Daniel Larimer, the CTO of EOSIO developers block.one and founder of early crypto exchange Bitshares and blockchain-based social media platform Steem, announced today that he has resigned.
The post read:
“[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.”
While the post didn’t specify a reason for the departure, his recent social media activities may hint at the founder and technologist’s next moves.
According to Cointelegraph, in Friday Twitter post, Larimer stated 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 multiple app stores deplatforming Parler. In addition, his resignation was posted to Voice, a social media app built on EOS.
“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.”