Step back to jump better? – Dan Larimer, a 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 on the EOS blockchain.
Dan Larimer, a leading figure in the cryptosphere
Larimer began his career in weapons and robotics. But after a few years spent designing drones and autonomous vehicles for the US Army, the programmer from Virginia turned to a more virtuous career. In 2010, he became interested in Bitcoin, then launched his first blockchain project, BitShare (2014). Then, in 2016, Larimer launched the Steem blockchain and the Steemit content sharing platform running on it. Larimer has since left his position in both of these projects.
The final step in Dan Larimer’s crypto journey was the creation of Block.one, the company that has achieved the largest ICO to date, that of EOS. The project was eagerly awaited because of its ambition and the amounts raised, but greatly disappointed the community by its lack of development. In addition, Block.one was condemned in 2019 for marketing financial securities without prior authorisation.
Larimer leaves Block.one and EOS
Two days ago, Dan Larimer announced that he was stepping down 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 publication implies.
« I will continue my task of creating a free market and solutions that guarantee life, freedom, property and justice for all. I don’t know exactly what will follow, but I want to develop technologies that are more resistant to censorship. I have come to the conclusion that we cannot provide « freedom as a service », so I will focus my efforts on creating tools that people can use to guarantee their own freedom. »
From the moment the announcement was made, the news was reflected in the price of EOS, which was fueled by the widespread drop at the beginning of the week.