Andre Cronje, former Fantom Foundation technical adviser and founder, resurfaced Monday after announcing his departure last month. 

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  • “It’s like a child trying to stick their finger into an electric outlet, you stop them, before they can learn why they shouldn’t,” he says. “One day they will understand, but not today.” 
  • A “crypto culture” of wealth, entitlement, enrichment, and ego has strangled the “crypto ethos” of self-sovereign rights, self-custody and self-empowerment, he adds. 
  • A new blockchain economy needs to be driven by trust, not trustlessness, Cronje says. 
  • “There is an irony in having come full circle, yet I find myself more excited than ever,” he says. “I won’t step foot into the badlands again, but I’m vastly excited about this new future.”

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