Love Letters for Andre

Hello. This is my first post, I didn’t have an account here (although I read and browser here a lot).

I was one of the people that lost money in the EMN fiasco. I sincerely cannot understand how can anyone blame the developer. I don’t blame him. I don’t blame you, Andre, because it’s not your fault. You are building things, working hard, trying to make progress and invent protocols that enhance the ecosystem as a whole. It’s not twitter’s fault either (a.k.a. blue fucking kirby): it’s each one’s fault. If I am to blame anyone other than myself, it would be as imbecile and narrow minded as people blaming the government for being poor. Users that went ahead and frenzy bought an unaudited contract token upon reading a tweet are the ones to blame. It’s true, the @eminencefi twitter was created. It’s true, you retweeted it from your personal account, and it’s true, you started building hype days earlier: it’s still not your fault. People should fucking know that they are risking their capital on this space, it’s a very risky space. If they don’t understand it, fuck them. This isn’t on you. It was bad luck, had anyone gotten rich for purchasing a token at 0.007 and selling it a $1 they wouldn’t be fucking saying thank you either.

Now with that out of the way: I can relate and understand how public backslash can get to you, and how -presumably in your anger- you decide to “not post anything”, “fuck the community”, “I even build it for free and this is what I get” do make sure that this is really what you want and how you feel. If that’s how you feel, and you identified that you’ll be happier just stepping aside, I am in no way asking or recommending that you don’t. You need to be happy, as we do all. Time is of the essence, we don’t have much. What I’m saying is make sure you decisions are based on what you truly want, not on what some fucking imbeciles at twitter are saying, because that doesn’t represent the whole. That’s a sample. And a sample motivated and angered because of their incompetences, you can’t ask them for reason.

Proceed as you might find yourself happy. If you want to not tweet ever again, so be it. If you don’t want to be involved in this protocol ever again, so be it. If you want to take 4 fucking years and start working on it again if you decide you want to be part again, so be it. Don’t let this fuckers get to you, you do as you please and what you want. And I’m saying this as someone that lost some money on EMN. Congrats on your already done job. It’s truly creating value and setting the foundations to what (hopefully) will become the financial revolution on the next +30 years.

Cheers Andre!


I never had the pleasure of talking with Andre. But I certainly am interacting with his creation. I appreciate what he did for us all and in such a selfless way. Down with the degens. Up with the Yearners


Hi Andre,

I am an emn degen who lost money apeing into a smart contract I only thought viable because everyone said you were involved.
And despite this, I in no way think less of you. I admire your determination and will and tireless contribution to this space through hands on experimentation.
I most of all appreciate your willingness to articulate your opposition to the status quo and group-think in the many interviews you have given.
We are all richer for having you in our world.
All the best.


Hey Andre,

You are a doer don’t let negativity override your creativity and get things done skills. I also know you don’t give fukc about those hateful degens and you are building something.
If not than start building as defi community need Andre cronje in it’s finest as for defi to get established among tradfi we need best of you. So common do reply to your admirers and give a fukcing reply to haters as usual like our old Andre

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Hi Andre,

I have three points to make. 1. You are the one of the GOATs in crypto and you are making a huge dent in the world. Perhaps your fame shot up faster than you could handle, but as long as you turn off the haters and naysayers, the yearn community will always have your back. It’s time for you to go Lebron/MJ-level GOAT and shut the haters up. This is why I think you’re a wise man for getting off Twitter. 2. Have fun with yearn and never change. You got to where you are because of who you are. Don’t let anon trolls who haven’t done anything in their lives tell you or make you feel otherwise. 3. We <3 you.


Hey Andre!

I AM one of those EMN degens. I saw your Eminence tweet that morning and thought to myself…I don’t know what it is but I want to be involved. One of the first comments on it was “where do I puke my money”. That sentiment might be off putting but the excitement and willingness to rush in is a testament to how much people believe in you and your ability to create cool things. We have the opportunity to experiment and create something new. It’s all just terribly exciting. The loss stings but that’s the price you pay for participating in the bleeding edge of finance, gaming, the merger of the two etc. Whatever DeFi is now…there is a very real and new global permissionless equity, debt, derivatives market being born. You are one of the fathers. Cheers


Andre, you’re my Defi MVP. I’ve learned so much more from you than I ever could’ve just trying to research on my own. Your an inspiration to all of us, stay strong!


Andre, your name will go down in crypto history as one of the greats who made real contributions to the growth of the DeFi industry. I hope after taking time away you come back with that same fiery passion that has inspired dozens of people to get involved. If you decide to never return, or return under a pen name - we support your decision and want what’s best for you! Congratulations for making it this far, I’m rooting for your continued success <3


It is obvious that he is one of the most creative thinker and fast executor in the space. But I like him most because of his selflessness.


The lesson is as old as the first investment. We praise those that enrich us, and tarnish the very people when we lose. Kudos of Andre for his technical brilliance and humble actions.


I like your memes almost as much as your code. Your humble nature and wonderful intellect are inspiring. You are an excellent human being, Andre. Take care of yourself. Hope to see you again soon.



I want you to know that I greatly appreciate you for your fantastic work and contributions to the community. I can think of no better steward of economic opportunity within crypto today.

Yearn has helped me reach economic security in a way that I didn’t think possible, and I think fondly of your work as I slather my bottom in the finest of scented oils daily. Thank you!


Hey Andre, I remember your first letter about how building in crypto sucks and didn’t realize until a lot later that you were the same person who built YFI. I was late to YFI (but here now!) and missed EMN ( wouldn’t have figured it out anyway) but I have a lot of respect for what you’ve built, and got to learn more about your thought process through your multiple interviews. I think you’re one of the best out there and we definitely could use more like you.

Take your time to rest up and reset. You deserved it. Just don’t let detractors bring you down. They’re just not worth it. You have a lot of supportn as you can see, so focus on the love :slight_smile:


Keep your chin up Andre! Ignore the haters and keep on building the crucial money legos that will take DeFi to the next level. Focus on the mission, not the detractors. You cannot please everyone and nor should you try. You are a builder, so build. You are not a politician (thank God!) who must cater to the whims of your constituents. People in this space need to realize that we are living on the bleeding edge of innovation and therefore one should expect to get cut and bleed sometimes. These haters need to take some responsibility for their actions.


You’re one of the reasons I’m moving from regular software into crypto! Your lack of personal greed, and public contribution is an inspiration. Automated yield as a public good for everyone is :pray::heart:. Give yourself whatever it is you feel you need. Take care of yourself. You’ve done plenty for all of us. I wish you happiness, health, and freedom from suffering.


I know you don’t need the validation of another internet stranger but if you are reading this Andre you have been an inspiration for a new way of thinking. What you’ve contributed to the Ethereum ecosystem in terms of ideas and approach is already invaluable, that also goes for the wider Yearn team. I can’t believe how hard you guys work and the value you create, but please know it is appreciated.

I’ll leave you with this quote which sums up both sides of recent events:

‘A wise man speaks when he has something to say, a fool speaks because he has to say something’


我想对 Andre 先生 说,EMN被黑 这件事情,错和责任,都不在于您身上。

还是 Andre先先的责任?,,,


我想说:这事与 Andre先生无关。假如有人说 Andre先生不应该发推特,那么我们是否可以反问这个人:“如果 Andre先生发个推说某地方有屎,那个人他会带着1500万美金,不顾一切去吃屎吗?”。

如果这个人说,他会去吃的,那么,很明显,这更加证明这些叫嚣 Andre先生要负责任的人是神经病,从而还是说明这不是 Andre先生的错了。

Andre先生创办了Yearn.Finace,这真是一个十分了不起的事情,对整个区块链行业,做出了巨大的贡献,树立了光辉的榜样。希望 Andre先生继续推进Yearn.Finace项目的发展,为区块链行业的进步,做出更多的贡献。



I will keep it short and sweet.

You kicked stared a Defi yield farming revolution with your amazing ideas and style of work.

You made the lives of many, including myself, infinitely better with your vision.

I wish I was half the man you are, and could positively impact so many peoples lives the way you have.

You seem like a real bro, I wish we could grab a drink together, but alas I will just have to poor one out in your abscence.

Never stop building and never apologise for who you are.


I love you Andre. Nuff said.


To me, what you’ve done that’s more valuable than anything is doing things the right way.

You showed crypto that a human can be selfless enough to deploy something great, and give themselves very little. A vast majority of people in this space let greed overwhelm their desire for making something that’s truly as decentralized as possible.

People undervalue the fact that you did more to deter users than any other protocol ever. If anyone who wasn’t privy to Yearn info saw the website and its disclaimers, they would get the impression that their money could likely disappear. Again, a reflection of the good intent that the protocol was built with.

When you realized that narratives were getting out of hand, you went on a full fledged podcast press run and gave us hours of insight. People who listened to these interviews know that the only things you want are for people to not lose their money and for innovation to be possible in an environment where the two don’t blend.


It can be scary to see how much power an angry community has, but for every hater, there’s a few fans. And they’re your fans because you do you.

Would love to hear you address things to a trusted interviewer again. Stay safe.