Celo startup cLabs alleges misconduct after top developer exits

Nov 22, 2021 | The Block News | 0 comments

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cLabs — one of the companies behind the Celo blockchain network — has experienced a tech snafu, and the company is pointing fingers at a star developer who recently parted ways with the project.

In a forum post published Sunday, Tim Moreton, head of engineering at cLabs, claimed that cLabs fired former Summa founder James Prestwich on the basis of misconduct.

Second, Moreton claimed that 15 minutes after Prestwich was fired, he activated a recovery mode on Optics — Celo’s cross-chain swap protocol — that could have given Prestwich control over the whole protocol.

“We do not believe funds in the bridge are currently at risk. Neither the Ethereum nor Celo networks are impacted. But this type of takeover has no place in the community,” Moreton said.

In response, Prestwich said: “I have never been a keyholder on Optics recovery mode. I am disappointed that cLabs and Celo have chosen to bring their bullying into public spaces, and that they chose to lie about me to attack my reputation. On the advice of my lawyer, I have nothing else to say right now.

The Block has reached out to Prestwich and cLabs for comment and will update this article should we hear back.

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