Alan Yong is an author and co-founder of DNotes, DNotes Global, CryptoMoms, DNotesVault, and DCEBrief. He is a frequent radio podcast guest covering digital currencies and his book “The Four Pillars of Business Success”. Alan is featured in NLTV’s “Blockchain SuperStars”. He has published many articles that appeared in various publications creating a large Internet footprint. Alan is also the creator of Dauphin DTR, the most innovative tablet computer of its time in the early 1990s. Alan is committed to DNotes’ vision of an inclusive trusted digital currency to gain mass adoption.
What are you up to these days?
DNotes has multiple missions and objectives to solve industry challenges that are currently inhibiting digital currency mass adoption. These include a lack of cohesive vision, leadership, intrinsic value, price stability, regulatory adherence, gender participation, and accessibility. Pursued in unison, solving these challenges can unlock the potential of digital currency and make mass adoption a reality.
We are always pushing forward on multiple fronts beyond just software development. Getting DNotes Global funded and getting DNotes listed on a major exchange are our top priorities. We are also rebranding CryptoMoms with a major upgrade, evolving to become HERo to be inclusive of all the women worldwide, enabled by hyper-connectivity. HERo is non-political – designed to promote entrepreneurship and transformational technologies for women of all ages.
How is this year ending, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?
This year is turning out to be a mixed bag. We migrated from PoW to PoS and launched DNotes 2.0 flawlessly. Unfortunately, this upgraded led to the delisting of DNotes and for various reasons, DNotes is yet to be listed on a major exchange. Our funding of DNotes Global using Reg. D 506 (c), a compliant offering filed with the SEC, has also been more challenging than anticipated. We started out with very strong interest, but investor sentiments quickly turned negative as ICOs came under the SEC scrutiny and law enforcement actions, though ours is not an ICO.
Some highlights of 2018 include:
Created 70-part business success video series for 2018
Formed development partnership with major Chicago software firm Geneca
Released Electrum wallet
Released Four Pillars Audio Book
Released DNotesGlobal website
DNotes Pay, an online payment solution with the aim of bringing the power of convenient, low-cost merchant transactions to everyone around the world. Unlike other payment systems, DNotes Pay does not require a third party processor or heavy technological burdens to automatically accept and confirm DNotes payments.
DNotes Pay Modules Released
DNotes Pay Digital – Minimalistic approach to selling individual products.
DNotes Pay Digital WordPress Plugin – WordPress integration for DNotes Pay Digital.
DNotes Pay Software – Novel Pay-Per-Period / automated software access paywall
DNotes Pay Checkout – Custom shopping cart integration for online retailers.
DNotes WooCommerce Plugin – DNotes Pay Payment Gateway Plugin for WooCommerce eCommerce platform.
Launched Reg D 506(c)
DNotes Global is the development company behind DNotes, and is in the process of raising up to $5 million in seed capital to take DNotes and its business ecosystem to the next level. Part of the funding will be used for a much larger Reg A+ Title IV Tier II M-IPO for up to $50m USD under the JOBS Act.
Our projects in development include:
DNotes Pay Payment Gateways for other Popular eCommerce Platforms
NextGenVC – An investor and capital management platform.
NextGenCS – A business consulting division tied into NextGenVC that helps entrepreneurs and small-to-medium size companies achieve the next level of business success.
NextGenHero – Supporting female participation in business, finance and technology.
And in the future, we envision a future where DNotes is used as the preferred digital currency for international payments. It is a big and bold project with a global scale. We are actively developing a feature-rich cryptocurrency, but to accomplish our mission of mass adoption we need more than just great technology. We also need a connection to the mainstream world of finance and commerce.
DNotes Global, Inc. fills this gap. The company is working on three rounds of equity financing using traditional regulated funding methods that will be used to integrate DNotes into a wide range of business services that boost the currency’s exposure, usability, and adoption in a way that makes mass adoption possible.
We are also building strategic partnerships to grow our external capabilities, laying the foundation for DNotes to rapidly scale as we drive toward mass adoption on a global scale.
You are among the list of speakers at the Family Office Super Summit in Miami on 10 and 11 December, what will you be talking about at this event?
I will be talking about the challenges and opportunities in seed funding, especially as they relate to our industry. I will be making a strong case on identifying sustainable projects that are positively impactful that can be very profitable with great growth potential.
What inspired you to attend it?
I always believe in reaching out beyond our industry. Family Office has a very large membership of high net-worth investors interested in invested in projects that have positive world changing implications.
Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?
Matthew Roszak of Bloq, David Johnston of Factom, and Brian Armstrong of Coinbase are among many I have great respect for. I love Irish Tech New, DCEBrief, Cointelegraph, and CrowdFund Insider.
How can people find out more about what you are working on?
It is best to connect with me on LinkedIn or visit: https://dnotesglobal.com/
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
Perhaps on the current state of our industry. I believe that what we are going through is more than just a major price correction. As much as it is painful for many people, this is a much needed and healthy process of purging out projects that will never survive in the real business world. The SEC law enforcement actions will continue to be a drag but will help to bring back investors’0 confidence and give our industry legitimacy.
Our industry is here to stay, and I believe that the technology is awesome with positive world-changing implications. Being permissionless and stateless facilitating payment or transfer of assets directly between two parties without the participation of a third-party is world changing. This is a generational opportunity for everyone worldwide.