Mello Token Special Edition Weekly Recap: Meet the Core Team! (5/4–5/9)
Hello, and welcome to a new week in the world of Mello!
As the title states, this is a special edition article where we will be giving short introductions for each of the members of the Mello core team. So, if you are a die-hard member of the Mello army and you already know everything that happened last week, go ahead and scroll to the bottom to learn more about team Mello!
We hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend and a lovely mother’s day…
First things first, Mello has hit 5,000 holders! This also means, of course, that today marks our 5th of 10 manual burns of 1 million tokens, bringing us 1 million tokens closer to our final goal of a circulating supply of 402 million Mello!
We kicked off this past week by announcing that we had finalized plans to integrate a sports betting platform into version 1 (non-vr) of the Mello casino! We also announced a special giveaway of an Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset! This giveaway will be live until the 29th, so make sure you enter as many times as you can before then! There are many ways to enter.. just click the link and follow the steps. Anyone is able to return every day to rack up more entries, so be sure to take full advantage of this opportunity!
Another thing that was informally introduced this past week is a campaign that we are calling Mello Labs. Mello Labs is going to be our vehicle for sharing our design updates with the community. For example, we released a render of what a slot machine in the future Mello VR casino may look like! (below)
There is much, much more to come in the next 2–3 weeks from Mello Labs. In fact, it just may be the most anticipated reveal we have ever had. So, as always, stay tuned for more updates!
A lot has been happening in the Mello world over the past few days and weeks… as you may know! We have a lot of news coming up over the course of the next month, as our true plans for both the short-term and long-term future of Mello are finally falling into place.
Behind the scenes, crucial processes are being carried out on the business and legal ends of things that we will be able to share in due time. Things are moving very quickly on the tech development side as well. We and our partner Gammastack are in the process of putting some finishing touches on the plan for the backend of Version 1 (Non-VR) Mello Casino, and we have made huge strides when it comes to the VR side of things as well.
Of course, none of this would be possible, and it would all be for nothing, if it weren’t for the incredible Mello community. We appreciate each and every one of you and sincerely thank you for your individual efforts to spread the word of our amazing team and lofty plans. Keep it up!
Without further adieu, here is some info about each of the members of the Mello Core team! Hopefully, after reading these bios you’ll be able to put a name behind some of the amazing work that you’ve seen since we launched.
Have a great week!
Lewis is one of Mello’s original founders. He has been heavily involved in the cryptocurrency space for many years and has had the desire to start up his own crypto casino for some time. It wasn’t until he found the proper team that he finally felt prepared to get things started. Lewis has run a successful business for the past several years and has experience with the process of obtaining various licenses and managing large scale operations.
Sunny Sun is the CEO of Mello and one of our founders. He handles the business end of Mello — striking up deals, forming partnerships, and hiring council / personnel. He has over a decade of experience in business, formerly specializing in sales and soaring to the very top of his field in Canada. He has always been an entrepreneur at heart and a cryptocurrency enthusiast for many years. Sunny eats, sleeps, and breathes Mello and has a reputation for finishing what he starts.
Matthew is one of Mello’s original founders. He serves as head of our creative team, overseeing and approving the production and release of our various creative projects from marketing artwork to product design. Matthew has years of experience working with Unreal Engine, blueprints, photoshop, and blender.
Chuck is a multimedia producer with 10+ years of professional experience. He serves as a creative director, focusing primarily on video production and multimedia marketing. Chuck is inspired by the fast-moving nature of the cryptocurrency space and is excited to have the opportunity to bring value to the Mello creative / marketing teams!
Sergio is one of our 3D artists. He has his Masters Degree in 3D Modeling and Animation and has been experimenting with Augmented Reality. He is fully committed to make the Mello Casino look futuristic and luxurious for the community.
Avy is our Chief Creative Officer. He oversees Mello’s brand aesthetic. He is a professional creative with his own consultancy that handles advertising, branding, and experiences from startups to global companies. Avy is ecstatic to be serving Mello by doing what he loves: embracing creativity and culture.
JP is our lead developer. He has 20+ years of experience as a software engineer in the fortune 500–1000 space and most recently served as an Associate Director before starting full-time with Mello. He is supremely motivated toward technological innovation and is excited to finally bring his skills to the crypto space.
Kantrell Walton is a young, self-taught 3D Motion Designer / 3D Artist. He has seven years of experience with Maxon Cinema 4D / Adobe Creative Suite products and five years of experience coding with Java and creating java-based plug-ins. Kantrell has been working with the Mello design team from the very start, creating 3D assets for the Mello Casino. Watch him create live on Twitch!
Matt is our lead content writer and editor. He studied the philosophy and cognitive science of language at University and has been a cryptocurrency investor and enthusiast since 2016. He is proud to be putting his skills to work for the Mello Brand!
Lars is our head of marketing and one of our video producers. With 10 years of experience working in both start-ups and billion-dollar fintech companies, he brings the insights and expertise necessary to showcase the unique qualities of the Mello vision. Lars has been involved in the crypto world for over 6 years and is excited to be working within the industry.
Trey serves as the Mello Chief of staff. He handles the organization of day-to-day operations and task management for the various subsects of the Mello team. Trey’s experience as the sole entity of technology sales for a 9-billion-dollar company has provided him the foundational skills to build and maintain positive working partnerships.
Linda is our social Media manager. She has 3.5 years of professional social media management experience and extensive knowledge of marketing strategy and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Like the rest of the team, Linda is ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring her talents to such an innovative and rewarding project.