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Andre Cronje says he never really left the Fantom Foundation

Quick Take

  • Between March and November 2022, Andre Cronje claimed to no longer be working at the Fantom Foundation.
  • Yet he now says this was purely for appearance’s sake.

In early November, signs that controversial crypto entrepreneur Andre Cronje was returning to the Fantom project after a long hiatus pushed the token’s price up 20%.

Yet he claims that he never really left.

“My distance from Fantom was only from a public perspective,” Cronje told The Block on The Scoop podcast. “I was receiving so much bad press at that time that I thought it would negatively impact Fantom.”

Cronje said that he has been working at the Fantom Foundation since 2019 as pretty much his full time occupation. “You can chat to anyone in the organization, they all know I was still there, I was still working. I was still doing my day to day.”

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For all appearances, Cronje left the Fantom Foundation in March 2022 and had supposedly quit contributing to the DeFi space and crypto in general. This caused a drop in the price of FTM at the time.