The debate between Arthur Hayes and Nouriel Roubini at the Asia Blockchain Summit on 3rd July 2019 was a strong platform where people from two different worlds took center stage to share their independent views.
Roubini is an American Economist who is a strong critic of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. On the other side, Arthur Hayes is the CEO of BitMEX, which is one of the largest Exchanges in the world that offers crypto-derivates.
The debate reportedly turned sour in the end. Moreover, Arthur said that he “dusted” Nouriel in the debate. However, Nouriel has different views, he accused Arthur of not allowing media to cover it. So much so that he accused the entire crypto-industry,
Crypto is a mafia hush money racket. The blockchain conference organizers cowed and caved to BitMEX’s censorship and didnt tape or broadcast my debate with
@CryptoHayes; he had his underlings make the only tape of the debate and is hiding it from view. Release that tape coward!
Roubini also accused Arthur of running a fraudulent exchange riddled with ‘insider trading, front running, flouting AML/KYC registrations’ and what not.
While are tapes or video is yet to be released, Nouriel has alleged Arthur of something absolutely offensive because according to him the tapes are being tampered with to make Arthur look good and Neuriel bad. He expressed his rage on Twitter where he also threatened to sue Arthur. He tweeted,
@CryptoHayes is a coward and wimp who looked like a total idiot in our debate. So he had to censor the video of the debate. A total crook and mafioso style thug
Reportedly, he also accused Arthur of criminal behavior by censoring the tapes. Whalepanda tweeted,
"I will sue them" Someone has been taking lessons from CSW. pic.twitter.com/rwIP9AU9Ck
— WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) July 5, 2019
There are a couple of other recordings and views from the debate. However, the most credible view until now has been from Ran Neuner, who said in an interview that the debate was evenly balanced and there were a couple of hard-hitting questions from Roubini that are a concern for the Bitcoin community.
Here is an audio clip of the debate re-tweeted by Roubini.
An audio recording of the debate but the sound quality is quite poor. https://t.co/UxJWbG4gSr
— Nouriel Roubini (@Nouriel) July 4, 2019
Do you think that Roubini’s outrage is justified? Please share your view with us.
Nivesh from Engineering Background is a full-time Crypto Journalist at Coingape. He is an atheist who believes in love and cultural diversity. He believes that Cryptocurrency is a necessity to deter corruption. He holds small amounts of cryptocurrencies. Faith and fear are two sides of the same coin. Follow him on Twitter at @nivishoes or mail him at nivesh(at)coingape.com