About a couple of weeks ago, Justin Sun, Tron’s CEO and founder, published a tweet announcing that the Tron foundation is creating a fund to rescue developers on the Ethereum and EOS networks. There’s a catch though. Said developers can only benefit from that fund if they bring their decentralized apps and project to the Tron Network. That’s a fair twist.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) December 7, 2018
The bear market has been causing projects to stop functioning.
Mr. Sun’s tweet could have been prompted by another tweet issued by the ETCDEV team. It’s one of the main development teams working on Ethereum Classic. They had to stop working because of lack of funding. Mr. Sun also wrote that one of the team’s developers contacted the Tron foundation in another tweet:
Projects are taking Justin’s offer seriously, and they will boost Tron’s development. One developer from ETCDEV officially announced his tie with Tron just a little while ago.
I'm really excited to join #TRON team as core developer!
Many challenging problems expected 🤯
— Tomasz Zdybał (@tzdybal) December 18, 2018
The awful bear market we’ve seen for almost a year now has provided the perfect conditions so that Mr. Sun’s invitation for Ethereum and EOS developers to join the Tron network will make the network flourish.
This month, the Betguild team moved the Bitizens gaming app from Ethereum to Tron. Also, we saw how the Tron foundation launched the Tron Accelerator program which will spend a million dollars to support the creation of new decentralized apps for the platform.
That financial advantage makes it a lot more likely that dApp developers will move their projects to Tron, which is a platform that’s been hailed for many good reasons. It can manage 2,000 transactions per second (worldwide, it charges zero fees for processing smart contracts that are within a certain bandwidth, and the option to use zk-SNARKS to enhance privacy. Very few blockchains can offer comparable advantages. The niTron summit will take place next month, in San Francisco, and, it just so happens that Tron is compatible with the Ethereum virtual machine.
The recent market conditions pushed many dApp projects to either settle for less or just shut down completely. Mr. Sun and Tron foundation, on the other hand, are trying to persuade them to leave Ethereum and EOS behind so they join Tron, which could allow them to keep their projects alive even as the market keeps going down and they’re even providing financial incentives for them.
Tron’s dApp catalog remains very small when you compare it to Etherum. But 2019 could be the year in which we see it explode as developers take Mr. Sun at face value and join Tron. And that’s not a longshot. Everdragons has already made a move, and many other projects are expected to do the same just because of simple self-preservation.
As we write this article Tron’s TRX is trading at $0.014275. It’s trading in green numbers against the dollar (up by 8.87% in the last 24 hours).
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