TRON busted for Shilling Coin Through Celebrities

By José Oramas February 19, 2021 In Crypto News, TRON

Looks like Justin Sun, CEO of Rainberry and founder of Crypto-platform TRON, has been caught shilling TRX again, now trying to get Marques Brownlee —a popular YouTuber and influencer— into promoting the cryptocurrency on Twitter.

In a recent upload, Marques Brownlee shared his thoughts about Dogecoin, but midway through the video, Brownlee revealed that TRON—or someone representing it— contacted him via email, asking to promote TRX via Twitter, without looking like a promoted tweet.

Funny enough, Marques was referring to these types of emails as “the opposite end of the Dogecoin strategy”. The Youtuber also referred to these strategists as “insincere” and “tryhard”.

The email specified he should not make it look like it is promoted —although, Harry.eth, from MyCrypto, published how you can easily contact celebrities like Lindsey Lohan or Ne-Yo on Cameo:


Sun Gets Caught Shilling —Again

A few days ago, Sun tried to promote TRX using celebrities after losing millions of dollars in the GameStop saga, a strange fight between Wall Street and Reddit. Sun was unconditionally supporting the people from r/WallstreeBets, later investing $10M —now worth less than $2M.

Sun tried to defend himself in a Twitter thread, stating that the TRON Foundation is not involved with such activities, but most users liked to differ.

José Oramas

José Oramas

José is a journalist and translator with a keen interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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