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Metaverse-Focused Blockchain Lamina1 promotes Rebecca Barkin to CEO

The metaverse is the focus of a layer one blockchain protocol. Lamina1 has promoted President Rebecca Barkin to CEO, effective immediately, according to a company blog post. Rebecca is the subject of this metaverse news.

Barkin will be in charge of all business operations at Lamina1, including  “partnerships, fundraising efforts, developer relations and the execution of the company’s product roadmap,” the company says.

Barkin became president of Lamina1 in August, a position she will hold indefinitely.

Lamina1 investment plans

In June, science fiction author Neal Stephenson and global blockchain expert Peter Vessenes teased Lamina1 as the foundation for an open metaverse.
The Lamina1 Ecosystem Fund (L1EF) was launched late last year to provide Web3 builders with tools for raising capital for their open metaverse initiatives. The fund, which debuted on AngelList in December, offers rolling funds that distribute capital to projects through quarterly subscriptions.

Lamina1 intends to invest in “games, fashion, music, art, NFT projects, emergent AI, DeFi, GameFi, DeSoc, virtual machines, layer 2 protocols, identity, data storage, data availability, privacy, payments, DAOs, marketplaces, bridges, applications, and immersive experiences,” Vessenes said in a December investor letter.

Stephenson will continue to serve as chairman of Lamina1 and Vessenes will continue to serve as executive chairman. The company plans to make its testnet available to the public in the coming months.

Barkin has a distinguished career as a strategist for companies specializing in computer vision, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. She was previously the vice president of content strategy and partner solutions at the immersive venue Madison Square Garden Sphere. She previously worked as a vice president at Magic Leap and as the head of strategic marketing at Nod Labs, a computer vision and AI firm.

“As we prepare to release Testnet to our community and sharpen our focus on delivering a protocol that is efficient, performant and easy to use, I’m honored and thrilled to step up to the challenge,” she said in a statement.

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