TronLink: TRON Launches Blockchain Browser Extension to Rival MetaMask
TRON, which is a blockchain infrastructure for the decentralization of the internet, will launch the TronLink Extension, according to an announcement they made. The TronLink will be an extension, which connects the content of a site to the TRON blockchain. On this blockchain, users can receive, send, and sign transactions without worrying about security.
TronLink offers similar functions to the TRON desktop wallet. There is also an elaborate developers API for any Tron app. The extension will run is a sandboxed environment. It utilizes robust encryption to secure the wallet details. No matter how many accounts you have, TronLink aims to ensure your funds are safe at all times. Users can be able to import their existing contacts while retaining the ability to generate new contacts.
Interacting with the TRON Blockchain
The TronLink extension will essentially allow a site to interact with the Tron Blockchain. It offers a simple developer interface where developers can create apps that interact with smart contracts on Tron.
Check out Tronlink, the Chrome extension built by @TronWatch! Developers will now be able to create and interact with DApps from a browser, a major step before our Virtual Machine Testnet launch on July 30! Stay tuned https://t.co/4BuNDvPDTX
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) July 21, 2018
Smart contracts are the basis for all DApp. You might have heard of CryptoKitties, based on Ethereum. Now, it will be possible to create such an app on TRON thanks to TronLink. Developers can utilize the API offered by TronLink to request signing and broadcasting of transactions via TronLink. Besides that, they can call proxied node API calls chosen by the user as opposed to directly interfacing with nodes.
This extension will solve a major issue in the Tron Community. The platform is simple but thus far, there has not been a safe and simple way to interact with it. TronLink will offer similar utility to TRON as MetaMask offer to Ethereum. Developers will have the ability to create and interact with DApps.
This will lead to a completely new world that the Tron community has never seen. Things that may have previously been impossible will now be possible on TRON. You will find games, sites, applications, and much more. All powered by the TRON blockchain via this extension.
Possible Use Case
A possible use for TronLink is the voting button. With TronLink, a developer is able to embed the voting function directly to their web page. You will no longer need to manually collate and send out information for voting. The functionality will be offered at the click of a button. This is just one of the things that will be possible with TronLink.
TRON has an ambitious goal of creating a healthy online ecosystem. The current system is full of middlemen who offer services at a fee. These middlemen include social media sites, YouTube, and others, which take a huge chunk of profits generated by content creators. With the help of the blockchain, Tron hopes to change how the content publishing world works. Not only will it get rid of middlemen and lower costs, it will also help to resist censorship of content using the blockchain.
The TronLink is set to launch on the Chrome Web Store on July 31, 2018.