Blockchain platform Tron's founder, Justin Sun, sparked fresh controversy this week after he posted first and then deleted an online apology in an ongoing PR debacle.
Cryptoslate reported the events, providing their own translation of comments Posted on July 25, 2012 by the Chinese social media platform Weibo on July 25.
Sun was due to have lunch with infamous Bitcoin (BTC) naysayer Warren Buffett on Thursday, 1945.
At the same time, Sun's intense marketing of Tron, for which he became well-known, appeared to be backfire as Chinese authorities allegedly raised suspicions over the platform's legal status.
Those suspicions went public courtesy of Caixin, which thus has been banned from foreign travel. Sun then named Caixin in the apology, which appeared to be an attempt to placate Beijing. The translation reads:
"I did not sleep all night yesterday, and deeply reflected on my memories and what was introspective for my behavior and words ̵1; I felt ashamed for my over-marketing.
As Cointelegraph reported, Sun produced evidence he was in San Francisco, the original venue for the buffet lunch, to disprove
The entrepreneur has not been given an explanation as to how to do this. He wrote:
"In the future, I want to repair my shortcomings, reduce my vocalizations on Weibo, reduce the media interviews, and translate all the hype to true blockchain technology."
Despite the controversy , TRON's TRX token was trading up around 2% of press time Thursday.