The cryptocurrency market has always seen tie-ups with mainstream companies and individuals as a marker for adoption. Tron, the cryptocurrency known for its multitude of announcements recently broke the news of a significant jump in popularity.
Justin Sun, the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the Tron Foundation recently announced that he had met Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple.
During a time when everyone was running helter-skleter for partnerships, Tron seems to be enjoying its moment in the limelight. The news about the meeting was first shared by Wozniak on Twitter when he tweeted:
Lunch with Justin Sun for free! (He paid for lunch with Warren Buffett) (@ Mandarin Gourmet in Cupertino, CA) https://t.co/xap3BR7Aro
— Steve Wozniak (@stevewoz) January 20, 2020
Sun went on to retweet this news, claiming that he was looking forward to their ‘partnership’. It’s still unsure as to what they may have discussed, but a majority of the Tronics become already on-board with the Tron CEO
Some have speculated that the discussion may have surrounded adding TRX tokens to upcoming iPhones. The chances of that happening may be slim as most of the executive decisions for Apple was taken by its CEO, Tim Cook. The reason why some believed that Tron may be added to future Apple tech was that the former did that with Samsung.
Back in October 2019, the Korean tech giant had decided to integrate Tron and Mobile-compatible dApp building tools to its fold. According to a release by Samsung, the Samsung Blockchain Keystore SD v1.2.0 contained APIs that would allow TRX transactions. This was a huge win for Tron as it was the first time that a cryptocurrency had been fully integrated with a mainstream component, let alone with Samsung.
A few members in the cryptoverse joked that Sun’s meeting with Wozniak would have gone the same way as the lunch with Warren Buffett. These critics were referring to the charity lunch that Justin Sun missed after talking about it for weeks on end.
The latest meeting between the two public figures has prompted some cryptocurrency enthusiasts to believe that digital assets were finally breaking into the mainstream fore. Steve Wozniak has also been a popular player in the crypto industry by commenting on its regulatory issues as well as advantages.
Just a few months back, Wozniak had claimed that he liked the concept of cryptocurrencies but some countries did not know how to handle it. He was afraid that countries only wanted control, thereby beating the essence of digital assets. Wozniak asserted that developers need to invent effective solutions using blockchain and crypto as that would allow other industries to sit up and take notice.
The Apple c-founder’s interest in crypto was solidified in late 2018 when he co-founded EQUI Global. The venture capital firm works by issuing investors a digital currency called EquiTokens, which can later be traded.