The competition in cryptocurrency space is getting rougher by the day, especially the clashes between Tron and Ethereum are becoming quite regular and to somewhat degree entertaining as well. In their latest tussle, the founder of Tron Foundation, Justin Sun throws shade at the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin.
It all started when Tuur Demeester, the founder of Adamant Capital, claimed that Ethereum is “at best a science experiment”. Demeester also went on to point out several issues with the ETH network. The criticism escalated to a level where it received participation from several well-known influencers, including the lead developer of Monero, Riccardo Spagni, the founder of ShapeShift, Erik Voorhees and WhalePanda.
Always on a look out to slyly poke Ethereum, Justin Sun also entered the arena in support to the founder of Adamant Capital. Sun tweeted Vitalik asking his help for reviewing Tron’s white paper, while he attached one of Demeester’s comments from August 2017 on Vitalik Buterin.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) December 30, 2018
In the comment attached, Demeester accuses Buterin of not “crediting prior art” several times, with Plasma’s draft being the latest, which was a collaboration paper of Vitalik Buterin and Joseph Poon. Plasma is an Ethereum project that brings about a scalable solution, which opens the doors for more transactions to take place per second.
Twitterati gets involved
Misha Lederman, a Tron enthusiast said:
“A developer as gifted as @VitalikButerin should most definitely consider to start working with a visionary, entrepreneur, CEO, student of history & politics, under Jack Ma & many others, such as @JustinSunTron in order to jointly grow blockchain adoption & technology together”
BobbyCrypto, a Twitterati said:
“Holy Shit!!! @justinsuntron just called out @VitalikButerin and made him his BIACH on #CT!!! #LMAO!!! #OWNED”
Crypto_skillz, another Twitterati said:
“Just because @VitalikButerin has been accused of not citing credit does not change the fact you plagiarised parts of the Tron whitepaper.”