You read it right! Tron founder Justin Sun, the guy with all the marketing tactics in his box, is giving away 50 cents “to recover the loss for users.”
He is who doesn't let any marketing opportunity slide by him. Deadly Coronavirus outbreak, Sun’s “Fighting coronavirus,” and “TRON is on the way!”
American professional basketball player Kobe Bryant’s death and Sun revisits the niTROn 2019 event where he met Bryant. He also announced “a moment of silence in (his) honor during niTROn 2020.” But people didn’t like Sun using the opportunity to promote his business with Dovey Wan, founding partner of Primitive Crypto calling it “completely intolerable for using a legend’s tragic death as a marketing gimmick.”
Now, yet again, Sun managed to draw the ire of people as he announces a campaign to help the crypto exchange FCoin’s victims which is shutting down its doors.
Sun announced on Twitter that he had contacted his crypto exchange Poloniex and decided to launch a campaign. As per this campaign, “All Fcoin users who sign up on Poloniex.com can claim 1000 $BTT.” The current price of the BitTorrent token (BTT) is $0.000543 which means you get 54 cents, that’s right.
Despite the small amount, this is our token of gesture to recover the loss for users of the #crypto world!
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) February 18, 2020
FCoin announced its insolvency on Monday but falls short of its liability between 7k to 13k BTC which amounts to $69.3 million and $128.7 million. And Sun knows this as he added,
“Despite the small amount, this is our token of gesture to recover the loss for users of the crypto world!”
But even more absurd than this generous campaign is Sun’s condolences to the FCoin founder Zhang Jian who is Sun’s “close friend, when FCoin very much looks like an exit scam.
“The news of FCoin overwhelmed me with grief. ZhangJian is my close friend. I can relate to the hardships he has gone through creating his business, and I feel extremely sorry for the users’ losses.”
Given the length Sun goes for his marketing tactics, with recently calling TRX a “shitcoin” himself, there isn’t much one can’t expect from him.