I’ve been emailed a notice for a class-action lawsuit for the address I provided for in the AML/KYC process for the fundraiser. Who has received a copy of the information used for the fundraiser process? Has the TF given or sold any KYC information to ANY 3rd party? If so, who?
As part of the settlement agreement with plaintiffs, the Tezos Foundation undertook to deliver the email addresses of members of the Tezos listserv and all contributors to the fundraiser in 2017 free of charge to the notice administrator, a legal services firm. The notice administrator is to use these email addresses solely to contact potential class members to inform them that they can potentially participate in the settlement and for no other purpose. The email addresses were transmitted securely and made accessible solely to the notice administrator. No information other than email addresses was shared with the notice administrator. Neither email addresses nor any other contributor information have been shared in any way with any other third party.
Any new cool partnerships/apps being built that we can know about?
Given the decentralized nature of the Tezos project, there are constantly new apps being built by different development teams based on what they want to build. For example, the camlCase team is working on a decentralized exchange and smart wallet (see our Q&A with camlCase Founder, Tyler Clark, for more information). There are many teams working on products, such as Beacon and the Magic SDK, that will help make it easier for application developers to build on Tezos. While there are already major partnerships with various Tezos teams and community members, and many more in the works, we unfortunately are not able to announce non-public partnerships at this time.
How is the process for a new president of the TF going? Is Ryan staying on until a successor is nominated or are we working on a ticking timeline to find the next prez?
Due to the changes to the Foundation’s governance structure announced in March, the position of the former president of the Foundation will be split into two different roles: an Executive Director, who is not a Council member, will lead the Foundation’s executive team and oversees the Foundation’s day to day administration, and a Chair of the Foundation Council will lead the governance and supervision matters of the Foundation.
Hubertus Thonhauser, who has been a Council member since April 2018, is the new Chairman of the Council and an interim member of the Executive Committee while we continue the process of hiring an Executive Director to oversee the day to day operations of the Foundation.
What kind of compensation package was Ryan Jesperson given when he stepped down?
Ryan Jesperson was remunerated in line with the contractual obligations by the Foundation and no special compensation package was arranged in connection with his departure.
How have Tezos Foundation board members been compensated so far?
Up until May 1st, Tezos Foundation Council members received separate compensation for their day-to-day management activities and their supervisory roles on the Council. With the governance structure of the Foundation changing to allow the Council to step back from management duties, Council members will no longer receive compensation for day-to-day management activities once this process is finalized.