Blockchain platform Tron's founder, Justin Sun, triggered new controversy this week after he first released and then deleted an online excuse in an ongoing PR debacle.
Cryptocurrency-focused news release Cryptoslate reported the events and gave its own translation of comments Sun wrote and later removed from the Chinese social media platform Weibo July 25.
Sun would have lunch with the infamous Bitcoin (BTC) naysayer Warren Buffett on Thursday, a date he recently abruptly exposed due to reported poor health.
At the same time, Sun's intense marketing of Tron, for which he himself became known, appeared to result when Chinese authorities allegedly raised suspicions of the platform's legal status.
These suspicions were publicly harvested by the local media sales Caixin, who also reported that he had been banned from foreign travel. Sun then called Caixin in the excuse, which seemed to be an attempt to place Beijing. The translation reads:
"I did not sleep all night yesterday and reflected deeply on my memories and was introspective for the behavior and my words ̵1; I was ashamed of the over-marketing. I would like to apologize to the public, the media, the managers, and the associated supervisor who cared about me deeply. "
As Cointelegraph reported, Sun produced evidence that he was in San Francisco, the original place of Buffett lunch, to disprove reports that he had been prevented from leaving China.
The entrepreneur has not provided any explanation on why he chose to delete the excuse, where he undertook to change the tone of the marketing business. He wrote:
"In the future, I will repair my shortcomings, reduce my vocalizations at Weibo, reduce media interviews and translate all research and development from the marketing hype for real blockchain technology. "
Despite the controversy, Tron's TRX token still had a rise of about 2% from the press Thursday,