Following an acquisition of BitTorrent by TRON founder and CEO, Justin Sun, the assumption was that BTT would be launched on the TRON network. However, Morris, who was a former chief of the company has serious doubts over whether or not TRON will be able to handle the sheer volume of transactions that the global file sharing network would produce.
In Friday’s interview with BreakerMag, Morris dismissed TRON’s transactional capacity, claiming BTT would ‘just melt it’:
“It was very clear when I was at BitTorrent that there was no way the transaction capacity of Tron would [work]. The transactional capacity we [were] looking at was needing hundreds of transactions a second just to get started. It’s simply not there. You hear all the bullshit out there, oh, this does 10,000 transactions a second. It’s all crap. We were going to melt Tron. Literally destroy it.”
Morris elaborated by saying that BTT would likely end up being a centralized token, although he predicts that the service will be presented as a new quirk of technology. He said:
“I suspect that what they’re really going to do is they’ll do it on some central server, they’ll wave their hands and say, ‘Oh, it’s a Lightning Network for Tron,’ or something, and pretend it’s Tron-based.”
Both the BitTorrent team and TRON refused to comment on this when we reached out.
More like Trump?
Morris recalls an incident where he urged Justin Sun to come clean about TRON’s plagiarized white paper, which is something that the TRON community has brought up before as well.
“I said, ‘Justin, maybe what you should do is acknowledge the fact that you were young and you were scrappy, and maybe this happened, but now you’ve moved on and you’re sincerely building things…”
Morris believes that because Sun remained stubborn and refused to do what’s right for TRON and the community that Justin can be compared to Donald Trump, the president of USA. Morris emphasized that Sun’s tendency to double-down on denying his mistakes, and called this behavior ‘Trumpian’.
The parting shots didn’t end there, as Morris called TRON ‘a marketing machine built on a thin veneer of technology’, and stated that while Justin Sun was a terrific marketer, he ‘doesn’t have a technical bone in his body’. Ouch.
However, from a market’s point of view, TRON is still looking very strong and remains bullish for 2019, especially with the recent updates and annual paper releases.