September 22, 2019 | 3:35 AM IST
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Tron founder wins $4.5 million dinner with Buffet

Founder of Tron and CEO of peer-to-peer file sharing protocol BitTorrent Justin Sun has placed a record-breaking bid of $4.56 million to lunch with crypto-sceptic Warren Buffet in an attempt to change the investor of Omaha’s notions about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. The event was as part of the Oracle of Omaha’s 20th anniversary of annual charity auction for the Glide Foundation. The news was tweeted by Sun himself.
The 28-year-old Sun will meet Buffett at Smith & Wollensky’s in Manhattan along with seven other crypto-industry leaders who would join them.
“I am a long-term believer and certainly a big fan of Buffett and his long-term value investing strategy. As some of you might know, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has said publically he sees no ‘unique value’ in Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency. Yet he has pointed to the potential in blockchain, the underlying technology behind all cryptocurrency. I look at the upcoming lunch with buffet as an opportunity to seek mutual understanding and growth,”   Sun had earlier tweeted. Buffett had earlier slammed cryptocurrency calling it ‘rat poison squared’.

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