are mainly for founders, strategic partnerships, and operational supply and marketing purposes.
There is a burning program that is going to be in place upon listing on exchanges. This will reduce the amount of tokens in the circulating supply over time. 15% of all profits from the TMN Global Platform will be burned away & an additional 10% of profits will be taken and reinvested in buying physical metals for the company.
I bet some of our members are curious about how to get some $TMNG tokens now 🙂 So what’s the process for one to purchase them? There’s an ongoing token sale, right?
A: Great question!
Here are the steps:
– Go to www.tmn-global.com and register
– Verify your email
– Complete KYC
– Wait for approval of KYC
– Decide if you are going to buy with crypto or (if you have an IBAN account) bank transfer
– If you are buying with crypto, then you must complete a Satoshi test first (you can find a tutorial here: https://youtu.be/_klrC0bMpSA
– Once your Satoshi test (AKA wallet verification is approved), then you can buy TMNG!
– For bank transfer you just click on “Buy TMNG” and follow the prompts
Crypto accepted: USDT, Tether (ERC-20), BTC
Bank Transfer: EURO or Swiss francs
What do enthusiasts/investors can expect when it comes to future plans? What do you have in mind for TMN in the next few weeks or months?
A: When it comes to future plans, we are planning to add crypto debit cards, tokenization of assets, and even a future stable coin backed by technology metals to our platform. Everything is possible here with our license with VQF/FINMA.
Awesome, that’s it. I’m quite sure we’ve covered all the main topics today. Could you please share all the links to your Social Media channels so that our community can get to know TMN a bit better?
A: Of course! Great questions. You can find us at the links below:
Does your project have proof of Reserves ?? A common problem is that nowadays most investors are only interested in initial profits and ignore long-term benefits! So can you give them some reasons why they should buy and hold in the long term?
Our company is partnered with the market leader for commodities trading in Europe. They have had a functional business model and infrastructure for decades. We currently have three bonded warehouses. In Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Germany. These warehouses store hundreds of millions of dollars of tangible assets. They are physically audited by a third party auditor every year and investors can have access to see that. Metal owners can also schedule to go and visit the warehouses up to 4 times a year to see for themselves.
So there is no doubt or worry that the metals are being stored in some uncharted island. Everything is documented and transparent ✅
Also, about why the individuals should hold long-term is
A. Because our tangible assets have proven profits
B. Because this is the only token being accepted for this purpose in the blockchain world (giving TMNG a true use case)
C. We are partnered with the market leader of commodity trading in Europe and currently we have no competitors. We know it would be very difficult if not nearly impossible to replicate what we have created 🙌
As it is known, nowadays people have problems trusting crypto projects. What does your project do to convince and trust its users? Have you passed the AUDIT, do you have a report?
Dear Isaphani, thank you for the great Question. In the first place we have chosen to regulate ourselves in one of the toughest countries in means of regulations: Switzerland 🇨🇭. We can say that we are proud of the so-called Crypto Valley situated in Zug, Switzerland.
What is different in being regulated in Switzerland? For the first we have legal security for all parties involved.
Also, Switzerland has some rules for the Investors security. One example is that every customer has its own segregated wallet and we have to prove that in an Audit. In comparison to the FTX Case, they have been allowed to pool wallets. We have you also a supporting article about the issue.
Anyways, we have to attend the Audits at least once a year and you can Control it on the FinMa page in Switzerland. You will find our Company Name EREA World AG, there by searching their members. Once we fail to comply with the Audit, we will be removed and announced in public.
How could we know where your team is from and experienced one with honesty ? Do you have a doxxed team or are you anonymous?
You can find our founders clearly listed on our website www.tmn-global.com
We have nothing to hide 😎
We are all doxxed and we have a combined experience handling billions of dollars worth of investments over the years 👍
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