Tron (TRX) foundation, through their official medium page, have confirmed that they have burnt a total of 49.49 Billion Old ERC20 TRX Tokens today, June 30th. The exact number is 49,490,749,752.120578. Evidence of this can be found on Etherscan as well as the screenshot below.
The Tron foundation also confirmed that the MainNet is still running as expected. It currently has 493 live nodes around the globe. The Token migration is still in progress and the team will continue to update on the process as well as any further ERC20 tokens that will be burnt.
However, the current progress of the MainNet and token burn has been overshadowed by the recent news that TRX will now be accepted by Pornhub as a means of payment on the platform. Some of the veteran blockchain and crypto enthusiasts have not been too happy by the move stating that anything to do with Porn is not in line with the moral ethics of blockchain technology.
However, other open minded TRON fans have lauded the acceptance of TRX by Pornhub as a step forward in the mass adoption of not only their favorite digital asset, but as well as all other cryptocurrencies. Backers of this point of view are quick to note that the adult film industry has been known to adopt new technologies at a rate faster than others. Evidence of this can be seen with the use of VCRs and VHS tapes in the 80s and 90s by the industry, as well the new Virtual Reality technology making headlines through VRPorn. In a nutshell, the argument is that if the porn industry likes and adopts a technology, then it must be solid. It will only be a matter of time before it becomes mainstream everywhere else.
Other blockchain enthusiasts are quick to read deeper into the timing of the Porhub announcement. They believe that once TRON utilizes BitTorrent and decentralized the web, then this will mean that porn will also be decentralized on the blockchain. As a result, Pornhub can come up with its own DApp where fans sponsor their own films and pay for them as well as interacting with the actors and producers.
It will indeed be an exciting time in the crypto-verse going forward with all the possibilities of Decentralized Applications on the Tron MainNet. This will include the predictions of the adult film industries utilizing the Technology.