Ryan Carson released a statement this morning in regards to all the recent FUD and news around his departure from the PROOF team. A couple of days ago, PROOF CEO Kevin Rose hosted a Twitter space detailing what went on. Today, Ryan had a chance to outline his perspective and say his piece. One thing to note is the two seem to have a good relationship still and have been friends for 16 years.
Ryan Carson Displays Integrity in His Twitter Thread
Ryan explains that he became excited about Kevin’s vision and asked to join the team as COO. Further, at that time Kevin was still full-time at True Ventures. Ryan’s goal was to help build the operational foundation of the PROOF company until Kevin was able to transition to full-time.
The NFT fund he planned on launching had been in the works for a while. Supposedly Kevin okayed the venture, with “a couple caveats.” The fund is not allowed to receive any special allow list access as well as a zero soliciting PROOF members policy.
Further, the statement went on to say that Moonbirds had such a successful launch, that it was clear Kevin was going to focus full-time on this. In addition, Ryan had been facing backlash for buying up rare Moonbirds after the collection dropped. To this, he responded by saying that he had waited ample time before buying specific rare Moonbirds.
Finally, other factors in Ryan’s personal life factored into the decision for him and the PROOF team to part ways. He will now be focused 100% on his NFT fund 121G and is still a PROOF/Moonbirds holder.