Tron Foundation has apologized after it claimed it had 10 billion users on Saturday.

Apparently, the entire population on earth is estimated at 8 billion making the foundation a subject of ridicule by many. Tron foundation eventually took to Twitter to apologize. They also revealed that the 10 billion user claim was a typographical error.

What really happened?

On Saturday, September 19, it was posted on Justin Sun’s Twitter account that TRON users now exceed 10B. Justin Sun is the founder of Tron Foundation.

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Justin Sun’s error post

The post began to arouse reaction here and there across the crypto community. Many crypto stakeholders had issues with the tweet. However, the most obvious demeanor was the fact that the population of people on earth is barely 8billion.

Tron subjected to Ridicule, apologises

The tweet on Justin Sun’s Twitter page appeared on all other Tron social media platforms. The 10 billion claim is still on the foundation’s Vietnamese Twitter page among others.

 

However, crypto enthusiasts globally mocked the foundation due to this error.

 

Some others believe Tron’s claim saying the numbers could add up owing to multiple accounts.

Eventually, the TRON foundation apologized over the error. In a Twitter thread, they revealed that the social media handler accidentally replaced an “M” with a “B” in the tweet, which led to the confusion.

They also cleared the air about their 10 billion users. The foundation said their official statistics show on Saturday, their users exceeded 10 million.

Read Tron’s apology thread.

Tron’s 10 billion users claim, a marketing strategy?

Tron’s 10 billion user claim is believed by many to be more than a typo. This is because the company is known for its aggressive marketing strategies.

Last year, Tron applied what looked like a massive pump scheme to improve its Tron ecosystem. The firm introduced a TRON Accelerator project, offered $1 million in lucrative payout and finance support for dApp developers.

The objective was for developers to create their decentralized app on Tron’s blockchain, submit for review and a winning team would take home $200k, while the remaining prize pool would be divided into tiers.

After the whole process, TRON quietly slashed the prize amounts after the contest ended, and cited a high number of ambitious projects as a critical reason. Tron dropped the lowest reward from $5,000 to $1,000.

Developers also raised many other violations and issues that raised both eyebrows and questions about the validity of the whole program back then.