It was the lunch date that almost didn’t take place.
After much drama, Tron founder Justin Sun and legendary investor Warren Buffett met for lunch at Happy Hollow, an Omaha country club on Jan 23, according to a press release issued by Tron foundation. Sun had won the lunch with a $4.5 million bid during an annual auction held by GLIDE, a San Francisco charity for homelessness, last year. Accompanying Sun to the lunch were other crypto notables. They are Litecoin founder Charlie Lee, Chief Financial Officer of Huobi exchange Chris Lee, Binance Charity Foundation head Helen Hai, and trading firm eToro CEO Yoni Assia.
Over a $515.05 meal of salads, steaks and Coca Cola, the group discussed a slew of topics, including personal philosophies and business investments.
They also discussed cryptocurrencies and blockchain. “Crypto and blockchain are still at their infant stage, and Mr. Buffett said blockchain has its value. There are a lot of incredible companies in the payment realm, and it has huge demands. He believes blockchain technology will have a disruptive effect on the future of payment,” Ryan Dennis, spokesperson for Tron, told Bloomberg.
Buffett remains unconvinced about crypto’s power to take over the world, however. When 30-year-old Sun suggested that Bitcoin would be the currency for his generation, he smiled and said he was sure his grandson, who is 36, would inherit in US dollars.
Buffett is one of crypto’s most famous critics and has referred to it as “rat poison squared” in earlier interviews. Sun, who is a protégé of Alibaba founder Jack Ma is an entrepreneur who started Tron – a cryptocurrency network that is gaining traction and partners in China’s tech ecosystem. Sun also showered Buffett with several gifts, including his first Bitcoin and 830 Tron to coincide with his birth date. I
You can read a full account of the lunch on Sun’s twitter feed.