‘I’m not buying anything,’ says Tron CEO Amid Reports of Poloniex Acquisition

Tron (TRX) founder and CEO Justin Sun has possibly refuted recent reports suggesting that he is leading an investment group behind the acquisition of cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. In a tweet published on Oct. 19, Sun has claimed that he is “not buying anything,” noting that he is an investor and disclosing some of his crypto assets: “Just invest some and help out my friends. Actually I have a huge bag of $BNB, $HT, $OKB etc and bet on all exchanges that support $TRX & $BTT.” As Cointelegraph reported on Oct.…

TRON, Stellar Join Mousebelt’s Blockchain Education Alliance to Train Student Developers

Crypto firms need young developers, university students need jobs and a new alliance of blockchain educators wants to give both a hand. The Blockchain Education Alliance will address crypto recruiters’ perennial high-demand-and-low-supply quandary with a raft of tools, resources, mentorships and industry contacts that it hopes will create a new generation of students in the field. “It’s better for everyone in the ecosystem if we have more talent and better projects being built,” said coordinator Ashlie Meredith, the program director for Mousebelt University, adding: “It’s a long-term investment in the…

EOS Hard Fork in 10 Days, Major Updates for Tron, Neo: CT Analytics

Cointelegraph Analytics team released a summary of the most anticipated upcoming events for major coins including EOS, Tron (TRX) and Neo (NEO). EOS to have its first hard fork on Sept. 23 EOS, the 7th biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, is expected to have its first consensus upgrade on Sept. 23, as EOS block producers (BPs) agreed to activate EOSIO v1.8 on the EOS Mainnet on the date. According to major EOS BP EOS Nation, the upcoming event is the largest upgrade to the EOS network since it was launched,…

Tron CEO Justin Sun Accused of Buying 5,000 Twitter Followers Per Day

Crypto market commentator Josh Rager has accused Tron founder Justin Sun of buying 5-6,000 Twitter followers per day. In a tweet posted on Sept. 1, Rager claimed: “Looks like you’re still buying 5,000 to 6,000 followers per day. My favorite stat is how you went from losing net-negative followers per month to gaining 5k followers daily like clock work in late 2018.” At the end he added, sharpening his attack: “You’re such a meme. I feel sorry for Tron investors.” Tron CEO buying 5K new followers per day? To corroborate…

Tron Officially Releases Sidechain Scaling Solution Sun Network

Blockchain-based decentralized application platform (DApps) Tron (TRX) has announced the release of a sidechain scaling solution, the Sun Network, in a blog post published on Aug. 11. Tron has released the V1.0 code for the Sun Network, which is a scaling solution designed to enhance and ensure a supposedly unlimited scaling capacity of the Tron mainnet. This will purportedly let DApps consume less energy and run with higher security and efficiency on Tron. The post further reads that the Sun Network supports smart contract transactions and more customizable requirements such…

Bitcoin’s Continued Weakness Gives Slumping TRON Room to Bounce

TRON had bad publicity lately, including news of police raiding offices and the chief executive canceling lunch with Buffett. But there’s hope. | Source: Shutterstock; Edited by CCN TRON has been recently in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. First, we hear news of police raiding TRON’s offices in Beijing on accusations that the TRON Foundation is running a scam. Police raids at #Tron offices in Beijing? Additionally, there’s many angry people gathered there who are saying things like “Tron is a scam”. $trx #trx @justinsuntron pic.twitter.com/qFykQErQu6 — Hayden…

Too Sick for Buffett Lunch, Justin Sun Attends Tron Influencer Party in SF

Tron CEO Justin Sun couldn’t attend his ballyhooed lunch on Thursday with finance titan Warren Buffett because of kidney stones, he said. That didn’t stop him, however, from briefly mingling with influencers at a Tron-organized party on Thursday night in San Francisco. The appearance comes just a day after Sun penned an apology to the public, media and regulators for “over-marketing” the Buffett lunch. He didn’t specify which regulators he was referring to, but the letter has so far only been posted in simplified Chinese. “In the future, due to…

Tron Still Hasn’t Fully Paid for BitTorrent a Year On, Creator Claims

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has added to controversy swirling around Tron CEO Justin Sun by claiming he did not fully pay him for the streaming platform. Bram Cohen says last payment for BitTorrent still in escrow In a series of tweets July 25, Cohen said that the proceeds from the sale of BitTorrent, which Sun purchased last year, had not arrived in full.  Tron took over BitTorrent for an undisclosed amount in cryptocurrency, with Cohen now complaining the final installment had been stuck in escrow for two months. “Anybody know…

Tron Price Plunges as Justin Sun Denies Money Laundering Accusations

Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun denied illegal fundraising, porn transaction facilitation, gambling and money laundering accusations in a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo published on July 23. Chinese media accuses Tron founder of money laundering Earlier today, Chinese media 21st Century Business Herald claimed in an article that unspecified sources informed its reporters that Justin Sun is still on Chinese territory. The website also cites concerns over alleged pornography-related transactions in his Peiwo social media, fundraising and gambling. The outlet further suggests that Sun cannot leave the…

Tron Creator Justin Sun Apologizes to China in Deleted Social Media Post

Blockchain platform Tron’s founder, Justin Sun, sparked fresh controversy this week after he first posted and then deleted an online apology in an ongoing PR debacle.  Cryptocurrency-focused news outlet Cryptoslate reported the events, providing their own translation of comments Sun reportedly wrote and later removed from Chinese social media platform Weibo on July 25. Sun was due to have lunch with infamous Bitcoin (BTC) naysayer Warren Buffett on Thursday, a date he recently abruptly postponed due to reported ill health.  At the same time, Sun’s intense marketing of Tron, for…