The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin is once again in the center of our ethereum news after the co-founder of TRON Justin Sun posted a series of tweets mocking Buterin and his cryptocurrency.
Sun posted on Twitter that he promises to build a monument honoring Ethereum if the TRON cryptocurrency ever gets down from the second position as the largest coin by market cap. Sun ironically praised Buterin for contributing to the blockchain sector but their rivalry is obvious.
‘’When #TRON succeed, we will build a monument in memory of #ethereum! @VitalikButerin will be remembered for his tremendous contribution in #blockchain industry!’’
Sun’s mockery comes right after the China’s Center for Information and Industry Development published a report showing that Tron is on second position and Etehreum came third. The first position as we reported previously is occupied by EOS which shows that the rankings were unchanged from the previous edition which was release at the end of February. The criteria that are used to rank the cryptocurrencies include innovation, technology and applicability.
The rivalry between the two co-founders is not something new. At the start of March, while speaking for the Unchained podcasts, Buterin stated that he wouldn’t mind if Ethereum ever gets overtaken by another blockchain. However he said that if that happens, he will lose a certain amount of hope for humanity if that would be TRON.
Unlike Justin Sun who sees Ethereum as its competitor, Buterin says that his biggest competitor is Dfinity.
In February, Buterin addressed for an interview that the decentralized file-sharing network BitTorrent has appeared on the crypto market and then, the supporters of TRON thought that Buterin was praising a decentralized-file sharing platform. BitTorrent as you know was acquired by the Tron Foundation in 2018. Sun took the chance to say how Buterin is obsessed with BitTorrent.
Buterin of course rebutted the claims, saying that the video was recorded in 2017 which was a year before the Tron Foundation acquired the BitTorrent platform:
‘’That interview was from Aug 2017. Tron acquired bittorrent in Jul 2018. My praise for bittorrent had nothing to do with Tron. This is like implying that because I like avocados, I approve of everyone who has ever bought an avocado.’’
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