TRON is dedicated to building the infrastructure for a truly decentralized Internet.
TRON is one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems. It offers high-scalability, high-availability, high-throughput, and the lowest cost support for all decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem. With the advantage of the DPoS consensus algorithm, TRON brings unlimited possibilities to the TRON ecosystem via achieving high throughput by improving TPS to the highest among the mainstream public chains. TRON provides an innovative, pluggable smart contract platform to improve compatibility with Ethereum smart contracts. TRON further expends the usage scenarios with its highly modularized development framework, empowers the customized development. In the era of the Great Voyage, the TRON ecosystem will start the era of cross-chain with its brand-new cross-chain protocol TICP, one chain can communicate with any other chain which implements TICP.
In July 2018, TRON acquired BitTorrent Inc., an internet technology company based in San Francisco. The distributed technologies designed by BitTorrent can scale efficiently, keep intelligence at the edge, and keep creators and consumers in control of their content and data. More than 170 million people use BitTorrent products every month. The BitTorrent protocol delivers 40% of the world’s Internet traffic every day.
On January 17–18, 2019, niTROn Summit 2019 hosted by TRON ended successfully at the Yerba Buena Art Center in San Francisco, USA. NBA superstar Kobe Bryant was invited as a special guest at the summit to talk with Justin and share his vision on entrepreneurship. niTROn 2019 was a successful summit which gathered the most influential network resources in the blockchain industry.
On October 9, 2019, Justin Sun was invited to attend Samsung Developer Conference; On October 30, TRON established partnership with Samsung; In May 2020, TRON was listed on Samsung Galaxy Store.
On October 22, 2019, TRON wallet was added to both web and mobile versions of Opera browser. Following the cooperation, the 350 million Opera users can receive and transfer TRX directly in Opera.
On February 14, 2020, the decentralized social platform Steemit entered into a strategic partnership with TRON, marking its integration with the TRON ecosystem.
As of December 15, 2020 (HKT), statistics from TRONSCAN show that the number of TRC20-USDT in circulation reached 6.5 billion. The number of TRON users by MainNet accounts exceeded 17 million, which is 7 times that of EOS. As of December 15, 2020 (HKT), the daily number of new accounts on TRON had grown dozens of times higher from 3,000 to 80,000-100,000, projecting an annual growth rate of four to five-fold. The block height on TRON exceeded 25 million, and the total number of transactions on TRON exceeded 1.39 billion. The block height of TRON DappChain exceeded 12.5 million, with a total of over 25.6 million transactions and a daily circulation of over 5 million TRX. The TRON ecosystem recorded a total of 1,064 DApps.