A series of tweets exchanged between Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson and Tron founder Justin Sun have gathered much media attention as they could hint at Tron’s shift from the Ethereum blockchain. The Chinese crypto project is looking forward to migrating to its own blockchain.
Hoskinson mentioned Sun in a tweet and suggested that Cardano’s Mantis client could be a substitute to Ethereum. Sun replied that Tron’s team would look into Mantis, too.
The Series of Events
The conversation began on Monday, June 25, when Hoskinson mentioned Sun in a Twitter post and asked him to try Mantis, which is a Scala client supported by IOHK, as it is much safer and is compatible with a DPoS protocol.
The tweet read:
“@justinsuntron you guys should use our mantis client instead of Ethereum Java https://github.com/input-output-hk/mantis … the code is much better, security audited and consensus is pluggable for a DPoS style protocol.”
The tweet was received with much skepticism as well as many believed that such proposals are not sent via tweets. A user named Daniel Litschel wrote:
“Hey charles hope this is not irony from you. i like this approach from you more than bashing other projects. i think you can support each other and create partnerships that favor both projects. iohk and cardano can lift up other projects and maybe get some dev power in return :)”
“I’m being entirely serious. They seem to be using a fork of Ethereum java. It would be much much better to use Mantis as a base.”
Sun Sends an Uplifting Reply
Sun did not reply to the tweet for the next two days. On June 27, he tweeted:
“Thanks for the advice! We’re looking to build the best blockchain technology so we’ll look at mantis too.”
His reply suggested that Tron is open to trying new platforms even if it comes from a “rival” currency. Tron and Cardano have attempted to enter the global top 10 index. If the two work together, it could foster a new relationship between the two projects.