Bitcoin Critic Nouriel Roubini Attacks This Innocent Tweet From Vitalik Buterin

Vladislav Sopova

Adamant crypto-skeptic Nouriel Roubini has been triggered by Ethereum inventor’s comments about dApps testing


Nouriel Roubini mocks crypto for lacking “simplicity and ease of use”Vitalik Buterin reacts

Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini, who is known for his adamant anti-crypto stance, never misses an opportunity to make fun of digital assets and anything related to their adoption.

Nouriel Roubini mocks crypto for lacking “simplicity and ease of use”

Ethereum Foundation co-founder Vitalik Buterin has issued a warning to any developer of decentralized applications for Ethereum (ETH) and other EVM-compatible blockchains.

He stressed that every dApp should be tested with at least one wallet, with the exception of MetaMask. For example, it is useful to check how it works with browsers equipped with built-in wallets such as Brave and Status.

This is necessary to ensure that new decentralized applications meet the requirements of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain as a whole, but not the “accidental properties” of a single wallet.


This advice was: attacked by Nouriel Roubini, who thought it was too advanced for the general public:

So much for the simplicity and ease of use of crypto. You need a PhD in cryptography to understand these instructions…

Vitalik Buterin reacts

Therefore, non-custodial wallets, crypto-friendly browsers and decentralized applications are too complicated for ordinary users, Roubini says.

The inventor of Ethereum shot back with a response. He compared Mr Roubini’s attacks to a refusal to know anything about the tools of car security:

Me: If you’re building a car, make sure you add BOTH a seat belt AND airbags. Two factor security is better than one!
Nouriel: Wow cars have so many buzzwords and things for people to worry about. Driving is NGMI.

Previously, Mr. Roubini claimed that El Salvador’s pro-Bitcoin president should be impeached for his crypto initiatives.

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