TRST: 2018 Year End Update

To our valued community,We are as always grateful for the support you have shown and continue to show us. You have promoted our cause among your communities, inspired some of our best ideas, and encouraged us in our mission to use blockchain to enable financial inclusion. In return, we have worked diligently towards our mission while striving to be transparent. In that spirit, we want to share some positive and negative news from Team WeTrust.On the positive side, we are pleased with the progress being made on Spring and the growing signs of adoption among the community, spurred on by our recent LR experiment which helped galvanize the nonprofits and their supporters. One of next steps is to expand upon the crypto fundraising platform for nonprofits — and conduct product testing and experiments that attempt to further leverage the following:1) people’s desire to improve their communities through influencing large institutions or policies,2) performance based funding for nonprofits, and3) features that benefit from usage of the TRST token and encourages community engagementPlease stay tuned for updates on these experiments.On the negative side, due to financial headwinds affecting our company, we have been forced to make cost-cuts and part ways with ~30% of the team a few months ago. These financial headwinds include:— A sharp decline in the price of cryptocurrency in 2018, which accelerated in the last few months, has reduced the value of our financial reserves— Regulatory uncertainty in the cryptocurrency space and associated legal expenses— Legal expenses arising from a dispute with a departed founding team member whose views are not aligned with WeTrustNevertheless, the three remaining founders & remaining team are completely committed to staying the course on our mission and focusing on continuing building innovative products that enable and push forward the ethos of decentralized financial inclusion.Over the past two years, we have become close friends with many of our wonderful employees, and it truly saddens us to let them go. However, this is the only way we can prudently continue as a company. Despite this unfortunate reorganization, we kickoff 2019 with a relentless pursuit of our goals and mission, with greater urgency, focus, and discipline.Yours in Financial Inclusion,George, Patrick, and Hoang

Original article was created by: TRST at blog.wetrust.io

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