"Soon after the announcement of the referendum results, I was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted ‘partners', for my… ‘absence' from its meetings; an idea that the Prime Minister judged to be potentially helpful to him in reaching an agreement. For this reason I am leaving the Ministry of Finance today", Yanis Varoufakis said on his website.
"I consider it my duty to help Alexis Tsipras exploit, as he sees fit, the capital that the Greek people granted us through yesterday's referendum," the statement reads.
"And I shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride."
While the Greek government has stated the referendum was a triumph of democracy, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Monday that the results of the vote were "regrettable" and pessimistic for the country’s future.
Varoufakis previously said he would resign if Greece’s referendum on the creditors’ bailout plan resulted in a "Yes" vote.
The referendum was preceded by several rounds of talks between Athens and its major international creditors on Greece's debt settlement before the previous bailout program expiry on June 30, which resulted in no agreement.
The Eurozone finance ministers have proposed spending cuts and tax increases in exchange for further financial assistance to Greece.