Bob Summerwill, a developer at blockchain tech company ConsenSys, has joined the Ethereum Classic Cooperative as its executive director, according to an official announcement on Jan. 29.
The Ethereum Classic Cooperative manages the development and growth of the Ethereum Classic (ETC) cryptocurrency’s protocol. Ethereum Classic is the result of a hard fork in 2016, arising out of differences into how to respond to the high-profile DAO hack of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain.
Per the announcement, Summerwill will develop relationships that help the mission of the organization and grow ETC’s development and community. Summerwill will also support ongoing ETC initiatives such as peaceBridge, a bridge that transfers ETH and ETC between two networks; and Kotti, an upcoming proof-of-authority testnet.