Justin Sun on SUN Network: Unlimited Scalability for TRON
Tronfoundation just unveiled the ground-breaking scalability solution called “SUN Network” in a name of its founder’s surname on the 11th of August 2019.
Justin Sun said in a tweet that SUN Network Plan is an expansion plan for TRON main network ecosystem, including smart contract application oriented side-chain(DAppChain), cross-chain communication and other expansion projects.
What's the roll-out plan and logic behind the SUN Network? What will the Sun Network impact on the TRON ecosystem?
Cointime interviewed Justin Sun, the founder of TRON.
Cointime: What's the roll-out plan and logic behind TRON's side chain project, the SUN Network? What's the ultimate goal?
Justin: The SUN Network project is a scalability solution of the TRON MainNet that includes smart contract DAppChain, cross-chain communications, etc. DAppChain is the first product under the SUN Network that supports TRON's vision of unlimited scalability. Meanwhile, it also empowers DApp developers and invigorates the entire TRON ecosystem.
Cointime: TRON is about to release the DAppChain mainnet. Do you have a specific date for the release? What kind of impact is the mainnet going to have for the TRON ecosystem?
Justin: Now we're expecting late August/early September. The launch of the mainnet is going to reduce transaction costs, which will attract more ordinary developers and business-level developers, letting them build their own TRON side chain to serve users.
Cointime: There are plenty of scalability solutions for public chains. Why did TRON choose side chain as a gateway for your scalability solution? What's your take on the current development of public chain?
Justin: The side chain solution is built upon the public chain, which enhances the importance of the main chain in the ecosystem. Not only does it realize unlimited scalability for smart contract transactions, it is also compatible with the MainNet's features, making it easier for developers and users to adapt to this new environment. Meanwhile, each side chain is an extension of the main chain, and all of them come together to build the overall ecosystem of TRON. In the future, SUN Network will release more scalability solutions.
Cointime: What's the main goal and priority for TRON at this stage? Are there big plans or major progress to be announced in the future?
Justin: Our current strategic goal is to provide a comprehensive public chain ecosystem for users, developers and businesses. Our current priorities are:
1. Enhance the public chain's performance and features through the SUN Network scalability solution and TVM optimization, etc.;
2. Serve businesses by helping them deploy their own public chains through side chain and cross-chain projects;
3. Shed light on privacy by strengthening TRON's privacy protection through measures such as anonymous transaction.
There will be major products coming out regarding these three priorities.
Cointime: What kind of nodes are there on TRON's side chains? What consensus mechanism do you use? How do you process information on side chains, and are data on both the side chains and the main chain stored in the same place?
Justin: Just like the MainNet, the side chains have Witness block production nodes, full nodes, and Oracle relay nodes, responsible for verification and relay in cross-chain transactions. The side chains use the same DPoS consensus mechanism as the MainNet. The assets on the side chains come from the main chain, and nodes on the side chains perform these transactions through consensus mechanism. Side chain data and MainNet data are stored separately to enable effective scalability.
Cointime: What kinds of incentives or models do you use to attract new DApps to the side chains?
Justin: DApps on both the MainNet and side chains are an important part of the TRON ecosystem. Compared with the main chain, side chains provide more free Energy with the same amount of frozen TRX. In other words, it's more cost-efficient to do smart contract transactions on side chains than on the MainNet.
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