Tron CEO Justin Sun just hit a milestone on social media with his reach of 1.5 million followers on Facebook.
Sun, in a recent interview with Forbes, discussed the new partnership with Line, the acquisition of BitTorrent, Project Atlas and Tron’s independence from the Ethereum blockchain.
While policymakers in the US have been deliberating vitriolic criticisms about cryptocurrencies from many naysayers, including economist Nouriel Roubini, Sun and other blockchain developers have been focusing on building strategic alliances in other markets – outside of the US.
“Korea and Japan are key strategic markets for us. As you know, these economies are doing a lot of heavy lifting in the tech industry and being available in those markets will let us connect with more partners as well as provide better product integrations for our token holders,” says Sun.
1.5 Million facebook followers at the beginning of this week. Let's move on and look forward to more awesome news. #TRON #TRX $TRX https://t.co/RmfjUivCrV
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) October 15, 2018
Worldwide Google Trends
According to Google Trends, interest in Tron has been growing. Worldwide interest for Tron has eclipsed both Ripple and Ethereum in the past seven days with Tron at 76, Ripple at 57 and Ethereum at 34.
Breakout searches for “Tron Baidu” are also fueling interest in Tron, as CEO Justin Sun has been hinting about news of a major partnership. While Baidu, “the Google of China”, is rumored to be the new partner, no deal between the two has been confirmed.
Top 10 Most Mentioned Cryptos on Twitter
On Twitter Tron is now nearly on par with Bitcoin, with 1,858 tweets in the past hour, compared to 1,886 tweets for Bitcoin, according to CoinTrendz.
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Top 10 Mentions on Twitter in the last hour – $BTC $TRX $ETH $XRP $LTC $NEO $XLM $ADA $BCH $OMG pic.twitter.com/Bw9LmxOnkh
— CoinTrendz.com (@CoinTrendz) October 15, 2018