Posted 3 months ago | by @devadmin
Dan Larimer has left his third project in under 10 years, recently announcing that he is leaving EOS’s block.one as their Chief Technology Officer resulting in the cryptocurrency plunging 30%.
Larimer announced his departure from EOS on Block.one’s social network Voice. Larimer the CTO of EOSIO developers block.one and founder of early crypto exchange Bitshares and blockchain-based social media platform Steem, announced in a short blog post on Voice that he has resigned from his post.
Larimer was also involved in the development of EOS in 2017, and later Voice. He further previously founded Bitshares along with Charles Hoskinson in 2013, then Steem in 2016.
“[I] am proud of the EOSIO software I was able to create and launch with the help of an extremely talented group of engineers. Alas, all good things must come to an end. As of December 31, 2020 I have resigned my position as CTO of block.one,” the post read.
While the post failed to specify any reason for the departure, his recent social media activities may hint at Larminer’s next moves as a developer in blockchain technology.
In a recent Twitter post, Larimer said that “it’s time to abandon” the social media platform, and warned of users’ “last chance” to download certain social apps — a possible response to Twitter banning president Donald Trump and both Android and Apple app stores de-platforming Parler.
“I will continue on my mission to create free market, voluntary solutions for securing life, liberty, property, and justice for all,” the second half of his post read. “I do not know exactly what is next, but I am leaning toward building more censorship resistant technologies,” he wrote.”
“I have come to believe that you cannot provide “liberty as a service” and therefore I will focus my attention on creating tools that people can use to secure their own freedom.”
As written earlier Larimer previously founded Bitshares in 2013, and Steem in 2016, only to leave the projects a few years later. His departure from EOS marks the third project that he has started and left in under 10 years. Larimer stated that he wants to spend more of his time developing “censorship-resistant’ technologies,” which hints at a potential third forth coming social network he may be working on
Following the news Finance Magnates reported that EOS plunged 30% in just 18 hours.
EOS is currently trading at [FIAT: $2.67] DOWN -24.5% in the last 24 hours according to Coingecko at the time of this report.