Machine Zone CEO and co-founder Gabe Leydon is leaving his post at the company to focus on his interest in cryptocurrency and real-time messaging. Kristen Dumont, his no.2 executive, has been named as his replacement.
Leydon’s departure is due to his desire to lead the tokenization of Satori Technology, Machine Zone’s real-time messaging platform, as an independent business.
Leydon co-founded Machine Zone (originally Addmired) in 2008 together with Halbert Nakagawa and Mike Sherrill. Their aim was to create iOS games and eventually became one of the biggest companies in the mobile gaming space, as both their iOS and Android games gained popularity.