TRON (TRX) has been among the most active crypto projects this year. It achieved a lot, from numerous exchange listings, to launch of its MainNet, and later its TRON Virtual Machine, to the purchase of BitTorrent and announcement of a new project called Project Atlas.
New partnership announcements never seem to stop for this crypto. Even so, however, its community continues to wait for one special announcement, which is TRON’s partnership with Alibaba. Still, no matter how patient the community has been so far, the announcement of this partnership simply isn’t coming. At this point, many have already given up, simply accepting that Alibaba is not partnering with TRON, period. But why?
Alibaba NOT partnering with TRON (TRX)
A few months back, when TRON’s MainNet launch was still a thing of the future, a rumor appeared that Alibaba will be the next big firm that will partner up with TRON. While Justin Sun, TRON’s creator, openly talked about his desire to partner up with Alibaba, it is not he who has started the rumor.
Still, the “news” quickly spread, and the rumor even made a lot of headlines at the time. Alibaba denied that it had such plans, but the entire crypto community believed that this is all just a way of keeping the partnership a surprise. Some believed that, even if Alibaba truly didn’t plan such partnership, it will certainly change its mind after TRON proves that it can live on its own blockchain, far from Ethereum’s support.
Soon enough, the MainNet launch came. It was successful, and it was a big deal for TRON. Token migration followed, as well as numerous other announcements, including new projects and partnerships. However, the Alibaba partnership was nowhere to be seen.
Nothing has changed
This is where many started to believe that the rumor is nothing but a false hope and that it will never come to pass. Alibaba not partnering with TRON, and that’s that. If we take a look at Alibaba’s opinion on cryptos, this is not really that surprising. The company’s own leader, Jack Ma, always viewed cryptos as a bubble. To this day, he remains convinced that this is true. Someone who has so little faith in the future of cryptocurrencies certainly wouldn’t be in a rush to partner up with one of them, right?
While a partnership between the two would certainly benefit both entities, it would seem that Alibaba is staying true to its belief. Even so, both the company and Jack Ma have shown increasing interest in the blockchain, even if they want nothing to do with cryptos.
Recently, news of Jack Ma stepping down started appearing as well. Even though he is to be replaced by a new leader, Alibaba’s current Chief Executive, Daniel Zhang, there is still no reason to believe that the new leadership will mean opening up to cryptos, including TRON.
It would seem that the partnership will, at least for now, remain only a rumor and wishful thinking. What will happen in the future is anyone’s guess, but until Alibaba starts viewing cryptos in a more positive light, nothing big is going to happen between the company and this industry.
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