Nouriel Roubini calls Arthur Hayes a "thug" in latest exchange of insults

17 Jul, 2019 | Updated: 20 Jul, 2019
by Richard Allen
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Nouriel Roubini calls Arthur Hayes a thug in latest exchange of insults

Nouriel Roubini, noted American economist and cryptocurrency skeptic, isn’t pulling his punches with BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes. In his latest tweet, Roubini refers to Hayes as a “thug.”

Nouriel’s comments come after he and Hayes debated in Taipei where the two discussed various topics like Bitcoin and BitMEX. After the debate, Roubini accused Hayes of not releasing the unedited footage. Now, with the footage still unreleased, Nouriel took to Twitter to unveil his new platform which he says exposes “the shady rekting racket that is BitMEX run by the thug Arthur Hayes.”

Roubini maintains that Hayes was using BitMEX to evade anti-money laundering (AML) laws/know-your-customer (KYC) policies as the exchange was using insider trading, gouging clients and laundering vast sums of money.

Additionally, Roubini seized the opportunity to voice his opinions about Bitcoin and the larger crypto market. With Bitcoin recording a 14% decline, Roubini capitalized on the chance to call the apex cryptocurrency as well as all other “shitcoins” a joke:

 

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