Is Tron (TRX) "more decentralized" than Bitcoin or Ethereum?

09 Dec, 2018 | Updated: 09 Dec, 2018
by David Robb
Is Tron (TRX) more decentralized than Bitcoin or Ethereum?

In a recent interview with Youtube channel CodeXpert, Tron Foundation exec Tom Mao gave his thoughts about Tron and the state of crypto. He claimed that the Tron network's proof-of-stake system makes it "more decentralized" than Bitcoin or Ethereum.

According to Mao, Bitcoin and Ethereum's proof-of-work mining systems inevitably lead to centralized mining pools. He also pointed out the amount of energy usage involved with proof-of-work. 

Mao claims that Tron has already solved the major scalability problems that have been holding back "legacy networks" like Ethereum and Bitcoin in terms of large-scale adoption of the cryptos. He pointed out that the Tron network, with its proof-of-stake system, can handle around 2,000 transactions per second, compared to 10-15 TPS for Ethereum. 

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Asked if Tron was an 'Ethereum-killer', Mao claimed that were different use cases for the different blockchains, but from "the perspective of developers...there's definitely advantages to Tron over Ethereum". He encouraged dApp devs to move their smart contracts over to the TRX network, and noted that a guide has been developed to ease this process.

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