TRON Founder Justin Sun Pledges to Donate $1 Million to Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

Francisco Memoria

Justin Sun, the founder of TRON (TRX), has pledged to donate $1 million to climate activist Greta Thunberg, supporting her cause to raise global awareness and impact the climate change initiative.

On social Media, Sun tweeted out that as a young entrepreneur he shared Greta Thunberg’s passion to change the world, and as such would commit $1 million to her initiative.

Sun’s tweet came as a response to the results of the COP 25 conference in Madrid, where leaders from the United Nations discussed a potential long-term response to rising global temperatures, and ended up postponing a decision until the next major conference next year.

A report form the Financial Times notes that the meeting descended into “open bickering” by its end, with lackluster contributions coming from countries like the United States and China being blamed for it.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, tweeted out he was disappointed with the meeting’s results:

Sun tweet was met with criticism by the cryptocurrency community, with many claiming Greta Thunberg was a “poster child” for the climate cause, and that Sun’s business in the crypto space was more important than Greta’s cause.

Most claimed it was a waste of money that could have been donated to other projects, such as those dedicated to planting trees, cleaning up the oceans, and more. Others accused Sun of trying to take advantage of Greta Thunberg’s popularity to further TRX.

It’s worth noting that a recent report published by CoinShares found that 74% of cryptocurrency mining was being conducted using renewable energy, even though about two-thirds of the network’s hashrate come from China.

As CryptoGlobe reported, Coinbase and DustAid recently partnered to facilitate charitable cryptocurrency donations.

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Warren Buffett Donated the near $40,000 Worth of Cryptocurrency Justin Sun Gave Him

Earlier CryptoGlobe reported that Warren Buffett doubled down on his anti-bitcoin approach, calling the cryptocurrency “worthless” and bashing it by saying its economic impact was to reduce demand for suitcases.

His comments came after a meal with TRON Founder Justin Sun and other prominent figures from the cryptocurrency space – including Litecoin’s Charlie Lee and eToro’s Yoni Assia. In the interview where he made those comments he was asked how it feels to be a bitcoiners as Sun said he sent the billionaire investor 1 BTC and 1.9 million TRX, as well as various TRC-20 tokens.

Buffett responded he didn’t hold any cryptocurrency and added he “never will.” His comments soon became controversial as some claimed Sun was laying. This saw the entrepreneur – who’s acquired crypto exchange Poloniex, BitTorrent, and Steemit – share the transaction records on social media to prove he was telling the truth.

.Sun also shared the TRON account created for Buffett, which currently holds over 1.9 million TRX, 20,000 BTT, 19,000 WINk, and some other tokens. In total, the address has nearly $30,000 worth of TRX and TRC-20 and TRC-10 tokens,

Twitter users responded to Sun’s tweets quickly, prompting CNBC reporter Becky Quick to try and find out why the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ said he didn’t own any cryptocurrency, even though blockchain transaction records show he was gifted some.

Quick revealed later on that she called Buffett to clarify the ordeal. The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway reportedly replied that he donated the nearly $40,000 worth of cryptocurrency to the GLIDE Foundation, which he was raising money for.

Notably, Sun had dinner with Buffett after paying a record $4.6 million in an auction whose proceeds go to the anti-poverty non-profit organization based in San Francisco.

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