eToro CEO, Binance Exec Join Justin Sun’s $4.5 Million Buffett Lunch
The highly anticipated crypto power lunch between Warren Buffett and Justin Sun is growing and will now include two new members who promise to enrich the conversation between the two businessmen.
eToro CEO Yoni Assia is one of them, having already pushed for an invitation initially.
— Yoni Assia (@yoniassia) July 20, 2019
The strategy worked well because he received an invitation, which he quickly accepted.
Justin, it is my honor to join you for lunch with @WarrenBuffett , A big step for bridging between the traditional finance world and the new one !
There is a huge opportunity to use #BlockChainForGood and happy to share our research on @TheGoodDollar with #TheOracleFromOmaha https://t.co/H7oSxO5QRg
— Yoni Assia (@yoniassia) July 21, 2019
With his vast experience in the finance business, Assia brings a lot to the table. His vision of a social-trading platform has brought millions of users closer to financial and crypto markets. eToro has raised over
The other guest is Helen Hai. Head of Binance Charity Foundation, who promptly responded as well.
— Helen Hai (@HelenHaiyu) July 21, 2019
So far, Justin Sun has invited Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee, Huobi’s Livio Weng, Circle’s Jeremy Allaire, eToro’s Yoni Assia, Helen Hai —Head of Binance’s charity branch— and Binance’s CZ. (Sun also invited Donald Trump, but it’s hard to know if he was serious about this one)
Only CZ has declined, explaining that New York was “too far” but recommended asking Anthony Pompliano, whom Justin Sun has not yet taken into account
.@justinsuntron kindly invited me to go, but I can’t make it. Too far. I guess that’s like turning down $1,000,000, assuming 5 guys going, lol… But very much appreciated.
I would totally recommend inviting @APompliano.
Couple other thoughts: https://t.co/igVo03Ifzu
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) June 4, 2019
Justin Sun Cannot Make Everyone Happy
While there are many commending Sun for his companions for the exclusive sit-down, others have been openly critical of the picks.
Some of the criticism centers around the presence of just ‘crypto evangelists’, without the inclusion of institutional investors at teh table.
It’s a shame to not have anyone from Bitcoin and the institutional/traditional finance side at that meeting! It’d make a better conversation and Warren could learn from people who speak the language and science of both worlds.
— Gabor Gurbacs (@gaborgurbacs) July 21, 2019
Assia may help with that, given eToro’s nature of being a social trading platform which includes not only crypto but traditional assets as well.
Tone Vays, Andreas Antonopoulos, Anthony Pompliano, and Vitalik Buterin are among the names suggested by the community. There is still the possibility that Sun will invite more people, so the community remains expectant.
A Simple Meal With a Lot of Potential
It’s hard to know what Sun and Buffett will talk about during the meal, but much of the discussion may revolve around the business opportunities associated with the speculation of digital assets and the security of the crypto markets.
However, the presence of Lee and Hai expand the possibilities to discuss other interesting topics such as technological reliability, potential developments, opportunities for expansion of philanthropic initiatives thanks to cryptocurrencies, etc.
Maybe it all ends with a nice steak, or perhaps this is the beginning of a revolution… We’ll find out next week.