All major cryptocurrencies have seen their code being forked over the past few years. It is a trend affecting Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and so forth. Monero has seen its fair share of forks too, although the Masari project has been overlooked by a lot of people. Nearly a year after being first announced, now is a good time to look into what this project is about.
One could argue forking Monero will only result in projects which are of lesser quality. There is a very different type of quality associated with Monero development compared to other currencies which provide privacy or anonymity. Even so, it is a good codebase to start from, and the Masari team decided to fork Monero in September of 2017.