Even though TRON has been making ground all the place in this past year, that hasn’t stopped the Chief Technical Officer (now former) leaving the project.
It all began on 10th May when Lucien Chen announced his resignation from the project.
It wasn’t just that Chen left because he was offered a better-paid job or because he was relocating and was forced to change jobs but it was instead because he didn’t believe the project was doing what it set out to initially do.
Decentralise the internet.
So Chen decided to leave the project in order to follow his own dream to make the Volume Network, a truly decentralised platform.
Chen announced the news in a blog post on Medium where he is quite critical of TRON and he claims that they have moved away from the faith of ‘decentralising the web’.
“I am deeply sorry to see the project that has grown up in my hands has become like this. The dreams and visions that Justin told me have been ruined. After several months of thinking, I decided to start the Volume Network(VOL) Project. Why should I do the VOL project? What is the VOL project?
Volume Network is a truly decentralized blockchain project. This is the project I dreamed of when I first joined TRON.”
So after this news spread, people were anticipating Sun’s response.
On his official Weibo account, Sun said that Chen was just an ordinary employee at TRON and explains that in January this, he was sacked over several legal accusations.
“According to verification done by TRON’s discipline department, Z. Chen, J. Zhu, X. Xie had seriously violated laws and company rules with alleged corporate property embezzlement, bribery, non-compete violation, infringement of corporate trade secrets and intellectual properties, and had been fired in January 2019. TRON has submitted relevant materials to the justice department. Chen joined Tron in October 2017. Before he was fired in January 2019, he was an ordinary employee on the technical side and was not a co-founder.”
This comes as a bit of surprise as Sun tweeted this last year:
CTO Lucien Chen: “By adopting an enhanced DPoS consensus mechanism - TPoS - #TRON TPS is several hundred times of that of #Ethereum. TRON allows every token holder to participate in democratic elections, where one $TRX equals one vote.” ✌️ pic.twitter.com/5Jn4OxkV8x— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) June 2, 2018
Sun literally called Chen the CTO of TRON????
Slightly bitter are we Justin?