Nouriel Roubini and Peter Van Valkenburgh Debate the Current State of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies in Front of the US Senate

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On October 11, 2018, Nouriel Roubini, a highly respected professor at NYU and economist renowned for predicting the 2008 recession, and Peter Van Valkenburgh, the director for research at Coin Center, a leading cryptocurrency & blockchain research center, debated, in front of the US Senate, the current state of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Various questions were asked pertaining to decentralization, use cases, progress, fraud, market manipulation etc. Nouriel Roubini conducted himself in an agenda-fueled manner where he continuously made the same points over and over again, not elaborating on any of his claims, those of which were “bitcoin can only…...

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Perri Corsello I am a college graduate with degrees in both neuroscience and psychology. Early in my life, I had a powerful spiritual experience and ever since was infatuated with discovering how those sensations, feelings, and thoughts occurred, beginning my journey into the world of neuroscience. I now work at a lab that studies neurological disorders. I only recently became interested in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin and the entire ethos behind it fascinates me. Therefore, I decided to utilize my writing and research skills gained in college and apply them to writing articles pertaining to these topics. I also still enjoy writing about neuroscience. Some of my hobbies include dirt biking, skiing and producing electronic music.