Call for TRON & BitTorrent communities to join the cause in restoring net neutrality
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., — November 1, 2018 — Justin Sun, founder and CEO of TRON, whose foundation is building the infrastructure for a truly decentralized internet, today pledged a donation of $10,000 to Donatefornetneutrality.com. The donation will help fund efforts to educate voters in key districts across the country to vote pro-net neutrality and support lawmakers to reverse the decision that ended net neutrality.
The donation follows TRON’s initial pledge of $3M to the Blockchain Charity Foundation headed by Binance. Justin Sun and TRON, who are increasingly involved with supporting charitable activities and leveraging blockchain technology to support sustainable development goals, plan to encourage its community to vote, donate, volunteer, spread the word, or contact Congress to join in the cause.
“Given my deep belief in an open and decentralized internet, I support Donatefornetneutrality.com and urge others to do the same in this critical moment where Congress can still act in favor of net neutrality,” said Justin Sun, founder and CEO of TRON. “When the internet is free and open, it fosters innovation that benefits not just a few, but all of us. It’s our responsibility to protect these core values and push our community towards the cause.”
“The folks at TRON and BitTorrent have been such reliable allies in fights for internet freedom and privacy,” said Evan Greer, deputy director of Fight for the Future. “They’ve helped us sound the alarm and rally the internet at the most important moments. We’re so grateful for this support at a crucial moment in the battle for net neutrality.”
Justin Sun, who is also the CEO of BitTorrent, plans to energize support from the BitTorrent community of over 100M users. The company, which is behind the world’s most popular P2P communications protocol and products, namely BitTorrent and µTorrent, has a long-standing history of supporting net neutrality and also Fightforthefuture.org and Donatefornetneutrality.com through campaigns that have urged tens of millions of users to get involved.
TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet through blockchain technology and decentralized applications. With the integration of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol, TRON is introducing new methods of consuming content in the digital age. Today, TRON is the largest decentralized ecosystem in the world with over 100 million users.