A few hours ago, Block.one, the company behind the EOS blockchain, announced that it had hired a new CEO for the social network Voice. Salah Zalatimo will take over on January 20th.
— block.one (@block_one_) January 9, 2020
The new CEO to be appointed is none other than the former CDO of Forbes. Zalatimo joined the Forbes team in 2015 and revolutionized the digital aspect of the newspaper, integrating artificial intelligence aspects and bringing the website into the top 100 most visited sites in the world.
Brendan Blumer, CEO of Block.one, praised the unique skills of the new CEO of Voice:
“Salah is a rare combination of product and media talent enriched by an entrepreneurial past. His experience in creating state-of-the-art content monetization and publishing tools makes him uniquely qualified to lead Voice. As users enter an era of being rewarded for their contributions to social networks, we believe it’s also important to focus on equipping creators with tools used by the world’s most successful journalists.”
The new CEO of the social network Voice is equally optimistic and has stressed the importance of blockchain technology:
“I’ve spent my entire career in digital media driving innovation by helping major content creators harness the newest technologies as competitive advantages. Blockchain is becoming a clear driver of digital media product innovation, and Voice’s tokenized design presents a fundamentally better way of empowering content creators and participants; a new generation of decentralized media is on the horizon. I am delighted to be a part of this effort.”
This is certainly incredible news coming shortly after the start of the testing phase of Voice’s new decentralized platform, now under everyone’s radar. Even Vitalik Buterin and Changpeng Zhao are curious about Voice, to understand how it could solve the problem of decentralized content and account identity management.