Tron’s Justin Sun Urges Developers To Join Him
As reported by Ethereum World News previously, as reports arose that ConsenSys, the Ethereum development consortium headed by Joseph Lubin, Tron CEO Justin Sun urges developers at the startup to send resumes to his team. Sun, who formerly worked at Ripple Labs, quipped that his project’s family is “fast-growing and well-funded.”
Now, just one week later, after fear, uncertainty, discomfort (FUD) continued to leak out of ConsenSys‘ walls, Sun has doubled-down on his call for Ethereum’s best developers to join him.
In a tweet posted on Saturday (seen below), the crypto entrepreneur, who also heads BitTorrent, noted that the “next news will be ConsenSys joining Tron,” commenting in response to an article that claimed the project tapped a former Ethereum Classic dev. This recent message comes just after he controversially likened Ethereum to a sinking ship, adding that developers leaving en-masse and startups shutting down is in the project’s cards.
The aforementioned innocuous comment, likely made in jest, only underscore Tron’s recent drive to outperform in 2018’s crypto bear market.
Tron Surges Past Blockchain Milestones
Some have claimed that Sun has been tooting his own horn, so to speak, for good reason. In the past weeks, the Tron CEO has drawn attention to a number of milestones that his brainchild has surpassed. Per Sun, the Tron blockchain now facilitates 83 decentralized applications (DApps). This statistic is up by ~400% since November’s end, when the network ran approximately 20 DApps.
The optimist claimed that at current growth rates, Tron will surpass EOS in terms of DApp counts by the end of January 2019. Block.one-backed EOS, for some perspective, currently houses 259 blockchain applications.
Along with posting a staggering month-over-month DApp growth rate, Sun recently took to Twitter to claim that contracts on the network have been triggered 100 million times, only accentuating that Tron’s DApps have viable use cases.
These two milestones come just days after Tron registered its one-millionth account, which comes just 185 days after the project migrated from Ethereum to its own networks.
Tron’s mainnet also recently surpassed 100 million processed transactions, which indicates that Tron has continued to see monumental levels of interest, in spite of the crypto bear market. This is likely due to the popularity of the network’s dApp offerings. This jaw-dropping milestone came a day after Tron set a new record of 2.64 million transactions in a single day. On that day, this 2.64 million sum was purportedly 9.6x more than the number of transactions processed on Bitcoin, 4.6x Ethereum, 4.1x XRP, 188x Tether, and 264x Stellar.
At the time of writing, TRX tokens are going for $0.019946 a pop, and have posted a -1.5% loss in the past 24 hours. This is in step with Bitcoin’s performance, as BTC has found itself down 1.2% in the aforementioned time period.