Andreas M. Antonopoulos, the incredibly well-known bitcoin evangelist who can often be found discussing bitcoin before crowds has changed his role at Blockchain.info — an informational/wallet hub for bitcoin users.
The news comes from a post made on the Blockchain.info blog on Sunday, which notes that Mr. Antonopoulos will step down from his ‘Chief Security Officer’ position to an Advisor of the Board.
As Advisor, Antonopoulos will be supplying guidance to Blockchain.info on a number of different fronts, of which include security (his forte), infrastructure, communication with the public, company operations, and even hiring.
[blockquote style=”2″]Andreas was hired as the CSO of Blockchain to improve security practices and risk management within the company as Blockchain matured and moved from its startup phase and into its growth phase. We are now firmly positioned in the growth phase. Andreas’ contributions at Blockchain have left the company stronger, more secure and ready to serve millions of consumers around the world.[/blockquote]
The key issue is that there really isn’t quite enough time for Antonopoulos to carry out his security-related duties at the company full-time. As previously mentioned, he speaks publicly, is an author of his own book, and also advises other start-ups.
The security task Antonopoulos was once responsible for will fall in the hands of Ben Reeves, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Blockchain.info.