Richard Ells balances over 28 years of from-the-ground-up experience with a continuing drive for innovation within the spheres of internet technologies and software. He's hands-on with all of his projects (quite literally, with sleeves rolled up and fingers tapping away on turbo!), he’s a coder at heart with years of experience as an entrepreneurial marketeer.
His previous ventures include a digital agency, still running smoothly after 20 years, and a social media management platform, also still growing and servicing corporate brands in over 15 languages.
His latest venture is the runaway success cryptocurrency known as Electroneum. Electroneum is a cryptocurrency that raised $40m US in its ICO and is based around mobile ubiquity. The main goal of Electroneum is to bring simplicity and ease of access to cryptocurrency, allowing mass adoption and the empowerment of a huge new audience of mobile users in the developing world, who, until now, have mostly been unable to use a digital payment method. Corporate interest in this vast new market has been huge and has lead to signing agreements with large enterprises, which are taking their first tentative steps into the commercialisation of cryptocurrency.
Electroneum Ltd has been granted patent pending status on its innovative technology that allows instant payments in cryptocurrency. With more than 1.4m users (as of May 2018) around the world, Electroneum has already achieved enormous viral growth since its launch in December 2017.
Electroneum plans to deploy it' full vendor suite to allow instant payments to e-commerce and ePOS in the third quarter of 2018, which will allow it to roll out the digital purchase of mobile data and airtime with some large mobile operators. Lots more is planned for 2018 to complete a full cryptocurrency ecosystem, allowing and empowering users to spend and earn ETN.