Summary: The article profiles Andre Cronje, an influential DeFi developer known for projects like yearn.finance and Keep3rV1, explaining his background, projects, views on crypto culture, and recent departure from the space.
- Originally a law graduate who transitioned into IT and crypto.
- Known for involvement with Fantom, yearn.finance, Keep3rV1.
- Launched yearn.finance, a popular yield aggregator.
- Created Keep3rV1 for coordinating DeFi jobs and workers.
- Recently built Solidly Exchange before leaving DeFi.
Cronje's views on crypto:
- Disliked hype and toxicity, preferred building to himself.
- Felt constant pressure to deliver for demanding users.
Reasons for leaving DeFi:
- Stress, criticism, adversarial community culture.
- Potentially prompted by issues with Solidly Exchange.
- Significant impact expected on projects he was involved in.