The Chief Technology Officer of SushiSwap Joseph Delong has resigned from his position with immediate effect on Wednesday, he cited internal structural problems as a reason while also wishing Sushi the best.
Joseph Delong, the chief technology officer of SushiSwap, the 13th largest decentralized exchange (DEX) by trade volume, announced his resignation late Wednesday. Delong stated the following in explaining his decision:
“I wish Sushi the best and am saddened that Sushi is so imperiled within and without. The chaos that is occurring now is unlikely to result in a resolution that will leave the DAO as much more of a shadow than it once was without a radical structural transformation.”
In the interest of the Sushi Community I am resigning as CTO effective immediately. I very much enjoyed the things that we built together and will look back positively on this moment. pic.twitter.com/7pZsQuPgup— Joseph Delong (@josephdelong) December 8, 2021
Delong had previously expressed disappointment about SushiSwap’s failure to deploy on Optimism, an Ethereum layer two scaling solution (ETH).
Delong also stated that after the SushiSwap token launchpad was hacked for $3 million, he received no help from centralized exchanges about the perpetrators’ identity, calling it the “hardest day of my life so far.”
However, it appears that Delong’s decision was influenced by more than just the project’s technical difficulties. Delong tweeted screenshots of alleged harassment from SushiSwap users in a series of follow-up Tweets after the announcement, to which he responded, “it’s the community that does it for me.”
“I highly recommend the installation of a C-suite from outside the DAO [Decentralized Autonomous Organization] and give them the tools to effectively manage a team. Be wary of any self-proclaimed leaders arising from the current core team.” said Delong.