Tron has kept advancing at a very fast pace. It’s barely a year old and it’s already released a developer’s toolkit and an accelerator competition that will help quicken the availability of dApps in Tron’s network.
Tom Mao, one of Tron foundation executives, in charge of technical division and writing, recently told CodeXpert that Tron has found a way to solve the scalability problems that have plagued Ethereum and Bitcoin. Those two cryptocurrencies have a massive consensus protocol system that makes them very energy intensive and has centralized the mining activity in a few, powerful hands.
“So what Tron does, what it brings to the table that’s different from Bitcoin and Ethereum – especially different from Ethereum – is that it’s essentially using a very unique delegated proof of stake system where TRX holders have the right to vote for Super Representatives who they feel the best help with the Tron ecosystem and widespread adoption of TRX. So that helps to really democratize and decentralize the power – as opposed to the mining cartels – down to basically you and I who can buy TRX and exercise our voting rights.”
Tron executive added,
“There’s a process to apply to be a Super Representative Candidate (SRC) and the role of a Super Representative (SR) is to produce blocks for the Tron network. But what they really do is they’re trying to help spread widespread adoption of TRX. Make people aware of Tron and TRX. And then also hopefully sponsor projects that create DApps in which TRX is used and adopted.”
Talking about the Tron SRs, Tom said,
“The top 27 Super Representative Candidates become Super Representatives, and the elections are held every six hours.”
Mr. Mao also detailed the recent technical developments, explaining how exciting they are for the Tron community’s growth. He specifically included four major toolkits for coders. Tronbox, Tronstudio, Trongrid, and Tronweb. What are those? Keep reading!
He also invited developers to bring their Ethereum dApps into Tron and explained why it’s a good idea in terms of incentives.
Justin Sun, Tron’s founder and CEO has also expressed his interest in having Ethereum projects adopt the Tron blockchain and he explained why: it’s a better network. Cheaper, safer, faster. And some crucial projects (Everdragons, for instance) are taking the invitation seriously and moving to Tron.
Tron has always held the promise to be the definitive Ethereum killer. It hasn’t delivered on that yet, but it’s delivered on everything else so don’t be surprised if, sooner or later, Ethereum loses its developers and users to Tron. Remember that even Tron used to be an Ethereum project that chose to become independent because of all of the problems that have been plaguing Ethereum over months now.
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