TRON founder Justin Sun has revealed in a livestream he will be rescheduling his $4.57 million charity lunch with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet “very soon.”
As first reported by Business Insider, during the livestream Sun revealed he has been having discussions with the billionaire investor’s team and is hoping to reschedule the event “very soon,” so he can then update all of the guests.
Sun paid a total of $4.57 million in a charity auction held every year to be able to have lunch with Warren Buffet. His bid was the highest in the event’s 20-year history. The founder of TRON invited several prominent personalities in the cryptocurrency space, including Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee.
Sun’s guests also included eToro CEO Yoni Assia and U.S. President Donald Trump. The latter received the invitation after bashing cryptocurrencies on Twitter.
Mr. President, you are misled by fake news. #Bitcoin & #Blockchain happens to be the best chance for US! I'd love to invite you to have lunch with crypto leaders along with @WarrenBuffett on July 25. I guarantee you after this lunch, nobody will know crypto more than you!
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) July 12, 2019
Sum ended up postponing the event with Warren Buffett after claiming he was forced to do so by a bout of kidney stones, three days before it was set to take place. Later on he apologized for overhyping the event on Chinese social media amid reports TRON’s employees were being detained in China.
During his livestream he said, before noting more details were going to be announced next quarter:
I think it's gonna happen and I'm excited about it. So just stay tuned.
He also addressed a proposed partnership with presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who’s a known cryptocurrency supporter. Sun recently revealed he will be donating $1,000 a month to 100 people next year, after being inspired by Yang’s universal basic income initiative, which will see him provide the same amount to 10 Americans.
Sun said he thinks he’0ll message Yang directly on Twitter, and added he’ll update the community on new developments.
Featured image: Justin Sun at TRON’s niTRON event.