Tron’s controversial CEO and chief marketeer Justin Sun has pledged $1 million to climate activist Greta Thunberg.
In a tweet to Thunberg posted yesterday, Sun said:
“As a young entrepreneur, I share Greta Thunberg’s passion to change the world. Crypto will contribute immensely on reducing carbon footprint by implementing decentralised settlement. I would like to personally commit USD$1 mil to Greta Thunberg’s initiative.”
Thunberg, 16, began making headlines in August 2018 after organising a school strike outside the Swedish parliament to protest about the lack of progress being made on preventing climate change.
Despite her age, she is quickly becoming one of the most influential people in the world, having amassed 3.7 million followers on Twitter alone and recently earning the accolade of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.
Meanwhile, Sun has been an extremely polarising figure throughout 2019. The Tron CEO won a bid to dine with legendary investor Warren Buffett earlier in the year with the intention of convincing the crypto cynic about the benefits cryptocurrency can offer.
However, Sun had to rearrange the lunch after he claimed to have had kidney stones, though rumours surfaced suggesting he had caught the attention of Chinese financial regulators.
Numerous allegations arose suggesting he was involved with gambling and pornography. However, the Tron and BitTorrent CEO soon took to Weibo to clear the air and apologised for over-marketing.
Sun’s pledge also comes little less than a week since his Weibo account was shut down, creating yet another wave of negative PR for the marketeer.
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