Blockchain serial entrepreneur Dan Larimer has left Block.one, the company that raised $ 4 billion to develop the software behind the EOS blockchain.
Larimer, who has served as the company’s Chief Technical Officer since April 2017, announced the move to Block.one’s Voice.com social network on Sunday:
“I will continue my mission of creating free market and voluntary solutions to secure life, freedom, property and justice for all. I don’t know exactly what comes next, but I tend to build more censorship-resistant technologies.”
He said he left Block.one as of December 31, 2020. The Virginia-based technologist announced his boycott of Twitter yesterday, saying its “censorship has gotten out of hand,” likely an indication of the company’s ban on US President Donald Trump The Previous Day. He also made Apple known because of the impending ban on the conservative social media service Parler, which has since been implemented.
“Voice has a big battle ahead of it and it will have to adapt if it is to avoid the same kind of coercive censorship of its users,” he wrote. “We can no longer rely on these services. The voice is not immune to this pressure of censorship. We are entering dark times. “
An email asking for confirmation from Block.one was not returned at the time of going to press.
Larimer founded BitShares in 2013 with Charles Hoskinson (co-founder of Ethereum). Larimer later founded the Steem blockchain in 2016.
In 2018, Block.one raised over $ 4 billion for the largest initial coin offering (ICO) in history. As a result, the company is sitting on a massive bitcoin reserve. CEO Brendan Blumer recently announced on Twitter: “We have amassed well beyond our previously announced position of 140,000 # BTC.”
This is a developing story and will be updated.