Peng Zhong, the chief government officer of Ignite — previously Tendermint and backer of the Cosmos ecosystem — has introduced he might be leaving the agency.
In a Friday tweet to his greater than 20,000 followers, Zhong stated Friday might be his final day at Ignite, the place he has been working as CEO since May 2020. Prior to that, the now-former Ignite CEO was chief design officer on the agency’s Kuala Lumpur and Toronto places of work since he began in 2015. It’s unclear what led to his choice to depart the corporate.
Today is my final day at Ignite. Thank you for the camaraderie we shared as we constructed out this ecosystem. It’s been an honor to be part of this staff and this group. I’ll miss you.
— Peng Zhong (@zcpeng) July 1, 2022
Ignite, previously referred to as Tendermint, is a core contributor to the Cosmos ecosystem. During Zhong’s time on the agency, many knew him for growing the primary Cosmos crypto pockets, Voyager, later renamed Lunie, and serving to facilitate the introduction of liquid staking to the ecosystem.
Co-founded by software program builders Jae Kwon and Ethan Buchman in 2014, Cosmos permits interoperability between blockchains by making data movement and transactions seemingly simpler to execute. Kwon left his place as Tendermint CEO in 2020, however returned following the corporate’s rebrand in May creating Ignite and NewTendermint — he’s now CEO of the newly branched agency.
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According to information from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the worth of Cosmos (ATOM) is $8.09 on the time of publication, having risen greater than 3.5% since Zhong’s announcement.
Cointelegraph reached out to Jae Kwon and Peng Zhong, however didn’t obtain a response on the time of publication. This story could also be up to date.