• PewDiePie and Justin Sun. A perfect storm of hype (via DLive, Tron).
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    Justin Sun’s BitTorrent buys DLive streaming platform

    The Tron founder said that PewDiePie-favored DLive will abandon its Lino blockchain in favor of Tron, used by decentralized peer-to-peer service BitTorrent

    Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun’s decentralized peer-to-peer filesharing network BitTorrent has bought DLive, the blockchain-based livestreaming home of world No. 2 YouTuber PewDiePie.

  • Justin Sun with YouTuber BitBoy Crypto and CryptoWendyO at the afterparty for Tron Influencer Day (photo by Faran Thomason).
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    Tron influencers ate Warren Buffett’s lunch and loved it

    Justin Sun woos YouTubers at afterparty

    It’s been a strange week covering Tron. What was supposed to be a conversation with legendary investor Warren Buffett on the merits of building the new global economy with cryptocurrency quickly devolved into a non-event. The planned $4.6 million charity lunch was abruptly cancelled due to Justin Sun’s health concerns.

  • No $4.6 million lunch, but at least Justin Sun has PewDiePie
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    Tron Founder drops $4.5 million for lunch with crypto-critic Warren Buffett

    As Royal Tenenbaum might say, “That’s kind of a f-you to the old man”

    Every year crypto-critic and fiat-billionaire Warren Buffett auctions off a lunch for eight to support his daughter’s favorite charity, GLIDE in San Francisco. This year, crypto-entrepreneur Justin Sun won Buffett’s Glide charity auction with a record $4.5 million bid. Buffett had previously called bitcoin “rat poison squared” so this ought to be interesting.

  • Poloniex denier Justin Sun, CEO of Tron.
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    Tron’s BitTorrent File System to bring decentralized storage and crypto rewards for filesharing

    Justin Sun’s Tron’s BTT tokens will power the leading peer-to-peer media file sharing network

    Tron is adding decentralized storage and a cryptocurrency-based reward mechanism into its BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing service. Adding the blockchain solution is a step in Tron’s long-term plan to create a privacy-focused, user-controlled, decentralized internet, the company said in a May 31 release. Tron’s new BitTorrent File System (BTFS) will be incorporated into the broader BitTorrent P2P network, which has 100 million monthly users. A distributed application (DApp) platform, BTFS will be used by BitTorrent users to receive, send, and host media files. BTFS will use the Tron-based BTT utility tokens launched on January 3 to reward hosts who store shareable files and provide bandwidth. The way BitTorrent works is…