Ex-Tron CTO Denies Founder Justin Sun’s Accusations of Embezzlement, Bribery

The previous CTO of Tron, who left the task to launch a competing blockchain, has denied accusations of embezzlement, bribery and infringement that had been levied by Tron founder Justin Solar.

The dispute involving the two emerged just after Zhiqiang Chen declared in a May possibly 10 Medium post that since his departure from Tron in January 2019, he has been creating “a new TRON” referred to as Quantity Community.

Chen, who joined Tron in late 2017 as its technological innovation main soon just after next an preliminary coin providing, said he feels “very sad” that Tron is, in his perspective, no more time decentralized. He said the delegated proof-of-stake mechanism Tron makes use of is “pseudo-decentralized,” introducing:

“The major 27 SR nodes (block nodes) have a lot more than 170 million TRX votes, and most of them are controlled by TRON.”

“The technological innovation system of TRON was developed by me,” he included. “I surely know that the real World wide web purposes can’t functionality in TRON network at all currently. The TRON ecosystem is even now considerably from commercial purposes.”

In accordance to the white paper of Chen’s Quantity Community, major workforce customers of the task also arrive from Tron, including Xiaodong Xie, a previous Tron blockchain developer, as very well as Jinchao Zhu, a previous dapp product or service manager at Tron.

Sun’s accusations

At the heart of Sun’s accusations is the rivalry that Chen and some others violated the regulation as very well as organization procedures, asserting that the group had been fired in January 2019 next “verification carried out by TRON’s self-discipline division.”

Chen’s post appears to have drawn backlash from Tron’s Justin Solar, who said via his Weibo account on May possibly 11 that Chen, Zhu and Xie had been fired in January with a series of allegations towards them.

As Solar said on Weibo:

“According to verification carried out by TRON’s self-discipline division, Z. Chen, J. Zhu, X. Xie had very seriously violated legal guidelines and organization procedures with alleged corporate home embezzlement, bribery, non-compete violation, infringement of corporate trade insider secrets and intellectual houses, and had been fired in January 2019. TRON has submitted pertinent elements to the justice division. Chen joined Tron in Oct 2017. Ahead of he was fired in January 2019, he was an standard employee on the technological facet and was not a co-founder.”

Nonetheless, Solar himself did refer to Chen as the CTO of Tron in a June 2018 Twitter post.

Sun did not specify what substance or evidence Tron has obtained and submitted or to which “justice department” he was referring.

Chen pushes back

On Sunday, May possibly 12, Quantity Community posted a second weblog post in reaction to Sun’s accusations. Even more, Chen said he would look at both a civil or felony lawsuit towards Solar for libel and defamation if he proceeds to make this kind of accusations.

When reached for remark by CoinDesk, Chen said he denies all of Sun’s allegations.

“If I am seriously a suspected felony, it is way too late to ‘run absent,’ [and] I should really not produce a new blockchain task … and uncover technological talents to sign up for my workforce, should not I?” he said in the weblog post, stating:

“I hereby make a solemn assertion: Justin usually takes personalized attacks and slanders to me once more, I will return with authorized steps.”

To deny Sun’s characterization of him as just an “ordinary tech dude,” Chen also joined to a Tron GitHub repository from April 2018 with his name shown as the company’s CTO.

“To be frank, I surprised that I turned into ‘the employee of the technological innovation department’ right away,” he further mentioned. “As Justin’s level of perspective who has immigrated to the United States, technicity is just the most insignificant and standard ‘workers’, which are instruments to make dollars for him. I can be treated as a foolish man or woman, but the full TMT field technological personnel’s IQ can’t be insulted.”

Zhiqiang Chen impression courtesy of Chen