Andre Cronje

Andre Cronje

DeFi Architect: Creator of YFI & Keep3rV1

Who Is Andre Cronje?

Andre Cronje is a prolific coder and he is best known for creating Yearn Finance and Keep3rV1, as well as his participation in other high-profile DeFi projects including Hegic, Pickle, Cover, PowerPool, Cream V2, Akropolish, Sushiswap and others. Cronje is a software architect with 20 years of development experience. After completing his 3 year computer science course in 5 months he was asked to stay on as a lecturer. He moved into telecoms developing big data, high transactional infrastructure, before delving into mobile security and cryptography. His last five years have been spent building bespoke FinTech solutions and leveraging blockchain technology to provide cost-reducing financial products to the unbanked sector in Africa. He is one of the most influential people in the DeFi space.

In 2020:

- Launched Yearn (YFI) and Keep3rV1
- Binary options partnership with Hegic
- Pickle & Yearn ferment co-operation dill
- Yearn & Cover merger
- PowerPool & Yearn ecosystem partnership
- Yearn & Cream v2 merger
- Yearn & Akropolish merger
- Yearn & Sushiswap collaboration

Quotes:

"I test in prod" (His Twitter signature)

On project owners leaving projects: “If you want to do a proper exit to community then you have to be willing to exit. If there's a founder portion set aside, people expect the founder or the team to be responsible for it.” (As reported by CoinDesk)

Picture source: LinkedIn Profile

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