With his $4.6 million bid, Justin Sun, founder of the Tron cryptocurrency platform, was the winner in the 2019 charity auction dinner with Warren Buffett. In a Facebook post, Sun said that he and several of his guests had an “Amazing dinner w/ Warren Buffett finally!”
Sun also posted photos of gifts he presented to Buffett including one bitcoin, “safely stored” in a Samsung Galaxy Fold.”
The dinner was scheduled for last July but was abruptly postponed when Sun said he was suffering from kidney stones.
He also said that Buffett was vocal with his opinion that bitcoin is benefiting from an investment bubble and is not suitable for long-term investors. He did, however, see value in the underlying blockchain technology.
Along with the bitcoin, Sun also gave Buffett a bronze horse, “since we are both born in Year of the Horse, 1930/1990!” and a “traditional Chinese paper cutting of mouse in celebration of the Year of the Mouse 2020.”
Sun’s guests included Litecoin creator Charlie Lee, eToro CEO Yoni Assia, Huobi CFO Chris Lee, and head of the Binance Charity Foundation, Helen Hai.