On 12th April, the Tron community received an open letter from Justin Sun, the CEO of Tron. The letter detailed about the first Super Representative Elections which is scheduled on 26th June. Super Representative Elections will take place right after the Mainnet token migration which is expected to end on 21st June.
By the successful completion of the election, 27 Super Representatives will be elected out of the one million Tron proponents. These Super Representatives will have a major role in the future governance structure of the firm and mainly they will represent the will of the people. They will also act as guardians of the Tron network and actively participate in the calculation and validation of the network.
Justin Sun says:
“I have always believed deeply in the values of sovereignty of the people, and natural rights of the people. In the cryptocurrency world, we’re talking about the sovereignty of the token; the natural rights of the token! Each token is of vital importance, as they are the keys to decentralizing network power.”
A Tron enthusiast says:
“Amazing job your whole TRX project”
Kim, a Twitterati says:
“@justinsuntron I love how you make business well.“
A recent tweet by Justin Sun explains steps to apply for the Super Representative Elections.
Following are the steps mentioned:
Step 1: Visit ‘https://tronscan.org’
Step 2: Create an account on the portal by selecting the ‘register/login’ option.
Step 3: Select the register option.
Step 4: An auto-generated account Address, Password, and Private Key will be displayed on the screen. Users are advised to make a note of the above-mentioned details for future use.
Step 5: Select all the 3 checkboxes on the same page and click on ‘Create Account’.
Step 6: Go through the reminders on the next page and click ‘OK’.
Step 7: Click on the drop-down at the top right-hand corner (Account icon) and select ‘Apply Delegate’ Option.
Step 8: the personal website address and hit ‘Submit’ button to complete the operation.
Step 9: To confirm the successful completion of the session, navigate to the ‘candidates tab’ and search for your ‘personal website address’.
If your application, is successful, then the following page will be displayed with your website details.
“I would like to call on each and every TRON supporter to contribute to the TRON Protocol by participating in the election or running to become a Super Representative while recognizing the choice represented by each TRX vote. It is my sincere wish that each TRX holder will cherish and exercise their rights by voting.”
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XRP TipBot comes back online after a tiny downtime; Nothing to be worried about, says Wietse Wind
XRP TipBot’s website and the corresponding application suffered a downtime on June 23, 2019 for a few hours, during which the application wasn’t showing the balance of users. The website and the API for TipBot instead, displayed a “500 Internal Error.”
A Twitter user, @BlueNETGaming, tweeted Wietse Wind, inquiring the same. Wind confirmed that it was just an “infrastructure blip,” and that there was nothing to be worried about.
Oops! Sorry! Infrastructure blip. Really easy fix but I enjoyed an offline afternoon with my girls 😇 So I only found out after some time, when I checked my phone. Monitoring, messages, calls 😇 Social media tips went through during the downtime. Sorry! 😆
— Wietse Wind (@WietseWind) June 23, 2019
XRP TipBot is probably the first and most widely accepted use-case of XRP. It leverages the transaction settling time of XRP Ledger to make tipping easy among peers on Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms, and this was the brainchild of developer Wietse Wind.
After TipBot, a lot of other cryptocurrencies have tried to mimic this idea of facilitating tipping; an example being Bitcoin’s, Tippin.Me which leveraged Lightning Network for tipping users. Although successful, it isn’t as popular as Wind’s TipBot.
The reason behind the same is that XRP Ledger allows transaction settlement in under 5 seconds, which makes tipping fast and efficient, unlike Bitcoin’s transactions which take a few minutes for transactions to be confirmed.
This is same reason why XRP is being used as a liquidity provider for cross-border payments in Ripple’s proprietary product, xRapid.
XRP community is a tightly-knit community with people who are very bullish about XRP’s success. There are equally talented developers in the community who are developing apps that help create more use-cases for XRP.
SchlaubiDev is one such developer known for developing plugins for Gmail and Microsoft Office, plugins that allow a user to send XRP over e-mails.
Ripple has identified Wind and his team’s talent and inducted them into Xpring, which finances them to help develop more community-based apps for increasing XRP use-cases.
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