Crypto’s East-West Divide with Tron Founder Justin Sun
Justin Sun is easily one of crypto’s most polarizing and controversial figures. While many in the West have been critical of Sun’s over-the-top marketing tactics, it’s hard to deny the momentum Tron has built in the East. Armed with a TRX warchest, Tron acquired Bittorrent and streaming service DLive while making strategic investments in Poloniex and Steemit, all in the span of 18 months.
In what is likely Sun’s most candid interview to date, Messari CEO Ryan Selkis, and Tron’s enigmatic founder discuss past controversy surrounding Tron as well as what Sun has planned for the future. Hint: it’s to follow in the footsteps of other Asian companies that have built off of innovations developed in the West to ultimately compete globally. In Tron’s case, that means expanding further into DeFi to go toe-to-toe with Ethereum.
(The video was published on February 6, 2020).