Just Kidney Stones or Something Worse?
News of Justin Sun's charity lunch with Warren Buffet has been making headlines for the past few months. Sun, the founder of the cryptocurrency TRON (TRX) has reportedly paid a whopping $4,567,888 for a chance to break bread with Buffet. Sun has been tweeting frequently about the lunch with the industry titan, up to 4 hours before the surprise delay.
I'd like to invite @Chrislee_crypto, the CFO, Board Secretary and VP of International Business Development from @HuobiGlobal to join my Charity lunch with @WarrenBuffett. 3 days to go and more friends to be announced!— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) July 22, 2019
TRON Foundation announces postponement of Warren Buffett lunch, press conferences after founder Justin Sun falls ill with kidney stones. Parties agreed to reschedule at a later date. @GLIDEsf @WarrenBuffett— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) July 22, 2019
Kidney stones are notoriously unpleasant and inconvenient. In dire cases, it could even require surgery to remove the stones. That being said, it is hardly a life threatening condition. The timing and notice of the delay are a bit suspicious and have caused the online rumor mill to go a bit wild. Another thing of interest is the fact that no future date has been scheduled as of yet.
Weibo, the dominant social media website in China has reportedly gone wild with rumors and speculation. Some have even made allegations that Justin Sun is in serious legal issues with Chinese authorities. This is not the first time such rumors have spread and have been proven to be false at a later date.
It's been reported on Weibo that Justin Sun was issued an exit ban by China's Ministry of State Security & is currently under investigation for money laundering, Ponzi fraud etc— ๑ THE CRYPTO PANDA ๑ (@PandaofBinance) July 23, 2019
How can Justin have lunch with Buffet when he isn't even allowed to leave China!$TRX pic.twitter.com/NSdM882veY
One can suppose that if it is indeed trouble with the
Chinese authorities, the truth will take months to come out.
Written by Jonathan Ganor
Writer & cryptocurrency aficionado