Looks like we can put the Steemit Inc sellout rumors to rest. What a hilarious acquisition for Tron to make and even better that the rumor was directed at Steemit Inc itself.
Personally I believe that the rumor of Steemit Inc was being sold was actually more valuable than it would if it was true. I've never seen the Steem name mentioned so many times in the news circuit than when it was when paired with a Tron acquisition.
In the end it makes absolutely no sense for Tron to acquire Steemit Inc. What would they do with it? The only thing I can think of is buying out the competition in an attempt to destroy it. We all know that this wouldn't work. You can't destroy the Steem community like that. We'd just fork the code and carry on.
I'd also like to point out that the Tron business model doesn't make a lot of sense. All the inflation is controlled by centralized supernodes and there is a cap on inflation. What happens when they run out of money? Either they don't have the resources to continue funding development and content... or they have to break the rules and fork the code to make it work again. Either way it makes them look incompetent. Justin Sun is a hack and no one should be taking him seriously. In true Justin Sun fashion this DLive acquisition ticks all the boxes by namedropping PewDiePie and over-hyping everything.
I look forward to the day that the true value of Steem surpasses that of Tron and we can put this whole matter to rest. I'll give it like 5 years. No matter how much money you start with you better make something happen with it or it's just all vapor. So far, everything Sun does is just that.