Simon Morris is TRON’s ex Chief Strategy Officer and willingly retired from the company in July of 2018. Since then, Morris has been more than eager to share his opinion of the company and unveil their dirty little secrets.
Morris’s latest claim? He believes that Bittorrent will ultimately leave TRON for the companies tokenization due to TRON’s inadequate tech network. Morris claims that TRON will not be able to handle the transaction volume that Bittorrent will be requiring.
Morris recently interviewed with the blockchain Magazine BREAKER, and told them that the network will likely continue the tokenization product on a different network.
“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, but it’s not really TRON-based.” ~Morris
And there’s potential reasoning behind Morris’s claims. During his time working there, Morris says he observed TRON’s transactions per second (TPS) rate which is claimed to be faster than Ethereum’s, is actually significantly slower. Morris says that TPS rates that Bittorrent will be experiencing will “literally destroy” the network.
Is Morris Lying?
Ex-employees do sometimes stretch the truth a bit and frame it so it looks poorly on their previous employers. While it’s easy to believe that that’s all Morris is doing, there is some evidence in Morris’s defense.
Justin Sun, the CEO and founder of TRON, has already been known to lie and take the easy way out. My personal favorite mistake that Sun has made, was copy and pasting large sections of TRON’s white paper which was originally noticed back in January of 2018. Instead of ever admitting to the mistake, the white paper for TRON has since been removed from the internet and Sun says that it never happened.
The public on the other hand, knows the truth. Including the CEO and founder of Ethereum.
Why #TRON is better than #ETH: 1. 10000TPS vs. 25TPS 2. zero fee vs. high fee 3. consistent Coinburn vs. no coinburn 4. Java vs. Solidity 5. strong extensibility vs. no ex. 6. 1 billion USD developers rewards vs. no plan 7. 100 million users vs. small number #TRX $TRX pic.twitter.com/WvxH5EToa8
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) April 6, 2018
Morris also describes his personal encounters with Sun during the duration of his employment at TRON. Morris describes Sun of being a skilled marketer, but having no clue or in depth understanding of the technological aspects of the company.
As you can see in the above tweet, Sun loves to toot his own horn. But Morris believes there’s nothing behind Sun’s claims.
“[TRON is] basically a marketing machine layered on a very thin veneer of technology,” concluded Morris.
It’s only a matter of time till we know if TRON’s network is capable of handling Bittorrents large TPS volume.