Cayman Islands-based blockchain software publisher block.one has hired former EOS New York founders Rick Schlesinger, Kevin Rose and their team, the firm announced.
block.one is a global software company specialising in high performance blockchain software.
In 2018, the firm published EOSIO, a free, open source protocol designed to bring speed, scalability, and ease of use to the secure and transparent fundamentals of distributed databases. block.one’s venture capital arm, EOS VC, invests in companies, projects and developers around the world leveraging EOSIO technology.
The new hires join block.one in order to help the company engage with public blockchain communities, promote ideas to foster open, organized and decentralized public network operation.
They will also represent the firm’s interests as a token holder of several public digital assets.
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Strong support for block.one
Schlesinger, Rose and the team at EOS New York were some of the adopters of the EOS New York were some of the earliest adopters of the EOS public network and have been at the forefront of healthy community engagement and the promotion of innovation and organization within open source ecosystems, according to block.one.
“Over the years, Rick, Kevin, and their team have shown tremendous dedication, professionalism, and globally-inclusive collaboration, and we are exited for them to join our team” says Brendan Blumer, CEO at block.one.
“The EOS public network offers unprecedented token holder alignment, network performance, and environmental friendliness, all while being powered and governed by a global token network with finite supply integrity. In our new role, we plan to listen to and work with communities to leverage block.one’s digital asset positions to maximize the health and security of various public networks”, Schlesinger and Rose comment.
EOS New York and its associated companies have ceased operations entirely, as the teams transition into their roles.