Exodus of key staff from Aragon amid philosophical differences

Exodus of key staff from Aragon amid philosophical differences


It’s been a rough week for the Aragon governance platform where philosophical differences have brought about a long list of resignations.

Aragon co-founder Jorge Izquierdo announced on Jan. 11 he would no longer be working as CEO of the for-profit Aragon One, a company dedicated to building tools and services related to Aragon.

Aragon is an Ethereum-based platform involved with decentralized governance.

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The announcement took place just hours after news broke that Aragon had purchased Dvote Labs, the company behind blockchain voting protocol Vocdoni.

Today I resigned as Aragon One’s CEO.

Leading this team has been the privilege and adventure of a lifetime and I am immensely proud of what we achieved.

I feel quite sad that it’s come to this, but given circumstances following, I don’t think I can keep doing a good job.

— Jorge Izquierdo (@izqui9) January 11, 2021

Izquierdo cited his differences with decisions being made by the project’s governing body, the Aragon Association, as his

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