Eclipse Appoints Vijay Chetty as New CEO Amid Allegations

As a researcher with experience in the blockchain industry, I’m closely following the developments at Eclipse Labs regarding the leadership change and the sexual misconduct allegations against Neel Somani.

As a researcher studying the latest developments in the blockchain industry, I’m excited to share that Vijay Chetty has assumed the role of CEO at Ethereum layer-2 solution Eclipse. Previously led by its founder Neel Somani, this transition comes amid allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The specifics of these allegations are still emerging, but it’s essential for the community to stay informed and supportive during this time of change.

Starting today, Vijay Chetty takes on the role of CEO at Eclipse Labs, replacing Neel Somani who is leaving. Previously holding the position of Chief Growth Officer, Chetty will now manage all CEO duties.

— Eclipse 🌑 (@EclipseFND) May 16, 2024

Starting today, I’m proud to step into the role of CEO at Eclipse Labs. With my background in leading teams at Uniswap Labs, dYdX Trading, Ripple Labs, and bringing investment knowledge from BlackRock, I’m confident we’ll achieve great things together in this new capacity.

I recently announced on May 10 that I would be temporarily stepping back from my public-facing roles at Eclipse Labs due to some serious allegations of sexual misconduct against me. However, I want to make it clear that I vehemently deny these accusations. I have never assaulted or harassed any woman, and I am committed to proving my innocence and clearing my name.

With Chetty’s appointment as new leader at Eclipse, there is a notable shift signifying increased responsibility and dealing with past misconduct accusations. The company intends to keep advancing in the blockchain sector under his guidance, all the while fostering a secure and respectful workplace.

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2024-05-16 09:25