Shadow has announced on both Discord and through Email that Octav Klaba's HubiC has acquired Shadow.
What does this mean?
At this time, the only difference is that Shadow has a new owner. Once the current Shadow team has time to sit down and talk with their new owner, they will be able to formulate a plan that will shape the future of Shadow.
Until that plan has been created, nothing will be changing on Shadow's end.
If you read my post about my decision to cancel my Shadow subscription, I made a short mention in there about HubiC's plan mentioned in the French court documents. Ultimately, HubiC's plan was the worst-case scenario for Shadow, so this announcement solidifies my decision to stop using Shadow, unfortunately.
Shadow's future is still uncertain until we find out what the plans will be under new ownership.
Shadow as we know it may end, or it may become even better. Only time will tell.
I will be keeping a close eye on Shadow both as a journalist for Luro.io and personal reasons. I love the service, and the technology is fantastic. Who knows, maybe I will rejoin the service in the future :).