Monero’s (XMR) best-known advocate will be stepping down as the project’s lead maintainer in an upcoming reshuffle.
Per a blog post on December 16th, representatives confirmed that Riccardo Spagni, known as fluffypony will in start serving as a backup maintainer. He will be replaced by fellow developer Snipa.
“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,” the blog post read. On the choice of Snipa as a replacement, the post explained:
“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.”
Spagni, who has a five-year history with Monero is well known in the industry, due mostly to his active social media participation. Spagni’s humor has earned him appreciation and hatred.
In 2019 he dealt with the likes of Craig Wright, the Australian computer scientist who claims to be the inventor of Bitcoin (BTC). In March, Spagni publicly called Wright a fraud.