“I was very interested in making fun of it.” That’s how crypto YouTuber Ben Armstrong, known around the web as “BitBoy,” described how he felt about Tron prior to its acquisition last summer of file-sharing platform BitTorrent. Now, outside Day 2 of Tron’s niTROn Summit in San Francisco last Friday, BitBoy felt differently: Tron was worth paying attention to. Sure, the company’s over-the-top marketing exploits (not to mention accusations from crypto luminaries such as Vitalik Buterin of plagiarizing others’ work) were an easy source of derision, BitBoy said. But the BitTorrent move had changed the calculus.
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