- Dan Larimer introduced that he formally resigned as CTO on New 12 months’s Eve.
- He’s been getting more and more vocal about freedom of speech.
- His weblog publish drops hints at a extra political profession flip.
Dan Larimer at this time introduced his resignation from his place as Chief Expertise Officer on the crypto challenge Block.one. In a blog post on Voice, a social community platform constructed on the EOS blockchain and based by Block.one, Larimer mentioned that he had formally resigned on 31 December, 2020.
“Alas, all good issues should come to an finish,” wrote Larimer. His tenure with Block.one started in April 2017. Block.one hit the crypto world’s headlines that very same 12 months when it raised $4 billion in an Preliminary Coin Providing to construct EOS, a rival blockchain to Ethereum. In 2019, they had been subsequently fined by the US Securities and Alternate Fee for $24 million.
On his subsequent steps Larimer says: “I’ll proceed on my mission to create free market, voluntary options for securing life, liberty, property, and justice for all. I have no idea precisely what’s subsequent, however I’m leaning towards constructing extra censorship resistant applied sciences.”
His hinting at “censorship resistant applied sciences” is totally constant together with his latest publish historical past on Voice, the place he has printed articles with headlines like: “Over half my Twitter followers help rigged elections,” “I’m boycotting Twitter,” and “The Subsequent Step to Defend our Freedom of Speech,” it’s seemingly that Larimer’s subsequent transfer might be political.
Block.one’s EOS coin fell 16% at this time in response to Larimer’s departure. In contrast to most different cash, EOS’s efficiency during the last 12 months has left little to get enthusiastic about. Its 2020 excessive got here on 13 February when it was buying and selling at over $5. The value plummeted to a low of slightly below $2 by 16 March, although its efficiency all through the apex of Bitcoin’s festive bull run has stabilised it considerably.