Justin Sun, the enigmatic head of the aspirational blockchain solution TRON, made waves when Samsung, one of the world’s largest technology brands, added the project to its Blockchain Keystore. This meant that Samsung Galaxy S10 users had access to TRON dApps (decentralized apps)
This was of course big news for TRON, which is one of a bevvy of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects trying to shape the future of the technology, but according to Sun, it is also a big step for the ecosystem and its adoption and involvement in a global audience.
Thus far, blockchain technology has mostly been predicated on cryptocurrency and that is the link that the man in the street has to the space. Outside of that, and on an enterprise level, there is a lot of interest in private blockchain solutions, such as offerings from IBM, Microsoft and AWS. But this step by Samsung and TRON opens up a new doorway that allows individuals to start to explore and benefit from blockchain - through dApps in this case - and appreciate what the world of decentralisation can do through a smartphone.
It is important, according to Sun, as he feels it could be the pioneering of an age where every smartphone manufacturer starts following the blockchain suit, from Apple to Xiaomi to Huawei. If this is to be the case, blockchain applications become far more normalised and their reach can extend to everyone who has a smartphone - which is a large swath of the population.Only the beginning
I spoke with Sun about the integration of TRON on the Samsung Keystore and what the implications in the greater scheme of things were.
“This is the beginning of a new era. Just imagine: after Samsung and all the phone manufacturers begin to integrate blockchain technology infrastructu...