Tron’s Justin Sun Twitter Account Is a Topic of Bear Market Interests: Real 1 Million Followers or Fakes?
The founder and CEO of the Tron Foundation, the famous Justin Sun, is getting extremely popular since last year. Tron was a decentralized network that a lot of people had serious doubts about, but since the launch of its mainnet last year, Tron is being regarded as one of the top dogs in the industry and this reflects on Sun’s popularity.
Now, the public face of Tron has finally reached a million followers on the crypto lovers’ favorite social media network: Twitter. The announcement was made today by the Tron Foundation. However, people are claiming that almost a third of his followers are actually fake.
Not bad tho. pic.twitter.com/BVtYwfKWiL
— Crypto Engineering ⚡ (@cryptoengineers) March 21, 2019
The Path To Fame
Justin Sun obviously did not grow such a social media presence without any effort. Ever since the launch of Tron, Sun has been betting on becoming well seen on social media. Not only he has one million followers on Twitter, but he also has five million followers on his Facebook page.
According to experts, Sun’s popularity actually exploded for real after the launch of the BitTorrent (BTT) tokens on Binance Launchpad. After the successful launch of the company his foundation acquired last year, he gave interviews to several major media outlets such as CNBC and Bloomberg.
Why is he so successful, though? In part, it may be because he is so focused on becoming famous. However, it should not be ignored that his name is linked directly with Tron and the network, together with BitTorrent, has been growing like crazy lately.
Sun has often affirmed that he does not see the market cap as the most important aspect of a network, but its technology, which is why he prefers to create a technology that will be really useful than to focus on adoption too much so soon.
Are Some Of Justin Sun’s Followers Bots?
There is one last factor which may be important to understand why this man is getting so famous. He may be cheating by using bots. Despite the mostly positive reaction from the Tron community, some people started to post sarcastic comments about how Justin Sun was followed by an army of bots paid by the Tron Foundation. Is that a real rumor?
It is hard to precise whether the Tron Foundation is using bots, but it is true that a lot of Justin Sun’s followers actually are bots. Just check out this tweet from Crypto Engineering if you are still in doubt. In his analysis, he determined that Sun has 30.6% fake followers so far, which, to an account of his size, is actually below average.
An average would be incredible 41%, while a very low number would be 25%. That’s actually not so bad. 700,000 followers is still a lot, but it looks like the “one million followers” allegation was not necessarily completely true.