Energi was started by Tommy World Power in summer 2017, born from Tommy’s clear understanding of the power and potential of well designed self-funding cryptocurrency organizations, powered by their inflation as funding, this concept is now starting to catch on, but was hardly discussed at the time. He made a video on this concept around the same time he started creating Energi as seen here. Over the past 5 years, Tommy has spent thousands of hours learning about the cryptocurrency space and its technologies from a very high level perspective, originally in order to make good investments. However, Tommy recognized the enormous power behind what he could create, thus Energi was born.
Over its first year and until launch, Energi was primarily in a development phase and funded solely by Tommy. No money was raised by outside or public investors, and there was no ICO. Finally, after the concepts Tommy designed had been implemented, Energi launched on April 14th, 2018. Because of Energi’s incredibly strong foundational design, combined with very strong leadership, Energi is now growing rapidly and constantly seeking to add high-quality contributors to the team (see our Join our Team page if interested).
As of summer 2018, Energi has about 20 full-time contributors spread across Development, Operations, Marketing, HR, and Defense, and we are adding at least several new team members per month. We envision Energi growing to over 100 contributors within its first year of launch, and becoming a multi-thousand person organization in the coming years as we seek to become one of the most dominant cryptocurrency platforms in existence.