Justin Sun, CEO and Founder of Tron Foundation, was the subject of discussion on the latest episode of Magical Crypto Friends. Riccardo Spagni, the lead maintainer of Monero, Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, WhalePanda, a Bitcoin influencer, and Samson Mow, the CSO of Blockstream, discussed the failed Tesla giveaway and Justin Sun’s keynote at Consensus.
The “Tesla giveaway” seemed to be trolling Justin Sun’s faux pas involving Tron’s Tesla giveaway. The giveaway in question was related to the collaboration of Tron and Tether, where the Foundation promised a Tesla to a “lucky Twitter follower,” in order to kick start the USDT giveaway.
Justin Sun picked a winner, following which, he cancelled the draw on the grounds of transparency, leaving the chosen Twitter user disappointed. The user responded,
“Do you think @justinsuntron and @TronFoundation scam me? I was officially the winner since he had mentioned that there was no problem with the video and then they just made another draw and they forgot me. Thank you”
After a lot of outrage and an apology, Sun finally announced giving away a Tesla to the winner of both the initial and subsequent draw.
On the episode of Magical Crypto Friends, they also discussed Justin Sun’s keynote at Consensus 2019. About this, Spagni stated that he considered this news to be an April Fools’ Day joke, adding that this was “really sad.” This was followed by Mow adding that Sun was a fine example of ‘Fake it till you make it,’ stating that “he [Sun] made it.”
Spagni further added,
“I mean don’t they you know they just like skipping over the plagiarized white paper and ignoring that and like praising what? so bizarre to me”
Meanwhile, Mow stated that Sun should probably “apologize” for plagiarizing his content at the conference.
Further, Charlie Lee spoke about an incident pertaining to Tron, that occurred while he was at the Token 2049 conference.
“[… I approached the booth [Tron] and I asked her […] tell me more about [Tron]. And then she was like, ‘you’ve never heard of Tron it’s a number-10 cryptocurrency on quite market cap. I’m like no I’ve only heard of the top five and asked if she knew what the what the number 4 coin was and she’s like, ‘I don’t know what the number 4 coin is but Tron is number 10’.”
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