Methodology Behind The Madness

Trident Group is a project established on one crucial aspect, transparency. It was our goal from the start to keep you guys, our community, in the loop at all times spanning multiple media outlets. As such, we have received overwhelming support from you all and we truly thank you for that and hope to establish a reputable, useful, and overall successful project for you all to benefit from. That being said, some of you may wonder why exactly we have chosen to opt out of performing an ICO and instead distribute tokens free of charge via the on-going airdrops as well as the Christmas bounty campaign.

It seems that ICOs nowadays are popping up out of nowhere. Prior to establishing Trident Group, the team studied what was being done by many other projects and why most were failing and/or had never lived up to expectations. Every single one of the projects we looked in to, that seemed "good" on paper, lacked in various other departments. Most notably, however, was the overpriced distribution protocol, i.e. the "ICO". Throwing money at projects with zero grounds for true use-factor is an absolute waste, and it creates the wrong beginnings of relationships between projects and their communities. The Trident team decided from the very beginning that its community was the most important entity of the entire project, you guys all mean the absolute world to us and motivate us every day to continue working as hard as we possibly can. Thus, an entirely FREE distribution protocol was the only means of distributing tokens that Trident will EVER undergo. Everyone benefits, everyone's happy. It's a win-win.

Some of you may be asking, "But why did you decide to perform a holiday based distribution protocol, isn't that unprofessional?" Our answer is a flat out "NO". Allow me to explain; The reason we chose to take this approach towards our token distribution was quite simple really. We wanted to share the holiday season with our community. This campaign allows us to do so as well as have a bit of fun and get to know you all in the process! However, when the campaign/distribution end we will progress forward with the roadmap and begin development on various technical aspects of the project initially, and the rest thereafter. Things will be VERY professional, concise, and further efficient upon the completion of token distribution. We look forward to growing and evolving as a project with you all! 

Warm regards,

The Trident Team


How Will Blockchain Change the World?

As early as 1981, inventors were attempting to solve the Internet’s problems of privacy, security, and inclusion with cryptography. No matter how they reengineered the process, there were always leaks because third parties were involved. Paying with credit cards over the Internet was insecure because users had to divulge too much personal data, and the transaction fees were too high for small payments. In 1998, Nick Szabo wrote a short paper entitled “The God Protocol.” Szabo mused about the creation of a be-all end-all technology protocol, one that designated God the trusted third party in the middle of all transactions. His point was powerful: Doing business on the Internet requires a leap of faith.

A decade later in 2008, the global financial industry crashed. Perhaps propitiously, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto–who may or may not be an Australian entrepreneur named Craig Wright–outlined a new protocol for a peer-to-peer electronic cash system using a cryptocurrency, or digital currency, called Bitcoin. Cryptocurrencies are different from traditional fiat currencies because they are not created or controlled by countries. This protocol established a set of rules—in the form of distributed computations—that ensured the integrity of the data exchanged among these billions of devices without going through a trusted third party. This seemingly subtle act set off a spark that has excited, terrified, or otherwise captured the imagination of the computing world and has spread like wildfire everywhere.

“They’re like, ‘Oh my god, this is it. This is the big breakthrough,’” said Marc Andreessen, the co-creator of the first commercial Web browser, Netscape, and a big investor in technology ventures. “This is the distributed trust network that the Internet always needed and never had.”

Today thoughtful people everywhere are trying to understand the implications of a protocol that enables mere mortals to manufacture trust through clever code. This has never happened before—trusted transactions directly between two or more parties, authenticated by mass collaboration and powered by collective self-interests, rather than by large corporations motivated by profit.

It may not be the Almighty, but a trustworthy global platform for our transactions is something very big. We’re calling it the Trust Protocol.

This protocol is the foundation of a growing number of global distributed ledgers called blockchains—of which the Bitcoin blockchain is the largest. While the technology is complicated, the main idea is simple. Blockchains enable us to send money directly and safely from me to you, without going through a bank, a credit card company, or PayPal.

Rather than the Internet of Information, it’s the Internet of Value or of Money. It’s also a platform for everyone to know what is true—at least with regard to structured recorded information. At its most basic, it is an open source code: anyone can download it for free, run it, and use it to develop new tools for managing transactions online. As such, it holds the potential for unleashing countless new applications and as yet unrealized capabilities that have the potential to transform many things.


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What is Proof-of-Stake?

TLDR: Proof-of-Stake is blockchain methodology implemented on a given node based network that allows holders of tokens to receive a dividend based means of reward in relation to the quantity they hold, the quantity circulating, and the duration of the holders time staking. See the announcement thread via for more info.

The proof of stake was created as an alternative to the proof of work (PoW), to tackle inherent issues in the latter. When a transaction is initiated, the transaction data is fitted into a block with a maximum capacity of 1 megabyte, and then duplicated across multiple computers or nodes on the network. The nodes are the administrative body of the blockchain and verify the legitimacy of the transactions in each block. To carry out the verification step, the nodes or miners would need to solve a computational puzzle, known as the proof of work problem. The first miner to decrypt each block transaction problem gets rewarded with coin. Once a block of transactions has been verified, it is added to the blockchain, a public transparent ledger.

Mining requires a great deal of computing power to run different cryptographic calculations to unlock the computational challenges. The computing power translates into a high amount of electricity and power needed for the proof of work. In 2015, it was estimated that one Bitcoin transaction required the amount of electricity needed to power up 1.57 American households per day. To foot the electricity bill, miners would usually sell their awarded coins for fiat money, which would lead to a downward movement in the price of the cryptocurrency.

The proof of stake (PoS) seeks to address this issue by attributing mining power to the proportion of coins held by a miner. This way, instead of utilizing energy to answer PoW puzzles, a PoS miner is limited to mining a percentage of transactions that is reflective of his or her ownership stake. For instance, a miner who owns 3% of the Bitcoin available can theoretically mine only 3% of the blocks.

Read more: Proof of Stake (PoS) Definition | Investopedia 

Read more: Proof of Stake (PoS) Definition | Investopedia 


Frequently Asked Questions


The Trident Network will be live on the date the airdrop begins. Users that participate in the airdrop will have their TRDT tokens deposited into the ERC20 compliant wallet address of their choice after they have successfully been granted a spot in the airdrop. Users may then immediately transfer their tokens as they wish, even before the token airdrop concludes.



Large, decentralized networks require robust security protocols and algorithms to ensure that all members of the network are behaving honestly. The Trident Network does this via a Proof-of-Stake algorithm where users “stake” their tokens to secure the network. To encourage staking and securing the network, the network rewards users for the time spent staking. This is also a crucial factor in bringing value to the TRDT tokens over the long term. Through the implementation of PoS incentive we allow holders to take the reins so to speak in terms of ones own financial venture. 



Initially we will be listed on EtherDelta. Over the course of the days that follow the EtherDelta listing, we will be performing a poll with the community to assess the direction we all would like to see the TRDT token go as far as exchange listings. Unfortunately however, this is up to individual exchanges. Exchanges support tokens based purely upon demand. The more demand expressed by consumers to exchange TRDT for other cryptocurrencies, the more likely it is that exchanges will support TRDT. Contact your favorite exchange to see if they will support TRDT. That being said, we do plan to utilize all of the initial funding we receive to get the token on as many exchanges as possible. 






Staking will be vital to operate and secure the Trident Network. Initially speaking, the PoS will be done solely via airdrop until the total supply has been entirely distributed to the community. Upon the airdrop completion the staking period will begin. The first staking period will begin on the day directly following the last official airdrop, and go for exactly 60 days. At the end of the 60 days a screenshot will be taken of current holders and PoS dividend distribution will begin; The number you receive will be based on the predetermined holding parameters for token dividends (essentially the quantity and duration of user holdings). The development of the official Trident Wallet that will allow for a percentage-based Proof-of-Stake compounding on a yearly basis will begin directly after the first PoS dividened distribution concludes. The network will be set to reward holders  at a rate that is variable depending on the number of tokens currently being staked on the network at any given time. The more tokens you currently have staking, and the longer it has been (up to a limit of 7 days) since the last time those tokens have successfully staked, the greater chance you have of receiving a stake reward. You may get small rewards frequently, or infrequently, depending on your total tokens. 



See our Roadmap. We are working towards meeting or exceeding the deliverables and timeline we have set. In Q1 2018 the first version of our RESTful APIs in multiple languages are scheduled to be released. These APIs can be used to build applications that interact with the Trident blockchain based network by storing and accessing transactions and information.