Bitcoiners Shoot Down Roubini’s US Senate Testimony

Bitcoiners Shoot Down Roubini’s US Senate Testimony

THELOGICALINDIAN - Noted Bitcoin analyzer Nouriel Roubini will bear a accent on cryptocurrency and blockchain to the US Senate today and it is absurd that the man accepted as Dr Doom will chip his words Nor will the economist affair himself too abundant with the accuracy as his able affidavit is abounding with exaggerations and inaccuracies that the cryptocurrency association has already started to blithely cull apart

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Dr. Doom Gets on His High Horse

Dr. Doom (Professor Nouriel Roubini) Calls Stablecoin Tether a ScamThe byword “don’t augment the trolls” applies to individuals who’ve fabricated a career out of critiquing cryptocurrency. Roubini was already a respected, Harvard-educated economist, but for some acumen he has adopted to allot his dotage to crypto-bashing. Most bodies in the cryptocurrency amplitude artlessly avoid him, but accustomed that he is appointed to affirm afore the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Community Affairs today (Oct. 11), bitcoiners accept acquainted accountable to allege up. What Roubini chooses to allotment with his Twitter followers is his prerogative, such critics reason, but the falsehoods he disseminates to assembly could accept added austere repercussions.

“Crypto is the Mother of All Scams and (Now Busted) Bubbles While Blockchain Is The Most Over-Hyped Technology Ever, No Better than a Spreadsheet/Database” reads the agitable subheading of Roubini’s prepared Assembly testimony ahead of his livestreamed appearance starting at 10 a.m. EST. The afterward 37 pages are riddled with hyperbole, strawman arguments, arrant fallacies and misunderstandings, interspersed with the casual asset of truth. While cryptocurrency enthusiasts should accept no agitation appropriate the facts from the FUD, bottom experts — such as the U.S. Assembly Committee Roubini is acclamation — may artlessly adjourn to the economist’s perceived wisdom.

“This Nouriel fella seems appealing pissed at crypto appropriate now. Feel like it’s a acceptable befalling to alive cheep my account of his affidavit to the senate,” wrote one commenter, afore proceeding to debunk the aggregate of Roubini’s claims.

A Litany of Errors and Half-Truths

Bitcoiners Shoot Down Nouriel Roubini’s Misinformed Senate TestimonyRoubini begins his affidavit by aboveboard referencing his self-described “seminal treatise” on asset bubbles. He again proceeds, with no exaggeration whatsoever, to advance that “literally every animal actuality I met amid Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2017 asked me aboriginal if they should buy [cryptocurrency].” By the third folio of his testimony, Roubini has confused on to absolution blockchain as overhyped. While he is on firmer arena here, he has already absent all believability at this point by prefacing these comments with annoyed canards about tulip mania.

“Until now, Bitcoin’s alone absolute use has been to facilitate actionable activities such as biologic transactions, tax evasion, abstention of basic controls, or money laundering,” continues Roubini, trotting out tropes that accept been debunked on abundant occasions, including by the U.S. Biologic Enforcement Administration. Other arrant falsehoods in Roubini’s affidavit accommodate the affirmation that:

Bitcoiners Shoot Down Nouriel Roubini’s Misinformed Senate Testimony

Roubini finishes his testimony by writing: “Bitcoin or any crypto-asset could go ‘To The Moon’ or blast to aught and I would not accomplish a penny either way. The alone affair that is at pale is my personal, bookish and bookish reputation.”

On that point, at least, bitcoiners are in agreement. In their eyes, Roubini absent his acceptability years ago. As previously observed, Dr. Doom has been amiss about bitcoin for years. Whether it goes to the approach or the moon, Roubini will abide to exhausted the aforementioned old drum, as his attraction with amount and animation acutely blinds him to the ability that bitcoin affords to those who accept been blank by the accepted banking system.

While a acceptable admeasurement of skepticism and a alertness to point out arrant scams is healthy, Roubini’s agitated abhorrence of cryptocurrency has acquired into a fixation that will appear to ascertain his crumbling years. Rather than go bottomward in history as the being who predicted the 2024 banking crisis, he will be accepted as the man who banned to accept he was amiss about Bitcoin. As Friedrich Nietzsche abundantly put it, “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the action he does not become a monster. And if you boring continued abundant into an abyss, the abysm will boring aback into you.”

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