Written by Evan Schindler

From Pittsburgh with a background in payments, mobile applications and marketing technology. My future is in blockchain.
October 9 2018

What's new with TRON (TRX)?


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It was great to catch up with TRON's Head of Business Development, Roy Liu, at Token Fest in Boston last month. In case you've been living under a rock and aren't familiar with TRON (currently ranked #11 in market capitalization on CoinMarketCap), it's a blockchain-based operating system aiming to build a free, global digital content entertainment system with distributed storage technology. This would allow for the simple and cost-effective sharing of digital content. 

Tron was founded by a Singapore-based non-profit called the Tron Foundation in September of 2017. It's currently led by Beijing-based CEO Justin Sun, former chief representative of Ripple for Greater China.

In our brief interview, Liu tells us about TRON's HQ, their efforts to increase exposure in the West, and their growing team with talent from the likes of AirBnB, Facebook, Google, and Apple.

On the assumption that TRON (TRX) is solely focused on Asian markets, Liu tells us:

"That's just not true. That's the perception that we try to clarify. So actually, now our HQ is in San Francisco. We recently made an acquisition of BitTorrent and right now we have about a 60-person team in San Francisco. So we're there hands down to build our core product and we're recruiting top talents from Silicon Valley and bringing the Silicon Valley culture to our blockchain project."

See the rest of the interview in the video above - including what Liu has to say about future TRON announcements!

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Topics: Blockchain, Blockchain Technology, Video, TRON, Silicon Valley, Cryptocurrency, Platform