Tron: This week in know-it-all investors and agenda-holding SR candidates

It’s hard to say which is rising faster lately – the number of daily transactions Tron can now handle, the number of daily stories lately all singing Tron’s praises …

– … or, the number of people on crypto Twitter who generally feel like they could run Tron better than Justin Sun at this point.

– Anything that runs as smoothly as Tron’s production schedule in its first year is not an accident, nor is it as easy as it appears.

– It does appear, however, that the fourth quarter of this year could be really, really fun for Tron supporters.

– I don’t know specifics. I do know that foundational, FUNCTIONAL layers continue to be built without controversy.

– Know who else knows that?

– DApp developers.

– Lots of DApp developers.

– I’ve learned that a key to large-scale success is pooling as much talent in one place and letting that talent do its creative thing.

– Tron’s scope has become so massive, and there has been so much news about where and how Tron is being implemented, that it’s easy to forget about Tron’s growing blockchain capability — the DApps part, or the music part, or the accepted payment part.

– Developers from all walks of techie life will congregate in one place and find benefit in working on this new, massively effective, friendly, economical platform.

– It’s all “Tron.”

– That’s what people who are stuck freaking out every day about TRX values, and who aren’t day-traders, should try to remember.

– The more Tron ingratiates itself into the fabric of daily life – be it through gaming, entertainment, e-commerce, general payment options, etc. – the more value it will achieve. Period.

– Of course, the smooth transactional stuff (and everything else, basically) falls on the Super Representatives.

– And boy, has there been chatter about that group lately.

– It would behoove those entities aspiring to be an SR to be mindful of consequences in attacking others.

– The Tron community is not particularly large, and it is super observant.

– It values competitiveness, just like it does transparency.

– For example, it is not transparent to publicly question the integrity of a current SR when you fully intend later, like a few days later, to announce you’re running for SR.

– Feels pretty underhanded, mate.

– In any case, it’s a great thing that the community continues to watch and learn on the fly as the entire industry continues to evolve.

– As that continues to happen, it will become paramount that the companies, including Tron, go out of their way to educate their audiences about things like, say …

– Coin burns. (And their role when the coin isn’t the main focus.)

– Or …

– I know the number of accounts is something Tron likes to throw out there as a sign of growth, and I get that. However, when someone tipped me using @goseedit, a new Tron wallet was created for me. I had that tip forwarded to my original account. Both accounts remain on Tronscan.

– If both accounts are counted on Tronscan, and I assume they are, then the total number of accounts can’t be viewed as unique accounts, it’s simply a total number of accounts.

– Unless I’m missing something, that sort of dims the excitement around the accounts total, doesn’t it?

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#OperationTronStorm: Where do the winds take it from here?

“Now it seems to me some fine things have been laid upon your table …”

Who knew.

Who could have seen what this past week’s events would bring inside both the Tron community and the crypto community at large?

I suppose I should start with the obvious in the successful launch of #OperationTronStorm. I mean … it’s been a week, and I’ve been a part of some big campaigns and events in my life, but, holy Moses … I never saw this coming. And if anyone tells you they did, they’re lying.*justin-sun-tron-operation-tron-storm

*(Not a little lie, a big one. Like, let’s say I told people I didn’t know my lawyer paid for my porn stars but then later I tell you I actually was the one who paid for the porn stars. That kind of big lie.)

The response from the Tron community was more than we could have asked. And, it’s only grown since the first day. More and more people are using @goseedit. Tron Wallet numbers are spiking. Tron and other coins are changing hands at an enormous rate. The crypto media took major notice.

All of it made something explicitly clear to me, even if @wlfofmyst, @mobrules1968 and I built Operation Tron Storm with the thought in mind:

Operation Tron Storm is much, much larger than any one individual. The community spirit of sharing crypto and blockchain technology with the masses belongs to everyone who wants it.

But, as fantastic as it all was, is, and I believe will continue to be, it was a pinnacle of sorts when we found out that the Tron Foundation and Justin Sun were aware of the campaign.

And, they liked it.

And later, someone(s) from inside the Foundation told the ICO Journal things like:

“Without giving away details you can expect our team to further attempt to develop relationships with global influencers and brands. The way that we look at it, what is the downside? We will make all sorts of attempts and all that can occur is that they say ‘no thanks’? The Tron community has shown us that even those attempts are worth the effort…”

With another source telling ICO Journal:

“We know an opportunity when we see it and this is one of them. We are working on more ‘visible’ partnerships and deeper and larger sponsorships and can be a part of our overall message. Is there one way we’d describe the Tron Storm here? We’d just say ‘thank you’ to the whole Tron community.”

To recap: Tron liked OTS so much that it already has started working on “visible” partnerships with influencers and brands. They have the star-power to pull off what I hoped we could do with Taylor Swift a little over a month ago. (God… a month… that’s it. How much has changed!?)

So, great news and things, but where does that leave Operation Tron Storm’s efforts?

Because things were monumentally far more influential than we could have ever dreamed, we need to step back and do some reassessment. We were going to be about reaching out to the public and to influencers. We thought doing just that part would take several coordinated efforts over a longer period of time. Wonderfully, it didn’t.

As things have played out, we think it’s a better idea to let the Foundation run with their plans for the time being and perhaps guide us on where OTS’ efforts best could support their efforts. In the meantime, though, we’re also going to work internally on identifying ways we can use our new platform and voice to best serve the Tron community.

We already have some pretty good ideas.

That said, let’s talk about that bounty.

The Kanye bounty – as part of the OTS rollout, is still in effect. We haven’t gotten the specific response we had hoped for from conducting the bounty, but while we are eyeing our new strategies for the future, we want to give the bounty a totally fair shake instead of it sorta filtering away into the nothingness.

So, the bounty will remain open until midnight (U.S. Central Time) Saturday, Sept. 1. It will close at that time. Later on Saturday, we will also announce a new program we think will work well with the growing strategies built around Operation Tron Storm’s spirit. It will involve the community, and we think you’ll like it.

You’ll probably even like it enough to tip.

Watch here and watch us on Twitter for later information.

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#OperationTronStorm hits early success; and we have to take out some trash

Suffice to say, #OperationTronStorm has been a success.

It gave @goseedit great exposure for its fantastic tipping tool. It proved real-world use for the Tron community. And, it spurred some really creative usage among tippers – including entertainers, government leaders, upcoming livestream performances, and lots more.

Truly, it has been special to see just how giving so many people are willing to be and how energetic they are about helping tell the world that there is a new, better way to conduct transactions with digital currency.

And yet … even the prettiest of unicorns can still have a sore anus.

Unfortunately, that anus proved to be infected and irritating on Monday in the form of a Twitter user who felt the need to, over the course of many tweets, disparage Operation Tron Storm and the Tron Community’s well-intentioned efforts to push the public relations outreach campaign.

They even went as far as to throw unveiled accusations of theft of coins by our group.

Every bit of my professional public relations and business sense has told me to ignore such trolls and let the project’s good works prove our group’s intentions – both now and long-term. But, there are also times when it isn’t about taking higher roads or living by every public relations best practice.

Sometimes, you just have to stop, turn, stare down the bully, and punch them in the face.

Guys and gals, those of you who have followed @wlfofmyst, @mobrules1968, or me for any amount of time know that this project has always been about one thing: encouraging people to learn about and use Tron. We asked for you to donate/tip a small amount of Tron, directly to people you wanted to include, true. We asked you to tip people that, true, may not ever respond or use it in the future. We did so in the hope that it *might* turn into a superstar’s endorsing Tron now or in the future because that helps everybody – from you and me all the way up to Justin Sun himself.

But, there’s nothing more to it than that. Period. And to insinuate anything contrary is incorrect and awful.

Also incorrect was the Tweeter’s conclusion that a campaign like Operation Tron Storm isn’t necessary because Tron already is the most talked about crypto on Twitter. That’s like putting a drop of water in a dry pool and saying it’s safe to dive in. If anything, it is an example of a severe lack of awareness.

Folks, as awesome and inspiring the past weekend was, it was a small start, not the big finish. True, Tron has smoked every other crypto in Twitter mentions the past few days. But, it didn’t crack Twitter hashtag mentions overall, and to date from what I can tell anyways, nobody mainstream in culture or journalism has picked up the message.

It just hasn’t happened … yet. Work remains to be done because, no, everybody doesn’t already know about Tron. Not yet.

What happened on Monday wasn’t good. It wasn’t productive. It didn’t help anybody. But, our responses were necessary because accusations of theft are never okay — especially in this environment.

So with that said … it’s time to move on and get back to doing what we love. Look for new Operation Tron Storm events in the coming days, and keep telling others about Tron, @goseedit, and the growing list of awesome projects set to fly off the Tron production chain.

Let’s keep collaborating and keep aiming to accomplish something great for the community.

Remember that the super awesome bounty for Kanye West is still open, and that every time you tip someone new a new Tron Wallet is created. And lastly, know that the spike in new accounts over the weekend was a super direct result of your high-level participation in Operation Tron Storm.

Sincerely,

Wolf, Mob, & Kitchen

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TRON: Welcome, new user, to the new Internet!

 

Hello, new Tron user!

You’re probably wondering … what was that video I just watched? What in the world is a Tron? And, how did I wind up here?

You’re here because the person who identified and tipped you on Twitter believes you’re a perfect candidate to get a sneak peek into how the Internet is changing.

It’s quickly moving on from the powerful companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon that control everyone’s information – until data gets compromised. On that front, the Internet is also figuring out how to solve its own security and hacking problems.

In short, an Internet storm is brewing — Operation Tron Storm to be specific — and you now have a front-row seat!

Tron is a new platform built on transparency, a digital currency, a tight-knit community, and the core belief that the Internet’s power shouldn’t be held by a select few companies. It should be open and free on a level playing field for all users – you, us, our favorite entertainers, online communities, investors, developers, gamers, you name it.

Everyone.

That’s why the person who just tagged and tipped you did what they did. They want you in the community.

So, first thing’s first… because you were tipped, what does that mean?

It means you now already have an official Tron wallet already set up for you, along with your first five TRX tokens! (TRX is the Tron coin – one that is increasingly being used in different ways around the world and in the United States!)

From here, you should:

  1. Access your wallet over at Seedit.io. by following these instructions. After that, you can explore Tronscan.org and learn more about all of the things Tron is and will be.
  2. Next, explore Tronscan.org a little. Find out what the platform is and how you can do things like buy more Tron, invest what you have into projects, and take part in elections. It’s all available to you!
  3. Next, check out this Google search for Tron and read some current news. Trust us, there’s more every day!
  4. And finally, if you have questions or want some guidance, ask the person who tipped you originally. They want to help you and see you get excited about Tron like they are (and we are!). We’re not kidding when we say it’s a community! (And, you’re already able to go out and tip others!)

Finally, if you want to hear from Tron’s creator, Justin Sun, what this whole Tron thing is about, watch this:

And, if none of that seems to quite hit what you’re looking for, you can always find us on Twitter or Telegram. We love those places!

So, are you ready to start your TRON tipping adventure?

Let’s go!

Sincerely,

Wolf, Mob, & Kitchen

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Taking Tron to the masses: Introducing Tron Storm

Introducing Tron Storm

It’s time to light up the sky and take Tron to the masses.

Why? Because … like we’ve said in other posts:

You are Tron.

So, without further delay, it’s time to unleash the storm. Welcome to helping decentralize the Internet. Welcome to Operation TRON STORM.

The concept is simple. Think “Community Air Drop.” Except, include @Goseedit, who is collaborating with TRON STORM, and we thank them for their support.

Now, here’s where you come in:

Each person will “Tip” five (5) TRX tokens to 10 people using @Goseedit (as soon as it becomes available on Twitter!) on a specific day we will announce soon.That way, we create an immediate groundswell and watch the effects ripple out.

Operation Tron Storm: Who do you tip?

Five of the people you tip will be your five FAVORITE music artists. We want to get the word out to them that TRON is a decentralized network, thus allowing musicians COMPLETE control over their work.

The next five people you will send to are those NOT currently in crypto right now. By looking at someone’s Twitter account, it’s fairly easy to tell if they are in crypto (ha!).

The reason we are asking for this specifically is because the goal is to introduce the masses to the world of TRX and music and entertainment professionals the world of true content ownership.

@Goseedit has provided excellent detailed information (see the video below). Also, the awesome team over there automatically includes Tron and Wallet set-up information with every tip you send. How cool is that for your friends!

However, it will be YOUR job to follow up with everyone you send a tip to. The more you help these people understand what they just received, the more successful this will be.

More information will be coming as to when Operation Tron Storm will be launched. This is a very exciting step for mass adoption, and we’re thrilled to try and help spread the Tron message. It is a movement that we, the Tron Community, are making happen!

Wolf, Mob, & Kitchen (with a special thanks to @padub81 for the extra insight!)

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What don’t you get? With BitTorrent, Justin Sun (Tron) bought the entire Internet

If you are a Tron investor, and you freaked out last Wednesday during an admittedly pretty brilliant crypto market crash, you’re doing it wrong.

Not some of it. All of it. Wrong.

Why? Because you don’t understand what Tron was, is, or intends to be throughout its existence, despite many knowledgeable people – who are openly in awe of the shifting tech landscape – begging you to pay attention.

It’s not about the coin, or yesterday’s price, or last month’s price, or tomorrow’s price, or the coin’s price even three or six months from now. The coin, frankly, is irrelevant because it is such a tiny piece to what actually transpired when BitTorrent changed hands and became part of the Tron system.

And what that means going forward.

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Introducing Tron Storm

Check out OPERATION TRON STORM! Help spread the Tron word! #iamdecentralized

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The first mistake many folks make when capping Tron’s potential is using its age. True, the company is barely a year old. However, from the moment Justin Sun breathed Tron into existence, he entered an ongoing race that wasn’t complete until the contract papers dried this summer. It was a race to own something other mammoth companies, like Facebook and Twitter, that have or had used BitTorrent for key system upgrades. It was a race to own the system that another company very badly wanted to use and pay seeders for torrents using Bitcoin (and later, Bitcoin Cash). It was a race to own the protocol that Bitcoin itself is based on.

That sounds kinda cool, right? But, how important is that really? Well, consider what Bitcoin itself actually does. And, also consider why all of those companies (and many others) also sought to control BitTorrent to the point that Sun had to get a court order to prevent any other negotiations except for his.

“In the same way the Internet flattened access to information and allowed anyone in the world with an Internet connection to learn basically anything they wanted to know, and to communicate with anyone else on Earth, Bitcoin does that with money,” says Erik Voorhees, Founder & CEO, Shapeshift, in “Bitcoin: Beyond the Bubble” (see below).

“So now, anyone on the planet, no matter their age or the arbitrary geographic location in which they were born, or the arbitrary rules of the people who govern over them; that person can now engage economically with anyone else in the world directly,” he says. “And, that’s profoundly powerful.”

With that in mind, and then pairing that info with the understanding that Bitcoin does for money and financial transactions what BitTorrent does for peer-to-peer file sharing in general, including full websites, you begin to understand the power that Voorhees spoke about. 

BitTorrent unlocks the whole damn thing. It always has. Even Satoshi Nakamoto knew it.

That’s what “decentralization” means. That’s what Justin Sun means when he says it (and he says it constantly). That’s what Tron means every time you read it – from marketing to whitepapers to social media.

In effect, Justin Sun bought the Internet.

I’ll say it again, and I want you to slowly read each word. Let it sink in.

JUSTIN SUN … BOUGHT … THE … WHOLE … ******* … INTERNET.

(And, at a reported $120 million, he did it for the same amount of money the Baltimore Ravens once paid Joe Flacco to be a slightly above average NFL quarterback or roughly one-third of what Giancarlo Stanton once signed for with the Miami Marlins.)

In essence, Sun reverse engineered digital dominance by starting with a platform, while also figuring out a way to ensure token burn and supply freeze – all while keeping his investors engaged through the whole process. It’s the birth of an entire ecosystem that uses many pieces that couldn’t quite put it all together in the past.

His system is every computer, every user. You aren’t just using Tron when you jump on to download or seed a file. You are Tron.

So, if you’re really and truly interested in seeing your investment grow. Be a user. Encourage others to use. Brush off your old Napster skills and get BitTorrent up and running. Use SeedIt to tip others with Tron on Twitter. Participate in Super Representative elections. Buy tokens that represent projects already calling Tron home. If anything, just get a Tron wallet created.

Do any or all of that, and you’ll be handling your Tron investment the right way.

(Thank you to @wlfofmyst, @mobrules1968, and @mikehan36064472 for their research for this post.)

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Bitcoin just stumbled; will Tron (and others) push it out of the way?

We’re in bloggy territory here, right? So, let’s break from an air of reporting and columnizing and just shoot the breeze for a second.

It’s been a while since I last posted. That’s what happens when you welcome a new daughter to the world. She doesn’t sleep much when she’s supposed to, but pretty sure she’s a keeper. Even if she’s already proven capable of firing off biological weapons when diapers aren’t on.

On that note, let’s talk about something else that stunk up the place the past few days.

Just what the hell was the mix-up regarding Bitcoin and Starbucks? I watched the headlines roll out before everybody and their dog blamed the media for a supposed mix-up that first said crypto currencies such as Bitcoin could soon be used for coffee things. Then, Starbucks comes back and decafs everybody by saying you won’t. Instead, you’ll be able to use an exchange to convert crypto into dollars that then can be used for Starbucks.

On a excited scale from 1-10, that news ranked -2009 Satoshis.

What that news also did for me, however, is point out the core issue with Bitcoin – something I hadn’t quite been able to wrap my head around until now.

Everyone wants to see Bitcoin increase in value again, but mass adoption has become the game and nobody knows to make that work with Bitcoin at this point. It’s like they’re just hoping interest picks up again.

Some want it as a currency. Others want it as some sort of investment safehaven like gold or silver. Others still just want to see it get adopted in the general public marketplace. And, there always will be the group that doesn’t care nuthin’ ’bout nuthin’ except for when the next BTC bull will run.

The more I watch, the more it seems there really isn’t a strategy other than wishful thinking that demand for Bitcoin will again go up someday – with a limited supply again driving a huge demand for no good reason at all. Supporters and investors are simply hoping somebody decides to inject Bitcoin into the general marketplace because, “Hey, everybody knows Bitcoin…of course, it will go up again!”

Bitcoin has been the front-runner for a long time and probably will be for a while longer. It had a giant head start. But, other coin and blockchain producers have realized there has to be something behind the currency (and all the value that comes with it) to drive it. It has to be a solution provider.

Ripple gets that like few others. And, so does Tron.

Tron has presented itself as a blockchain solution provider first and foremost – with tokens coming in second. And, in the past year — especially in the past few months — quick digging sees an increasing number of Upside Down-like vines tentacled out from Justin Sun’s creation. Nodes are growing on the system daily, and so are wallets. Businesses around the world are beginning to accept Tron as payment.

As I said on Twitter recently, Tron isn’t trying to be part of “a” system. It wants to be the whole system. The coins are nice because they give investors a chance to grab the moving train, but the real power comes from a fast-building network.

Shit is everywhere, man. And, it’s growing.

So, Starbucks, you want to go ahead and make the next logical grande move to actually accepting crypto for your overpriced drinks? Tron is already making that life easy.

You should look into it.

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