One major Bitcoin influencer and an independent developer named Udi Werthemeier recently talked about Bitcoin, Tron and PayPal – claiming that Tron has a potential to overtake Ethereum sometime in 2020.
As the year 2019 came to a close, the Tron news show feature Wertheimer sharing a video on Twitter from the founder of Tron Justin Sun, who was announcing a new partnership with Poloniex.
In it, Wertheimer expressed his confidence about Tron. The Bitcoin influencer noted that TRX has a chance to surpass ETH in the battle for decentralized app supremacy and said:
“Watching Justin Sun discussing Tron+Poloniex. Tron is *so* going to flippen Ethereum in the next year or so, it’s not even funny. All of the DeFi bois don’t realize it yet, but they’re going to work for Just when he acquires ConsenSys.”
A few years later, the Bitcoin influencer went in detail regarding why he thought Tron was more effective. He said:
“TRON: More blocks, more transactions, fast development, business acumen, more usecases, proven to be censorship resistant so far.
ETHEREUM: Slow, inefficient, inflexible, development hell, complete lack of business skills, tyrants censoring whatever they dislike.”
Many analysts and commentators on Twitter followed the Tron and ETH news and speculated that Wertheimer was trolling Sun. The claims correlate with his Medium bio, which includes the word “troll” as a descriptor.
Whether he was serious or not, Wertheimer continues to discuss the subject now. We can see this from a recent tweet which is featured below.
I’ve been approached by some EOS whales, they want me to stop shilling Tron and shill EOS instead. I told them @justinsuntron is a hero, but they say EOS will flipen ETH first..
I’m not sure, but they’re offering to pay good money!
What do you think? Who will flippen ETH first?
— Udi Wertheimer (@udiWertheimer) December 27, 2019
According to DappReview which is a company that tracks the performance of blockchain based decentralized applications and its report from mid-December, Ethereum remains the king of decentralized apps. This is contrary to what the Bitcoin influencer claimed.
“Ethereum remains the most significant smart contract blockchain. It grew the daily user base of its dapp ecosystem 118% in 2019, with daily value up 166%,” the report reads. “Ethereum is also the only blockchain to-date to successfully grow dapps across the four main categories: DeFi, Exchanges, Games, and Gambling and High-Risk.”
As for Tron and TRX, the data tracker says that the network’s decentralized app ecosystem grew significantly (by 93%) but still “remains heavily concentrated in the Gambling and High-Risk categories.”
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