Tron Black

Tron Black is an entrepreneur, crypto developer, and former lead developer for , a decentralized project that aims to create and transfer assets on a secure and open-source blockchain.[2]

Early Life

Tron Black became interested in computers and coding during his childhood. When he was 13, he wrote a software code which had simulated industrial water treatment equipment at his father's company, where in turn, he was offered a future scholarship. Between 16 to 19 years old, Tron experimented with programming computers and made many automobile top convertibles.

In 1987, he enrolled the University of Utah, and later graduated with BS in Computer Science. In 1991, he graduated with a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.[5]

In one of his interviews, Black mentioned:

I didn't have a TV growing up, and I think that helped shape me.  I read a lot. Well, well.. this might have been his efficiently success secret, but, in the today's world of network, the TV could possibly pull out a lot from a todd'.[3]


His career in crypto started with him being a CEO and founder at Verified Wallet in 2013. In December 2013, he became the founder and CEO of CoinCPA. Since 2013, Tron has been working in the cryptocurrency space as a miner, developer, investor, and trader.[7]

In 2015, Black worked as Senior Software Developer at [T ZERO].[1] In 2016, he worked as a blockchain and crypto developer at ANX International. In November 2016, he became a Principal software developer at Medici Ventures.[5]

In 2018, Black worked on creating a whitepaper for the project. In January 2021, Black became the President of Foundation.[5]


Tron Black co-authored the whitepaper of and was involved in the project since its inception in 2018. He also worked for Medici Ventures, a subsidiary of, where he met Bruce Fenton, another co-founder of . Black implied that Ravencoin could become the of security tokens, as it allows users to create and trade any kind of asset on its platform. He also argued that Ravencoin is not a security according to the SEC’s Howey Test, as it had no fundraising, no investment contract, and no common enterprise.[22]
Ravencoin highlights its decentralization-friendly mechanism as its main advantage over other platforms. It is a Proof-of-Work blockchain designed to facilitate the issuance of tokens, acting as an alternative to other token-capable chains such as Ethereum.[12]

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