Bob Lee, Cash App founder and MobileCoin CPO, killed in SF stabbing, reports say
MobileCoin CPO Bob Lee, a renowned software engineer, has passed away, according to a statement released by the company.
Lee played a significant role in developing and implementing the privacy-focused cryptocurrency's technology.
MobileCoin was founded in 2017 by Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of the secure messaging app Signal.
The cryptocurrency gained popularity for its privacy features, including its use of zero-knowledge proofs and encrypted messaging.
Lee previously worked at Google and was responsible for developing and leading the company's mobile engineering team.
He also co-founded Square's mobile payments platform, and worked at Flipboard and Yahoo! prior to joining MobileCoin.
The statement released by MobileCoin did not provide any details on the cause of Lee's death.
Lee was highly respected in the technology industry, and his passing has prompted an outpouring of tributes from colleagues and friends.
Many described him as a brilliant engineer who was passionate about his work and always willing to help others.
Lee's contributions to the development of MobileCoin will be remembered as a significant part of his legacy.