Tron founder and CEO, Justin Sun, finally had his lunch for charity with Berkshire Hathaway president and the famous billionaire Warren Buffett after a series of delays last year.
On January 23, Sun met Buffett in a non-profit private club in Nebraska, according to a press release that was shared on February. 6. The guests were also the founder of Litecoin Foundation, Charlie Lee, CFO of Huobi, Chris Lee, the head of the Binance Charity Foundation, Helen Hai, and the CEO of eToro, Yoni Assia. In response to the long-awaited event, Sun said:
“It was a real honor and I am grateful to Mr. Buffett’s dinner, wisdom and vision. I will always remember his kindness and support and Mr. Buffett’s advice and guidance to make Tron a better ecosystem will do business with all partners in the blockchain space and beyond. “
Sun won a charity auction on eBay last June to have lunch with Warren Buffett. Sun’s winning bid was around $ 4.5 million, the highest ever in the event’s 20-year history. However, the Tron CEO had to postpone for medical reasons and announced in July that he would reschedule his charity lunch with Buffett “very soon”.
In anticipation of the postponement, Sun had specifically invited the event to US President Donald Trump, following the President’s destructive remarks about cryptocurrencies on social media.
The next time Sun started talking about lunch was last September, when he arranged the meal again.
In the meantime, all proceeds from the auction had been transferred to the non-profit GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco. GLIDE focuses on combating injustice and inequality for economically disadvantaged and oppressed communities in need, including homeless people and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ orientation.
Last December, Sun promised the public to donate $ 1 million to efforts by young Swedish activist Great Thunberg to raise global awareness of the climate crisis. However, it was left unclear how cryptocurrency would help reduce carbon footprints by creating decentralized settlements. Stipulating over the issue, Sun told Cointelegraph:
“Decentralized settlement and decentralized finances are fully managed by computers on cloud computer systems, eliminating the need for ledger ledger documentation and management data to be stored on paper.”
On February 4, Hyperchain announced the launch of its blockchain-based platform to fight the coronavirus epidemic. It will serve as a portal for medical donations to support hospitals in central China.