TRON has been one of the forerunners of the crypto industry for quite a while, and its founder, Justin Sun, has been one of the most influential crypto personalities. Apart from this, Justin is also included in the youngest among crypto leaders and will be entering the “3rd decade” of his life in a couple of months. Reminding the community of his 30th birthday, the TRON chief shared an infographic depicting his journey from his early days.
53 days left of my 3rd decade. Wht abt U?
2010: Studied at @PKU1898
2012: 1st startup/discovered #Bitcoin
2013: 2nd 🏬
2014: Worked at @ripple
2015: 3rd 🏬
2016: Made profit!
2018: Bought @bittorrent
2019: Played @winkorg & supported @poloniex
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) November 8, 2019
Justin Sun’s story is one of the several rags-to-riches tales associated with the advent of Bitcoin, the apex cryptocurrency. As the world knows, Justin invested a year’s college tuition fees in BTC in 2010-2012, and the rest is history. However, there’s more to just the Bitcoin-luck, and therefore, the community needs to realize what he’s done and is capable. Yes, there have been several controversies associated with him, like his infamous fallout from the $4.57 million Power of One Lunch with Warren Buffett or openly criticizing the Ethereum crypto project, but that’s not definitely the end of the world.
Justin is, in fact, a master from an Ivy League university, the University of Pennsylvania, and is a young prodigy chosen by none other than Jack Ma, to study the state-of-the-art Hupan University, where he became the first millennial graduate. Apart from that, the whiz kid has also been a serial entrepreneur, having created the Chinese answer to Snapchat, an app called Piewo, which became an instant hit in the world’s largest consumer market.
Apart from this, Justin has also been among the leaders of the crypto community for charity and donations, giving millions for holistic and novel causes. Even in the community itself, Justin has worked his way up by working for predominant crypto projects like Ripple, which have helped him create a project as strong and formidable as TRON. By the acquisition of BitTorrent, we get a sense of how the future of the crypto community is strongly favorable for TRON.
All that said, Justin still needs to act more responsibly while conducting marketing, especially when it concerns the community directly. For instance, the chances crypto industry had of luring a traditional investor as big as the Berkshire Hathaway CEO, were never as big as the famed charity lunch, and Justin could have been a game-changer. However, the way he over-promoted it invited troubles, and ultimately, it was called off. Similarly, maintaining competitive respect is absolutely essential, especially at times when the crypto industry is drawing attention for wrong reasons.
Nevertheless, Justin Sun is a force to reckon with in 2019, and the future looks bright for the TRON community as well. All we can hope that the industry flourishes, which will require Justin to do pretty well, which he is, more or less, doing at the moment.