Second 'no' for Justin Sun: Antonopoulos refuses to attend PR Buffett lunch

06 Jun, 2019
by Jelmer van der Dussen
Bitcoin
Second 'no' for Justin Sun: Antonopoulos refuses to attend PR Buffett lunch

Andreas Antonopoulos will not attend the charity lunch with Warren Buffett. The Bitcoin advocate who is a master in explaining the values of Bitcoin to the world, is not planning to join TRON Founder Justin Sun as one of the seven guests.

Sun won the charity lunch with Buffett earlier this week with a record-breaking $4.57 million bid. In an interview with CNBC the CEO of TRON and BitTorrent said that he plans to bring blockchain leaders to the lunch. As candidates he named Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee, as well as leaders from the mining industry.

CZ declined the invitation of Sun right away, stating that it's 'too far away' for him. Buterin and Lee haven't replied yet. Many members of the cryptocurrency community proposed Andreas Antonopoulos as one of the guests to join Sun, as he can explain Bitcoin to people as no other. But he is not interested, he said on Twitter today.

'My Twitter mentions have become unusable, flooded with thousands of messages of people "volunteering" me and others to go to a lunch with an investor, as PR shills for crypto. (no thanks) If you had an important message for me, you might need to try again in a week.'

Most people agree that the move by Justin Sun to pay $4.57 million for a lunch with Buffett was a PR move, and to be fair, it worked quite well. With mainstream media and large financial media all reporting on the winning bid, Sun received a lot of attention for his projects TRON and BitTorrent.

No other names have been confirmed yet for the lunch. Bitcoin bull Anthony Pompliano is an often named candidate, especially after his cash position comment in a debate with Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary on CNBC.

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