Fluidity Summit Debate Afterthoughts: Debunking Nouriel Roubini

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During a spirited debate with ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin at the Fluidity Summit in New York this week, prominent NYU economist Nouriel Roubini raised some valid and thought‐provoking criticisms of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. But being an establishment figure, this is hardly surprising. Do his arguments actually hold any water?

The Roubini‐Lubin discussion, while at times heated, marked a far more intellectually stimulating assessment of the merits of cryptocurrencies than the likes of the outlandish “harvested baby brains” outburst from Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger. It was also a significantly more purposeful exercise than some of the absurdist antics banks have engaged in when comparing bitcoin to infectious diseases to describe its pattern of public acceptance.

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