TRON Foundation Introduces Educational Event Series
In a recent tweet, Justin Sun, the Founder of TRON Foundation, and CEO of BitTorrent introduced the Educational Event Series.
As an educator in the #blockchain space, we are rolling out The Educational Events Series. The 1st event touches on common misconceptions of blockchain and which industry will be the first to fully adopt and embrace blockchain #technology. $TRX #TRX https://t.co/J34fzGj8na
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) March 25, 2019
The official Medium article pertaining to the announcement started off with:
“When people first hear the word “blockchain”, some may feel intimidated by this buzzword or some may have never heard of it at all. It was this exact reason that led the TRON marketing team to implement the Educational Event Series. TRON aims to act as an educational leader in the blockchain space by sharing our knowledge of blockchain and cryptocurrency to the community through a plethora of channels — social media, events, conferences, and more. The very first event of this series was held in San Francisco on March 7, 2019 for more than 40 people.”
Defining blockchain, the article said:
“Blockchain is the underlying technology that powers Bitcoin. It is “a time-stamped series of immutable record of data that is managed by a cluster of computers not owned by any single entity.” The chain of blocks essentially carries all the data of a ledger in digital form where every transaction is recorded, with the utmost transparency.”
Moving back to talking about the event, the article said:
“The purpose of the first event from The Educational Event Series was to spread awareness and educate people on the vast potential of blockchain technology. We want to break down barriers for people to understand and use this technology in their everyday lives. TRON is hyperfocused on education and we believe this is crucial in aiding mass adoption.”
The article then introduced the speakers participating in the educational event which the foundation held earlier this month.
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The first speaker to be introduced was Chris Eberle. Introducing him, the team said:
“Chief Operating Officer of Swarm, a non-profit using blockchain technology to democratize investing. Prior to Swarm, he held leadership roles in Media and Marketing at Facebook, and earlier was a part of startup exits with Federated Media and Meebo (Google). He began his career at AOL with executive roles in Product Marketing, Advertising Operations, and Content.”
Introducing the next speaker, Cecilia Li, the article said:
“Communications and Investment Director at OKCOIN U.S, a leading global digital asset exchange. She leads strategic investment and partnership development in the blockchain industry with many years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital.”
Moving on to the next speaker, Kevin Ding, the article said:
“Managing Director at DHVC (Danhua Capital), a California-based venture capital fund investing primarily in early-stage technology companies, with over 600m under management and offices in the US and China. He leads the DHVC investment team, covering sectors including consumer, big data, cloud, AI, blockchain, and financial services globally.
He has been an active early-stage venture investor in category-defining technology companies — unicorns like Cohesity, Optimizely, Limebike, Survios, Hooked, Wish and more.”
The article then talked about the common misconceptions about blockchain discussed in the event. The first misconception discussed was:
“Most believe that Bitcoin = blockchain and they often use these terms interchangeably. However, Bitcoin or cryptocurrency is just an application of blockchain technology.”
The next misconception the article talked about was:
“People often believe that they should buy cryptocurrency to get rich fast due to the massive bull run we saw in 2017. However, many lose sight of the value of the underlying technology. As early investors, we should not forget that blockchain technology is the most promising part of this space. Token holders should also be patient and understand that it may take up to 10, 20, or 30 years to develop new technologies and products that will run smoothly.”
The article then covers a few topics discussed in the event such as the fact that the finance industry would be the first industry to adopt and embrace blockchain and the fact that TRX is not here for the bull market.