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eToro and Binance Get Their Seats at the Table With Warren Buffet

Sead Fadilpašić
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Justin Sun, the founder of the Tron blockchain project, invited two more guests to join him for the Warren Buffett charity lunch, both of which accepted the invitation.

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The third guest to attend this highly-anticipated event is founder and CEO of trading platform eToro, Yoni Assia. Assia replied that it’s his honor to join Sun for this lunch, tweeted that it’s “A big step for bridging between the traditional finance world and the new one!”

And even though many people congratulated him on the opportunity, others were more skeptical in the comments on Twitter. An analyst and engineer, pierre_crypt0, asked Assia how can a lunch “with 100 other people and Warren Buffett” lead him to his goal, and if it could really change Buffett’s mind, to which Assia replied: “I’m not sure we will be able to convert him into Crypto, but he might see the potential of the technology for leveling the playing field in finance.”

Meanwhile, one more guest is announced for the lunch on the 25th of this month: it is the Head of Binance’s Blockchain Charity Foundation and UNIDO (the United Nations Industrial Development Organization) Goodwill Ambassador, Helen Hai. Blockchain Charity Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to achieve global Sustainable development through the power of blockchain, as their website explains.

Binance opened up a public discussion for people to suggest questions for Hai to ask Buffett. Some people were interested in knowing what it would take to change the crypto-sceptic’s mind on cryptocurrencies, while others want Buffett to explain why Bitcoin is not good for general public.

Meanwhile, Sun tweeted yesterday: “4 days to go and more friends to be announced!” The Tron founder can bring up to seven guests with him. As his first guest, Sun invited the creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee, while the second guest is the co-founder and CEO of cryptocurrency company Circle, Jeremy Allaire. Also, David Nage, Principal at Arca Funds, an investment management firm, suggested talking points for the lunch.

In June, Justin Sun admitted that his lunch with Buffett is not sponsored by crypto.