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TRON Independence Day — A Letter to the Community
Exactly one year ago, TRON celebrated its independence day. On June 25, 2018, TRON moved off Ethereum as an ERC-20 token, launched the TRON mainnet and generated the first genesis block. I am as deeply moved today as I was a year ago.
In just a year, we’ve had many ups and many downs, starting with an exhilarating crypto summer that saw valuations soar — and ending in the bleakest of crypto winters that caused many in the community to question blockchain’s worth. We’ve persevered through continuing regulatory challenges from around the world, while at the same time collaborating with many in our industry to highlight charitable causes and the change for good that is one of our founding aspirations.
Through it all, we at TRON can confidently say that each of us is devoted to one thing — decentralizing the internet.
Some of you ask what exactly that means. It means shaking up the existing power structure of the internet, where privacy and ownership rests in the hands of the few instead of the many. It means enabling developers and the community through apps and infrastructure to make the critical choices about what they share and with whom. In this new sharing economy, more people may profit off those choices by demanding payments for what they share than just a few government bodies or large companies who don’t share their wealth with the vast majority of their users.
This isn’t an easy undertaking. We know a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. But we’ve started building the road. It sometimes will involve twists and turns, but we’re confident we’ll find our way.
The changes we seek start with TRON and BitTorrent.
In the past year, TRON has grown exponentially, from a founding team of 10 ...
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