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Ethereum Layer 2 Blockchain Eclipse Founder Temporarily Reduces Public Role Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Neel Somani, founder and CEO of Ethereum layer 2 blockchain Eclipse, has temporarily reduced his public role amid sexual misconduct allegations, aiming to clear his name.


  • May 10, 2024 09:41
Ethereum Layer 2 Blockchain Eclipse Founder Temporarily Reduces Public Role Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In light of recent claims of sexual misconduct, Neel Somani, the founder and CEO of Eclipse, an Ethereum scaling startup, has made the announcement that he would be resigning from his position as a "public face" for the company [1]. It is Somani's intention to defend himself and vindicate his reputation, and he has said that he does not believe the charges. This page will offer an outline of the incident as well as the actions that Eclipse has taken in response to the claims.

Allegations of Sexual Misconduct and Response Neel Somani has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct on the social networking site X [1].

Somani has indicated that the claims are not true, and a reaction that is not just serious but also intelligent is required [1].

A decision has been made by him to temporarily minimise his position as the public face of Eclipse in order to provide the firm with the opportunity to adequately manage the issue [1].

During this time period, Somani has faith that the senior leadership at Eclipse will be able to effectively handle the public relations initiatives of the firm [1].

Eclipse's Dedication to Professional Standards Eclipse places a strong emphasis on its dedication to high personal and professional standards, which includes ensuring that all employees are treated fairly and with equality across the board [2].

The claims that have been made against Neel Somani are taken seriously by the corporation, which is a firm believer in the significance of the truth [2].

Eclipse intends to make it possible for the talks to take place and for the truth to become accessible about the claims [1].

Support and Position in the Blockchain sector Eclipse has recently been successful in securing a substantial amount of finance, which has allowed it to strengthen its position in the blockchain sector [2].

This brings the total amount of investment that the firm has received to $65 million [2]. The company made the announcement in March that they had completed a Series A fundraising round with a total of $50 million.

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