Outspoken economist Nouriel Roubini described cryptocurrencies and some of their key players as a “totally corrupt ecosystem.”
At a panel hosted by CNBC’s Dan Murphy at Wednesday’s Abu Dhabi Finance Week, the New York University professor said there are “the 7 C’s of cryptography.” , Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, spoke on an earlier panel at the same conference.
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“The lesson of the last few weeks is that these people should get out of here,” Roubini added. CNBC reached out to Binance and Changpeng Zhao for comment.
The Recent Turmoil In The Crypto Market Has Seen Collapse of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchangeFTX, Exposure to highly risky and unsustainable borrowing and lending According to the company and related investment funds.
Binance has repeatedly centered around FTX, with the company initially suggesting it would buy it before buying its failed rival. withdrawal from contract.
“I can’t believe CZ and Binance have a license to operate in the UAE. he is banned in the ukHe Under investigation for money laundering by the U.S. Department of Justice“Dr. Doom” responded to his previous pessimistic predictions, including predictions of a 2007-2008 real estate market crash.
September, Reuters report US federal prosecutors requested Binance in 2020 for internal records regarding anti-money laundering checks and communications related to CZ.
In recent years, as the size of the cryptocurrency industry has grown, countries have taken different attitudes towards scrutiny of cryptocurrency companies.
After stating in a July 2021 blog that they wanted to increase their engagement with regulators, CZ guided Binance: Approval in Dubai and Abu Dhabiand May Gained regulatory approval in France, its first major European jurisdiction. On Wednesday, it announced it had received additional approval to provide storage services to professional clients in Abu Dhabi.
other countries, India etc.tried to ban crypto trading entirely.
Before Roubini’s comments in Abu Dhabi, CZ said in a separate panel that the cryptocurrency industry needs an association to establish best practices and talk to regulators around the world.
He also said there was a “very big interest” in supporting his proposal to establish a recovery fund to help crypto projects facing liquidity crises.
About his biggest mistake, he said:
Asked about whether cryptocurrencies require savings, he said:
— CNBC’s Hannah Ward-Glenton contributed to this report.
Correction: This story has been updated to correct a quote from Nouriel Roubini.