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Tron Founder Justin Sun to Spend USD 20m on New Twitter Followers

Sead Fadilpašić
Last updated: | 1 min read

If you’re looking to boost your follower number on Twitter and your content just doesn’t cut it anymore, there may be hope for you yet. Take an example from Justin Sun, founder and CEO of blockchain platform Tron, who is bidding for even more recognition from the Twitter world by organizing an airdrop supposedly worth USD 20 million. Of course, that’s not the reason he’s giving publicly.

Source: @SolitudeAU, Twitter

“To celebrate BitTorrent Token & Tether TRON success, I am planning a USD 20 million free cash airdrop. Good news – it’s coming, bad news – I may decide to give away more! First, I will randomly pick 1 winner for a Tesla up until 3/27! To apply, follow me and RT this tweet! Simple!” tweeted the entrepreneur earlier today and added this picture:

The celebration may be the main reason for the giveaway, but Justin Sun has been on the hunt for more Twitter followers for a while now, having overtaken all the other project leaders from the top 20 coins by market capitalization. He has also paid to promote his profile and was delighted to overtake Ethereum’s co-founder and main political figure Vitalik Buterin, adding to the theory that Tesla cars and millions of dollars mean nothing in the face of Twitter recognition.



And this giveaway may well get him to that one million goal: as of the time of writing, Sun has 948,000 followers, steadily increasing by the minute. The followers don’t even care much about his reasons: “Still not exactly sure how BTT was a success but as long as he gives away money I don’t care what his definition is,” wrote Twitter user @SmokeyXBT.

Interestingly, the rules of the competition are yet to be released. Although many took his tweet to mean that a single winner would take USD 20 million worth in the airdrop, there is also the possibility that the winnings will be divided by some criteria.

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