Tron to Dedicate Conference to Deceased Basketball Star Kobe Bryant

The Tron Foundation will dedicate its 2020 niTROn Summit to Kobe Bryant, an American NBA superstar who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Bryant, a “member of the Tron Family” who is 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 on Jan. 26.

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.

Bryant discussed the future of blockchain at a previous event 

Announcing the news in a tweet on Jan. 26, Tron attached a picture of the deceased basketball legend with Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun at a previous niTROn event held in San Francisco in January 2019.

In a separate tweet, Sun expressed his condolences, noting that it was one of his life’s greatest honors to meet Bryant at the event:

“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.”

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Sun, who has been spotted in the media as a “master of hype” and