Andreas Antonopoulos Decides Not to Accept Invite to the Justin Sun and Warren Buffett Lunch
Ever since Justin Sun, the founder of the TRON blockchain put a $4.6 million winning bid for a lunch with the famous investor Warren Buffet, the crypto space has been divided. Many think the lunch is a mere PR campaign by TRON to give it a push in the market, while many others believe that it is an opportunity for Sun to convert Buffet, who has been mostly indifferent towards the crypto space.
In the run-up to the event Justin Sun is creating a ‘Crypto Avenger' team comprising of 6 crypto bulls who will be looking to convince Warren buffet on the good aspects of investing in cryptocurrencies. This piece of news got the Crypto-Twitter abuzz and people started sharing their opinion on who should be a part of the Crypto Avenger team. The most common name came out to be of Andreas Antonopoulos, author of Mastering Bitcoin and Mastering Ethereum.
Andreas Antonopoulos Declines the Prospective Invite
Andreas Antonopoulos was at the center of attention after receiving tons of mentions on Twitter to be one of the six crypto proponents to attend lunch with Buffet. However, Antonopoulos made it quite clear that he is not interested in the invite as he believes Buffet is just an investor who would not play any role in the long-term goals of the crypto space.
Antonopoulos went on to call the lunch a PR Stunt and rebutted with a “No Thanks” to his fans on the mentions. He tweeted,
My twitter mentions have become unusable, flooded with thousands of messages of people "volunteering" me and others to go to a lunch with an investor, as PR shills for crypto. (no thanks)
If you had an important message for me, you might need to try again in a week.
— Andreas ☮ 🌈 ⚛ ⚖ 🌐 📡 📖 📹 🔑 🛩 (@aantonop) June 6, 2019
CZ Also Declines Being Part of The Event
Antonopoulos was not the first well-known personality in the decentralized space to make it clear that he won't be a part of the Sun-Buffet Lunch. Before him, Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance have also cleared the air that he won't be a part of the event. CZ cited the far location as a reason for missing out. However, CZ recommended the name of the famous Anthony Pompliano, Managing Partner at Morgan Creek Digital and well-known for his crypto podcast.
Whoever makes to the ‘Crypto Avenger' team, convincing Warren Buffet on crypto will be one herculean task as the famous investor has called Bitcoin a “rat poison squared,” in the past. Hopefully, Justin Sun and his crypto avengers would make good use of their $4.6 million investment.