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Daniel Larimer, CTO of EOSIO builders block.one, resigns

01/10/2021

In a brief weblog submit on EOS social media platform Voice, Larimer hinted at future social media improvement

Daniel Larimer, the CTO of EOSIO builders block.one and founding father of early crypto trade Bitshares and blockchain-based social media platform Steem, introduced in a brief weblog submit as we speak that he has resigned. 

“[I] am happy with the EOSIO software program I used to be capable of create and launch with the assistance of an especially proficient group of engineers. Alas, all good issues should come to an finish. As of December 31, 2020 I’ve resigned my place as CTO of block.one,” the submit learn.

Whereas the submit didn’t specify a purpose for the departure, his latest social media actions could trace on the founder and technologist’s subsequent strikes.

In Friday Twitter submit, Larimer mentioned that “it’s time to desert” the social media platform, and warned of customers’ “final likelihood” to obtain sure social apps — a potential response to Twitter banning president Donald Trump and a number of app shops deplatforming Parler. Moreover, his resignation was posted to Voice, a social media app constructed on EOS. 

“I’ll proceed on my mission to create free market, voluntary options for securing life, liberty, property, and justice for all,” the second half of his submit learn. “I have no idea precisely what’s subsequent, however I’m leaning towards constructing extra censorship resistant applied sciences,” he wrote.”

“I’ve come to consider that you simply can not present “liberty as a service” and due to this fact I’ll focus my consideration on creating instruments that folks can use to safe their very own freedom.”

Larimer’s exit comes throughout a rocky interval for the EOSIO ecosystem. Whereas a lot of the cryptocurrency market has rallied all through 2020, EOS has been a notable laggard. Moreover, from a technological perspective EOS appears to be enjoying catch-up, having not too long ago launched a variety of wrapped DeFi tokens on Eosfinex.

Larimer will not be the one high-profile government exit in latest weeks. In December, the IOTA Basis “parted methods” with IOTA founder David Sønstebø in a “unanimous resolution.” Sønstebø then adopted up the announcement with a puzzling, rambling weblog.