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Vitalik Buterin Calls BitTorrent “Metagame Success”, Gets Complimented by Justin Sun

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 11:59
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Yuri Molchan
Ethereum founder praises BitTorrent as an example of an app that has been popular for a long time, calling it a ‘metagame success’ in Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Calls BitTorrent “Metagame Success”, Gets Complimented by Justin Sun
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In the middle of a Twitter discussion, the Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, known to accuse the initial Tron whitepaper of plagiarism, has given it an indirect compliment.

Vitalik Buterin Calls BitTorrent “Megatime Success”, Gets Complimented by Justin Sun

Vitalik Buterin Calls BitTorrent “Megatime Success”, Gets Complimented by Justin Sun

BitTorrent gets praised by a crypto mover and shaker

In response to a question, what he would call a ‘metagame success’ and a long lasting case for decentralized apps, Vitalik gave a laconic answer “BitTorrent”. This is indirectly gives a bonus to Tron’s reputation, for which Justin Sun publicly thanks Vitalik. Even though the discussion took place in 2017, Justin Sun has taken this as a compliment.

Are Vitalik and Justin getting friendly to each other?

As a reminder, in spring 2018, Vitalik publicly accused Tron of plagiarizing some aspects of Ethereum’s whitepaper for Tron’s. In the course of 2018, Justin Sun and Vitalik had several public disputes on Twitter.

However, at the end of 2018, Justin Sun asked Vitalik to check the new whitepaper by tagging him in his Twitter post. After that, Vitalik seems to have adopted a more positive attitude towards Tron, BitTorrent and Justin Sun.

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Tron gets to the top on

Misha Lederman, the co-founder of Iamdecentralized and a Tron supporter, reports that the top three dapps on the resource are based on Tron. EOS-powered applications are just following them.

However, at press time the situation has slightly changed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you <a href="">@VitalikButerin</a> for standing out! I have a secret campaign especially for you in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ValentinesDay</a>! Don&#39;t forget to join it!  <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TRON</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TRX</a> <a href=";src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$TRX</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BitTorrent</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BTT</a> <a href=";src=ctag&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">$BTT</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) <a href="">February 9, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Current market situation

Presently, as per Coinmarketcap, BTT token is trading at $0,000825, having shown a small rise of nearly 1 percent. The coin’s place on the CMC scale is #1735.

TRX is going at $0.0272, still holding to position #8.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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