New York University professor and staunch bitcoin critic Nouriel Roubini is threatening to sue BitMEX, a global cryptocurrency exchange.
The renowned economist lambasted Arthur Hayes, co-founder & CEO of BitMEX, for releasing a doctored video of a debate featuring the two. He alleged that Hayes, who owns the rights to the footage, neither permitted the organizers of the Asia Blockchain Summit in Taipei to stream the discussion live nor allowed the audience to record it. Hayes instead kept the video under wraps and tweaked it to fit a pro-bitcoin narrative before issuing it to media. The allegations read:
“Arthur Hayes is the biggest a***ole, jerk, manipulator, and criminal in the world. He is sending to select media a doctored edited highlights video of the debate to make me look bad cutting off all my points. I will sue them. This is sick criminal behavior. Will not pass you, coward.”
A Vulgar Standoff
A transcript of the debate published by Mike Dudas of the Block revealed a rather crude standoff between Roubini and Hayes, wherein both exchanged ‘below-the-pants’ insults. Roubini accused the BitMEX CEO of running a “sick and wrong” cryptocurrency exchange that engages in insider trading, avoids regulatory protocols, and tricks unaccredited investors into losing millions of dollars. Read More at NewsBTC...