It’s the most wonderful time of the year and to start off such a magical time of togetherness and friendship, an argument on Twitter has erupted between the founders of two popular cryptocurrency projects, Ethereum and TRON.
In a recent interview, the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin stated that the future of the adoption for cryptocurrencies lies on useful application of digital currencies as the hype has gone. The founder of TRON, Justin Sun has commented on this by pointing out that Buterin did admit that Ethereum grew to its size current size through the hype.
In Sun’s response on Twitter, he points out that Buterin admitted that the Ethereum bull run of 2017 was primarily built on hype and nothing else. In the same response, the TRON founder predicted that the next bull run will be led by TRON and that it won’t be due to the hype. Instead, it will be due to mass adoption of dApps (decentralised applications) and a new project based on the recently purchased BitTorrent.
After calling him out, Buterin also responded to the tweet by digging into how Sun’s phrasing isn’t worth listening to.
You can see the tweet here:
Heuristic #103: anyone who puts a dollar sign followed by a ticker symbol in their tweet is basically a self-identified shill and not worth listening to.— Vitalik Non-giver of Ether (@VitalikButerin) December 2, 2018
Sun didn’t respond to this but members of both communities clashed because of the argument. Some accused TRON of being nothing but hype at this time and even went as far to call it a cheap knock version saying “TRON is just ETH made in China - cheap copy”.
Members of the TRON community have pointed out that TRON has yet to fail on a single promise but Ethereum hasn’t delivered on many occasions.
Not very Christmassy guys.
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