Tron is a cryptocurrency network led by the marketing expert Justin Sun. The Tron network is powered by the Tron (TRX) token and was originally developed via the ERC-20 protocol, but later become its own cryptocurrency with live mainnet. Tron seeks to decentralize the internet and is focused on fair distribution for content creators and owners. The Tron mainnet went live in 2018 and has since been one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies worldwide. Tron remains a provocative subject in cryptocurrency circles as many believe the Tron mainnet is not capable of achieving the goals set out in the original whitepaper after multiple instances of plagiarism were discovered in the very same whitepaper.