Roubini makes satirical claims, debates value of digital assets

The recent Deconomy Conference held at Seoul saw the presence of crypto luminaries, including Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin and the infamous crypto-skeptic Nouriel ‘Dr. Doom’ Roubini. The Hong Kong-based Digital Asset Exchange, ANXONE, recently tweeted that Roubini was satirizing when he stated that he was the real Satoshi Nakamoto, at the Deconomy forum held from between April 4-6.

Responding to ANXONE’s claim, Nouriel Roubini tweeted that he was the real creator of Bitcoin and that he incepted the digital asset to expose the inefficiencies of the legacy traditional institutions. He tweeted,

“What do you mean I satirized? I am the real Satoshi Nakamoto!! I created BTC to show a monetary and financial system that is even more inefficient, costly, corrupt, rent-seeking, greed-is-good biased, concentrated, oligopolistic, scammy, prone to manipulation than Wall Street!”

It was also reported that in the conference, which was titled the “Fundamental Value of Cryptocurrency and its Sustainability”, Buterin and Roubini got into a heated debate regarding the true value of digital assets.

The famous crypto naysayer claimed that the government and regulators would eventually take over the space. Vitalik held on to his stance and stated that one positive impact involving the creation of a new social expectation around privacy which, in the end, the authorities would have to adapt to.

This is not the first time that the duo has confronted each other. Prior to the latest stint, Dr. Doom had called Bitcoin “crap” and compared Vitalik Buterin to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

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