DeGods Co-founder Leaves Project

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  • DeGods co-founder pseudonymously known as Finn DeGods has left the NFT project
  • Finn didn’t disclose his reason for leaving but said he’s still bullish for DeGods and its sister project Y00ts
  • Rohun Vora, another DeGods co-founder, said that Finn’s timing for the departure wasn’t the best

Finn DeGods, the pseudonymous co-founder of the firm behind the DeGods and Y00ts NFT collections, has left the project without giving a reason for his departure. Although his fellow co-founder Rohun Vora said that there was no bad blood between them, he noted that Finn’s exit timing wasn’t the best, probably due to the prolonged bear season in both the crypto and NFT worlds. Finn didn’t disclose his next move, only saying that his departure ushers him “to the next chapter.”

Was Finn Laid Off?

In a tweet, Finn thanked his teammates and assured holders of collectibles in the two collections that the projects remain in “good hands” even after his exit. Although Finn noted that all was well at DeGods, there seemed to be trouble at the project with Vora suggesting that Finn was laid off.

Speaking to Decrypt, Vora said that the project needed more than Finn’s skill set which he said wasn’t the right one “for the company,” since he failed to update his skills to match what was needed by the project.

Finn’s departure coincides with recent chaos associated, in part, with an announcement that DeGods intends to allow collectors to earn points for staking their holdings. The announcement attracted a negative response from the community causing the collection’s floor to drop by around 50%.

Make them Fun Instead of Serious

The release of DeGods Season 3 also faced community backlash forcing the developer to change featured NFTs to “make them fun” instead of “serious.” 

Finn’s exit and other challenges come after Y00ts developer DeLabs recently said that they’re planning to migrate the Y00ts collection from Polygon to Ethereum, a few months after migrating it from Solana to Polygon, and DeGods moving to Ethereum.

With Finn’s exit and an unhappy community, it’s yet to be seen how the project will bring the community back on board.