Tron [TRX], the ninth largest cryptocurrency in the space, has been making a lot of buzz in the space. This has led to the coin gaining a lot of attention from other communities in the space as well. The main reason it is currently a hot topic of the space is its BitTorrent acquisition.
BitTorrent is considered to be one of the biggest acquisitions in the space as it has always been greeted with high-regard by several influencers in the space as it is the largest file-sharing peer-to-peer platform around the globe and because of its use-cases.
The speculation of Tron acquiring the platform was doing its rounds in the space much before the actual announcement. Additionally, some reports claim that Justin Sun, the Founder and CEO of Tron Foundation, had filed for a temporary restraining order on the platform as the software company had started look for more prospectus bidders. In the end, the Foundation acquired the biggest Torrent platform for over $140 million.
This was soon followed with news that employees had started to take the exit route after the acquisition, wherein five employees were confirmed to have left the firm. This turned out to a major blow for the Foundation as they released a statement clarifying the entire situation, citing that despite some taking the exit gate there were many who joined the bandwagon.
Now, Bram Cohem, creator of BitTorrent, has spoken about the Tron and the Founder on his official social media handle. He said on Twitter:
“I’m no longer in any way affiliated with BitTorrent and have never been affiliated with Tron or Justin Sun”
Along with this, the creator also spoke about the speculation of Sun investing in his current project, Chai Network. Cohem has clarified that neither Sun nor the Foundation have any shares in the project.
Chris Burniske, Partner at Placeholder said on Twitter:
“@Tronfoundation’s $TRX is pumping because it will allow people to claim #BitTorrent-coin ($BTT). Though, per tweets like Bram’s & other whispers, Tron is just shilling BitTorrent’s brand, while talent bleeds & workability of $BTT is an afterthought.”
Recently, the Former Chief Strategy Officer of BitTorrent, Simon Morris was also in the limelight for his statement against the Foundation’s current project and Justin Sun. In an interview with Breaker Magazine, he stated that Tron network will not be able to process BitTorrents’ transactions.
Nonetheless, this was soon brushed off by Sun, wherein he claimed that the team will be opting for on-chain/off-chain transactions and ensure that Tron network will be able to handle the token’s transactions.
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Bitcoin’s [BTC] biggest threat is its users, not governments, says Bitcoin.org’s Cobra
Bitcoin [BTC], the world’s largest cryptocurrency, saw a significant surge earlier this month, helping the coin break strong resistance at $5,000 and $5,200. Following the great fall of the king coin in early 2018, the Bitcoin ecosystem was struggling with scalability and technological issues, eventually leading to the hard fork.
Bitcoin.org’s Cobra, who is also the co-owner of Bitcointalk.org, has always maintained that Bitcoin was the cryptocurrency to look out for through his various Twitter bouts with prominent personalities in the cryptoverse. Due to his strong, unbridled support for Bitcoin, he has often trashed altcoins for their low market dominance.
In a new Twitter thread, Cobra spoke about the “biggest threat” to the Bitcoin ecosystem. Even though many crypto-enthusiasts believe that governments and technological issues were the biggest threats to the king coin, Cobra had a completely different opinion.
According to the Bitcoin maximalist, users have the potential to signal Bitcoin’s doom. His tweet read,
Though most Bitcoin supporters usually support his opinions, this tweet was met with a lot of resistance. Twitterati swarmed the thread in an attempt to prove him wrong. A user named @MrHodl alleged that this could not be true as Bitcoin had “no community.” He added that this, in turn, prevented toxicity in the ecosystem.
Cobra replied to the tweet stating,
“I think there is a community, it’s just not fully representative of everyone with a stake in Bitcoin. Most holders are quiet and not too familiar with what’s going on. There’s people with 1000+ BTC and they don’t engage at all with discussion platforms, just lurk.”
Some Twitter users took it as an attack on Bitcoin investors and opposed Cobra’s stance. A user @CarstenBKK commented,
“Maybe I am lost in translation. What do you wanna tell us? That you are part of Bitcoin network of people owning/using it, but you are just disgusted by the idea, that the network is called community in the sense of direct human collaboration and affection to the groups ideals?”
Previously, Cobra had accused Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Square Crypto of pandering to Bitcoin users, while also suggesting that the crypto project was merely a way to bring in more users for Dorsey’s CashApp. His tweet read,
“Gotta respect how hard @sqcrypto is pandering to Bitcoiners. Very clever how @Jack has embedded himself in the community; in return the community promotes @CashApp, which gives that service a small but dedicated and activist group of early users.”
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