Tron [TRX] is the “Frankenstein of crypto”, says technology researcher

Lucas Nuzzi, the Lead Technology Researcher at DAR Crypto, called Tron [TRX] out on Twitter. He said that it should be rebranded to be called the “Frankenstein of crypto”, as it borrows heavily from many other projects.

Nuzzi began with the problems faced by the library that Tron has been adopted from. The EthereumJ library is an implementation of the Ethereum protocol that focuses on use through JavaScript. The majority of Java-Tron’s codebase is based on this library, which is infamous for being buggy.

Moreover, the Tron Foundation did not offer references to the EthereumJ project while deriving code from the project. This is in violation of the LDGL open-source license. Tron Foundation’s reply to this was:

“We referred some codes of ETH due to the festinate time, we apologize for it and will correct it immediately.”

The referred code was, in fact, the same code with minor differences. This is ironic as Justin Sun heavily bashed Ethereum, with Tron’s official statement on the matter being:

“The design of TRON is based on it’s own system and the realization of codes, some codes of Ethreum [sic] were used as reference, we didn’t note related license, from now on we will note the copyright ownership and promise this won’t happen again. Thank you for your support.”

Secondly, the Tron VM, which Justin Sun continually promotes, is a First In First Out [FIFO] implementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine. It was announced as an “as an original and miraculous piece of software”, says Nuzzi.

Tron functions on a Delegated Proof of Stake consensus algorithm. It involves electing representatives to make votes on PoS. This is an algorithm created by Dan Larimer of EOS fame, and Nuzzi makes the point that it was difficult for even EOS to move past the issues that plagued it. This was a consensus failure and involved the stoppage of block producing due to bugs in the system.

Nuzzi stated:

“Two months ago, Tron announced that it was shifting to a DPoS-based consensus. Now, if securing a DPoS system is challenging for Dan Larimer, the guy who created it and that has been working on it for the past 5 years, how do you think Tron will deal with consensus failures?”

Moreover, according to Nuzzi’s data, Tron has “one of the most centralized address distributions amongst ERC20 tokens.” This brings up additional concerns under DPoS.

Twitter user soulassassin657 had differing opinions and said:

“Someone clearly went all in on #EOS No need to be salty bro, #TRX will moon whether you like it or not”

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