Finding a new date
Sun was expected to sit down with Buffett on July 25 after winning a record bid of $4.6 million in a charity auction. However, the Chinese entrepreneur had to abruptly postpone the meeting due to health issues, according to the TRON Foundation.
TRON Foundation announces postponement of Warren Buffett lunch, press conferences after founder Justin Sun falls ill with kidney stones. Parties agreed to reschedule at a later date. @GLIDEsf @WarrenBuffett
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) July 22, 2019
Now, the TRON Foundation, Buffett’s team and the Glide Foundation, the homeless charity that received the proceeds from the lunch auction, are working together to figure out a date to reschedule the charity meal. But, finding a date that works for Justin Sun, Warren Buffett and the invitees has proven to be a challenge, said Cliff Edwards, TRON’s communications director, in an interview with Blocktv.
“It took about two months for us to get all nine people to come to San Francisco and sit in one room for five hours with Warren Buffett. [Now] we are in the process of corralling all of those nine people again to get it back on track.”
Among the six crypto proponents invited to the charity, lunch are eToro CEO Yoni Assia, Litecoin’s creator Charlie Lee, and Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire who pointed out that “crypto is now a major global policy issue” and it is a “great deal” to help others understand about the technology.