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SafeMoon's Newest Additions
According to this article written by Business Wire, SafeMoon has three new team members in leadership positions!! Please give a warm welcome to Lynn Spraggs, Ph.D., Robert Spraggs and Jack Hammock. Read the Business Wire article here!
SafeMoon's Director of Cryptography Lynn Spraggs, PhD graduated with his Doctorate of Philosophy Engineering and Mathematics from Stanford University in 1974. For 10 years he worked at AKCode as a chairman and founder. He is also the owner of the cybersecurity company Aegis Systems Canada Inc.
Robert Spraggs, our Director of Technology, is the CTO for both Aegis Systems and AKCode. "AKCode was tasked to bring high-level encryption and authentication solutions to the U.S. Government in an attempt to bolster Homeland Security initiatives," according to Robert's LinkedIn. He includes, "I have over 25 years of experience designing and securing computer networks, Internet security, systems analysis, corporate threat assessment, and secure software development. I have made presentations to the White House Chief of Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Military divisions in the Pentagon, various law enforcement agencies and worked with the FAA on defining airport security procedures post 9/11. I have worked on multiple Secret projects within the Department of Defense, including securing specialized communications for the U.S. Navy, developing secure remote satellite video stations for U.S. AID, and ultra-secure biometric identity systems for the U.S. Air Force."
Jake Hammock has joined SafeMoon as our VP of Research and Development. He is the co-founder and CEO of Selu Technologies, a Utah-based company that created patent-pending technologies to reclaim atmospheric humidity, produce renewable energy, and use CO2 to fertilize agriculture environments to regulate temperature and humidity. According to Selu's site, "Jake enjoys creating solutions to benefit those in need and currently chairs the Board of Trustees for FarmSahel, Inc. – a nonprofit institution aimed on transforming the lives of women farmers in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Prior to Selu, he founded Chaac Technologies, Inc. and patented water and energy co-generating systems to benefit the world in need of these precious resources. Additionally, Jake is a U.S. Army combat veteran with extensive experience leading technical intelligence programs for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Jake earned an MSc in Cybersecurity Technology from the University of Maryland and conducted extensive undergraduate research in North Africa."
Here's a message from CEO John Karony to the SafeMoon Army regarding Ryan's leaving the company:
"Hey SafeMoon Army! There are many days that being the CEO of a fast-growing company is one of the most difficult roles on earth. Today I am particularly aware of this. I want to address the latest Tweet from Ryan with you directly. We were working internally to address the issues we were experiencing with Ryan’s inability to follow company policy and procedures; however, today I have had to make the difficult decision to terminate Ryan's employment following his most recent breach of both confidentiality and ethics. It is unfortunate that we have been unable to work with Ryan.
I, and all of us, must adhere to and protect the principles of corporate ethics and confidentiality policies, always. To violate this is unfair to our community, partners, and indeed our fellow teammates. It is my responsibility to the protection and future of SafeMoon.
I am confirming to each of you and our holders that all products will be released on time, and this does not affect our development plan. Ryan's former job was purely as a program manager, and not a developer (coder). We were announcing multiple leadership hires in the coming days, but given today’s news, I would love to let you all know a little sooner than planned. I am delighted to announce that a new Vice President of Research & Development has commenced work with SafeMoon already, and our Ph.D has been working in the background on the blockchain. For those that are curious, this was separate from the items Ryan was handling.
These types of changes are normal in any company, the only non-normal and extremely disappointing thing about all of this is how one decides to use their voice. We always push for collaboration, support, and leading with the human element. Because ultimately we are all people behind our positions. This is also exactly why receiving and delivering such news pulls at our core and is never simply an item of process.
I am heartened by the tremendous support of our team, and of our community, and I commit to communicating to you directly, and in truthfulness always as we strive to accomplish our north star goals of building an ecosystem and a model for social impact beyond what has been available during any time in the past.
There is no further comment at this time. Thank you!" Thank you for all of your hard work over these past months, Ryan! We wish you luck in your future endeavors.
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Ryan's Departure and New Team Members
John: Today I have had to make the difficult decision to terminate Ryan's employment following his most recent breach of both confidentiality and ethics. But on the other foot, please welcome our new team members. With extensive experience in tech, cryptography, mathematics etc. Lynn has PHDs from Stanford.
SFM Holder: John is making the best moves for SafeMoon! Though, we’re sad for the departure of Ryan! We should trust that John will always do what’s best for SafeMoon. Begone FUDDERS!!
John: Lynn has PhDs, one of them being in Mathematics from Stanford.
SFM Holder: Long as we still have devs.. the train is moving.
John: Ryan's role was a program manager, not a coder.
SFM Holder: John whether or not you read this is one thing but I wanna say something I've been thinking about for a long time. You've been here with us all the way and honestly been the most transparent CEO let alone the most transparent leader for us. I cant imagine what goes on behind close doors and quite frankly I'm glad I have you to do that. I'm not going anywhere basically ever and ill be happy to chat with you years down the road when you've turned SafeMoon into what we all know it can be. Thanks again man
John: Thank you for the kind words.❤️
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SFM Holder: Hey John, just to get this out of the way before the fudders do. Are you still preparing the 100% fee reimbursement program? Considering the recent events. Thanks in advance.
John: Well that got leaked before we could get all the comms put together properly. But yes, it is happening. However, please wait for official word with all the information in how it will function, and who will be eligible. We want the information to come out in the proper way, so the information can be clearly communicated so everyone can understand. 🙂
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BlockTelegraph Article Covering SxSW
BlockTelegraph.io wrote an article titled, "SafeMoon Advances the Broadening Conversation on ‘Return on Impact’ at SxSW." To read what they had to say, click here!!
On March 22nd EST, the SafeMoon Swap router upgrade process began.
Trading on SafeMoon Swap will be halted for 48 hours to give Swap partners the time they need to prepare.
This may extend due to 3rd parties
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A new Official SafeMoon Discord made for those within the SafeMoon community who wish to be more involved with marketing and branding! The goal is to get the community working together in unity to assist SafeMoon in becoming a household name. For more information, click here.
SxSW Discussions Panel
Want to watch/read the SxSW Panel Discussions with John Karony? With the help of our fantastic transcription team, the transcript for each panel is now available.
Panel 1: What is Venture Philanthropy? Panel 2: Fast Launch - How to Create (and Sustain) a Giant Community Panel 3: How to Engage the 'Crypto Curious' Panel 4: Impact's Next Era: Impact Everywhere Panel 5: What does it truly take to create effective DeFi?
So far this month, SafeMoon has announced:
- New SafeMoon.com domain - 0% MoonPay fees until March 19th
- New SafeMoon Wallet update
- New branding
- New SafeMoon Swap Listing
- Router Upgrade (Cross-chain Swap)