Incredible. The $14 billion whitepaper is not even original with pages and pages of it copied pretty much verbatim from the IPFS and Filecoin whitepaper.
Sections upon sections that one thinks are describing how Tron is to work are actually describing how IPFS works, with Juan Benet from IPFS stating:
“Wow! Absurd! TRON’s “paper” is mostly copied from other projects, or is super basic p2p passed off as original. Zero references.”
Here is below just one section of Tron’s whitepaper, followed by a screenshot of IPFS’s whitepaper that details pretty much the exact same thing, formulas and all:
The only original part of this $14 billion whitepaper might be the introduction, although even that is in question since we’ve heard much of it before. Justin Sun said:
“Our original version of the whitepaper is in Chinese and we have a very detailed reference to the latest Chinese version. The English, Korea, Japanese and Spanish versions are translated by the volunteers. The translation missed numerous important details not just reference.”
That is absolute nonsense. Although they have now taken off both the English and Chinese version of the whitepapers from their website, we managed to allocate them.
And you don’t need to speak Chinese to see it is pretty much identical as shown in the illustrative screenshot below which even just visually looks pretty much identical to the english version screenshot.
Is this, therefore, an outright scam? The project has no product and the one thing it has, a whitepaper, is fully plagiarized, with Justin Sun seemingly focusing solely on “marketing.” Here is The Sun, Britain’s most read newspaper:
What blockchain they’re talking about no one knows because Tron doesn’t have one and the copied “whitepaper” doesn’t really talk much about the blockchain at all.
In fact, now looking back at it more carefully, it doesn’t really talk about much at all, neither the English version nor the Chinese version.