Nonfungible token (NFT) entrepreneur Wylie Aronow of Yuga Labs — the team behind Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and CryptoPunks — will be taking a leave of absence from the office to manage a host of heart failure symptoms.
Yuga Labs Co-Founder Takes Leave for Heart Failure Treatment
In a Jan. 28 Twitter post, Aronow announced that he has been dealing with symptoms of heart failure for the last few months and has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He explained that while his symptoms still allow him to live a “mostly normal life,” his condition has rapidly accelerated to the point where he had no other option but to deprioritize his work.
Aronow confirmed that he will still be contributing to the company as a board member and strategic advisor. He expressed his excitement to work alongside the firm’s new CEO, Daniel Alegre. Aronow also expressed that he will be working to get the best medical treatment and make a full recovery.
Some heavy news: a few days ago I was told by my doctor I have congestive heart failure. Symptoms started last year out of the blue and I put off seeking help (like an idiot) so I could keep working. But after testing, my doctor called and asked me to radically change my life.🧵— GordonGoner.eth (Wylie Aronow) (@GordonGoner) January 28, 2023
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Wylie Aronow is the co-founder of Yuga Labs, a company that specializes in the development of nonfungible token (NFT) projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and CryptoPunks.
Aronow is taking a leave of absence from Yuga Labs to manage symptoms of heart failure and seek medical treatment.
Yes, Aronow will still be involved with Yuga Labs as a board member and strategic advisor while he prioritizes his recovery.
The new CEO of Yuga Labs is Daniel Alegre, the former president and chief operating officer of Activision Blizzard.
Yuga Labs is known for developing nonfungible token (NFT) projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and CryptoPunks.