In a recent report blockchain startup Tron announced its partnership with China’s internet giant Baidu. The gossip of partnership has been viral on internet for the past few days and also raised speculations on their partnership. But, through the official announcement it seems that, Tron Foundation will only use Baidu’s cloud solutions.
How Convincing is The Tweet?
Tron posted a tweet that gives information regarding partnership and creates hype. It is a dosage of both in one shot. The tweet misguides a reader to think that Tron is working on par with Baidu for helping Baidu build decentralized cloud computing solution that Baidu wants to launch anytime soon.
#TRON is joining forces with Internet service giant Baidu and will continue to work with large cloud service providers to offer blockchain solutions, make the technology more accessible for users and small business alike. End goal: mass adoption of #blockchain. $TRX pic.twitter.com/v39Zm7zMc4
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) October 18, 2018
But, only a keen reading would give right interpretation that Tron is merely a customer of cloud computing service that Baidu offers. It is nothing beyond that for now. Tron exactly had to convey that it aims to build Wave Field Tron system on Baidu cloud.
The strong terms ‘joining forces’, ‘work with’, ‘offer blockchain solutions’ that the Google translator is providing is quite misleading. The international media is prone to interpret that the partnership is beyond cloud service.
The partnership is less of a strategic development and more of an exchange of services. That is it for now.