Former Ethereum hard fork and release administrator for Parity Technologies Afri Schoedon said his test for coronavirus showed positive. According to Schoedon, he became infected during the recent Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) in France.
“Given the symptoms and the time of their manifestation, I probably got infected during the EthCC conference or one of the side events. If you also have flu symptoms after EthCC, please check and stay home,” wrote Afri.
I was tested positive for #COVID19.— Afr (@a4fri) March 13, 2020
Given my symptoms and timing, I was probably infected at @EthCC_ and/or one of the side/after events.
If you have flu symptoms after EthCC, please get tested and stay home.
The event took place in Paris at the beginning of March.
Earlier this week, coronavirus was diagnosed with Torus DApp co-founder Zhen Yu Yong, who was also a member of EthCC. Before that, he attended an Ethereum community event in London.
Recall that in February 2019, Afri Schoedon left the Ethereum community with a scandal. Stating that the Polity project being developed by Parity offers the same thing as Ethereum 2.0, the German developer was subjected to a flurry of derogatory criticism on social networks, after which he temporarily stopped communicating with them.
“I am disappointed in the Ethereum community. You expelled one of the best developers for the stupidest reason. More people should have expressed their support and less acrimonious,” said Hudson Jameson, representative of the Ethereum Foundation, who spoke in his support.
In the past, Afri Schoedon was also the moderator of the subreddit r /ethereum, but recently he was in search of a new job, as described on the page, a link to which is from his profile on Twitter.