Vitalik Buterin Comes For Justin Sun Following Sun’s Shades At Ethereum

Tron’s Justin Sun has been known to make critical statements about the Ethereum blockchain in the past. Recently, the CEO of Tron said that …

Tron’s Justin Sun has been known to make critical statements about the Ethereum blockchain in the past. Recently, the CEO of Tron said that Ethereum was no more than a hype coin from the last bull run. The tweet was posted write after Vitalik Buterin posted an article with the title: “Ethereum [ETH]’s Vitalik Buterin: The next wave of cryptocurrency adoption will be built on a hype.”

In response to the article, Sun said that Tron will lead the next cryptocurrency bull run and would be built on mass adoption of BitTorrent and dApps. Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin wasn’t happy with Sun’s tweet. He responded directly referring to Sun as a “self- identified shill that no one should bother listening to.” Vitalik said:

“Anybody who has a dollar sign and a ticker symbol in their tweet is a self-identified shill who isn’t worth listening to.”

It didn’t stop there, Buterin went further to mock the Tron network stating that the only way to become as successful as Tron is to “put your coin in the list of other coins when you know the recipients of your shilling has already approved that coin hoping to get them to associate with your coin.”

What he was trying to say is that Justin Sun shills Tron by bad mouthing Ethereum hoping to be seen as one of the pack or to get Ethereum users associated with Tron. He also criticized the dollar sign Sun uses instead of a hashtag. At the time of writing, Justin Sun had not responded to the messages by Vitalik Buterin. If he does, the Ethereum co-founder would be ready to clap back.

Ethereum (ETH) Price Today – BTC / USD

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Ethereum is the leading smart contract platform in the world. Over the years, many other competing platforms have been developed including Tron. This isn’t the first time Justin Sun is throwing shades at Ethereum. A while ago when there were reports about a drop in number of DApps on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains, Sun said that the Tron Foundation is willing to accommodate developers on their blockchain as the EOS and Tron networks sink. That comment sparked up discussion on social media. While some enthusiasts agreed with Sun, some others wondered why he was inviting EOS and Ethereum developers to the Tron blockchain when Tron was also feeling the heat of the bear market.

Ethereum (ETH) And Tron (TRX) Price

Analysis Right now, the cryptocurrency market as attempting a recovery from the recent bearish dip. Over the weekend the price of BTC fell significantly against the USD dragging the market down. This cleaned out up to $6 billion from the cryptocurrency market capitalization within a 48 hour period.

Right now, ETH is trading at $116.64. This means that it is down by 0.64% against the USD and down by 0.38% against BTC. The trading volume over a 24 hour period is $2,304,068,346 and the market $12,189,715,480.

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Tron (TRX) got a boost yesterday after the Tron Foundation announced the date for the BTT airdrop. While BTC and other cryptocurrencies were trading in red, TRX was trading in green. Right now, TRX is trading at $0.025660. It is up by 2.76% against the USD and up by 3.18% against BTC. The trading volume over a 24 hour period is $251,520,807 and the market capitalization is $1,710,396,124.

Do you agree with Vitalik Buterin about Sun being a self-identified shill?

Ethereum Developers Agree New February Date for Constantinople Upgrade

The highly anticipated planned hardfork of the ethereum network dubbed Constantinople will take place around the end of next month, ethereum core …

The highly anticipated planned hardfork of the ethereumnetwork dubbed Constantinoplewill take place around the end of next month, ethereum core developers haveagreed.

The upgrade which was scheduled to launch on the ethereummainnet on January 16 was suddenly cancelled shortly before the launch dateafter a security bug was discovered in its code. As Smartereum reported,the developers decided to call off the launch because the bug was found tooclose to the launch and could not be fixed on time. The developers at the timepromised to set a new release date during their Friday developers’ conferencecall.

That call happened last Friday and the developers agreed tomove the Constantinople launch to block 7.28M which coincides with February 27according to the current block times. Lead developer Péter Szilágyi revealedthis decision in his tweet lastweek.

He wrote:

“Seems we’re going with block 7.28M for the #EthereumConstantinople refork scheduled for the 27th of February! Will be a single forkon mainnet and a post-Constantinople-fixup fork on the testnets to get themback in line feature wise with the main network.”

Changes to the ConstantinopleUpgrade – An EIP removed

Other than the change in the launch block to 7,280,000 anddate to a tentative Feb. 27 date, the developers made other major changes tothe Constantinople plans. Notable among these is the removal of one of theEthereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) originally included in the Jan 16hardfork.

EIP 1283 which aims to make certain transactions on Ethereumcheaper would be unavailable in the Feb 27 upgrade. It was excluded because thesecurity bug was found in its code. EIP 1283 is one of 5 proposals included inthe Constantinople hardfork. The upgrade is expected to pave the way for the transitionfrom the Proof of Work to the Proof of Stake protocol. Parity developer andrelease manager Afri Sheldon suggested a total removal of the difficulty bombsince the network was transitioning into a PoS era.

Questions about ‘DifficultyBomb’

Following Szilágyi’s tweet, there were questions raisedabout the difficulty bomb which is a pre-programed condition that increases theblock difficulty after some months in order to encourage often upgrade of theethereum network.

The Constantinople upgrade is expected to readjust thisdifficulty block to another period. However, following the delay in the hardfork,developer Jordi Morris and developer Lane Rettig asked if the difficulty bombwas also adjusted to add the extra months following the original launch date.In response, Szilágyi said that the delay date sued was the original October 18upgrade proposal.

Ethereum 2.0Unaffected By Delays

Despite the delays to the Constantinople upgrade, theethereum developers have pushed on with plans towards Casper, Sharding andState-channels, all sub-projects of the Ethereum 2.0 milestone. As Smartereum reported,ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin said that the Casper testnet is will launchlater in 2019.

After Constantinople, Casper is the new protocol that willtransition the ethereum network from the PoW to the PoS consensus system. In a separatetweet,Buterin reminded followers that the delays to Constantinople does not impactlong-term plans like Casper.

Referencing Afri’s Reddit post, Vitalik wrote, “Reminderfrom @5chdn: Constantinopele delays do not at all impact the steady and ongoingprogress of Casper/sharding/serenity.”

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Ethereum [ETH] PriceWatch

At the time of writing, ethereum is trading at 117 to theUSD down alongside the rest of the crypto market. It has a total market cap of $12.2billion compared to $12.9 billion of Ripple’s XRP and $62.3 billion of bitcoin[BTC].

Tolling Interoperability Solution To Be Achieved With Hyperledger Fabric

By Rushali Shome. A recent press release tells us that major US tolling firm, the Milligan Partners, has tied up with DLT (distributed ledger technology) …

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By&nbspRushali Shome

A recent press release tells us that major US tolling firm, the Milligan Partners, has tied up with DLT (distributed ledger technology) company to launch a smart tolling solution based in the Hyperledger Fabric. This solution, to be known as the Tolling. Network is meant to increase and improve toll interoperability.

You May Also Read: How Does Hyperledger Fabric Work?

The usage of blockchain technology across a diverse number of use cases is hardly anything new. Yet, this innovative application does seem to be promising in terms of where DLT and blockchain can go in the future.

This partnership, in particular, is aimed at boosting efficiency and allowing for a higher level of transparency and easy interoperability between various agencies that are involved. The solution is also expected to help with cross-border interoperability within the tolling industry as well.

Matt Milligan, who serves as the Managing Partner of Milligan Partners and has also helped co-found, had a great deal of enthusiasm about the novel change their new DLT-based solution is seeking to bring. He commented:

“For at least the last ten years, the US toll industry has been trying to solve the problem of National Interoperability, and we believe the solution is blockchain technology. We also believe that an open source project is the right way to go. Government agencies need a cost-effective and innovative option, and that hasn’t existed… until now.”

The US tolling industry has seen several bottlenecks in interoperability over the course of its long history and it remains to be seen if this partnership truly brings the revolution it promises to usher in. Echoing his co-managing partner, Tyler Milligan commented:

“When we started the Tolling.Network project, we were drawn to Hyperledger because it doesn’t rely on cryptocurrency. We understand how much toll agencies need security and stability, and that’s what we designed Tolling.Network to provide.”

All tolling solutions currently in use have a hub-based model, and this solution,using blockchain smart contracts and distributed ledger technology to ensure ease, flexibility and interoperability, is quite unique. As its official website tells us:

“Tolling.Network is a blockchain system built on Hyperledger that allows you to be fully interoperable without going through a central hub. It provides a trusted source of shared information, and ensures incredibly efficient peer-to-peer interactions.”

Rushali Shome

Rushali Shome is a history undergraduate with a keen interest in puns, politics and beyond. When not typing away furiously in the “Notes” section of her phone, she can be found trying to catch the eye of servers at restaurants or weddings for a second helping.

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Roger Ver Says Scammers Made $6 Million

Some of the most popular individuals who have been impersonate include John Mcafee, Vitalik Buterin, and Elon Musk. Specifically, billionaire …

One major issue with the cryptocurrency markets is the fact that there are so many scammers involved, that are ready to take advantage of those who might not be knowledgeable about how scams work. Often times, scammers use the likeness of influential figures in the cryptocurrency space in order to profit.

Specifically, Roger Ver, the CEO of, has stated that social media accounts using his information have scammed individuals out of $6 million in cryptocurrency.

About Ver

For those who are unaware, Roger Ver was one of the earliest and most famous Bitcoin adopters and investors. He was one of the few individuals actively investing in the space around 2011-2012, and he invested in notable companies such as Ripple, Bitpay, and Kraken.

He is one of the five founders of the Bitcoin Foundation, as well, and is known for supporting Bitcoin (BTC) as a means towards true economic freedom. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley, but no longer lives in the United States. He has a Twitter account with over 500,000 followers, which makes him easily one of the most influential cryptocurrency-related accounts.


Ver has gone on record to let cryptocurrency traders and investors know that he would never directly ask for donations or investments. He stated: “I’m never ever ever going to contact any of you guys asking for money or asking to invest in something via direct message on any of these social media platforms.”

Ver is not the only one who has been impersonated, as scammers attempt to leverage the influence of major cryptocurrency figures to gain credibility and solicit donations. Some of the most popular individuals who have been impersonate include John Mcafee, Vitalik Buterin, and Elon Musk. Specifically, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has even complimented how innovative the scamsters have become.

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Cornell Professor says “TRON is no operating system,” Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Supports Criticism

Emin Gün Sirer, a professor at Cornell University and a famous influencer in the crypto and blockchain sphere, blasted TRON (TRX), Justin Sun’s …
Cornell Professor says “TRON is no operating system,” Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Supports Criticism

Emin Gün Sirer, a professor at Cornell University and a famous influencer in the crypto and blockchain sphere, blasted TRON (TRX), Justin Sun’s blockchain project for claiming to be one of the “largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world.”

Sirer made this known on his official Twitter account saying that TRON is not an Operating System (OS) while declaring his expertise in Operating Systems.

I know Operating Systems.

I have built Operating Systems.

Tron is no Operating System.

— Emin Gün Sirer (@el33th4xor) January 21, 2019

Aside from saying that Tron is not an operating system, Prof Sirer also gave what he called “blockchain Rule #73,” which states that “anything billed as a ‘blockchain operating system’ is an embarrassing mess.”

It is not surprising to see that the Cornell Professor is knowledgeable about OS as Sirer is famous for his brilliant contributions on technological topics such as P2P systems, computer programming, and operating systems.

Confirming his claims of developing Operating systems, Sirer is the brain behind SPIN kernel, an Operating System that he developed as a graduate student.

Vitalik Buterin’s Contributions

Replying to Sirer’s Blockchain rule, Ethereum’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin tweeted a question with an answer to the Professor saying,

“But what about legitimate blockchain operating systems like $AVA and $SUB? (I *think* that’s how one of the more recent twitter shilling tricks works…)

The trick is to throw your coin into a list of other coins that you know the recipients of your shilling already approve of and get them to associate your coin as “one of the pack”. Also the dollar signs. The darned {{deity}}-awful dollar signs…”

It did not also come as a surprise to see 24-year old Buterin, joining forces with Professor Sirer to criticize TRON since it is a known fact that Buterin is no fan of Sun and his project.

In fact, Buterin and Sun are known for criticizing each other’s project. In December last year, Tron founder threw a big one at Buterin stating that the developers at Ethereum and Consensys are suffering layoffs and they should apply for jobs at TRON as they will be happily welcomed.

Meanwhile, TRON TRX is the most significant gainer among the top 10 cryptocurrencies. TRX is recording more than 6% over the last 24 hours while Ethereum ETH is down by 0.98% at press time. Both coins have a market cap of $12,334,799,679 and $1,680,618,988 respectively.

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