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Ava Labs employees confirm mass layoffs at the firm

TL;DR

  • Employees of Ava Labs have confirmed that there have been mass layoffs at the company.
  • Crypto firms continue to navigate a turbulent period in the industry.

A recent development in the cryptocurrency space involves Ava Labs, the company behind the Avalanche blockchain network, reducing a significant portion of its workforce. Reports confirm that the layoffs affected several employees within the company. The CEO of Ava Labs, Emin Gün Sirer, confirmed the layoffs on social media, specifying that approximately 12% of the workforce had been let go.

Ava Labs CEO confirms layoff of 12% of its employees

Emin Gün Sirer mentioned that the restructuring was aimed at redirecting resources to reinforce the growth of both the company and the Avalanche ecosystem, especially during challenging market conditions. Details regarding the exact number of employees impacted by the cuts or the remaining workforce at Ava Labs following the layoffs were not disclosed by a company spokesperson. However, tweets from company executives and affected employees suggested that the layoffs primarily affected the marketing division, causing significant distress among the affected employees.

While the impact on the technical teams within the company remains uncertain, reports suggest that the layoffs were extensive and took many employees by surprise, especially amid the ongoing downturn in the cryptocurrency market. Several employees expressed surprise and disappointment, indicating a belief that the company was moving in a positive direction before the layoffs occurred. Some former employees perceived the cuts as part of a broader restructuring strategy within Ava Labs.

Crypto firms continue to navigate a turbulent period in the industry

This downsizing in the cryptocurrency industry is not an isolated incident. Another notable company, OpenSea, an NFT marketplace, recently underwent a similar restructuring, resulting in nearly half of its workforce being let go. Despite its earlier substantial valuation, the persisting cryptocurrency market recession, which commenced over a year and a half ago, continues to impact major companies.

Even with prior layoffs across the industry, companies are struggling in the current market conditions, eagerly awaiting a potential turnaround that remains elusive. This shift in workforce and restructuring within Ava Labs, along with similar actions in other significant companies in the crypto space, underscores the enduring challenges faced by the industry due to the prolonged bear market, raising concerns about the potential length of the ongoing downturn.

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Owotunse Adebayo

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