On December 23rd, the TRON project reached 1 million user accounts, reports Cointelegraph. They refer to this TRON blockchain explorer website. It shows that in the past five days, TRON address count increased nearly 20k a day. Today it already is 42k more than 1 million.
This has happened only six months from the official mainnet launch, confirmed
#TRON reached 1 million accounts on Dec 23, in 184 days or 6 months since #TRX Mainnet Launch— Misha Lederman (@mishalederman) December 24, 2018
In comparison,#Ethereum reached 1 million accounts on Jan 22, in 542 days or 18 months since #ETH Mainnet Launch
Let that sink in for a moment… #IAmDecentralized🖖🏽#TronFOMO$TRX pic.twitter.com/YwX7yJy4BH
Misha Lederman who is the co-founder of IamDecentralized.org. Also, Justin Sun, the CEO of the company confirmed this fact, and the millionth user is:
Justin Sun earlier claimed that the millionth user would receive a gift worth $10,000.
What is TRON?
TRON is one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world which offers scalability, high-availability, and high-throughput computing (HTC) support that serves as the foundation for all decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem. Since July 24th, 2018, TRON acquired BitTorrent Inc. which is an Internet technology company based in San Francisco. Every month more than 170 million people use BitTorrent Inc. developed products. Its protocols move as much as 40% of the world’s Internet traffic on a daily basis.
Now TRON is one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world with over 100M users. Today TRON is trading at $0.019714 USD with a market cap of $1,313,546,957 USD. Its all time high was in January 2018, when it reached $0.25 USD.
Comparing with Ethereum
Misha Linderman in his tweet compared TRON’s growth to Ethereum’s. He says: “In comparison, #Ethereum reached 1 million accounts on Jan 22, in 542 days or 18 months since #ETH Mainnet Launch Let that sink in for a moment…”
Many tweeters reacted pretty hard to a comparison like this. @035Ak said that comparing TRX with ETH is like comparing BTC with BCH.
Also, many pointed out that Ethereum developers had to develop the project from scratch as where the TRON project just took the base from Ethereum. However, the hardest striking bullet was the price comparison. @danmip13 tweeted: “Ethereum is worth $130, Tron is worth less than 2 cents. Let that sink in for a moment.”
Is that copying?
Everything aside, this is a question of ethics. Do people feel that in this era of blockchain, where everything is open-source, decentralized, where almost everyone can create their blockchains, needs to be such things as copying boundaries? If we’re honest, this is possible thanks to the Ethereum project. They developed a platform where everyone can join, create blockchains, smart contracts, etc. They who decide to “borrow” the code in the means of pushing an idea further and achieving better things for the wider public, I don’t see what the problem with that is. The same is with Bitcoin. There always have been, and still will be, people trying to improve Bitcoin by taking it in their hands and moving it in a different direction.
A Christmas present for Justin Sun and the millionth user!
Ironically, Justin Sun had tweeted that the best gift for him and his TRON team would be 1 million users.
The best Christmas gift for me and the #TRON community is 1 million users. When can we reach to this milestone? Plz RT and Make a guess! I will randomly take 3 lucky ones for 10,000 #TRX each! $TRX pic.twitter.com/O5YvU0kUzq— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) December 22, 2018
With that fulfilled, TRON is quickly moving forward, announcing new partnerships every day and improving their platform. Also, the millionth user must be pretty excited, as all he had to do was start using the TRON platform.
Merry Christmas everyone!