News surfaced last week about a BitTorrent token being designed by TRON but now it seems that the token might not be suitable for the TRON network. This comes from the former chief strategy officer at BitTorrent called Simon Morris has revealed that the TRON network wouldn’t be able to handle the high rate of transactions on BitTorrent.
As reported by CoinTelegraph, Morris has spoken in a recent interview with BreakerMag where he explained that he and his team have found that bringing a token and automated auctions to make download queues a priority and therefore increase the speed of the network by up to 40 percent.
Now, Morris has apparently said that there’s “no way” the TRON blockchain could deal with the transaction volume that the system would require. According to him, the team needed hundreds of transactions per second just to get started. Morris said, “you hear all the bulls**t out there, oh, this does 10,000 transactions a second. It’s all crap. We were going to melt TRON. Literally destroy it.”
On top of this, in the interview, Morris said that there isn’t much reason to believe the other claims about BitTorrent's TRON based token, BTT. “It’s basically a marketing machine layered on a very thin veneer of technology.”
In explaining his point of view, Morris said that TRONs founder Justin Sun is a great marketer but he doesn’t have a “technical bone in his body”. Morris added onto this saying:
“But the approach that bothered me was, the very sort of Trumpian approach — if you get caught in a lie, the answer is you double down on the lie. [It was] the endless doubling down on lies that made me think it wasn’t going to be a fit.”
Last year, Morris left BitTorrent after he said that he wouldn’t be able to develop any trust in relationships with TRON executives. After Morris confronted Sun about the TRON copied code and white paper, Sun said in response: “We have come to consensus that this did not happen. And we have moved on.”
Morris still has his suspicions that TRON will manage BitTorrent transactions on a central server and he believes it pretends to be TRON-based.
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