With lots of celebrities endorsing cryptocurrencies and ICOs, is not rare to be seeing one more. But now Kobe Bryant is going to attend as a guest speaker at a TRON conference. The role that Kobe will have at the conference is still unknown, but Justin Sun, head of Tron, maybe will just bring it for the sake of attracting people. Despite this, Kobe is an excellent businessman, just not a crypto guy.
Kobe Bryant And Tron
Kobe Bryant, the famous basketball player, now retired, will appear at a Tron centered cryptocurrency conference. This announcement came yesterday via a tweet from the founder of TRON, Justin Sun.
The conference is called niTROn, and it will be held in the city of San Francisco from January 17 till January 18. It will be the first TRON international conference. It will feature many speakers that use TRON in their developments and startups. But the role of Kobe as a speaker is not yet clear.
Kobe was a great basketball player, one of the bests of all history. And has won a myriad of prices and medals because of his tremendous performance. He is also a known investor on various startups through his firm Bryant Stiebel, founded conjunctly with Jeff Stiebel. However, he has not shown any intention of investing in cryptocurrencies whatsoever. That is why his presentation at the conference seems odd.
Despite this, Justin Sun seems thrilled to have him as a guest speaker and declared this:
“It’s my great honor to have Kobe as our special guest for the niTRON Summit. It’s worth mentioning that Kobe Bryant is not only a basketball genius, but also an investment genius. We look forward to hearing his great speeches at the summit.”
So it looks like Kobe Bryant will give an investment advice type of keynote. But Sun brings Kobe more for the impact and the people that he will gather around him that for anything else.
Celebrities And Crypto
Celebrities have not shied up to be related with crypto. Some have even endorsed ICOs, although with terrible outcomes. Steven Seagal endorsed an ICO token called Bitcoiin, that got regulatory warnings. DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather promoted an ICO called Cintra Tech and then they got sued by the investors who lost more than 32 million dollars on this ICO. Also, Bill Clinton, the ex-president of the USA, gave the opening keynote of the last Ripple conference, called Swell.