The crypto-community and even its critics or gold buffs are both looking up to the epic battle between American Economist, Nouriel Roubini and BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes. The Asia Blockchain Summit at Taipei is hosting the event.
Nouriel is a professor at the NYU and has strongly advocated against Bitcoin and cryptocurrency since 2013. As reported on CoinGape in the mark up to the debate, Nouriel believes that cryptocurrencies are corrupted and will imminently doom.
On the other hand, Arthur Hayes is the CEO and founder of one of the largest Cryptocurrency Exchanges that offer derivates contracts on it. It reported a volume of $1 trillion over the past year, which Hayes said is coming from rising retail interest. Arthur also praised Libra and predicted that it would challenge the banking systems.
Reportedly, the debate turned sour and “heated” soon enough as the moderator asked Nouriel,
“when I say quiet you be quiet!”
— Dovey Wan 🗝 🦖 (@DoveyWan) July 3, 2019
Nouriel accused crypto exchanges including BitMEX of reporting fake volume and luring the crowd. When in reality, it is still in the dark and controlled mostly by criminals. However, Arthur “begged to differ” and assured the crowd that the volume is real; and a lot is going on in crypto.
Ran Neuner, Crypto-Journalist gave a small snippet of the battle on Twitter. He reported that the battle soon heated up with Nouriel making personal and derogatory remarks at Arthur. Neuner tweeted,
Moderator “ Are you saying Arthur is a crook?”
Nouriel – “ there are laws but they are not in all jurisdictions and retail suckers are being rekt by whales” “There are reasons why there are laws and these people don’t give a shit”
Arthur eventually got agitated by the ignorant remarks and aggressive nature and replied harshly,
Arthur to Nouriel: “ I don’t even know why they call you professor. No one is forced to use our site, we dont even market it. I was going to talk about Crypto and the amazing thing happening but Nouriel decided to bash me and my business”
According to Neuriel, the amazing things are happening around cryptocurrency is insignificant. People must look forward to the ‘FinTech’ space. Arthur and the crypto-community are putting Nouriel as a ‘no-coiner’. Metlem Demirors, crypto-Analyst at Coinshares included Nouriel in the ‘no-coiner’ list with Peter Schiff who is another ‘no-coiner’ and a harsh critic.
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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