- TRON’s former CTO has announced his departure
- He has stated that TRON has deviated from the original vision
- He is starting Volume Network, his own project
While TRON has undergone a number of developments in the last few months such as fixing bugs and taking direct control of the community subreddit, one of the most recent and perhaps one of the most controversial is the departure of their former CTO and co-founder Lucien Chan, who announced recently that he would be leaving the organization due to a departure from the initial vision for the project.
Lucien had worked with Justin Sun, fellow co-founder of TRON, two years ago to build the company but is now leaving to work on his own project called the Volume network which he has said is being built according to the original version of TRON, which TROn has now abandoned.
In his post, Chen explained his history with Justin Sun. Sun had been in America when ICOs were banned in September 2017. Through the efforts of Chen, a domestic team was formed and all the coding for Tron began from scratch until ICOs were reinstated and the currency began to see an increase in popularity. During this time, the company has grown to have hundreds of employees and has gone through testnet launching, mainnet launching and their acquisition of several properties, including Bittorrent.
While he acknowledged that the environment at TRON gave him a chance to grow, he did state that the disagreements between him and Sun has led to TRON no longer being true to the original vision created and thus, he is choosing to leave and begin his own project.
Centralization creeping in
One of the reasons given for this is that TRON is no longer decentralized, as can be seen by the fact that certain nodes have over 90 percent of votes and only have a few voters which means that the worth of the votes of retail investors has fallen.
He also stated that the project has deviated from its path and the original purpose of the blockchain, which was to be a decentralized, well-written project. This has led to a situation where he says there are no diverse voices in the ecosystem and it is now a monetary tool without any of the decentralized spirit.
In view of this, he has started his own Volume Network project, which is a truly decentralized blockchain project that had been the original vision for TRON