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.
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
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.
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.
(1/7) #TRON noticed that a message was circulating today on Twitter claiming “TRON Users exceeded 10B” in English. TRON prompted an immediate investigation.
We now release the result to both #TRONICS and the public:
They also cleared the air about their 10 billion users. The foundation said their official statistics show on Saturday, their users exceeded 10 million.
(3/7) Unfortunately, our staff made a mistake by typing 10B instead of 10M and posting the wrong message on Justin’s and TRON’s official Twitter. The information was then spread fast across communities and caused great confusion.