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Noted economist Nouriel Roubini sounded off on virtual currency and blockchain in a recent Senate hearing. The NYU professor classified cryptocurrency as a big scam and a bubble.
Prominent economist Nouriel Roubini is one of the few who accurately predicted the 2008 financial crisis.
Currently a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, Roubini has been a notable and colorful critic of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. He made a number of passionate arguments against both at a recent hearing on Capital Hill on October 11th.
The hearing was titled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem.”
The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held an informational hearing today titled “Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem.” The speakers included Dr. Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, New York University Stern School of Business; and Mr. Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research, Coin Center. Both gave testimonies on
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David Drake, founder of LDJ Capital, was the moderator for a match up between Nouriel Roubini and Tone Hays. Drake was quick to note Roubini’s prediction of the 2008 economic crisis.
In the discussion, Roubini notes that his experience in blockchain stems from his ability to see a bubble when it exists.
Vays responded with his outlook on the crypto space. Former trader Vays, now a speaker and prominent YouTuber, says he disagrees with Nouriel on the dysfunction of the crypto space. However, Vays maintains that anything besides Bitcoin 00 is ‘useless,’ and ‘anything else is scammy or fraudulent.’