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Tron's Justin Sun Announces Plans to Return ‘Normalcy for All FTX Users’

The Tron founder’s statements prompted a spike in the value of Sun-related cryptocurrencies currently trapped on crypto exchange FTX.

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Tron founder Justin Sun. Image: Tron Foundation

Tron founder Justin Sun has emerged as the next possible savior of FTX, as he said a plan was being hatched for users to “return to normalcy.”

Following the breakdown of Binance’s rescue bid for FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried’s company is facing potential bankruptcy without a cash injection.

Now, Sun has stepped into the fray, claiming that a solution is being crafted “to resuscitate and return to normalcy for all FTX users.”

A statement posted by centralized exchange Huobi—for which Sun is an executive advisor— promised that holders of TRX, SUN, JST, BTT, and HT (all Sun- and Huobi-related tokens) would be able to redeem them on a 1:1 basis even if withdrawals from FTX fail.

“In other words, no matter how things evolve, Tron DAO and Huobi will do their best to support the exchange of the TRON tokens (TRX, BTT, JST, SUN, HT) deposited on the FTX platform at a 1:1 ratio, including during the worst case scenario that we all know may happen.”

Sun has characterized the move as a “Tron Ark” that will help users weather the storm.

Sun also tweeted that his team was working with FTX on a solution “to initiate a pathway forward.”

Users rush to Tron tokens on FTX

Because Sun also said that his team was “working on withdrawals,” many users flooded to Tron tokens on the platform hoping it would be the only way to get money out of FTX.

The value of Tron’s TRX token on FTX spiked since Sun began tweeting about his plans, jumping from around $0.6 to as much as $2.50 at one point. 

At current prices, FTX’s website lists the coin as being worth $0.26, a 300% increase from yesterday. Outside of FTX, Tron is worth just over $0.5, according to CoinGecko.

Decrypt contacted Sun and Huobi for comment.

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