Former BitTorrent chief strategy officer Simon Morris says TRON’s BitTorrent Token (BTT) announcement is “basically a marketing machine layered on a very thin veneer of technology,” BreakerMag writes. According to Morris, there’s a real incentive for implementing the technology within the file-sharing client—the tokenisation could reportedly speed up the BitTorrent network by 40 per cent. However, there’s a serious problem within the equation: Morris claims the Tron blockchain simply cannot support the transaction volume BitTorrent requires.
“The transactional capacity we [were] looking at was needing hundreds of transactions a second just to get started. It’s simply not there,” said Morris. The former CSO said he suspects Tron will try to execute their plan on “some central server,” and present the solution as “TRON-based” in a marketing move meant to hide the blockchain’s limitations.