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Ethereum Co-Founder Says Safety Concern Has Him Quitting Crypto

  • Anthony Di Iorio is selling his digital startup Decentral
  • Entrepreneur bought one of Toronto’s most-expensive condos
Anthony Di Iorio
Anthony Di IorioPhotographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Anthony Di Iorio, a co-founder of the Ethereum network, says he’s done with the cryptocurrency world, partially because of personal safety concerns.

Di Iorio, 46, has had a security team since 2017, with someone traveling with or meeting him wherever he goes. In coming weeks, he plans to sell Decentral Inc., and refocus on philanthropy and other ventures not related to crypto. The Canadian expects to sever ties in time with other startups he is involved with, and doesn’t plan on funding any more blockchain projects.