TRON (TRX)–Just hours ahead of TRON’s self-proclaimed Independence Day, and the official launch of the genesis block on Main Net, the TRON Foundation has posted a video to their Twitter account detailing a “blockchain university.”
Dubbed Tronics University, the brief, thirty-second video is surrounded with platitudes regarding the future of technology in conjunction with blockchain, in addition to espousing the benefits of decentralized educational sources.
"A university should be a place of Light,of Liberty,and of Learning"
Decentralised education for the new decentralised world
— Team Tronics (@team_tronics) June 24, 2018
Going under the tagline of Decentralised education for the new decentralised world, the video poses common questions for both newcomers to the industry and those outside of cryptocurrency, such as “What is blockchain,” to the more specific “What are DAPPS?.”
While details surrounding the project are scare as or writing, the video gives the impression that TRON is attempting to create a go-to portal for both understanding cryptocurrency in addition to offering a deep-dive into the technology behind crypto and blockchain. TRON’s Independence Day marks the usable starting point for Main Net, a crypto-based digital platform that is attempting to reshape the world of online media. Most had assumed TRON would target popular entertainment outlets such as gaming and social media, but it appears the TRON Foundation is also heading in the direction of education, with Tronics University almost certainly being a service offered through the aforementioned Main Net.
“A university should be a place of Light, of Liberty, and of Learning.”–TRON quoting Benjamin Disraeli in their release video for Tronics University
In addition, the video ends with the phrase “Earn to Learn,” giving the impression that TRON might flip the script of traditional education by imposing a reward system for users to participate in the university. As opposed to the common education model, with costs becoming more bloated with the passing years, TRON could look to set the standard for teaching on Main Net by enticing students through small, TRX-based payments. Given the utility of TRX transactions on Main Net (0.00001 TRX consumed per transfer), TRON has the ability to institute “micropayments,” thereby paying students in real-time for their efforts related to studying and completing assignments. The company could also impose TRX rewards based upon completions, such as payouts for achieving a certain level of proficiency with blockchain and cryptocurrency.
We already know that Justin Sun and the TRON Foundation have set aside 2 billion USD worth of TRX as apart of Project Genesis, a reward fund that seeks to incentivize and catalyze development of TRX on Main Net in addition to the creation of new currencies through TRON’s coin burn system. Tronics University could be an extension of that fund, paying out rewards in an effort to draw interest to the platform of Main Net as an educational portal and provide stimulus to the broader industry of cryptocurrency and blockchain.
Given the decentralized nature of cryptocurrency, the TRON Foundation could be laying the groundwork for future migration on to Main Net with Tronics University. The model they establish for learning and enticing student participation will be looked at by outside developers, or those who see the innovation in creating decentralized learning portals. While blockchain is the most logical subject for the TRON team to focus on in their premier attempt at education, it opens the door for further dissemination of knowledge.
With the global appeal of the internet, digital-based education that is low cost or free has long been touted as an untapped resource. While the TRON Foundation is just getting their foot in the door with education and the Main Net platform, it could establish a precedent for further development.