Emin Gün Sirer, a well-known influencer of cryptocurrency and blockchain, made an observation against the ninth largest cryptocurrency, Tron, on his official Twitter handle. The observation drew the attention of Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of the Ethereum Foundation, who also contributed to Tron's critique.
Cornell's professor has always been famous for his contributions to peer-to-peer systems, operating systems and computer networks. To add, the professor developed the SPIN kernel as a graduate student and is also working on scalable protocols for shard blockchains, along with Vitalik Buterin and Vlad Zamfir, one of the leading researchers in Ethereum.
When Tron established himself as one of the world's largest operating systems, the professor was quick to criticize him. He said:
"I know the operating systems, I've built operating systems, and Tron is not an operating system."
"Rule number 73 of Sirer & # 39; s Blockchain: anything advertised as" blockchain operating system "is an embarrassing mess."
This was soon followed with Vitalik Buterin who contributed to the observation against Tron. He said on Twitter:
"But what about legitimate blockchain operating systems like
$AVA e $SUB? (I * think * that's how one of the latest twitter shilling tricks works …) "
Vitalik Buterin also stated:
"The trick is to throw your coin into a list of other coins that you know that the recipients of the shilling already approve and let him associate your coin as" one of the cards. "Even the dollar signs. } – horrible signs of the dollar … "
This is not the first time that Buterin has spoken against Tron. The co-founder has had several clashes with Justin Sun, founder and CEO of the Tron Foundation. In particular, the above statement from Buterin appears to be related to one of the feuds with Sun.
In December 2018, Sun commented on Vitalik's statement that the catalyst for the next bull run will be on useful applications, unlike the previous bull run that was led by the hype. Here, Sun stated that "Vitalik Buterin admits that ETH led the 2017 bull run built on the hype". He also added that the next race will be led by Tron due to his massive adoption of dApps and BitTorrent.
This was soon accepted by Buterin's dissent, who stated that "whoever puts a dollar sign followed by a ticker symbol in their tweet is basically a self-identified shield and is not worth listening to."
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