Brantly Millegan will remain as the director of the Cayman-registered Ethereum Name Service Foundation after a vote to remove him failed.
- This drama began in early February after a 2016 tweet surfaced where Millegan expressed views condemning homosexuality, transgenderism, abortion and other issues.
- In the end, the results were 43.39% against Millegan’s removal, 37.51% for it, and 19% abstaining.
- The ENS Foundation is the legal representation of the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).
- ENS token holders were eligible to vote. Each token held represented one vote.
- Nick Johnson, founder and lead developer of ENS, who fired Millegan from True Names Ltd., a company owned by the foundation to manage the code development, abstained from voting, according to on-chain data.
- In the past, Johnson said he was a supporter of Millegan, tweeting that he had “never seen Brantly treat anyone as different or lesser because of who they are.”
- After the vote concluded, Millegan wrote that he believes “ENS is for everyone” and he looks forward to getting back to work in building ENS.
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