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Popular Key Monero Maintainer Changes Roles

Popular Key Monero Maintainer Changes Roles
  • Monero is going to see Riccardo Spagni step down as the project’s lead maintainer in an upcoming change for the project. 
  • Representatives confirmed that Riccardo Spagni will be serving as a backup maintainer in the future.
  • Spagni spent five years with the current workflow of the Monero protocol.

Following a blog post published earlier this week, it is believed that the privacy-focused cryptocurrency, Monero is going to see Riccardo Spagni step down as the project’s lead maintainer in an upcoming change for the project. 

Representatives confirmed that Riccardo Spagni, known as fluffypony in cryptocurrency circles and arguably one of the best-known advocates for Monero, will be serving as a backup maintainer in the future. 

The blog post read, “Fluffypony has served the Monero project well over its five years of existence, and he will continue to remain active in the community as a maintainer.” 

Fellow developer Snipa is going to be the replacement Spagni, as the post added:

“Snipa is a longtime contributor to Monero. He is best known for developing a popular piece of Monero pool software and supporting the network with well-connected nodes. He has substantial coding and auditing experience, and a desire to better Monero's processes.”

Monero’s Advocate

Spagni spent five years with the current workflow of the Monero protocol. Since then, he has become a well-known personality in the space which is mainly down to his social media accounts.

The community fell in love with Spagni thanks to his wry humour that is something the crypto space needs right now. 

Targeting Craig Wright earlier this year, the developer publicly called him out as a fraud due to the ongoing legal battle to try and gain the Satoshi Nakamoto title for himself.

Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how this change for Spagni plays out. For more news on this and other crypto updates, keep it with CryptoDaily!

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