Tron founder and CEO, Justin Sun has been quite busy these days preparing for the 20th Annual eBay Power Lunch with Warren Buffett to be held on July 25 in San Francisco, California. This is viewed as the biggest chance to convince Buffett, a staunch critic of Bitcoin and altcoins, about the potential and legitimacy of cryptocurrencies.
Sun wants to leave no stone unturned, and hence, has been inviting the top guns of the industry for the past couple of weeks. Extending the invitee list further, Sun invited Litecoin founder Charlie Lee for the awaited event. He tweeted:
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) June 16, 2019
Charlie Lee, the Founder and Managing Director of Litecoin, is also a former Director of Engineering at Coinbase. This makes Lee’s presence quite important from the crypto industry’s perspective. Fortunately, Lee has accepted the invitation and said that he was excited about the event.
Thanks Justin! I'm excited about this opportunity to meet a legend.
— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) June 16, 2019
Sun’s involvement with the high profile event hasn’t gone down well with everyone in the industry. Warren has severely criticized digital currencies, especially Bitcoin, regularly. Last year he termed cryptocurrencies as “rat poison square,” and more recently, he compared Bitcoin with the button of his suit, stating that both have limited functionality.
The resentment was evident when Sun invited Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance. CZ declined the invitation politely, with not so polite comment on Buffett. Last month Tron chief donated $4.57 million as the bid money for the auction of Charity Lunch with Buffett, organized by the Glide Foundation. CZ took a sharp dig at the investment Kingpin, stating that Warren Buffett is having a $4.5 million lunch “funded by rat poison.”