Many assets in the cryptocurrency space continue to be the object of hype by prominent investors and business individuals who are always quick to discuss these cryptocurrencies’ fortunes. A simple example of scenarios like this is that of Microstrategy CEO Micheal Saylor, who is always hyping Bitcoin.
Another example is that of Elon Musk, who is always teasing Dogecoin, a move that had recently improved the fortunes of the cryptocurrency. However, the case of TRON and the celebrities hyping up the cryptocurrency is quite different from those as mentioned above. Youtuber just shared that they were all paid to tweet about the cryptocurrency.
TRON paid Ne-Yo, Akon, and Co to tweet about the cryptocurrency
Since its launch has not been one without several controversies, and the latest one does not surprise anyone as its founder Justin Sun, the network always wants to be in the news. The latest controversy in which the network accused of lifting the whitepaper directly off Ethereum in 2017 has found itself is involving a famous YouTuber who claimed he was offered money to hype the network to his followers.
The tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, popular known on YouTube as the brain behind the MKBHD channel, earlier claimed that many celebrities who tweet about the cryptocurrency in the past few weeks were not honest with their feelings, as they were all paid. A claim which Justin Sun, TRON’s Founder, quickly came out to deny. In a counterclaim, the YouTuber released a screenshot of an email where the Blockchain network offered him payment to discuss it with millions of his subscribers, acting under the guise that he was a fan of the Tron cryptocurrency.
Like Lindsay Lohan, Ne-Yo, Akon, and many others have tweeted about TRON recently, and according to Brownlee, he was sure that the supportive tweet was paid for by TRON. The YouTuber claimed he didn’t want to compromise his integrity, hence why he didn’t collect any money from the network as the mail he was sent had requested him not to tweet it like a sponsored advert.
The Celebrities will face huge fines if Brownlee claims are true
Brownlee’s claims are yet to be dismissed or accepted by either Justin Sun or any TRON correspondent. The celebrities tweeting about the cryptocurrency claimed to be doing that organically, as there is always a law requirement to indicate whether a tweet is for promotional purposes. Sun, not new to controversy, had also earlier claimed that celebrities have been discussing the network recently due to the speed of transaction and low-cost service the network offers them.
A few analysts discuss the issue and believe that the actions of TRON and the celebrities could lead to them being prosecuted under the law compared to past incidence. Famous crypto analyst Jason Choi believes that if Brownlee’s claims were true, the government would likely find TRON and the celebrities involved. However, Justin Sun has yet to discuss the matter, despite his frequent appearance on social media, Twitter.