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Report: CFTC Investigating BitMEX, Crypto Trading Platform Allowing 100x Leveraged Trades

The US Commodity Futures and Trade Commission (CFTC) is engaged in a “months-long” investigation of BitMEX, a cryptocurrency exchange that made its mark by enabling retail investors to conduct 100x leveraged trades of bitcoins, Bloomberg reports. According to “people familiar with the matter,” the CFTC… Read More

Following Controversial Debate, Crypto Skeptic Nouriel Roubini Levels Serious Allegations Against BitMEX Exchange

On the heels of a controversial debate held recently in Taipei, crypto skeptic and NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini has written an article, “The Great Crypto Heist,” to come back again against, “Some of the biggest crypto players…openly involved in systematic illegality.” Roubini singles out Hong Kong-headquartered… Read More

Nouriel Roubini: Crypto Fanatics the Most “Arrogant and Ignorant” He’s Seen

NYU Professor of Economics Nouriel Roubini, crypto’s favourite foil, has once again called out the cryptocurrency phenomenon and the “fanatics” behind it in an in-depth interview in the CFA (Chartered Financial Advisor) Institute’s Enterprising Advisor publication. Roubini, who has been dubbed ‘Dr. Doom’ for his… Read More

Dr. Nouriel Roubini Extends Crypto Bashing on Twitter, Blocks Crypto Advocates Who Challenge Him

Dr. Nouriel Roubini, also known as “Dr. Doom,” has extended his crypto / blockchain bashing on Twitter during the past few days. Following a widely viewed Senate Banking Committee hearing where Dr. Roubini submitted a 37 page document that eviscerated the concept of cryptocurrency calling… Read More

SEC Expands Scrutiny of Companies That Sold ICOs to Unaccredited Investors

The American Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been following up on “scores” of subpoenas it sent in January to companies issuing ICOs (initial coin offerings) and is now focussing on those and “many more” that sold ICOs to unaccredited investors, Yahoo Finance reports. Based… Read More

Dr. Doom Does DC: Blockchain Industry Execs Fire Back at Roubini’s Comments from US Senate Hearing

This morning, well known economist Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Peter Van Valkenburg, Director of Research at Coin Center testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. The topic of discussion was cryptocurrency and the emerging blockchain technology. Roubini attacked and Van… Read More

Dr. Nouriel Roubini Prepared Testimony: “Crypto is the Mother of All Scams” & Blockchain Most Overhyped Tech Ever

Dr. Nouriel Roubini, aka Dr. Doom, has posted his prepared testimony in advance of the Senate Banking Committee Hearing scheduled to take place tomorrow (October 11, 2018). As one may expect, Roubini has not held back one iota. His testimony is entitled; “Crypto is the… Read More

Big Debate: Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Crypto. Witnesses Include Dr. Nouriel Roubini and Peter Van Valkenburgh

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has scheduled a hearing that should be a fascinating debate on the topic of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Entitled Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem, the hearing is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 11th… Read More

Blockshow Vegas: Economist Roubini Skewers Crypto, Calls Blockchain “A Glorified Spreadsheet”

Turkish-American economist, professor and blockchain/crypto skeptic Nouriel Roubini spent the 25-minutes allotted him as an opening speaker at BlockShow Vegas this week systematically taking down the sacred cows notions of blockchain crypto. Roubini also had choice words for so-called utility tokens, which he characterized as… Read More

Walmart Patents Blockchain System for Accessing Emergency Medical Records. Is Blockchain Required?

Walmart has successfully obtained a patent on a compelling system for storing medical records on blockchain that can be accessed in emergency situations, CCN reports. But is a blockchain really required? The proposed system would allow first responders on the scene of an emergency to… Read More

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