A Message from Kristof Van de Reck

The Path Forward

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Dear NEM Community,

The past few days I have watched our community share excitement as well as hesitation over the recent announcement regarding Lon and Jeff stepping aside in their roles to take on new challenges as advisors to the NEM Foundation. I am thankful for their continued contributions to NEM and expect great things to come from them in the future.

I want to share with you some goals as the interim President of the NEM Foundation. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely alongside Lon and Jeff as council member since the inception of NEM.io Foundation; later building out NEM Europe and most recently laying the groundwork for NEM’s Center of Excellence. It is humbling to have earned the trust and support of the Foundation and core devs. My goal is to earn that same trust with our global community in the role as interim President.

The Blockchain landscape has changed dramatically since the inception of the NEM.io Foundation and now is a perfect opportunity for us to re-evaluate our approach and make improvements. It’s important to me that I work with you, the NEM community, to listen to your concerns as well as your hopes for NEM’s future.

I want you to know that I am working closely with our regional heads to better improve communication, transparency and resource allocation so NEM is primed for Catapult’s upcoming release as well as the future roadmap. We have a lot of work ahead of us but I’m up to the challenge and we have the full support of the global NEM team.

NEMbers, there is only one path — forward.

Thank you for your continued support of the NEM Foundation.

Kristof Van de Reck

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