TRON (TRX) founder Justin Sun, who has made antagonizing the Ethereum (ETH) project community something of a habit, has made another remark about the demise of the Ethereum project, saying that he will build a monument to the Ethereum project when TRON succeeds.
The remark is something of a backhanded compliment, as Sun intends to build the monument to the Ethereum development community and Vitalik Buterin for their tremendous contribution to the blockchain industry.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) March 24, 2019
Of course, this could be one of Sun’s trademark online jibes at rival projects and not intended to be taken seriously. Sun is not someone who shies away from sounding the trumpet on his own project, frequently taking to Twitter and online blog posts to publicize TRON’s development progress and partnerships.
TRON’s acquisition of BitTorrent and subsequent plans to grow the the TRON ecosystem to a grandly ambitious 1 billion userbase was met with a healthy amount of skepticism from the larger cryptocommunity.
Last month, in an interview with Laura Shin, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin said that he would “lose hope in humanity” if TRON usurps Ethereum. Buterin has made it known that he dislikes the attention-grabbing marketing tactics that some projects are wont to employ.
Ethereum, TRON, and EOS are all competing to be the top dapp platform, and the competition seems relatively tight as each project attempts to upgrade their platform for large-scale use bolstered by new features. According to dapp.review, TRON surpasses the other two in terms of dapp development and the project also acquired CoinPlay, with the intention of creating a dapp hub. Both Ethereum and EOS, on the other hand, have said that there is a lot of work to be done before blockchain goes mainstream and their respective projects “go to the moon”, as some investors would say.
Of course, none of this banter has boiled over into an undisguised feud, and for the most part investors absorb the words of both individuals without deathly seriousness.