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Tron [TRX]’s Justin Sun becomes SR candidate of his own company

Ranjitha Shastry



Tron [TRX]'s Justin Sun becomes SR candidate of his own company
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Founder of Tron [TRX], Justin Sun, has furnished his candidacy to become a Super Representative on the Tron network and community. On 18th June, Justin Sun announced the same on Twitter and the Tron Super Representative [SR] website.

His tweet read:

“I am excited to run for #TRON Super Representative alongside excellent candidates, in the hands of our community. Voting is a crucial part of the #TRON ecosystem and embodies our mission of decentralization and democracy. Every vote counts!”

Along with the tweet, he posted a circular which stated that his personal Twitter page will act as the main site for Tron SR campaign and that his campaign address is TFA1qpUkQ1yBDw4pgZKx25wEZAqkjGoZo1 [Source: Tronscan]. Sun mentioned:

“I hope that my candidacy will make all the TRX holders, supporters and believers see the significance embedded in voting. I hope it will enable all of us to contribute to the establishment of a truly democratic, decentralized TRON community. Voting allows us to carry on and promote “the popular sovereignty and the natural rights” of the token.”

Running for the SR elections, he mentioned is a “completely personal action” and with this said, 33.2 billion TRX tokens held by him/Tron Foundation will “will not be participating in the election”.

At present, Tron has over 60 SR candidates. Sun also mentioned in the circular that like every other SR candidate so far he is also determined to go through the already set selection process, which is said to “displays Tron’s inclusiveness and openness as a decentralized and autonomous community”. He ended the circular by stating:

“I sincerely hope that members of the TRON community could vote for me. As one of the firmest believer of TRON, I am excited to witness more miracles coming along our way, and I hope everyone in the community can execute their rights to vote for the SR candidates.”

As an SR member of the Tron Foundation, they will have a major role in the future governance structure of the firm and they will mainly represent the will of the people. It is also said that the SR will also act as guardians of the Tron network and will actively participate in the calculation and validation of the network.

This post by Justin Sun attracted a lot of attention questioning his candidacy as a ‘major stakeholder’.

Colin O’Kane, a Twitter user commented:

“No offence I am living the Tron project I am enjoying the partnerships but how does being a SR candidate ensure independence as a majority stakeholder? Everyone has money tied up in your dream but as soon as you open your mouth a landslide happens, marketing needs to be subtle.”

Katie’s World 18+, a crypto enthusiast, and a Twitter user commented:

“You’re running for representative of your own company! Bold move, Cotton. God damn, best of luck!”

Ildefonso Ungui RN, a Twitter user commented:

“Are you so stupid of doing this? The founder will run and wants to be one of the SR?
SERIOUSLY Justin? Instead of focusing on what you can do for the TRX and let the public run the SR, you wanted to compete with us and divide your time having SR and being the Founder?”

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Ranjitha Shastry is a part of AMBCrypto's News Reporting Team. Having done her major in Journalism and mass communication, she is passionate about business and economic journalism.