— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) July 21, 2019
The message, sent on Sunday afternoon, received a quick reply:
Justin, it is my honor to join you for lunch with @WarrenBuffett , A big step for bridging between the traditional finance world and the new one !
There is a huge opportunity to use #BlockChainForGood and happy to share our research on @TheGoodDollar with #TheOracleFromOmaha https://t.co/H7oSxO5QRg
— Yoni Assia (@yoniassia) July 21, 2019
Sun also invited Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire to the lunch, a fete for which he paid a $4.57 million donation. The donation, which goes to the Glide Foundation, and is considered an opportunity to bend Buffett’s ear about topics of import – in this case cryptocurrency. The TRON founder said they would dine in San Francisco, a location seen as a “power move” by Sun over the so-called Oracle of Omaha.
“I’m a long-term believer (and certainly a big fan) of Buffett and his long-term value investing strategy” wrote Sun on Medium.
eToro, an exchange platform, launched a full crypto exchange (via eToroX) in April of this year and the founder, Assia, is supporting an organization called GoodDollar aimed at “establishing an economic framework designed to reduce global wealth inequality via UBI-based models.”
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