Tron Co-Founder and CTO Leaves Project, Alleging Excessive Centralization

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Lucien Chen — the former chief technical officer (CTO) and co-founder of blockchain protocol Tron (TRX) — has announced he is leaving the project, claiming it has become excessively centralized and strayed from its founding principles. Chen revealed his decision in a Medium blog post published on May 10.In his announcement, Chen recounts the history of the Tron project and TRX’s successful growth to become the 11th largest cryptocurrency by market cap globally.Yet the former CTO said that notwitstanding this success, irreconcilable contradictions between himself and co-founder Justin Sun have prompted him to choose to leave the project.Foremost among his concerns, Chen argued that the project is no longer faithful to its founding principle of decentralizing the web — becoming ostensibly excessively centralized, as well as neglecting to foster internet-focused commercial applications in its ecosystem.He critiqued Tron’s delegated proof-of-stake [DPoS] consensus mechanism and Super Representative governance and block production nodes,…

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