Signal gets a new CEO


It was a big weekend for the encrypted messaging app. On Thursday, I wrote about the company’s push into untraceable payments, and fears that the move would risk a strong backlash against end-to-end encryption from regulators. On Friday, Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike published an ingenious, viral blog post about Web3 and the failure of its evangelists to deliver on their promises of decentralization.

Then, on Monday, Marlinspike quit Signal after nearly 10 years. Here he is on the company’s blog.