Tron Foundation will dedicate its 2020 niTROn Summit to Kobe Bryant, an American NBA superstar who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.
Bryant, known for participating in Tron’s events died at age 41 in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter.
Following the tragic news, the Tron Foundation announced that the upcoming niTROn Summit, a major Tron-hosted event that will be held from Feb. 29 to March 1 in Seoul, will be devoted to Bryant.
Justing Sun too expressed his condolences, noting that it was one of his life’s greatest honors to meet Bryant at the niTROn 2019 event.
Sun has been lambasted by the online crypto community for supposedly using Bryant’s name to promote his event. A number of crypto commentators on Twitter were outraged by the Tron Foundation and Sun’s reaction to the tragic loss, accusing them of using someone’s death for their own gains:
Other’s defended what they perceived to be an honest gesture of respect and condolence on behalf of the Tron community.