After the devastating criticism of Bitcoin & Co. by the Permabär Nouriel at the beginning of this week, the problems of the crypto exchange Bitfinex and the stable coin Tether came into the focus of the commentators. The opinion ECHO for the 42nd calendar week.
Roubini’s anti-Bitcoin tirade before the US Senate continued on the economist’s Twitter account at the beginning of the week. The economist is using ever heavier guns to fire towards the crypto community. The quintessence of his tweets: The Bitcoin community is a cesspool of blinded, coprophagous shitcoiners whose ultra-liberal tendencies are surpassed only by their anti-Semitic tendencies.
In between, Roubini uses his extended range (which he likes to do!) to shill his blockchain-critical articles.
NYU resists Roubini with resistance
Roubini’s downright trumpeting Twitter troll has meanwhile reached a degree of unprofessionality that even calls alumni of New York University (NYU), where Roubini teaches, to the fore. For example, Max Keiser, crypto-investor and alumnus of NYU, criticizes the plan:
„It pains me to see @nouriel [Roubini] behave like a horse’s ass. I am now in contact with the NYU leadership to ask them if they can’t urge this embarrassing rage-aholic to reason. It damages the working morale of the students.“
Roubini’s tirades could also influence NYU’s support through alumni donations:
„Many NYU members have already made contact with Roubini and are trying to get him to shut up. He is known as a rage-aholic, egomaniac and windbag. The students complain. It becomes also for Alumni fund Raiser like me the topic ?
Of course, Dr. Doom also took the opportunity to comment on the current drama about Bitfinex and the Stable Coin Tether (USDT):
„Tether is the mother of all crypto scams and supports Bitcoin and all the other shitcoins by up to 80 percent. But the regulators, who started investigating Tether/Bitfniex months ago, are still „sleeping at the wheel“.
This tweet is from the Roubini retweetet Bitfnix’ed series. Indeed, on 16 October, the economist spent his lunchtime sharing the tweets of @Bitfnix’ed, arguably the sharpest critic of the currently controversial Bitfinex crypto exchange.