By Zheping Huang When Justin Sun met Warren Buffett for dinner in January, he wasn’t seeking advice on stocks. The crypto mogul had spent a record $4.6 million at a charity auction for the opportunity to lecture the world’s most famous investor on the benefits of Bitcoin. It was exactly the sort of behavior that Sun’s known for -- abrasive, ostentatious and, ultimately, impossible to ignore. Like the $200 billion crypto industry itself, he is young and hungry for the respect of traditional financiers like Buffett, who deems Bitcoin basically worthless. Still shy of his 30th birthday, Sun founded one of the largest blockchain platforms, Tron, in 2017 and turned it into a virtual Las Vegas with gambling apps. He’s rubbed shoulders with Apple Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founders, hired celebrity endorsers like the late Kobe Bryant and drawn accusations of plagiarism, which he has denied, more than once. What he says and does can move crypto prices, and … [Read more...] about Even a dubious Warren Buffett can’t stop this crypto-world casino czar
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The co-main event will showcase heavyweight fighters, Blagoy Ivanov and Augusto Sakai, go toe-to-toe for cementing a position in the Top 15 of the UFC heavyweight roster. Other notable matchups on the card will include a welterweight bout between Kevin Holland and Daniel Rodriguez, Women’s strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern taking on Hannah Cifers and Roosevelt Roberts fighting Brok Weaver in the lightweight division. … [Read more...] about UFC Fight Night preview: Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns
Violent protests have now spread to 19 cities in the US, including Minneapolis, Portland, Dallas, Memphis, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Louisville, Kansas City, Detroit, Columbus, New York, Washington, San Jose, Los Angeles, Boston and Houston. … [Read more...] about George Floyd protests: ‘Wild’ protests and looting in Los Angeles
As unrest continues to spread, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of unarmed African-American man George Floyd sparked widespread protests. … [Read more...] about George Floyd protests: 19-year-old protester shot dead by ‘unknown gunman’ in Detroit
In Indianapolis, the state capital and most populous city of midwest state Indiana, nearly 100 people took part in a six-hour-long demonstration in downtown Friday afternoon that lasted til the evening, protesting the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this month by an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer and other deaths across the country, local media reported. … [Read more...] about Violent protests over George Floyd’s death continue flaring up across U.S.