Celebrating Five Years of Independence: TRON on a New Mission

June 24, 2023

Celebrating Five Years of Independence: TRON on a New Mission

On June 25, 2023, TRON marks the fifth anniversary of our MainNet launch – our “Independence Day”. Just like the Declaration of Independence started a new era for the United States, our Independence Day signals a new phase in our history.

Our founder H.E. Justin Sun says, “I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to each and every one of you who have supported us on this journey. Over the last five years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to the mission of decentralizing the Internet. Now, we are setting out on a new mission: to build a free port within the metaverse. As we embark on this exciting new chapter, we eagerly anticipate your continued support.”

The Five-Year Journey to Becoming the #1 Public Blockchain

TRON officially launched its MainNet on June 25, 2018. Separating our tokens from Ethereum and establishing operational independence. We set out to challenge the traditional centralized model, committing ourselves to creating a decentralized network. Our hard work and determination have led to advancements in global blockchain technology and digital currencies.

Over these five years, TRON has become an essential infrastructure within the crypto industry. We now cater to over 168 million users worldwide, and our network has processed more than 5.9 billion transactions. Our TVL (Total Value Locked) exceeds $11.5 billion, ranking us second only to Ethereum.

We have developed a comprehensive on-chain ecosystem that includes sectors such as NFTs, DeFi, GameFi, stablecoins, the metaverse, cross-chain integration, and DIDs. We have made a name for ourselves in the stablecoin sector with offerings including USDT, USDC, TUSD, USDJ, and USDD. With the most extensive USDT circulating supply, over $46 billion, accounting for 60% of the market share, we have solidified our leadership position in the stablecoin domain.

In addition to our technological and market achievements, we have actively pursued regulatory compliance while developing our public chain. We partnered with the asset management firm VanEck to list TRX ETN on Deutsche Börse in September 2021, expanding our reach into 14 major European financial markets. Moreover, in October 2022, seven TRON-based tokens were granted legal digital currency status in Dominica, with TRON being named the national blockchain.

Reflecting on the five years since our MainNet launch, we have seen significant user growth and made strides in stability and regulatory compliance. This journey has led us to surpass the expectations of both our community and the industry.

As we celebrate our independence today, we want to express our gratitude to our dedicated team and the TRON community. Your support and trust continue to fuel our commitment to push the boundaries and achieve new milestones. Here’s to many more years of innovation, growth, and success!

Paving the Way to Financial Freedom: Empowering 8 Billion People Worldwide

TRON will intensify its efforts to become a compliant international player that takes the initiative to boost the prosperity of its ecosystem, develop extensively in the industry, and maintains long-term commitments to education, environmental protection, and artificial intelligence, among others. With these endeavors, it aims to become a free port for the metaverse and play its part in achieving financial freedom for eight billion people on Earth.

“Independence Day” holds a deeper meaning for TRON and its community. It is a symbol of autonomy, innovation, and unrestricted growth. According to H.E Justin Sun, “Trust of the community and users is the key driving force behind our progress. In the future, we aspire to join hands with you in achieving financial inclusion for 8 billion people worldwide. Happy Five-Year Anniversary!”