The much-awaited event of this week became a bit of a downer. The charity lunch event between Warren Buffet and Justin Sun has been postponed due to medical reasons cited by Sun. No date has been set after the rescheduling for now.
The Tron Foundation notified the crypto-Twitter community about the postponement at about 21: 30 hours UTC on 22nd July 2019. The price of Tron [TRX] has dropped from $0.0288 by about 5.18%. Hence, it seems that the market was looking forward to the lunch and something good out of it.
The price of TRX at 3: 20 hours UTC on 23rd July 2019 is $0.0286.
The charity lunch with Warren Buffet is an annual event whose proceeds will be donated to the Glide Foundation. Justin Sun had won the auction with a record bid of $4.57 million. Hence, for Sun and the crypto-community, it represented more than just a charity event.
Warren Buffet has always been dismissive of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. He had once described them as ‘rat poison squared.’ Hence, the market was probably hoping for a positive comment from Buffet on cryptocurrency.
Furthermore, since Justin was at the helm of things, Tron [TRX] supporters seemed to be expecting a little more specific more the lunch – some even speculated on a partnership. However, that is purely speculation given Buffet’s original stand cryptocurrencies.
Justin was also given the privilege to invite ‘friends’ at the lunch event. Sun has approached a couple of leading figures in the cryptocurrency industry. Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance, had rejected the invitation earlier politely.
Charlie Lee, the lead developer and CEO of Litecoin Foundation and Jeremy Allaire, the Co-Founder and CEO of Circle, have accepted the invitation until now.
Moreover, hours before the delay was announced, Justin has also sent an invite to Chris Lee, the CFO, and VP at Huobi Global. Chris Lee also gladly accepted the invite.
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