Activision Blizzard President and CEO Daniel Alegre is leaving the company to become the CEO of blockchain company Yuga Labs, which owns famous ugly NFTs like Bored Ape and CryptoPunks. Alegre, who is named in a February lawsuit alleging Activision Blizzard misled the SEC about Its controversial Microsoft mergerwill help Yuga create “a vision of a truly interoperable metaverse,” co-founder Wylie Aronow said in a statement. December 19 announcement.
“[FormerCEO[FormerCEO .][CựuCEO[FormerCEONicole Muniz],[co-founder[co-founder][đồngsánglập[co-founderGreg Solano], and I’ve been hunting for someone with Daniel’s skill set for a while,” said Aronow—whose company began to be investigated by the SEC. in October-continue. “He brings valuable experience in entertainment, e-commerce, and strategic global partnerships—all important aspects of the immersive web3 world built by the creators of the world. created and for creators.”
This is not the first time Alegre has reached out to the crypto sun. Earlier this year, Microsoft called Activision Blizzard “The important role in the development of [its] metaverse platform,” and Alegre has extensive knowledge of tech leadership, having worked at Google for 16 years before joining Activision Blizzard in 2020.
About my new roleAlegre said that “Yuga Labs has quickly made a name for itself thanks to its strong combination of storytelling and community building.”
He continued: “The company’s system of products, partnerships and IPs represents a huge opportunity to define metadata in a way that empowers creators and gives users real ownership. respect to their identities and digital assets”. Earlier this month, NFT collectors submitted a class action against Yuga, alleging that the company deceived buyers by raising prices through celebrity endorsements but had to pay.
To me, that sounds like a match made in tech heaven. And just like when your high school friend posted her sad diamond ring on Instagram after she got engaged to the guy you never liked, Alegre posted the Bored Ape he picked up on Twitter . bitcoin news site CoinDesk reports that Alegre chose “Mutant Ape #3850 as his new profile picture (PFP), reflecting his evolving identity in Web3.”
Sure, honey, I’m happy for you. Congratulations to the new couple—stay out of trouble if you can.