The founder and CEO of Tron (TRX), Justin Sun, has described Ethereum (ETH) and Tron (TRX) as an iPhone and Android operating system respectively.
Sun shared this on Twitter some hours ago. According to the CEO, iPhone is lovable and everyone wants it, but it’s too expensive. Due to this fact, Android came to fill the gap and eventually captured much of the smartphone market.
Justin Sun said Just like Android became the best alternative to iPhone, blockchain developers and users will eventually move to Tron due to its cheaper transaction fees and scalability, unlike Ethereum (ETH) with exorbitant transaction fees.
Justin Sun shared the following statement:
“Ethereum is like iPhone, TRON is like Android. At the end of the day everyone will have a smart phone, but not everyone can afford iPhone. What matters the most is cheaper and scalability. TRON will eventually have more market shares than Ethereum just like Android did.”
As expected, this tweeted accrued tons of reactions from the Ethereum enthusiasts and cryptocurrency community at large.
Reacting to Justin Sun’s statement, the popular crypto investor, Crypto Bitlord, who always champions sarcasm in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, stated that the emergence of Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM) has rendered Tron (TRX) outdated and useless.
Bitlord tweeted, “Tron is outdated and old cloned technology. It’s basically useless when we have DOT and KSM now.”
The Rivalry between Justin Sun and Vitalik Buterin
Sometime in 2020, the rivalry between the founder of Tron (TRX), Justin Sun and the co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), Vitalik Buterin, became very tense, as the duo resorted to altercations, especially on the popular microblogging platform Twitter.
The rivalry between the two founders expectedly built a wedge between their projects, which certainly brought about the recent comparison. The two projects are striving to get better in order to remain relevant.
Meanwhile, the overhauling of the Ethereum network is around the corner. ETH 2.0 is the much-anticipated upgrade of the Ethereum network to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. And this upgrade is expected to bring drastic improvement to the network, including the issue with transaction fees.