The Crypto Announcer Justin Sun Gets Called Out for ‘Selectively-Used’ TRX Volume Data Stats
If you have been following Justin Sun, you would already know by now that he likes to show off his product to be the leaders in the dapp space. He has repeatedly said that Tron is better than their competitors EOS and Ethereum and regularly takes a jab at Etherum founder Vitalik Buterin for this.
However, it might be the case that the data shown by Justin Sun to support his claims might be selectively misused to further one side of the story. This can be seen from the following tweet.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) March 8, 2019
People noticed the anomaly in the story and quickly pointed it out in the replies. The following Tweet shows that “EOS literally has 10x the trading volume of TRX though.”
EOS literally has 10x the trading volume of TRX though. pic.twitter.com/uEUP6qEOgU
— rektkid (@rektkid_) March 8, 2019
Others noted similar things about EOS.
EOS over 1.5x the TX volume though. $ volume doesn't make sense since a lot of EOS dapps have $0 volume, but high tx volume (they're free to use). pic.twitter.com/4nekp6Z1a2
— rektkid (@rektkid_) March 9, 2019
Others have also noted about the shady dealings with Tron. State of the dApps has publicly announced that they are not going to list TRON projects. For this, they gave the reason that TRON community does not fit well with their ethos.
We don't list TRON projects. Main reason being the TRON community doesn't fit well with our ethos. We aren’t convinced by the technology behind TRON, plagiarised white paper, cultural attitude to copycat everything (including our site) and the marketing hype. Change my mind.
— State of the DApps (@StateOfTheDApps) March 8, 2019
The overwhelming accusations against TRON are the main reasons. The intense marketing propaganda without a product is questionable, so is the allegation that there is plagiary in their white paper making them pretty much untrustworthy.
Though some people would prefer to make a comparison with all the data, State of the dApps has decided not to list TRON in their directory.
The main aim of the State of the dApps is to create a connection between dApp creators and users. It is independent and open for collaborations as long as it benefits both parties. It has realised a lot of growth over time from its capable team and objectivity.