@cjellis245 I'm gonna see if I can help clarify things, and perhaps ask questions from another point of view:
I believe @mathew never really said you are running a scam here. From what I read, he was more concerned with the fact that you dumped your shares (which you later admitted out of panic, thanks for owning up to that, but not a very good excuse considering why you did it) and also expressed frustration that you wanted to devalue your asset by selling it at a lower cost than what the original investors bought it at. Don't you think selling more shares at a lower cost is kind of a slap in the face to your original investors? I know you said that if any problems happen, that you would buy back all the shares for the price they were sold for from them, but later you went ahead and offered more shares (some at a lower cost) just to to see if Mr Whale would buy them (which later @emcb pointed out as devaluing your asset). That would only be a win/win for you, and not for the other investors. What "might" have been a better approach, is to maybe re-buy all the shares at Mr. Whale's price (yes you'd take a hit), then re-distribute again at the original cost or maybe even slightly higher (not a lot though as your asset is still new). That may have shown potential investors that you really want others to have the opportunity to share in the wealth. Again just a suggestion, maybe not the best one, could be flawed the way I worded it, but hopefully you get the idea. Later you release more shares, increased the price to 40, just to see what Mr. Whale would do. You made it too personal at that point over 1 investor, and didn't think about how that would make the other potential investors feel about that doubled up price for, again, a new asset that hasn't really even taken off yet with out consistent (more than 1) proof of returns. If you raised it to 25 that would've been more reasonable at this stage of the asset. Remember that nobody really knows who you are, and with only 1 payout but no other history to back it up, you really have to provide more to potential investors. Yes this maybe your first asset so there would be no experience/history to provide, but you have to find a way to deal with that when asking people to invest, as well as why they should invest with a green/new asset.
Another thing from one of your posts:
I've recently seen a few shared things that you will see soon enough and I'm hoping it doesn't affect the asset too much.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, you should keep it that way, I don't want it to affect our relationship as investors/investee.
I'm not willing to just give up and walk away.
Here's something to consider You just made it known that you were aware of some information was released that we would soon find out about, that could potentially affect your asset, but if we didn't see, keep it that way. Why would you say that? You just admitted there is some news going out about you/your asset but if we didn't know about, you wanted us to continue to not know about it. I would have just left that post out. I know many companies try to keep investors happy but not always revealing things that happen/may happen that affect the company, but you already admitted that somethings were brought to light.
Going back to an earlier part after you paniced, all you really had to say was that you can promise a 100K or more payout. Where's the backing in that, aside from relying that things will come out of your pocket? Promises (with nothing to back it up with) don't really mean anything in this business don't you think? I'm sure in time you will gain more trust and show proven experience with this type of business, but again now is now.
The video on BurstNation. I watched it. The title of the video which you are frustrated with. Why? What's wrong with it? "EXPOSED: Children running multiple assets asking for 10's of thousands of dollars" To me the Exposed part, basically just meant the revelation that these asset(s) are being started/ran by kids. That's just pure fact. There was a suggestion of this possibly being a scam, but that comment was just pure speculation, and again, that "it could be scam...but I don't know". The video quickly transitioned to the focus of the fact that these assets, the handling of money, is being handled by kids/children. Then another point was the gambling. BurstNation does not allow children to gamble on their site, but it was revealed that you and/or your friend were verified/confirmed to have gambled in there. That's it. The person who made the video said he personally is not comfortable with that, but that's just his opinion. I understand you are frustrated, but look at it from an adult's point of you. We (the adults) might/could possibly be held liable if something bad happens because we contributed to business deals with a kid/minor. The other item mentioned that if you were to have some type of legal guardian backing (not just a verbal consent or parental type support), it might not have been such a bad thing. At least that's what I got from it during that segment. Granted there is that grey area of what age is a person a minor, etc, and that fact that you are in another country, etc. The fact remains, is that the video is to make everyone aware that we are dealing with a kid. That's it.
A final note of interest:
"I can also 200% guarantee Energizer and CP2 are legitimate as well, they are hosted by good friends that I know quite well and have known for years." Well I think you and @luke1219 need to get together and straighten this out. In his own words:
"My association with CJELLIS245
We are not good friends, we just know each other mutually
I guess he saw what I was doing with my asset and decided to make one himself, I have little association with Elite or Helium" Well you may think you are good friends, but he doesn't. Now that just makes us more confused.
With that said, I know you are frustrated, but can you at least understand why there are concerns by some?