The former LA Lakers basketball megastar was confirmed as the special guest speaker to grace the highly anticipated niTROn Summit. The blockchain summit will be hosted by TRON on January 17th and 18th in Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco. The primary theme for the event is to break down any industry barriers while simultaneously exploring all viable potential blockchain solutions.
Justin Sun, TRON founder and CEO, said that he is thrilled to host the NBA star. He also said that Bryant brings an inspiring aura to the summit that will enable all the participants to share their visions for the future. The summit is marked as the first ever blockchain industry event hosted by TRON.
Looking forward to having @kobebryant, CEO & President of Kobe Inc and #NBA legend, at our first international conference #niTROn2019!! Excited to exchange insights on entrepreneurship! Join the event https://t.co/ahMTEsixkg pic.twitter.com/WP7Gjcmx6D
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) November 20, 2018
The event is set to attract various blockchain developers, experts, and most leading tech businesses eager to learn more about TRON’s current projects. The company will also highlight about its new blockchain solutions while concurrently elaborating its future potential applications cutting across an assortment of industries.
Justin Sun, an avid fan of Kobe Bryant, believes that the NBA superstar’s story is ideal for the summit. Kobe will share his successful investment and life stories with the attendees. Kobe set up the Bryant Stibel investment fund in 2013 which currently has a portfolio that controls at least 15 businesses in the media, data, and tech industries.
The official event release confirmed that the summit will feature an exhibition area reserved for all TRON partners. It will also feature an open forum meant for the blockchain developers to converse about TRON’s research and development projects. They will discuss smart contracts, DEX construction, dApp development, and the project’s Super Representatives governance model.
Recently, TRON announced the creation of a new $1million dApp incubator programme that has elicited excitement in the blockchain space. The scheme primarily targets to propel dApp development on the Tron network especially after surpassing Ethereum, its main market competitor.
TRON in the Market Plunge
Although TRON (TRX) suffered just like all other cryptos in the market, it has remained active throughout the current bear market. Its transaction volume has increased considerably in November reaching levels that surpass the top four cryptos by market capitalization cumulatively. The high volumes may be accounted for by the increased utilization of the TRON platform by the popular gambling and gaming dApps.
Recently, the TRON foundation announced that they are developing a TRON Accelerator. This start-up incubator aims at empowering developers to nurture innovations within the blockchain industry. The prize pool of $1 million will get split among 56 winning projects scheduled to be announced during one of the ceremonies at the niTRON conference.