Digital token, Tron, and its founder, Justin Sun, may be the ultimate "fake it till you make it story", using its appreciating currency to acquire assets such as BitTorrent and its 100m monthly active users. Looking to become the "most famous" crypto brand in the world, the company is holding a crypto conference that will feature retired NBA legend Koby Bryant.
Sun’s official biography lists him as a protege of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma, and some analysts see similarities between the two men. Sun, who operates now mostly from San Francisco, is a recent graduate of Ma’s Hupan University program for entrepreneurs. "One point that comes to mind is role models," Lex Sokolin, global director of fintech strategy at Autonomous Research LLP, said in an email. "The aspiration for someone like Sun is less Steve Jobs or Elon Musk, and more of Jack Ma. The former is a myth of a Promethean genius, summoning a tech product into the world. The latter is a humble, persistent, and unstoppable action hero, executing faster and better than everyone else.”