Tron Chat

A dapp is coming, a dapp is coming! This is what people want and this is what they are getting. For those that do not know, a dapp is a decentralized app. Essentially, it is an application that has its backend code running on a decentralized peer-to-peer network instead of centralized servers. Now you know.  So what is going on? It was recently announced by the Tron Foundation and Justin Sun that a dapp called TronChat was in the making. And it is already at the 60% mark in its development phase. TronChat calls itself the “Blockchain baby” of Instagram. Venmo, and Telegram. This is a strong claim but will it measure up?

 

The need for social decentralization

The main objective of this dapp is to take away from the big corporations eating away at your content and putting that money in the pocket of TronChat’s users. That sounds like a good idea. After all, we hate having Facebook and Instagram getting paid for your content. You publish it, they monetize it, and you get zippo! Nice!
Have you received a penny from the 10 years of nice vacation pictures you have posted on Facebook and Instagram? Not even that crazy halloween outfit that got you like 5000 views? Zippo? I bet you haven’t unless you are a celebrity or some other public figure. Yet, I can also guarantee you that the same video has made Facebook some decent money. Why? Because I clicked on that Halloween Party ad that can along with it. We are talking mad money here going to stockholders.
This doesn’t even get into the privacy aspect of it. And we know Facebook wants to protect your privacy. Wouldn’t you want to have more control of your information and content?

 

TronChat Uses for the Masses

These are the wonderful things that the TronChat team says their dapp will feature:

Features and Functions
  • Post photos, videos and stories — like you do on Instagram
  • Chat — like you do on Telegram
  • Create chatrooms and tip chatroom creators
  • Send a message and attach TRX — like you do on Venmo
  • Add more TRX to automatically record and see the recipient’s reaction
  • Create premium content that can only be unlocked when a user pays you TRX (optional)
  • Create subscription-based content for a TRX fee or charge per-post
  • Tip other users in TRX
  • Sign up for direct update notifications

The team goes on to say:

“TronChat allows anyone and everyone to easily earn TRX for doing the things they love most on social media”

TronChat allows anyone and everyone to easily earn TRX for doing the things they love most on social media It is faster than any of blockchain tech.

These features all fall in line with what we expect a Tron dapp to have. After all, Tron wants to connect content creators with their audience without having to involve third parties. And this is exactly what this dapp offers.

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Is TronChat the next Killer Dapp?

Okay, here is where I have to give you my honest opinion.  I think the concept is a decent “okay” one. I can see fantasy football pros selling their weekly draft analysis to the people they interact with. Or Billy Bob buying his homework from the smart girl. I can see that. Come to think of it, I used to give my friends my math homework for free. I guess that is why I am not a business major. Or check out this artist on Twitter:

But will this dapp really go the distance? I am not sure. I am having a hard time seeing how the non crypto peeps will adopt this. Most people are zombied out by their social media platforms. They cannot go a day without posting about their one of a kind coffee that they just had. As if anyone really cares. But it is what it is. And people seem to not care as much about their privacy as long as they get the attention they are seeking. Either way, as part of the Tron community, we need to try to change this.

Please go ahead and let me know what you think of this dapp in the comments below. And don’t forget, by sharing we educate.

This article was written by the Tron Spark team. Tron Spark is a digital content platform currently serving as a Tron Super Representative. We believe that with the help of the Tron community, we can inform and educate the masses on the exciting evolution of the Tron Protocol. Join the Tron Spark team and lets get the message across!

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George Rodriguez

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with 16 years experience in a Fortune 500 company. Ten years of which were in a real-time operations leadership role. An early investor in TRX and an avid blockchain enthusiast. Currently, handling Tronspark digital operations and residing in Miami, Florida.