TRON’s Justin Sun accuses Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin of hiring Twitter trolls

on Feb 7, 2020
Updated: Sep 9, 2020
  • TRON's and Ethereum's leaders are once again reigniting old flames on Twitter, with accusations flying both ways.
  • Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin recently accused TRON of being scammy, to which Sun retaliated by accusing Buterin of hiring Twitter trolls to target other projects.
  • This is far from being their first conflict, and many have started to join one camp or another, including even well-known crypto/blockchain businessmen.

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TRON is one of the most popular dApp-focused blockchains in the industry today, but as many likely remember, there was a time when it was nothing more than just another project launched on Ethereum’s network. However, despite the fact that the two projects shared an ecosystem for a while, their founders never really managed to get along. The rivalry led to quite a few Twitter dramas, bashing of each other’s projects and more. Now, TRON’s Justin Sun and Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin seem to have entered yet another clash. Earlier today, February 7th, TRON CEO accused Buterin, as well as ConsenSys, of hiring Twitter trolls that would attack and badmouth other projects. He is not the only one to make such claims.’s Brendan Blumer also posted similar criticism on Twitter, and Sun has merely joined in.

Buterin accused TRON of scamminess

Copy link to section TRON’s bashing of Ethereum’s co-founder did not come unprovoked, however. Buterin himself seems to have struck a nerve when he reignited the war between the two camps by suggesting that “TRON’s scamminess is a huge factor limiting their ability to get top quality R&D talent.”
Now, there is no denying that TRON had its fair share of controversies. Many might remember incidents such as its Tesla giveaway, or accusations of plagiarism. Buterin likely has quite a bit to say on the subject, as he himself accused TRON of copying Ethereum’s white paper, which Sun always denied. As mentioned, the newest Twitter drama between the two did not stay limited to the two projects’ leaders. TRON also got another defender, Bitcoiner Udi Wertheimer, who stated that there is nothing scammy about TRON. He even defended Sun himself, stating that Sun is an entrepreneur who simply keeps making big moves. Adam Back, the CEO of Blockstream, went even further than that. He suggested that the Tron Foundation could maybe even buy the entire Ethereum project and replace its upcoming Ethereum 2.0 with TRON.

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