Tron has achieved a lot within a short amount of time including launching its mainnet, selecting its Super Representatives (SRs), acquiring BitTorrent and launching the BTT token, launching Tron Arcade, and attracting a large number of Dapps to its platform.
Regarding the roadmap ahead, an image which originated on Tron’s official website in 2017 has been widely circulated, but this is no longer available their site.
Tron’s old website had six phases listed which can be seen in the image above, and each phase also had a description of what its goals were.
Let’s take a close look at Tron’s original roadmap in more detail:
#1 – Exodus (Aug 2017 – Dec 2018)
This phase was the beginning of the Tron ecosystem, including its time as an Ethereum ERC-20 token. The aim was to offer its users a free and reliable platform for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and storage, that would seek to liberate data.
#2 – Odyssey (Jan 2019 – June 2020)
This phase aims to encourage content creation through economic incentives and empowerment. Content creators and developers will get a fair return on what they create and distribute, as well as support and exposure from the Tron ecosystem. This, in turn, will develop, strengthen, expand the Tron ecosystem.
#3 – The Great Voyage (July 2020 – July 2021)
This phase will focus on personal ICO capabilities. It will address issues related to managing supporters, paying dividends, and measuring income.
#4 – Apollo (Aug 2021 – Mar 2023)
This phase focuses on the free movement of value. All content producers will be able to create and issue their own tokens (TRC-20 tokens). To enable this Tron must create a decentralized trading platform so that all the Tron-based tokens can be traded freely, and have access to liquidity.
#5 – Star Trek (Apr 2023 – Sep 2025)
In this phase, Tron aims to create a fully decentralized gaming platform that is built by developers freely. This will facilitate fully autonomous gaming, predicting market functions, and the monetization of traffic.
#6 – Eternity (Sept 2025 – Sept 2027)
This phase will enable crowdfunding for developers to support the development of their games. Tron users will be able to invest in and back games they like, and, therefore influence the future of gaming.
The Future of Tron
At Tron’s recent NiTROn 2019 event Justin Sun discussed the future of Tron and BitTorrent in his keynote speech and his vision for 2019:
Some of the key goals he set in his speech for 2019 and beyond include:
- Improving the performance of the Tron blockchain.
- Introducing zero-knowledge proof to make the network safer and guarantee privacy.
- Reaching 10m+ transactions per day and 2000+ DApps.
- Mainstream exchanges will make TRX tradable with major fiats.
- The BitTorrent token will promote the integration and synergy between BitTorrent and Tron.
- BitTorrent will become the most ambition Dapp on the Tron network and will promote blockchains mass adoption.
- Tron will invest in the Dapp community and give projects access to exchange liquidity, infrastructure, marketing exposure, and other forms of support.
- Tron will open more offices worldwide.
Tron states on their website that the future of the project involves developing its ecosystem so everyone can benefit from it.
Dapps on the Tron network will offer users improved convenience in daily life, reduced costs, and financial returns. Likewise, developers can use Tron to bring publicity to their projects and expand the scope of their businesses.
Tron says anyone who supports the prosperity and construction of the Tron ecosystem, be it the users or developers, will be rewarded for their commitment.