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Moving on from Pillar, remaining a Pillarista

To the Pillar community,

First, thank you for your continued support. Our community has been with us even as so many other projects have failed. They are actually using the wallet and enjoying it. I’m glad to see the recent developments and enthusiasm for what the team is doing.

I started the Pillar Project to give people more choice, more freedom, and more power. It wasn’t by accident — I’ve been writing about people owning their own personal data for two decades now. I think quite a few of the people who supported our coin offering believed these were important goals and they were, still are, truly behind the mission.

Unfortunately, the environment changed last year. I am astonished at how aggressively regulators and lawmakers have moved to rein in cryptocurrencies, tokens, stablecoins, and the principles of decentralization and independence. I have tried to fight them as part of the Pillar Project. Now I feel the time has come for me to move on and try something bigger, something more directly aimed at the forces trying to hold our entire industry back.

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David Siegel

Provocateur, professional heretic, slayer of myths, speaker of truthiness to powerfulness, and defender of the Oxford comma.