Outspoken economist Nouriel Roubini, nicknamed Dr. Doom for his gloomy warnings, has caused a stir with his latest attack on Bitcoin and its fellow cryptocurrencies.
According to BBC News, Prof Roubini, who foresaw the financial crisis, says Bitcoin is “overhyped”.
At a summit in Taiwan on Tuesday, he likened it to a “cesspool”.
But his sparring partner at the event, who runs a cryptocurrency exchange, has angered the professor by blocking the release of video of the event.
The chief executive of the BitMex exchange, Arthur Hayes, controls the rights to footage of their debate, which took place during the Asia Blockchain Summit.
In a post on Twitter, Prof Roubini said he “destroyed” Mr. Hayes in the debate and called him a “coward” for not making it available. – BBC News