Tron is the brainchild of young entrepreneur Justin Sun who previously worked at Ripple (XRP). Unlike some other blockchain projects, Tron is mostly a vision of Sun and his interest in decentralizing the global digital media and entertainment industries.
His efforts are supported by other big Chinese companies in the blockchain industry who have partnered with Tron like Bitmain and Qtum. Other partners include the Piewo App, Bixin and FBG Capital.
Little is known about the rest of the Tron team. The Tron website states that it employs over 100 people who have previous experience working for Chinese behemoths like Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba.
Who is Justin Sun?
Justin Sun is the founder and current CEO of Tron.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from China’s Peking University, followed by a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
He also graduated with a degree from Hupan University, a venture by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, becoming the first millennial to have done so.
Forbes has ranked the young entrepreneur in the ‘2017 China 30 under 30’ list and ‘2017 Asia 30 under 30’ list.
Sun worked for Ripple, acting as the chief representative for the Greater China region. He also founded Peiwo app, a social media app in China that streams music online and has millions of users.