Tron’s Justin Sun has been known to make critical statements about the Ethereum blockchain in the past. Recently, the CEO of Tron said that Ethereum was no more than a hype coin from the last bull run. The tweet was posted write after Vitalik Buterin posted an article with the title: “Ethereum [ETH]’s Vitalik Buterin: The next wave of cryptocurrency adoption will be built on a hype.”
In response to the article, Sun said that Tron will lead the next cryptocurrency bull run and would be built on mass adoption of BitTorrent and dApps. Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin wasn’t happy with Sun’s tweet. He responded directly referring to Sun as a “self- identified shill that no one should bother listening to.” Vitalik said:
“Anybody who has a dollar sign and a ticker symbol in their tweet is a self-identified shill who isn’t worth listening to.”
It didn’t stop there, Buterin went further to mock the Tron network stating that the only way to become as successful as Tron is to “put your coin in the list of other coins when you know the recipients of your shilling has already approved that coin hoping to get them to associate with your coin.”
What he was trying to say is that Justin Sun shills Tron by bad mouthing Ethereum hoping to be seen as one of the pack or to get Ethereum users associated with Tron. He also criticized the dollar sign Sun uses instead of a hashtag. At the time of writing, Justin Sun had not responded to the messages by Vitalik Buterin. If he does, the Ethereum co-founder would be ready to clap back.
Ethereum (ETH) Price Today – BTC / USD
Ethereum is the leading smart contract platform in the world. Over the years, many other competing platforms have been developed including Tron. This isn’t the first time Justin Sun is throwing shades at Ethereum. A while ago when there were reports about a drop in number of DApps on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains, Sun said that the Tron Foundation is willing to accommodate developers on their blockchain as the EOS and Tron networks sink. That comment sparked up discussion on social media. While some enthusiasts agreed with Sun, some others wondered why he was inviting EOS and Ethereum developers to the Tron blockchain when Tron was also feeling the heat of the bear market.
Ethereum (ETH) And Tron (TRX) Price
Analysis Right now, the cryptocurrency market as attempting a recovery from the recent bearish dip. Over the weekend the price of BTC fell significantly against the USD dragging the market down. This cleaned out up to $6 billion from the cryptocurrency market capitalization within a 48 hour period.
Right now, ETH is trading at $116.64. This means that it is down by 0.64% against the USD and down by 0.38% against BTC. The trading volume over a 24 hour period is $2,304,068,346 and the market $12,189,715,480.
TRON (TRX) Price Today – TRX / USD
Tron (TRX) got a boost yesterday after the Tron Foundation announced the date for the BTT airdrop. While BTC and other cryptocurrencies were trading in red, TRX was trading in green. Right now, TRX is trading at $0.025660. It is up by 2.76% against the USD and up by 3.18% against BTC. The trading volume over a 24 hour period is $251,520,807 and the market capitalization is $1,710,396,124.
Do you agree with Vitalik Buterin about Sun being a self-identified shill?