Jaynti Kanani, the co-founder of Polygon, introduced that he has stepped again “from the day-to-day grind” on the venture for the primary time in six years.
In an Oct. 4 X (previously Twitter) thread, Kanani stated he deliberate to focus “on new adventures” whereas contributing to Polygon “from the sidelines.” Together with software program engineers together with Sandeep Nailwal, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic, Kanani helped discovered the Matic community in 2017, which was later rebranded to Polygon.
“Man this makes me emotional,” stated Nailwal in response to the announcement. “What a trip we’ve had collectively brother. However its simply the beginning for Polygon, i want we might’ve accomplished extra for longer collectively on this loopy journey that’s Polygon. However hey, you bought to do what you bought to do.”
After kickstarting Polygon in 2017, round 6 months again, I made a decision to step again from the day-to-day grind.
I am extra assured in Polygon’s shiny future and passionate neighborhood. I will be specializing in new adventures whereas nonetheless cheering and contributing to Polygon from the…
— Jaynti Kanani (JD) (@jdkanani) October 4, 2023
Polygon’s web site listed 10 co-founders of the protocol, a few of whom are nonetheless concerned in numerous facet tasks on the platform. Arjun departed Polygon in March with the spin-off of blockchain knowledge availability protocol Avail.
Polygon Labs has begun accepting enchancment proposals aimed toward transitioning the community to Polygon 2.0 since plans had been introduced in June. The brand new ecosystem will use zero-knowledge proofs and be made up of 4 protocol layers centered on staking, interop, execution and proving. On the time of publication, builders had been nonetheless working on “bringing Polygon 2.0 to life”.