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Warren Buffett and TRON’s Justin Sun Finally Meet for Charity Lunch

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The creator and CEO of a cryptocurrency/decentralised project TRON, Justin Sun, has finally managed to meet with Warren Buffett over a charity lunch. The billionaire and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway has been in constant negotiations with Sun over a possible lunch but the two executives were constantly busy, which has resulted in numerous postponements.

According to Cointelegraph, the two of them decided to meet on January 23 in Nebraska. They were attending a private country club there, but it seems that they weren’t the only ones who made it to the gathering. Some of the other guests who joined Sun and Buffett were Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin Foundation, Chris Lee, the CFO of Huobi, Helen Hai, the head of Binance Charity Foundation, and Yoni Assia, the CEO of eToro. 

Sun was rather excited about the event, claiming that it was ‘really an honor’ to meet Warren Buffett in person. Moreover, Sun stated that he was grateful for Buffett’s vision, wisdom, and dinner. Finally, he said he would always remember pieces of advice Buffett provided him with when it comes to making a better ecosystem for Tron and doing business with partners in the world of blockchain.

Why Was This Luncheon Organised in the First Place?

Those who are not from the crypto world might be asking themselves — What is TRON coin? The coin, much like the entire system around it, is similar to bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency out there. But what matters is that its creator, Justin Sun, has managed to make a massive profit with it. That is why he decided to give an enormous sum of money to charity.

As a matter of fact, Sun has been a long-term fan of Warren Buffett, which is why he seized the opportunity to donate $4.5 million in an eBay charity auction that promised the highest bidder a lunch with Buffett. The amount Sun donated is the single biggest sum of money ever given via eBay charity in its 20+ years of existence, meaning Sun really wanted to make a statement with it.

The entire crypto community was somewhat shocked yet amazed by the idea that the CEO of TRON is going to meet one of the wealthiest people in the world. However, after the initial date was set, Sun had to postpone it due to medical reasons. He announced that the lunch would be rescheduled ‘very soon’.

Time passed and TRON founder had to make another postponement of the lunch in September. During that period, all the money Sun donated was officially transferred to GLIDE Foundation located in San Francisco that focuses on supporting the communities in need, including the oppressed and economically deprived, as well as ethnic minorities and members of the LGBTQ community.

So far, the only details we know about the lunch is that Justin Sun enjoyed it, but nothing more than that was revealed. It’s safe to assume that the crypto giants did not actually discuss anything important with Buffett and that they all just had casual lunch. One thing is certain – Justin Sun’s morale was boosted after the lunch, meaning he might focus on his TRON project even more.

When it comes to Sun’s cryptocurrency, TRX, it’s been doing rather well lately. At the moment, it is located in the 13th place in terms of total market cap, with $1.64 billion in it. The current circulating supply is 66.68 billion TRX, and a single unit of it costs approximately $0.024. 

The last couple of months were somewhat steady for TRON coin, meaning no big ups or downs in price took place. But we should not forget that Sun is capable of doing a lot of eccentric stuff to shake the market, so who knows what will happen next.

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The Pros And Cons Of Cryptocurrency

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Many facets of our lives are now digitized––money is no exception. 

Have you noticed that paper money is on its way to being obsolete because so many people receive direct deposit and love the simplicity of their debit card? 

Not to mention, cash carries germs, as we’ve heard lots about during the pandemic. Many businesses have turned to card only options in light of this. 

But what about cryptocurrency?

You probably heard everyone raving about it a few years ago, but the excitement’s calmed down quite a bit. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a viable option you should keep in mind. 

What’s Cryptocurrency? 

Let’s start with the basic definition of cryptocurrency so we’re all on the same page. Cryptocurrency utilizes cryptographic methods and complex coding systems to encrypt sensitive information during data transfers. This protects your funds and personal information on a whole different level. 

These transactions are virtually impenetrable due to the combination of mathematical and technological protocols created and put in place. This aspect of cryptocurrency is what makes it safer. Also, the details of transactions are kept private. No one can see who sent what, etc., because those rigorous mathematical and technological protocols protect it.

The Pros: 

Different From Traditional Banking Transactions

One thing people hate about traditional banks is the fact that they can…

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Enhancing the DigitalBits Ecosystem through the XDB Foundation

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The DigitalBits ecosystem welcomed a new benefactor in the form of the XDB Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for DigitalBits. The main objectives of the XDB Foundation include the DigitalBits Ecosystem Support Program, supplying both financial and non-financial assistance to qualified entities and projects within the DigitalBits community, with a focus towards innovation and speeding ecosystem growth.

Michael Gord, MLG Blockchain and GDA Capital founder, has been appointed to the role of Managing Director of the XDB Foundation.  “I am excited to see the launch of the XDB Foundation and to be joining the DigitalBits ecosystem in this new capacity,” says Gord. “In the coming weeks, the XDB Foundation will share additional updates regarding its key initiatives.  Over the past 2 years, we have seen DigitalBits achieve various milestones and with this next chapter I’m excited to see the XDB Foundation contribute as the new project lead supporting education, research and development, and ecosystem growth and adoption.”

Michael Gord’s first initiatives within blockchain started with establishing the McGill Students’ Cryptocurrency Club, McGill Students’ Fintech Association, Bitcoin Canada and providing leadership on the global expansion of the Blockchain Education Network.  Notably, he is also a key contributor to the Kerala Blockchain Academy, one of the largest innovation hubs for blockchain technology worldwide. 

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As Global Tensions Grow, Bitcoin Price May Go Higher

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BTC Surged Again as A Safe Haven Asset During Global Tensions

  • India – China Border Conflict

After weeks of squabbling and brawling along their long-disputed border, hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash Monday in a river valley that’s part of the region of Ladakh last week. Troops had massed on both sides of the border in recent months in the northern India region of Ladakh and the southwestern Chinese region of Aksai Chin, causing global concerns of a potential escalation between the two.

  • North and South Korea Clash

Last Tuesday, North Korea destroyed the liaison office it jointly operates with South Korea in the city of Kaesong, just north of the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries. 

North Korea also said it would send troops to now-shuttered joint cooperation sites on its territory, reinstall guard posts and resume military drills at front-line areas in a violation of separate 2018 deals with South Korea. Jeong said South Korea will take “immediate, swift and corresponding” steps to any North Korean provocation.

The tensions grown in Asia and the potential “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States may add more difficulties to the global economic recovery. Thus, Bitcoin, as a safe haven asset, attracts more investors to buy and hold. 

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