From the very beginning, Tron has been a project with a mission. Just as Ripple’s objective is to make blockchain technology the tool around which all the international payments in the world are settled quickly, cheaply, safely, Tron (TRX) aims to use the blockchain so that the whole of the internet becomes decentralized.
Neutrality means that no single corporation or authority (Comcast, Google, AT&T, Verizon, Telmex, Microsoft, Facebook, and many others) is able to decide whether a packet of information is more important (or urgent) to deliver that some other packet. Your ISP should treat every information packet in a democratic, egalitarian way so that everybody gets the same services, whatever you’re doing with it.
Because of recent lobbying by big corporations in the US Congress, Net Neutrality is in danger these days and that worries Tron (as it should worry you, and everybody else).
Since Tron wants to decentralize the web via blockchain technology, neutrality in the web is a necessary condition. That’s why Tron has taken a public stand in defending net neutrality by donating $10,000.00 to the Donatefornetneutrality.com website.
As a company whose mission is to build the infrastructure for a truly decentralized internet, TRON takes a stand for net neutrality by donating $10,000 to https://t.co/Y6qYnjowzt. We believe in a free, open internet and we encourage others to join us. $TRX https://t.co/yqBSzNAv3V
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) November 1, 2018
Tron believes in upholding neutrality. It’s analog to freedom of speech, independence, and freedom in the digital world. It’s under siege by American politicians and Tron is inviting everybody to take a stand on this issue and support the fight for neutrality by donating to that same website.
This is not just about Tron’s ambition to decentralize the web, but it matters for all of us. Keeping neutrality alive is the only way we all have to make sure that the internet remains free and doesn’t become a kind of digital dictatorial regime in which the big corporations in telecom end up deciding everything that happens with every user in the world.
This is a controversial issue, of course. Many internet users think that fast internet connections should be more valuable than slow ones. That high-quality content should have more value. The problem here is, who is going to decide what high-quality is? It won’t be users, universities or scientists. It will be Google, or Youtube, or Facebook, or Microsoft.
The DonateForNetNeutrality website aims to raise $100,000.00 to fund the fight for net neutrality. They currently have $38,328.00, and every donation you make will be doubled by their sponsors. You can even make donations in cryptocurrencies.
The point in this campaign is to overrule the latest FCC ruling that killed net neutrality, only a few months ago. There is a mechanism called “Congressional Review Act” (CRA) which allows reversing previous decisions.
The problem is that time is running out and if this reversal doesn’t happen quickly, it could become permanent. That would make everything much harder to correct in the future. Making this happen will need to get the attention of some key lawmakers who are facing difficult races so that they start listening to their constituents.
- This is what happens with the money you donate for this cause:
- Congressmen and women get millions of calls, emails, tweets.
- It finances crowdfunded billboards, newspaper ads, and online ads.
- Organize local actions and events.
Keep this in mind: while Tron is not based in the US, the organization understands that lack of neutrality is going to affect every internet user around the world and, especially, the crypto verse in which decentralization and democracy are core values. Tron’s heart is in the right place. Let’s try and follow suit.
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