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Lead Monero Maintainer Riccardo ‘Fluffypony’ Spagni Steps Down

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Privateness-focused altcoin Monero (XMR) will see arguably its best-known advocate step down because the venture’s lead maintainer in an upcoming reshuffle. 

In a weblog publish on Dec. 16, representatives confirmed that Riccardo Spagni, referred to as fluffypony in cryptocurrency circles, will sooner or later function a backup maintainer. His substitute shall be fellow developer Snipa. 

Spagni strikes to backup

“Fluffypony has served the Monero venture nicely over its 5 years of existence, and he’ll proceed to stay lively in the neighborhood as a maintainer,” the weblog publish learn. Relating to the selection of Snipa as a substitute, the publish added:

“Snipa is a longtime contributor to Monero. He’s greatest identified for creating a preferred piece of Monero pool software program and supporting the community with well-connected nodes. He has substantial coding and auditing expertise, and a want to higher Monero’s processes.”

The publish didn’t give a precise timeframe for the adjustments to happen.

5 years of supreme trolling

Spagni, who has a five-year historical past with the present incarnation of Monero, has turn into one thing of a star within the business, due largely to his lively social media participation.

Particularly, Spagni’s wry humor has earned him appreciation and scorn in equal measure, the latter typically stemming from supporters of initiatives he chooses to criticize.

Amongst his targets in 2019 was Craig Wright, the Australian pc scientist who claims himself to be the inventor of Bitcoin (BTC). In March, Spagni publicly referred to as Wright a fraud because the latter’s ongoing multibillion-dollar authorized battle continued. 

On a extra humorous word, Spagni not too long ago linked to a video of Wright alleging he kissed singer Jim Morrison within the 1990s. This, he defined, contributed to his impression of Wright as a fraudster — Morrison died in 1971.



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