The TRON Whitepaper (what investors are 'supposed' to read and invest off of) is written terribly and copies significantly from other successful projects: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethtrader/comments/7oeh92/trons_trx...
It's possible that the CEO of TRON made at least $300M USD from selling his own coins that he created out of thin air: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethtrader/comments/7oh01s/trx_tron_...
The CEO tweets in ways specifically designed to entice investors to speculate on his coin, such as specifically telling people it will go up in value: https://twitter.com/justinsuntron/status/947463313775927297, or specifically saying the downwards price movement is due to changes to CoinMarketCap information (completely false): https://twitter.com/justinsuntron/status/951191786902274048
Some investors in TRON have lost up to 66% of their net worth thus far (https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tron/), making it one of the largest crashes that has been seen in the top 10 coins on CoinMarketCap in quite awhile. Some of the things investors believe are completely absurd, citing that the Chinese government or Amazon will use TRON. It's unfortunate the levels of misinformation that so rampantly spread and cause many to lose their hard-earned money.
His Twitter profile says
"@Forbes Asia 30 Under 30丨the Only Millennial Student of Jack Ma from @alibabagroup"
It's very interesting to see how bubbles plays out. I do think cryptocurrencies are real and have big potential, but after seeing likes tron, verge, and doge, I also believe the current valuations are biggest bubbles of our lifetimes. Yet, you see people justifying ~10b$ valuation on the premise of a whitepaper written with broken english, then partnerships that are merely vaporware (remember iota announced msft partnership, yet it was more like iota was using azure products).
Interesting times. Just play into people's irrational decisions and you'd make big bucks.
If someone figured out a way to peg the value of crypto to some other big currency that would have potential - but then the speculators wouldn't be making 10x.
I wouldn't be surprised if a high transaction fee increases the speed of deflation. Smaller transactions are stuck and will be forgotten. Spending the currency is difficult. All you can do is hold or convert to fiat.
Just clarifying for uninitiated: doge coin is a "joke currency" (literally) that has a huge market cap anyway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogecoin
For blockchain based coins, bitcoin-ng does provide ways to improve current way.
I think Apple have the same basic design, just they use the motherboard, which has to be replaced after each spill ;)
That is so blatant:
It's written right there in the license block they cut and replaced "The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software".
Don't most "serious" companies have lawyers that will spit venom at you if you even think about looking at code that doesn't have a permissible enough license?
implementing controls to prevent or detect this kind of copypasta is very hard.. even more so at larger "serious" companies that have dozens of development teams spread across the world working on an enormous catalog of products
this happens far more than people want to admit.. there's a very slippery slope when it comes to searching for help online.. it's amazing how quickly a google search leads to a stackoverflow post that has sample/example code which then winds up in your company's codebase.. even at "serious" places
writing a clear external code usage policy that's covered in those yearly training programs that developers hate and blow through as fast as possible is about as good you're going to get stopping this kind of thing
The controls to prevent developers from doing this sort of stuff in a serious company should be to let them know they will face disciplinary action/lose their job if they pull it.
They are rarely used.
Doing WTF you want is still limited by copyright law. You could argue that WTFPL is also an implied copyright reassignment, but I would not bet on it.
CC0 tries to mimic this but here the tricky part of permissions comes into place. If I give you permission to do anything and you remove the permission text and claim the work as your own, do you still have permission? It a rather popular discussion in regard to cc0, and the consensus where I have seen it seems to be that you need the license in order to have permission. I have also seen lawyers arguing that copyright law itself has limits on what rights a license can give, such as attribution.
Copyright would apply to the actual film, script, perhaps other elements. For the title, I believe this would be a trademark issue. Whether it is enforceable here is beyond my knowledge. I tried a quick search on the status, but didn’t see the info I hoped for in the top several hits.
I _think_ the TRON franchise was a nod to the TRON command in BASIC, which predated the name.
Obviously they did later enter the music business, which is when Apple Corp (the record label) litigated for a second time.
From OED: "tron" is "used in the names of devices and machines, spec. particle accelerators, as cyclotron (1935), betatron (1941), phantastron (1943), levitron (1960)."
This is not a minor problem, because turn over is high in developers world. If you don't leave a comment mentioning the code came from somewhere else, it's easy a few years later for a new dev to think their predecessors wrote that code and to recommend their company to sue projects around where they see the same code (possibly without legal mention too).
Not to mention that when you give your code for free and make other people's job easier, the least you deserve is to be credited.
So because I want to show the world something I wrote and think is cool, it’s ok for others to copy it, and I shouldn’t complain if they do so illegally?
A little more analysis about cube: https://medium.com/@ak239spb/how-to-build-fake-ico-9f837a4eb...