Nick Chong · 2 hours ago · 2 min read
Proponents of the Ethereum ‘World Supercomputer’ may balk at the recently liberated Tron’s impressive post-mainnet momentum—with the young blockchain having rocketed to handling a third of Ethereum’s daily transaction count in August.
Tron’s progress to date may be seen as remarkable at any rate, opening its second full month of operation with 30,000 transactions, and closing the month’s daily average at 206,000 per day — as calculated by TRX bull Tron Colony (and re-tweeted by Tron founder Justin Sun):
$TRX started Aug. with only 30,100 transactions a day. By the end of the month the avg. # of daily transactions was NEARLY 1/3 that of $ETH. #TRON is the fastest growing coin, this rocket ain't stopping for anyone 🚀#trx #tronfam pic.twitter.com/qfqzS3CNSw
— TRX Colony (@TronColony) September 1, 2018
Such growth would seem not to be fleeting, either. With 440,135 recorded on the 1st of September, Tron’s transaction count appeared to lick the heels of Ethereum — seeing 67 percent of the volume of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.
Tron vs. Ethereum: Fuel on the fire?
The news will invariably drum up support amongst impassioned members of the Tron community, who have for months battled Ethereum proponents over some of the more combative claims of Justin Sun.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) September 2, 2018
Sun’s recent trumpeting of Tron as “the largest and most advanced peer-to-peer network in the world” seemed to ignite vitriol from Ethereum ‘World Supercomputer’ bulls, only to be matched with the rebuttals of Tron holders — perhaps typical of the type of to-and-fro come to be expected from Sun’s tweets.
The latest news will come as bullish to many, and yet the road ahead may be longer when catching up to Ethereum’s 42 million unique addresses — with 294,900 total Tron accounts in existence at the time of press.
Yet in the eyes of Sun, Tron’s acquisition of BitTorrent may be as good as the keys to the kingdom:
TRON is 80 times faster than Ethereum. With 14 years of experience, @BitTorrent is providing a world-class service to 100 million users in 138 countries. Add the two together and you get the largest and most advanced peer-to-peer network in the world! #TRONBT $TRX pic.twitter.com/EsQd34Vq4u
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) July 27, 2018