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Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Claims Tron Has 10 Times More Flaws Than Ethereum

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 19:17
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Alex Dovbnya
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin says Bitcoiners view Tron as a 'crazy uncle' that they like to hang out with
Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin Claims Tron Has 10 Times More Flaws Than Ethereum
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In the middle of another Twitter fight with Bitcoiners, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin mentioned that Tron has ten times more flaws than his brainchild.

He adds that the cryptocurrency, which was accused of copying Ethereum’s white paper, is viewed as a ‘cool’ crazy uncle by Bitcoin maximalists.

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Throwing support behind Tron 

As reported by U.Today, the most prominent Bitcoin enthusiasts formed an unlikely alliance with Tron CEO Justin Sun in February. 

Back then, Adam Back, the CEO of Blockstream, jokingly floated the possibility that the Tron Foundation could purchase blockchain tech company Consensys.  

Tron getting a Twitter emoji before Ethereum made Reckless VR founder Udi Wertheimer once again display his love for the token, which sparked another debate with Buterin.

image by @udiWertheimer

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A dubious comparison  

Buterin also used a rather clumsy historical comparison that has definitely raised a few eyebrows in another tweet. 

In an attempt to explain ‘Tron-stanning,’ he attached a screenshot of an article written by ‘Scott Alexander,’ the pseudonymous psychiatrist who took down his Slate Star Codex (SSC) blog and went dark after the New York Times threatened to doxx him.

The six-year-old article that caught Buterin’s attention explores the baffling alliance partnership between Japan and Germany in WWII that was formed with the Tripartite Pact on Sept. 27, 1940. 

The author states that outgroups can become in-groups when it’s convenient, which Buterin used to make his argument. 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at