ENVY Stake Pool is a team of two brothers who own and operate the stake pool together.
Sean, the older brother, has a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He is active in multiple community projects throughout the Cardano community, including FreeLoaderz, Mehen, and the xSPO alliance.
Thomas, the younger brother, as a degree in Economics. Thomas likes to explore various cryptocurrency projects and thought spinning up a stake pool would be a fun way to dive deeper in to the Cardano blockchain!
Staking for Childhood Safety & Foster Care Adoption
ENVY Stake Pool was founded in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic as a means of supporting the Cardano ecosystem, creating a source of passive income, and dive deeper into Cardano. However, once the stake pool was set up, we realized we needed to find ways to attract delegators. This led us to discovering Twitter and the vibrant Cardano Community there. There, we observed that there were some stake pool operators that were doing this radical thing that we hadn’t considered, like taking part or all of their operator rewards and donating them to charity!
This concept blew our minds and changed our hearts surrounding how the stake pool could be operated, so we sought to find a mission to support. A friend of Sean’s has a sister who fosters multiple children and has adopted as well, and Sean wanted to support these efforts because of the incredible need that exists to give these children a loving home. Sean also wants to adopt some day so this seemed like the perfect fit for a mission to support!
Therefore, we decided to delegate 30% of the stake pool operator rewards to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Save the Children. We hope once the price of ADA increases in the future we can increase our donation percentage even more too!
Our Current Projects
xSPO Alliance (Administrator) - We are involved actively in the Extra Small Stake Pool Alliance (xSPO). We love xSPO because it gives us a great community of other stake pool operators to support each other through marketing, technical aspects of running and maintaining a stake pool, and to enjoy talking too as we all experience this fun and crazy ride in the crypto space! We were promoted to become an administrator of that alliance and are honored to be able to help play a role in supporting the small stake pools as they begin their journey to grow their pools.
Mehen Finance (Team Member) - We are also part of Mehen Finance, a fiat-backed stablecoin coming to Cardano, and are helping with some of the backend development and Systems Requirements documentation for that platform. It’s a great team with many qualified individuals from FreeLoaderz and Drasil who helped build SmartClaimz so we’re excited to see where that project will go!