Justin Sun, the crypto whiz kid behind the creation of the Tron token, has invited a number of prominent figures like United States President Donald Trump to a lunch discussion on cryptocurrencies with Warren Buffett.
Mr. Trump has not yet responded to the invitation; however, on several occasions, he has expressed his discontent with cryptocurrencies.
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
Among the more notable names in the guest list are Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges globally, and Changpeng Zhao, the founder of Binance, which is another popular crypto exchange.
The crypto whiz kid’s lunch was initially scheduled for July this year; however, Justin Sun had to postpone. Now his company’s communication directors are looking into ways to sync the schedules of all nine guests invited, to reach a new date for the meeting.
Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and education
Another important guest is going to be Helen Haiyu, who is the head of the blockchain department at the Binance Charity Foundation (BCF). BCF has developed numerous not-for-profit campaigns aiming to provide access to education through the help of blockchain technology.
Ms. Haiyu is expected to turn the focus of the conversation towards the benefits blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies can bring to the development of education, and its accessibility for more children globally.
Crypto whiz kid aims to educate Buffett on blockchain and cryptocurrencies
The main goal behind this lunch is to help change Warren Buffett’s mind about cryptocurrencies. The famous investor has disregarded this new payment method on several occasions, even going as far as calling crypto “rat poison squared.”
While Warren Buffet might not be a big fan of blockchain technology, it has had an undeniable run of success so far. Many industries are beginning to recognize the revolutionary benefits which come with the introduction of blockchains. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently testing out a medicine tracking and review application of the technology.
Not only that but the global rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have motivated many higher education institutions to start offering courses on the subject.
Hopefully, crypto whiz kid Justin Sun and his colleagues from the industry will help convince Mr. Buffett in the positive effects blockchain can have on the world, and especially in areas like education, where the technology can allow millions of underprivileged students to get access to better classes.