The creator of the peer-to-peer BitTorrent file sharing protocol, Bram Cohen, took the time today to tweet to his 31.6K Twitter followers that he is no longer affiliated with Bittorrent and has never been affiliated with Tron or Justin Sun.
I'm no longer in any way affiliated with BitTorrent and have never been affiliated with Tron or Justin Sun— Bram Cohen (@bramcohen) January 22, 2019
In an effort to emphasize the importance of this message, Cohen even pinned his tweet on Twitter.
However, as some of his followers pointed out, his 'no affiliation' tweet isn't anything we didn't know already since August last year.
Lol no shit thanks for the random tweet that everyone already knows. are you salty? Doesn’t tron foundation own some shares of chia pet, your new project— Matthew Fetzer (@thefetztizzle) January 22, 2019
Chepicap reported on August 21, 2018, that following the roughly $120 million acquisition by TRON founder Justin Sun, Cohen left his role at BitTorrent after working for 14 years at the company he created.
The BitTorrent inventor confirmed at the time that he was no longer working with BitTorrent and that he did not have any involvement with TRON.
Cohen had already stepped aside from BitTorrent’s day-to-day operations to focus on his new project, an eco-friendly cryptocurrency called Chia Network. A project that would be fully-launched by the end of 2018, even though it clearly didn't make that timetable.
In regards to Tron owning a piece of the BitTorrent founder’s new crypto project, Cohen was quick to set the record straight.
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No Tron does not and never has owned any shares in Chia— Bram Cohen (@bramcohen) January 22, 2019
And when he was asked if Justin Sun himself became a partner in his new project, Cohen said this was 'erroneous information.'
Not him either. That article contains erroneous information.— Bram Cohen (@bramcohen) January 22, 2019
Even though Cohen tweeted some news that most of us already knew, it seemed important enough to him to broadcast that piece of information again. Which is totally fine with us.