Mozilla COO enters in the world of cryptocurrencies
Denelle Dixon, Chief Operating Officer of Mozilla, officially joined the cryptocurrency ecosystem by becoming CEO of the Stellar Development Foundation.
Denelle Dixon moves on the Mozilla’s business, policy, and legal activities in defense of an open, transparent and commercially sustainable Web.
I know that I am at my very best when my work has a purpose, and whenDenelle Dixon, March 14, 2019
I’m pushingfor change. And that’s why, on May 1, I am joining the Stellar Development Foundation as the Executive Director and CEO.
The vision is big: Stellar and SDF hope to unlock the world ’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. And thinking big, beyond any one product, beyond any single issue – that’s what has always driven me.
Stellar’s combination of technology, product, and purpose is special, and I have been lucky enough to have experienced the effectiveness of this trio before, at Mozilla. As Mozilla’s COO, I led the organization’s ongoing fight for Net Neutrality. I led the global effort to ensure that people can control their personal data. And–perhaps most relevant to my future at SDF–I pushed Mozilla to understand how to partner with commercial entities without neglecting its core mission. Among blockchains, Stellar is uniquely positioned to connect to existing payment infrastructure, and it’s growing those connections that excite me the most.
Throughout my professional career I’ve seen that when an organization embraces openness, attends to the community, and owns a mission, it inspires innovation and harnesses constituency power. I’m extremely excited to bring all I’ve learned to Stellar and to the Stellar Development Foundation.
Dixon joined the Stellar Development Foundation as CEO of the non-profit organization, which promotes the top-1 cryptocurrency Lumens (XLM). It succeeded the creator of the project, Jed McCaleb, who moved into the role of general manager, in which he will focus on the growth of protocols and adoption strategies.
So, blue sky on Opensource and Crypto?