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Justin Sun - CEO of TRON: Why DeFi & NFTs Are Changing The World Forever


Founder & CEO of TRON Network

For the last ten years on London Real, I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with some of the most influential and insightful people on the planet. Charismatic figures from every industry imaginable. People who inspire and innovate. Those who lead from the front and take risks no sane person would consider.

It is through these conversations that I and my team have been able to stay ahead of the curve and consistently evolve to match the ever-changing world around us. If you have been following our movements over the last year, you will know only too well that at London Real, we are incredibly excited by everything that is taking place in the worlds of Decentralised Finance and cryptocurrency.

This space is changing the very fabric of our day-to-day lives, and yet despite it being in its infancy, many people I have spoken to made their first moves in crypto over ten years ago. It is incredible to think of the few savvy investors, who were able to envisage not only what cryptocurrency was worth but what it could become.

One such person is the enigmatic Justin Sun. Justin is a business leader, technology entrepreneur, cryptocurrency investor and early Bitcoin adopter. He is the founder and CEO of TRON Network, one of the Top 3 global blockchain and smart contract platforms that currently has nearly 63 million user accounts and has so far recorded 2.6 billion in transactions.

Justin has previously appeared in the Forbes 30 under 30 in both China and Asia for three years on the bounce, and for some of you, he’s the guy who famously placed a record-breaking $4.5 million auction bid that secured a lunch date with the renowned investor Warren Buffett.

Justin discovered Bitcoin back in 2012 when he read a short article about ‘instant money’ in the New York Times Magazine. He was convinced by the concept and could see what many financial experts, even in 2021, struggle to get their head around, namely the Internet of Money. Justin made a large investment when Bitcoin was less than a dollar and the early signs of his entrepreneurial talents were starting to reveal themselves.

In 2013, Justin founded Peiwo, a live streaming app for millennials that became a huge success across Asia with over 10 million registered users. Since then, he has become one of the most active members of the entire crypto ecosystem. The TRON Foundation was founded in the summer of 2017, and only a year later, Justin acquired BitTorrent for $126 million.

More recently, as you would expect for a man with his finger on the pulse Justin has embraced NFTs and the idea of digital art, in a way that very few others had the foresight to, not only in his personal domain but at TRON where they launched the first NFT standard TRC-721.

It’s very early days in the space, and yet there is so much happening. Trust me when I say, this is the time to get educated, put the work in and take your seat at the table. Twenty years from now, people will look back and wonder how they managed to miss this opportunity, the opportunity to shape a future financial system that is inclusive and prosperous.

There is, of course, still time to consider joining our FINAL DeFi Academy Accelerator program of 2021. And places are filling up fast, so why not take this opportunity to prepare for a brand New Year, armed with the necessary tools and knowledge to make a lasting change in your life.

DeFi and the blockchain will completely revolutionise the way we as consumers understand and interact with our money.

It is the reason why my team and I are going all-in and plan on spending the next 10 years teaching, understanding, investing in and profiting from this exciting new marketplace.

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Justin is a colourful character, but he is also doggedly determined and incredibly ambitious. He has barely even started with his plans to make TRON the number one platform in Decentralised Finance.

Given that TRON already handles more than five times as many transactions as PayPal, has the world’s largest dApp ecosystem, and has a total value locked in excess of $11.7 billion, he’s well on his way. For now, why not sit back and enjoy this fantastic conversation and be sure to share it with friends and family alike.


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