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.

The strategy worked well because he received an invitation, which he quickly accepted.

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 $800 million in investments.

The other guest is Helen Hai. Head of Binance Charity Foundation, who promptly responded as well.

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

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.

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.

eToro's dashboard. | Source: eToro

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.

Buffett is a crypto skeptic. For several years he has advised his followers to "stay away from Bitcoin", calling it "rat poison."

Maybe it all ends with a nice steak, or perhaps this is the beginning of a revolution... We'll find out next week.

Last modified (UTC): July 22, 2019 7:29 AM

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Jose Antonio Lanz @jaldps

Lawyer, specialist on strategic planning, professor and Bitcoin enthusiast.

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