Signal Abandoned by its Founder, Now Led by a Former WhatsApp Boss

 Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike is stepping down as CEO of the company. His position will be temporarily filled by Signal Executive Chairman Brian Acton who is the co-founder of WhatsApp until a permanent replacement is found.

"I now feel very comfortable replacing myself as CEO based on the team we have, and I also believe that this is an important step towards expanding Signal's success," Marlinspike said in an announcement on the Signal blog. /2022).

Marlinspike said he would remain on Signal's board to help fulfill the company's mission. Currently he has also interviewed several replacement candidates, but the search process is still ongoing.

The man whose real name is Matthew Rosenfeld said Signal has now grown very rapidly than he imagined, and many interesting new things will be present in the messaging application.

"Every day, I'm impressed by Signal's limitless potential, and I wanted to bring in someone with fresh energy and commitment to make the most of it," he explains.

Signal's popularity has skyrocketed since its launch in 2014. Signal has become the messaging app of choice for users who are looking for additional privacy that other apps like WhatsApp don't provide.

Signal also provides its services for free and does not advertise like Telegram. To support its operations, Signal recently launched a donation program that relies on donations from users.

It is not known where the Marlinspike will dock after leaving Signal. But before stepping down, he had posted several satirical experiments about NFT on his personal blog, including a token that turns into a poop emoji when viewed from a personal wallet.

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