Mar 15, 2019 11:00 UTC
Mar 15, 2019 at 11:00 UTC
Former Mozilla COO Joins Stellar Foundation
Denelle Dixon, former CEO of Mozilla has officially joined the crypto bandwagon by accepting the post of CEO for Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization involved in promoting the Stellar Lumens (XLM).
Dixon has taken over from Jed McCaleb, who has moved on to the role of the chief architect in the firm and would be occupied with XLM protocol growth and adoption.
Dixon in her statement to the press, regarding her latest appointments said,
“will be to listen, learn, support and do. I want to help move Stellar to the place it seems to be, and that’s how it starts. More to come once I start. This is my first role in the crypto space officially. It’s awesome and exciting”
The former CEO, Mr. McCaleb is quite satisfied with his successor as the CEO and believes that the experience of Dixon as the Mozilla CEO and her work in the policy side, with advocacy around Open Internet and encryption and privacy, will be indispensable to SDF in the coming years.
Dixon and Her Funk For Data Security Can Take Her to New highs in Crypto Space
Dixon is known for her work towards the user privacy and data security, in the wake of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica debacle, she asked the Mozilla to launch a data protection extension on its web browser, called Facebook container.
She also wrote a blog post regarding her new duties as the CEO of Stellar foundation, where she mentioned how her aim has always been to bring net neutrality and fight for user data privacy. She believes a user must have total control over their data and no company or tech giant should have the authority to play around with it.
In the role of CEO, she would be looking forward to helping the foundation partner with a number of commercial entities without taking a setback on the core principles of the foundation.
Dixon’s Induction in Stellar Foundation Comes At a Perfect Time
Stellar is growing its base slowly but significantly, only recently Coinbase Pro has added support for XLM on the platform and apart from that IBM is set to launch its cross-border payment portal based on the Stellar platform. thus the timing couldn’t have been better.
Stellar is set to merge the gap between traditional and blockchain based payment portals. Dixon concluded, “Among blockchains, Stellar is uniquely positioned to connect to existing payment infrastructure.”