0xMaki took over the leadership of Sushi Core following the exit of Chef Nomi, the founder of the Sushiswap project
Popular Sushi Core contributor 0xMaki announced over the weekend that he is leaving his role as the de facto leader of the project to take on an advisory role. This latest development comes after rumours emerged last week that the anonymous Sushiswap leader is leaving his role soon.
0xMaki announced this latest change via a blog post on Friday. The contributor said, "Last week I became an advisor at Sushi.com over the past year, we had a crazy journey going from launching a yield farm to migrating almost over a billion dollars in the very first "vampire attack" from Uniswap to Sushiswap."
0xMaki was originally a community manager but became a figurehead and the de facto CEO of the Sushi project. Sushi has become one of the leading projects in the cryptocurrency space, with Sushiswap now one of the top decentralised exchanges (DEXs) in the world. The Sushi project also launched new products, attracting thousands of cryptocurrency investors and traders to the platform.
According to his blog post, 0xMaki said he is moving away from the everyday operations to become an advisor. He will stay on the sidelines and help build the next generation of teams developing projects on top of Sushi. 0xMaki also wants to help grow the broader decentralised finance (DeFi) ecosystem.
The Sushi contributor wants to partner with venture capital firm Future Fund to launch charitable efforts that will help grow the DeFi sector. He also pointed out that he might work with Yearn.Finance core contributor Banteg and is also considering writing a book on the success of the Sushi project.
The decentralised finance space has grown massively over the past few years. DEXs have become popular amongst crypto traders and investors. Unlike centralised exchanges, DEXs don't require users to go through the Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) procedures before accessing their services.