Back off to better blow up ? – Dan Larimer, US programmer and serial entrepreneur, has announced that he is stepping down as Chief Technological Officer at Block.one, the company responsible for the EOS project. The announcement was made in a blog post on the Voice platform, which runs off the EOS blockchain.
Dan Larimer, key figure in the cryptosphere
Larimer began his career in weaponry and robotics. But, after a few years of designing drones and autonomous vehicles for the US military, the virginia programmer turned to a more virtuous career. From 2010, he is interested in Bitcoin, then launched its first blockchain project, BitShare (2014). Then in 2016, Larimer launched the blockchain Steem and the content sharing platform Steemit running on this blockchain. Larimer has since stepped down from these two projects.
The final step in Dan Larimer’s crypto journey was the creation of Block.one, the company that has achieved the most important ICO to date, that ofEOS. The project was eagerly awaited because of its ambition and the amounts raised, but greatly disappointed the community by its lack of development. Otherwise, Block.one has been sentenced in 2019 for marketing financial securities without prior authorization.
Latimer and those quitté Block.one
Dan Larimer | We therefore announced two days ago to quit his position as Chief Technological Officer at Block.one. The exact reasons behind this departure are not yet known, but Larimer does not seem to want to give up programming, as his post implies.
“I will continue my task of creating a free market and solutions guaranteeing life, freedom, property and justice for all. I’m not sure what will come next, but I want to develop technologies that are more resistant to censorship. I have come to the conclusion that one cannot provide “freedom as a service” and so I will focus my efforts on creating tools that people can use to secure their own freedom. ”
Dan Larimer, ancien CTO of Block.one
As soon as the departure was announced, the news spilled over into the price of EOS, the fall of which was fueled by the general decline at the start of the week.