TrueBit / $TRU -- The “Hidden” L2 Solution Backed by $ETH and Coinbase Heavyweights

In this thread, I share why Truebit / $TRU is an easy multi-billion dollar market cap project and a possible top 20 market cap contender.
TLDR:

- $TRU has been in development for 4 years now.
- $TRU has strong $ETH links and its development was extensively influenced and supported by members of the Ethereum team.
- Vitalik Buterin co-authored a whitepaper with $TRU founder Jason Teutsch.
TLDR (contd)

- Christian Reitwiessner, creator of the Solidity programming language (used by all major blockchains such as $ETH, #BSC, and soon $ADA) co-wrote the actual $TRU whitepaper with Jason Teutsch.
- TrueBit was developed based on the concepts in these whitepapers.
TLDR (contd 2)

- Vitalik Buterin has posted about TrueBit TODAY (details in thread)!
- $TRU has STRONG Coinbase links: Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam is an investor in the project and calls it “a natural solution for scaling computation on Ethereum."
TLDR (contd 3)

- While Ehrsam “left” Coinbase in 2017, he is on the Coinbase board and owns a HUGE 8.9% of Coinbase stock.
- $TRU’s main financial backer is Polychain Ventures, which is led by Coinbase’s first employee, Olaf Carlson-Wee, and a current investor in Coinbase.
I had to put out the TLDR first since this is kind of a mega thread.

Let’s dive in:
1/ What problem does TrueBit solve?

To understand the problem $TRU solves, we need to first understand how one of the Ethereum blockchain’s biggest strength became its biggest weakness:

GAS LIMITS.
2/ Gas limits were introduced to $ETH to prevent denial-of-service attacks, incentivize transaction verification, prevent the Verifiers Dilemma, etc.

The problem with gas limits, however, is that it makes it impossible to perform huge computational tasks on the blockchain.
3/ For example, network intensive functions (such as functions that involve machine learning, facial recognition, and big data) will be difficult to run on $ETH due to these gas limits.
4/ This is where $TRU comes in: by taking these huge computational tasks off-chain and only submitting the final transaction outcome to the blockchain it ensures significantly lower gas fees and faster transaction times for these large computational tasks.
5/ Team and backers

$TRU was developed based on a whitepaper by former RAND Corporation Fellow and mathematician Dr. Jason Teutsch and Dr. Christian Reitwiessner -- the creator of the Solidity programming language (used by most major blockchains) and Ethereum's C++ team lead.
6/ TrueBit’s founder Dr. Teutsch also co-wrote a Whitepaper with Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin, and Vitalik Buterin has made several references to $TRU in the past such as in this tweet below:

8/ More importantly, VItalik Buterin made a post about the $TRU launch TODAY!!!

ethresear.ch/t/evm-optimist…
9/ $TRU gets its main financial backing from Polychain Ventures. It is also backed by Coinbase’s co-founder Fred Ehrsam.

Polychain Ventures backs several major crypto companies that include Coinbase, $LUNA, $XTZ, $MKR, and $COMP -- all multi-billion dollar crypto blue chips.
10/ In other words, $TRU has a combo of STRONG support from the founder of $ETH Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Solidity (which is the most used blockchain programming language) Christian Reitwiessner, and Coinbase heavyweights.

$TRU screams mass adoption anyhow you look at it!
11/ Token economics

One of the major confusions people have about $TRU right now has to do with its tokenomics.

As at the time of writing this, $TRU has had volume of over $150 million and has seen its holder count grow by at least 10x in the past 24 hours.
12/ Yet, the impact of this on the price is minimal as new tokens are being minted rapidly -- with the number of tokens more than doubling in the past 24 hours alone.
13/ This is due to the fact that $TRU uses a bonding curve that mints new tokens as demand increases thereby ensuring a more stable price growth -- this was intentionally introduced to prevent huge price swings and dumps from whale activity.
14/ While many are worried about this, it shouldn’t really matter for a couple of reasons:

Firstly, $TRU uses a mint and burn function that is triggered by cumulative demand: tokens are minted when people buy and burnt when tokens are sold.
15/ Secondly, as adoption for $TRU increases (and it will!), the burn mechanism will be a lot more active. This is because every TrueBit task burns $TRU tokens and essentially reduces tokens in circulation.
16/ Thirdly, Even with the significant minting, $TRU currently only has a market cap of about $60 million. Think about it this way: if $TRU were to do an IDO, it could easily raise $500 million - $1 billion just considering the backing from Vitalik Buterin and the Coinbase guys.
17/ In other words, you are very EARLY in $TRU right now.
18/ That said, the price of $TRU tokens will only really “moon” when more and more people use TrueBit (as usage burns tokens) -- and believe me, people will use this.

Vitalik Buterin has been an advocate for this project for YEARS!
19/ There are also rumors about the possibility of the bonding curve being turned off soon -- but nothing official from the $TRU team yet.
20/ The future

I’m not a financial advisor and this is purely my opinion, but I see $TRU as one of those projects that come out of nowhere and rocket to a $5 billion+ market cap.

I believe anyone who thinks $TRU has started hasn’t seen anything yet!
21/ Links and resources:

- Website: truebit.io
- CoinGecko: coingecko.com/en/coins/trueb…
- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/truebi…
- Whitepaper co-authored with Solidity creator: people.cs.uchicago.edu/~teutsch/paper…
- Whitepaper co-authored with Vitalik Buterin: people.cs.uchicago.edu/~teutsch/paper…
22/ Even more links:

- Medium: medium.com/truebit
- Unofficial TG group: t.me/TruebitCommuni…
- TrueBit overview: smithandcrown.com/research/trueb…
- Coindesk 1: coindesk.com/inside-truebit…
- Coindesk 2: coindesk.com/ethereum-found…
22/ You want to do TWO things right now:

- Follow me and turn on notifications.
- Pay careful attention to my tweets going forward.

The bull run is in full swing and I want to help you make the best of it. I aim to share a gem every day for the rest of May.

Don't miss out!
23/ $TRU is TRUEBIT (note the name so you don't get scammed buying anything else).

Chart and link to trade on Uniswap via @DEXToolsApp:

dextools.io/app/uniswap/pa…

You can also trade on @Bilaxy_exchange:

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2 May
1/ I'm humbled and honored by the love towards my $TRU thread.

It's been read 350,000 times in about 14 hours since it was published.

I'm humbled and honored. Thanks y'all!

I continue to research $TRU and will certainly be sharing any noteworthy information I come across.
2/ One of the main questions I've gotten is if $TRU is a good buy now.

My answer:

I saw $TRU first at $0.14 and ignored, bought at about $0.30 and called it here then:



I just bought more today at $0.98.

I think I got a sweet deal, too!
3/ I also got a comment or two about no "technical analysis," etc.

I'm writing for the masses and I must use language they understand -- not technical jargon. This is best for $TRU adoption, too.

If you want more technical info, read the $TRU whitepapers linked below my thread.
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I have NOT verified that liquidity is locked.

However, I got some tokens around $.8 as this just listed.

The token price is around $.97 when I posted my first tweet about it.

I'll certainly be looking into this and posting a thread tomorrow if I like what I see.
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Truebit's whitepaper was written by Christian Reitwiessner -- creator of the solidity programming language.

But it doesn't end there...
While $TRU was still a struggling academic concept, the founders of $OCEAN actually worked with the $TRU team to help make it a reality.

It is also reportedly backed by #Coinbase!

AND...

It is JUST around $10 million market cap right now!!!
I had noticed $TRU earlier at $.14 and dismissed it, but I decided to do some basic research before sleeping and I just had to get in.

God willing, I'll do a thread on this tomorrow, but there's a possibility it would have pumped a lot more by then (or not)...
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As it did in fact RUG.

In this thread, I do a breakdown of exactly what happened and my plan to take responsibility towards my followers who were affected by this.
1/ For the sake of clarity, I was affected as well by this rug and did invested, in my own way, a significant amount.

At a point after my entry $MICRO went as much as 3x, so that was significant gains for me -- but I did not take profits.
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- I'll keep my tokens as a reminder to be more diligent
both in my investment decisions and in what I post for my followers.
- It's not worth much anymore anyway.
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- MicroPad is an anonymous project so it's high risk, high reward.
- That said, they had a fair launch (raising 50 ETH on SAFU).
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- I'm not a financial advisor.

With that out of the way, the thread:
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