Tron and BitTorrent CEO Justin Sun has pledged $1 million to climate activist Greta Thunberg.
In a tweet to Thunberg posted yesterday, Sun said:
“As a young entrepreneur, I share @GretaThunberg’s passion to change the world. Crypto will contribute immensely on reducing carbon footprint by implementing decentralized settlement. I would like to personally commit USD$1 Mil to @GretaThunberg ’s initiative. #cop25”
Sun’s tweet came as a response to the results of the COP 25 conference in Madrid, where leaders from the United Nations discussed a potential long-term response to rising global temperatures, and ended up postponing a decision until the next major conference next year.
A report form the Financial Times notes that the meeting descended into “open bickering” by its end, with lackluster contributions coming from countries like the United States and China being blamed for it.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, tweeted out he was disappointed with the meeting’s results:
Sun tweet was met with criticism by the cryptocurrency community, with many claiming Greta Thunberg was a “poster child” for the climate cause, and that Sun’s business in the crypto space was more important than Greta’s cause.
Most claimed it was a waste of money that could have been donated to other projects, such as those dedicated to planting trees, cleaning up the oceans, and more. Others accused Sun of trying to take advantage of Greta Thunberg’s popularity to further TRX.
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