Twitter and Tron’s Mysterious Meeting – Here’s What We Know So Far
Partnership rumors are swirling after Twitter paid a visit to Tron’s headquarters and sat down for a meeting with founder Justin Sun.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) July 11, 2018
So far, neither company is revealing the main focal point of the meeting, but we are learning more about what was discussed.
According to Sun, one of the topics centered on Twitter’s notorious cryptocurrency scam bots, which are constantly trying to trick users on Twitter into giving away their cryptocurrency. The scammers running the bots are remarkably skilled at creating fake Twitter accounts that appear to be the real thing.
When someone like Justin Sun sends out a tweet, the bots immediately leave a comment that appears to be from Sun himself, urging people to send cryptocurrency to a given address with the promise to give back more cryptocurrency in return.
The bots are an increasingly hot topic in the crypto community and the tech industry at large.
Tech giant Elon Musk recently commented on how impressive the bots are, and in response Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin issued a plea for coders to develop filters to fight back.
I do wish @elonmusk's first tweet about ethereum was about the tech rather than the twitter scambots……..@jack help us please? Or someone from the ETH community make a layer 2 scam filtering solution, please? https://t.co/biVRshZmne
— Vitalik "Not giving away ETH" Buterin (@VitalikButerin) July 9, 2018
Since launching its mainnet last month, Tron has made a string of headlines on its plans for the future. Whether any of the announcements are tied to the recent meeting with Twitter remains to be seen. Tron partnered with PornHub to add TRX as a payment option on the platform. In addition, Justin Sun recently bought the file-sharing platform BitTorrent for a reported price of more than a $100 million.
Sun has also stated that Tron is working on a secret project that will be revealed on July 30th. You can read more about that cryptic announcement here.