The TRON Foundation will dedicate the upcoming niTROn Summit to legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant, who, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning.
TRON Founder and CEO, Justin Sun, who had previously participated in a panel discussion with the five-time NBA championship winner, has also acknowledged the passing of Bryant.
The death of American professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant, has sent shockwaves around the world and many tributes have poured in. Bryant was traveling with his 13-year-old daughter by helicopter over Los Angeles, which crashed on Sunday morning.
The TRON Foundation has offered its condolences and stated that the upcoming niTROn Summit, to be held from February 29 to March 1, will be dedicated to Bryant.
The niTROn Summit is an annual gathering of developers, investors, experts, and all sorts of industry insiders where they discuss the developments and future of the blockchain industry. To the surprise of many, it was announced in 2018 that Bryant would be appearing at the 2019 Summit.
Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the LA Lakers, passed away today.
Kobe is a member of the TRON Family. As such, we will be dedicating @niTROnSummit's festivities to his legendary life & legacy.
Please share your favorite Kobe memories here pic.twitter.com/Ra8IzFBpbc
— TRON Foundation (@Tronfoundation) January 26, 2020
Bryant and Sun Spoke about Blockchain at niTROn
TRON Founder and CEO, Justin Sun, has also expressed his grief, saying that “meeting [Kobe] was one of my life’s greatest honor & privilege, I’ll forever remember [Kobe and I] on stage discussing the future of blockchain.”
Kobe, was great to have met you in niTROn 2019. Mtg you was one of my life's greatest honor & privilege, I'll forever remember us on stage discussing the future of blockchain. We'll have a moment of silence in your honor during niTROn 2020. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/oMqU9ZpkKh
— Justin Sun
(@justinsuntron) January 26, 2020
At last year’s niTROn Summit, Bryant and Sun both appeared on stage and spoke about various subjects, including the future of blockchain technology.
Many in the cryptocurrency space are viewing the tweets from Sun and the TRON Foundation as shameless attempts at using a tragedy for marketing purposes.
Justin Sun and TRON in the Spotlight Again
Sun, who often finds himself in the centerpiece of criticism is once in the spotlight.
The media is reporting that Sun and TRON’s head of engineering, Cong Li, allegedly harassed and fired two employees, who are now suing the pair.