Justin Sun’s blockchain-based platform, TRON, is about to get an upgrade that is specifically designed to enhance security for the users and making it more convenient for them. According to the official blog post published by the TRON Foundation, the mainnet of the platform, otherwise known as , will be upgraded to version 3.6.
Each update is supposed to be a step up from the last. This brings us to version 3.1 of Odyssey that according to TRON CEO Justin Sun was meant to beat platforms like Ethereum and EOS at their own game. Announced last year in October, Odyssey 3.1 was advertised to beat Ethereum when it comes to speed of transactions and EOS on the cost. Sun boldly and confidently boasted about the then new version on Twitter saying:
TRON will be 200x faster vs. ETH, 100x cheaper vs. EOS. dApp developers & users, this one is for you!
TRON happens to be one of the largest blockchain-powered operating systems around. Reportedly, the TRON public chain has the ability to perform tens of thousands of transactions per second (TPS).
As per their website, the platform performs 2,000 transactions per second, leaving behind the famous Ethereum network that can only purportedly perform 25 transactions per second. TRON has also left behind the OG of the cryptoverse, bitcoin, which only has the ability to perform between 3 to 6 transactions per second.
TRON aims to be a platform for creating decentralized apps (dApps) that are focused on the entertainment aspect and its newest update will purportedly continue to work on this aim, as it is said to have new features all designed to make dApp creation much more convenient, all the while maintaining thorough security to protect the network from malicious actors. Version 3.6 of Odyssey will contain the following new features:
- New instructions are added for the TVM, including create2, bitwise shifting, and extcodehash, supporting more new features
- Allow contract deployer to clear his contract’s existingABI, further improving the privacy of the contract
- Implement a more lightweight built-in event server, providing convenience for dApp developers to customize their own event service when they choose to switch on this feature.
- Enhance protocol data check to prevent malicious data on the chain
- Add transaction permission settings for users, compatible with multi-signature
- Optimize the P2P network and the block/transaction broadcasting process for gRPC/HTTP interface, further improving the stability of the TRON network.
The TRON Foundation’s post, however, did not specify a particular date for the Odyssey version 3.6, it just revealed that it would be live very soon.
One of the reasons behind the platform’s success, aside from the occasional drama, is the continuous updates and iterations that TRON offers its users in the endeavor of constantly improving itself and the user experience.
Update 3.1 focused on different areas as compared to the newest update. It included the launch of the TRON Virtual Machine which was engineered to allow developers to test smart contracts before they transfer to the TRON mainnet.
Last time TRON’s native token, TRX, experienced a surge by almost 8 percent upon the announcement of the update which was probably due the claim of beating Ethereum and EOS. This time, however, there seems to be no such surges. Maybe the crypto community is waiting on the announcement of the launch date. We’ll know for sure once it is officially announced.