How Justin Sun Manufactures Hype for the TRON (TRX) Train – CCN Markets

A glance at the Twitter followers of Justin Sun would have you believe the TRON (TRX) founder and CEO is the most famous personality in the cryptosphere. Likewise, a quick look at the list of the most utilized decentralized applications (dApps) paints TRON as one of the most active blockchains for dApps in existence.

However, a deeper look at the numbers beneath the numbers suggests the TRON restaurant is nowhere near as busy as Maitre’d Justin Sun would like us to think.

TRON in Context: How TRX Searches Compare to Ethereum

TRON has often set itself up as a potential Ethereum Killer, so comparing its Google search volume against the No.2 cryptocurrency is an apt point of comparison.

According to data provided to CCN by SEMrush, the highest influx of searches for TRON (TRX) came in January 2018. That’s the month TRX got swept up in the altcoin mega-pump and soared to an all-time high; while Google searches briefly peaked at 3.7 million.

TRON (TRX) Google Search Volume
Most eyes fell on TRON in January 2018, when the price surged to an all-time high. Like the price, a sharp decline soon followed | Source: SEMrush
  • TRON (TRX) popularity rose sharply in Jan 2018 to 3,761,000 searches and then declined dramatically in Feb 2019 to 656,000 (-82.56%);
  • In 2019 people are showing more or less stable interest in TRON (TRX) 173,157 average monthly searches (Jan – Jul 2019)

After an 82.5% decline in volume, TRON searches levelled out at around 170,000 in 2019. That’s less than one-third of Ethereum’s average of 600,000 Google searches for the same period. Even when TRON searches peaked in 2018, its popularity never managed to overtake Ethereum. Meanwhile Bitcoin’s popularity has continued to dwarf both altcoins.

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