On the 20th of October, Justin Sun informed the Tron (TRX) Community that representatives from the multinational computer database company of Oracle, had visited their San Francisco offices and had a fruitful meeting. The meeting was geared towards discussing smart contracts, tokenization and the possibility of a partnership.
Justin’s tweet stated the following:
Oracle blockchain team visited TRON Foundation HQ in SF. Diving deep on SmartContracts Tokenization and partnership opportunities. TRON to the future.
Speculation of a Partnership
The meeting has since ignited speculation that the two firms are in the initial stages of forming a partnership that would involve the Tron network being implemented in one way or another by Oracle.
Surprising Facts Linking the Two Firms
Further looking into why a team from Oracle would visit the Tron headquarters, we find two surprising facts.
Firstly, the Tron network is coded or based on the Java programming language. Java is a general-purpose computer-programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers to ‘write once, run anywhere’ meaning that the code can be run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation.
The Java programming language was developed by computer scientists at Sun Microsystems from as early as 1991. It was designed with a C/C++ style syntax that many programmers were familiar with.
Sun Microsystems was later acquired by Oracle in 2010 at a cost of $7.4 Billion. The latter firm has since led the development of Java in conjunction with software engineers from Sun Microsystems who became part of the Oracle team after the acquisition. Java 11 is the most recent version of the software to be released by Oracle. It was released on the 25th of September, 2018.
The second surprising fact that links Oracle to Tron, is that Justin’s last name of Sun, is coincidentally the name of the firm that Oracle acquired in 2010: Sun Microsystems. One can continue to view this as sheer coincidence but another way of looking at it, is that Tron and Oracle were meant to work together.
What are your thoughts on Oracle visiting the Tron headquarters in San Francisco? Do you think it is a sign of a future partnership? Please let us know in the comment section below.
[Image courtesy of Oracle.com]
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