TRON’s Justin Sun To Announce ‘Secret Project’ On July 30 As TVM Launch Nears
The long anticipated and mysterious TRON ‘Secret Project’ will be revealed on July 30th. During the live stream to commemorate TRON’s Independence Day (the official diversion of the TRX genesis block away from its ERC-20 roots), Justin Sun teased fans and investors with news of a ‘secret project’ that would be coming at the end of July.
Back in April, Tron revealed a revised roadmap for the year, which is shown below. One standout, in particular, is the transaction speed of the new Tron mainnet, which has not yet been officially revealed.
The published revised Roadmap for 2018 is as follows:
- Odyssey 2.0 launch with Proof of Stake
- On-chain resource allocation governance
- Network capacity of 10,000 transactions per second
- TRX transaction fees reduced to zero
- The debut of decentralized applications
- Token wallet launch
- Blockchain browser launch
Sun also touted July 30th as a substantial date in the growth of the TRX currency, saying:
“I think one of the most important values of Tron are we delivering our products and mission on time. So as you see, we delivered our testnet on the March 31st, our mainnet on may 31st, and officially are launching our mainnet on June 25th. The next very important milestone is July 30th- we will deliver our official virtual machine. All the decentralized exchanges and applications on the Tron platform are plugged into the Tron ecosystem. July 30th we will launch one of our secret projects”
“Secret Project’ Speculations
The mystery announcement has triggered wild speculation on social media, from potential clarity on how Tron will take advantage of BitTorrent to a reveal of a long-rumored partnership with Alibaba. The most obvious concerns the high profile purchase of BitTorrent for $140 million by Justin Sun, a deal that started at the beginning of the year and was only finalized last month.
While it’s possible Sun’s intends to keep the 170+ million BitTorrent user-base separate from TRON, it seems more likely that the outspoken founder will find a way to integrate the service onto Main Net. Monday’s reveal could be information on the merger of the two products or at least the introduction of torrenting or torrenting-like features onto TRON’s recently established network.