Long-Time Ethereum Blockchain Developer Quits ETH Citing Polkadot And Serenity Sentiment

Ethereum Developer Afri Schoedon Quits The Project

The recognized and popular Ethereum (ETH) developer Afri Schoedon, has decided to stop working on the second largest virtual currency in terms of trading volume. Schoedon informed his decision on Twitter on February 19.

He said that he did not quit social media, but he quit Ethereum. He decided to leave the community and he will not be coordinating the hard forks, building testnets or contributing to it. Schoedon went on saying that his work at Ethereum was not paid and that he only received money for his work on the Parity Ethereum client.

Now, Schoedon says that he has a lot of free time and that he is interested in radical decentralization, privacy-enhancement projects, data, security, and empowerment.

The decision for the developer to quit the project is related to the fact that he shared a meme on social media and Reddit criticized him for this decision. The meme said “Polkadot delivers what Serenity ought to be. Change my mind.”

According to the developer, he shared this on Twitter to stir discussion. People and users were accusing him of having conflicts of interest. However, he explained that he is equally invested in Ethereum, Polkadot and Dai.

Several users on the Ethereum subreddit explained that the tweet shows that Schoedon was already trying to support other projects such as Polkadot. Polkadot is a third-party scaling solution that could help the Ethereum network to scale without issues. However, Ethereum is currently trying to scale with different network upgrades.

Most of the Ethereum work he performed has been related to Parity, one of the most popular Ethereum clients available. This was his only paid job. Nonetheless, Polkadot is a product of this company, thus, it is possible for him to have worked on Polkadot in the past.

This is not the first time that the Ethereum community seems to be against Afri Schoedon and his work at Parity. Indeed, it seems that they have been very skeptical about the connection between Ethereum and Polkadot. Users believe that Schoedon and Parity want to work in favor of Polkadot rather than Ethereum.

Now, Schoedon expects to be working in projects without tokens, thus no Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) seem to be a good option for him. Clearly, not everyone in the Ethereum community was against him. Indeed, there were several users that supported him and were very sad about the decision that the popular developer took regarding his future on Ethereum.

Some of the users believe that “stupid reasons” pushed Schoedon out of the community. However, most of the users understand the reaction he had and support the decision that he took.

Now it will be interesting to see which will be the future of the developer and how he will be working on other blockchain and crypto-related projects in the space.

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