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Coinbase Pushes Out Ex-Hacking Team Employees Following Uproar

Mar 5, 2019😶Neutral

CEO Brian Armstrong, announced in a blog post on Monday that Coinbase and Neutrino have decided they will let go Neutrino employees who previously worked for Hacking Team, whether or not they still have any current affiliation with that company.

It's unclear exactly how many of Neutrino's employees had worked for Hacking Team, except for the three senior executives listed on the blockchain-sleuthing startup's website: CEO Giancarlo Russo, CTO Alberto Ornaghi, and CRO Marco Valleri.

The announcement came after widespread criticism of Coinbase's decision to buy Neutrino, which was revealed on Feb. 19.

Those who previously worked at Hacking Team (despite the fact that they have no current affiliation with Hacking Team), will transition out of Coinbase. This was not an easy decision, but their prior work does present a conflict with our mission. - said Brian Armstrong

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