On Thursday, January 9, Block.One appointed Salah Zalatimo as the CEO for its decentralized media network Voice. As per the announcement, Zalatimo will join the company and his new role on January 20.
— block.one (@block_one_) January 9, 2020
Previously, Salah Zalatimo was working as the chief digital officer for Forbes. He joined Forbes four years back in 2015 after the acquisition of his company Camerama. At Forbes, Zalatimo initially worked as the Vice President of products with key contributions in publishing platform dubbed Bertie.
Although having worked in the digital media industry, it will be a new experience for the Voice CEO working on a blockchain-based platform. Welcoming him to his office, Block.One CEO Brendan Blumer, said:
“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.”
Voice – Bringing Credibility to Digital Media
Back in July 2019, Block.one announced its new EOS-based social media platform Voice. The purpose behind launching voice was to democratize the process of sharing data and information and bring further transparency in the online media industry.
During the announcement of Voice platform, CEO Blumer said that the existing social media benefit from their users’ data. With Voice, users will get more control over the data and also benefit solely from their content.
For Voice, Block.One leveraged its own open-source blockchain protocol EOSIO. Also, as per its previous schedule, Voice will launch its public beta next month of February 14, 2020. Speaking about his new role in the company, Salah said:
“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.”
It will be exciting to see the role of the new CEO in Voice, and also on how he plans to take the platform to new highs.
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