Tron reveals a brand new mission. The company recently sent a new mission statement to all of its employees in China and the U.S.
The statement tracks the history of the Internet and describes the corporate takeover by tech titans who are too focused on profit instead of people.
“The Internet was decentralized when it was first created. Since Web 1.0 in the 80s, we believed that Internet services should be built upon an open protocol shared by the web community. Since then, we’ve created open protocol standards like TCP/IP and HTTP,” Justin Sun begins the statement.
He continues and says that this era is all about mobility which is dominated by smartphones and mobile apps.
“Billions of users around the world were more or less forced into a more complex and centralized internet structure. Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix became hugely successful in this new wave. Just last week, Apple’s market cap hit 1 trillion,” Sun says.
Centralized Internet triggers public fear
According to Tron’s founder, the centralized Internet started to trigger public fear.
There are even suspicions that the large control that Facebook was able to have over the global private data could have influenced the US general election.
Sun also says that the purchase of BitTorrent is based on a shared ideology that significantly differs from the way that the current generation of Internet giants view the tech landscape in.
“Tron intends to be the largest decentralized internet ecosystem in the world. With the mission of making the internet decentralized once again, we are dedicated to making decentralized internet services available to everyone in the world.” Sun continued.
He also highlighted the necessary steps that Tron plans to take in order to make its vision a reality. These include optimizing the BitTorrent protocol to work with blockchain technology. You can read Sun’s complete statement here.