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Now, with the lunch date set for Thursday, July 25, speculation is rife that Sun will invite a selection of dignitaries from the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain to meet Buffett. Among those likely expected at the lunch is OKEx executive.
With only days to go until the landmark meeting between Tron and billionaire investor Warren Buffett, rumors are flying about some high-profile guests at the fund-raising lunch, from the world of politics and crypto.
Justin Sun, CEO and founder of Tron, won the lunch date with Buffett, a renowned crypto skeptic, after bidding $4.6 million for the opportunity, with the money going to help San Francisco’s Glide charity.
Now, with the lunch date set for Thursday, July 25, in Silicon Valley, speculation is rife that Sun will be inviting a selection of dignitaries from the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain along to the lunch to meet Buffett – who famously once called Bitcoin “rat poison squared”, but who is now thought to be softening his stance towards the leading asset, and crypto more generally.
Among those expected at the lunch, Tron insiders have hinted that Andy Cheung, head of overseas markets, at OKEx, a world-leading crypto exchange, based in Malta, could be invited.
An unnamed Tron insider said Cheung would represent the perfect candidate for the lunch:
“Justin is working to get the brightest minds and the biggest names from crypto, and elsewhere, to the lunch.
The idea is to show Buffett just how significant crypto and blockchain is, and we need the best people to help us do that.”
“I’m delighted with the fact that Justin has won the lunch and am looking forward to meeting him and his friends. We are going to have a good time, and Glide will use his contribution to help many thousands of people.”
The news comes as it emerges that Sun has also invited US President Donald Trump to the lunch.
Trump recently tweeted about Bitcoin, saying he wasn’t a fan, that it was based on “thin air” and was highly volatile.
I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019
The comments came after Jerome Powell, chair of the US Federal Reserve said Facebook’s planned move into cryptocurrency with Libra “raises many concerns”.
While Buffett has historically slammed Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as a “gambling device”, he has previously said that the underlying technology blockchain is important.
Regardless of Buffett’s take on crypto and blockchain, Cheung and the OKEx team would be delighted with the opportunity to put their platform in front of the renowned investor and to have the exchange feature in such a high-profile event, which Sun is also reportedly inviting others from the world of crypto to attend.
OKEx is one of the world’s leading crypto exchanges by trading volume and serves millions of users globally.