In a recent tweet, Justin Sun, the founder of TRON, promised he would donate $1 million to Greta Thunberg’s cause. However, his tweet was met with skepticism and outright scorn. This may be due to his recent poor record in keeping promises. For instance, at the start of November, he canceled his planned lunch with Warren Buffet. While he said that it was due to security concerns, many believe it was because of legal problems with the Chinese government.
Many Do Not Believe Him
Some of those who responded to the tweet noted that he had just made a pledge to donate to environmental activist and it was not a solid commitment. In his tweet, Justin Sun also noted that crypto would contribute a great deal to reducing the carbon footprint of the world via decentralized settlement. Others were also not impressed by the mixing of politics and cryptocurrency, which Sun appears to be aiming at.
This mistrust may stem from an earlier promotion he held where he promised to give away a Tesla. However, that did not pan out as he had hoped. Sun soon rescinded his Tesla offer after it was discovered that the results for the promotion were rigged. The person who had won the Tesla was not happy about it and he went on a rant on Twitter. Later on, Tesla pledged to give away two Teslas. Two months later, he resolved the issue and the person promised the Tesla was paid in TRX. However, most in the crypto community noted that Justin Sun might only have made the decision after a massive backlash from the crypto community.
Sun has made various outrageous claims that have turned out to be false as well. For instance, he once implied that he was working with Liverpool FC. However, the UK soccer club said they were in no shape or form working with Justin Sun on anything. Justin Sun was also accused of not living up to his end of the deal in the BitTorrent acquisition via a tweet. At the time, the BitTorrent CEO said that Sun had failed to release a scheduled payment.
Hard to Trust Sun
All these incidents in the past have made it quite hard to believe Justin Sun. While he is still a major personality in the crypto sector, his credibility appears to be dwindling. The crypto community is still quite small and word tends to get around quite fast, thanks to social media. Unless the TRON CEO stops making unconfirmed claims, his credibility will continue to be in doubt by the crypto community.
In this era of crypto scams, which have cost investors billions of dollars, it is important for those operating in the sector to maintain the highest standards of integrity. This will help to avoid scaring off newbies who are testing the waters in the crypto sector. It will be interesting to see if Sun keeps his word and donates the money to Greta Thunberg.
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