- Dan Larimer introduced that he formally resigned as CTO on New Yr’s Eve.
- He’s been getting more and more vocal about freedom of speech.
- His weblog put up drops hints at a extra political profession flip.
Dan Larimer at this time introduced his resignation from his place as Chief Know-how Officer on the crypto mission 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 Trade 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 fully constant together with his current put up historical past on Voice, the place he has revealed articles with headlines like: “Over half my Twitter followers assist rigged elections,” “I’m boycotting Twitter,” and “The Subsequent Step to Defend our Freedom of Speech,” it’s possible that Larimer’s subsequent transfer could possibly 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.