Some shade was thrown on the recent hype and celebration surrounding the launch of the BitTorrent Token (BTT) by the torrenting firm’s former chief strategy officer (CSO), Simon Morris.
Following an acquisition of BitTorrent by TRON founder and CEO, Justin Sun, the assumption was that BTT would be launched on the TRON network. However, Morris has serious doubts over whether or not TRON will be able to handle the sheer volume of transactions that the global file sharing network would produce.
BTT Will Destroy TRON
In Friday’s interview with BreakerMag, Morris dismissed TRON’s transactional capacity, claiming BTT would ‘melt it’:
“It was very clear when I was [at BitTorrent] that there was no way the transaction capacity of Tron would [work]. The transactional capacity we [were] looking at was needing hundreds of transactions a second just to get started. It’s simply not there. You hear all the bullshit out there, oh, this does 10,000 transactions a second. It’s all crap. We were going to melt Tron. Literally destroy it.”
Morris elaborated by saying that BTT would likely end up being a centralized token, although he predicts that the service will be presented as a new quirk of technology. He said:
“I suspect that what they’re really going to do is they’ll do it on some central server, they’ll wave their hands and say, ‘Oh, it’s a Lightning Network for Tron,’ or something, and pretend it’s Tron-based.”
Justin Sun and the BitTorrent team members have refused to comment, but according to Morris, who worked with Sun personally, this is not surprising.
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