A former BitTorrent executive who held the position of a chief strategy officer for almost a decade, Simon Morris, is skeptical if the Tron platform will be able to handle BitTorrent’s services.
As reported by BreakerMag, a news website specializing in the blockchain sector, Morris is not all skeptical about the new found love between the Tron platform and BitTorrent, a file-sharing platform. Responding to the recent developments that BitTorrent will be developing its own token, Simon says that introducing a token has the ability to make the file-sharing platform faster by about 40 percent.
But that’s not the issue.
Will the Tron blockchain handle the transaction capacity? According to the former executive:
“It was very clear when I was
that there was no way the transaction capacity [of Tron blockchain] 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 bull***t out there, oh, this does 10,000 transactions a second. It’s all crap. We were going to melt Tron. Literally, destroy it.”
For Simon, since the Tron blockchain cannot handle the transaction capacity required to run BitTorrent, they will resort in running the same from a centralized server instead of leveraging the power of the distributed ledger technology.
But according to a Tron’s spokesperson, while speaking to Cointelegraph, a lot has changed since Morris left in July last year. The spokesperson continued to note that Morris should wait and see how it all fits together when it finally reaches the execution stage.
Sampling Simon’s interview with BreakerMag captured that the former executive may have left with a bad taste of some Tron officials including its founder, Justin Sun.
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