Daniel Larimer, CTO of EOSIO block.one developers and founder of early cryptocurrency exchange Bitshares and blockchain-based social media platform Steem, announced today in a short blog post that he has resigned.
“[I am] proud of the EOSIO program that I was able to create and launch with the help of a group of very talented engineers. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. As of December 31, 2020, I will be stepping down as Technology Manager at block.one. ”
While the post does not state a reason for leaving, his recent social media activities could indicate the founder and technology’s next move.
In a Twitter post on Friday, Larimer said it was time to “leave” the social media platform, warning of a “last chance” for users to download certain social apps – a potential Twitter response banning President Donald Trump and several app stores. which removes pearls. In addition, his departure was posted on the Voice app, an EOS-based social network.
The second half of his message read: “I will continue my mission of creating a free market and voluntary solutions to ensure life, freedom, property and justice for all.” He wrote: “I don’t know exactly what will happen next, but I am trying to create technologies that are more censorship resistant.”
“I have come to believe that freedom as a service cannot be offered, and so I will focus on creating tools that people can use to ensure their freedom.”
Larimer’s departure came at a difficult time for the EOSIO ecosystem. While most of the cryptocurrency market has recovered during 2020, EOS is very slow. In addition, it looks like EOS is technically catching up as a wide range of DeFi tokens encapsulated on Eosfinex were recently launched.
Larimer hasn’t been the only senior CEO in recent weeks. In December, IOTA “split” from IOTA founder David Sønstebø by “unanimous decision.” Sonstebё then followed the announcement and launched a confusing blog.