CZ and Nouriel Roubini trade punches on Twitter

02 Jul, 2019
by Richard Allen
CZ and Nouriel Roubini trade punches on Twitter

While US President Donald Trump’s relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping appears to be on the mend, the same can't be said for US economist Nouriel Roubini and China-born Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.

Nouriel Roubini, also known by his moniker Dr. Doom for his ever-pessimistic views on cryptocurrency, took a swing at CZ on Monday calling him a jerk after the Binance chief wondered why such a skeptic frequents crypto conferences.

CZ’s tweet came as both he and Roubini attended the 2019 Asia Blockchain Summit in Taipei, Taiwan. Twitter user Crypto Godfather, CEO of blockchain-focused magazine Block Journal shared a tweet of Roubini's presentation at the summit.

CZ then responded to this tweet, asking why such a crypto naysayer would be attending a cryptocurrency conference, saying this is the second time he’s seen Roubini at a crypto conference. It was when Roubini noticed CZ’s comments that things got heated. Roubini fired back calling CZ a “jerk” and a “snake oil peddler.”

CZ then responded asking who the real jerk was – someone developing something he believes in or someone who goes to crypto conferences to bash Bitcoin.

It goes without saying that CZ had the full support of the community behind him.

CZ isn’t the only one who will be trading words with Nouriel Roubini. BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes is set to have a debate with the economist on Wednesday after Roubini stated that 95% of trading volume on BitMEX is fake.


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