Charles Hoskinson On ETC Cooperative Advisory Board
Charles was a member of the initial Advisory Board for the ETC Cooperative back in early 2018 and it is a pleasure to welcome him back. Charles brings with him a very unique experience and perspective, and vast level of insight and knowledge to the table. We look forward to seeing what the future brings this open-source project.
There are now a total of six board members — Barry Silbert, Cody Burns, Elaine Ou, Roy Zou, Charles Hoskinson and Craig Salm, who currently serves as the Chair of the Board.
Charles needs little introduction within the ETC community, given his long-standing support for the ETC ecosystem all the way back to 2016. He laid out IOHK’s first commitments in the immediate aftermath of the DAO fork and the birth of ETC—one being that IOHK would develop a node client for ETC from scratch and not borrowed code.
The Mantis client was originally released in July 2017 after seven months of development work from IOHK’s Grothendieck Team. Development was paused in December 2018 but resumed in late 2020. Mantis is the only ETC-specific client and has by far the largest development team. See the new Mantis website for more details.