The ad, placed on Jan.
It included a footer on the front page of a national newspaper that read “Thanks Satoshi, we owe you one. Yet, the full text stated, “Despite price volatility and how entirely bonkers the system seems, the Bitcoin protocol appears robust. BitMEX’s CEO has been notably in the public eye over his public debate with economist Nouriel Roubini. In early July, the two sparred over the nature of cryptocurrency at a public event, with famously anti-crypto Roubini afterwards claiming BitMEX had suppressed video of a debate in which he claimed to have “destroyed” Hayes.
Some parts of the video were released soon after. He argued that, in providing high leverage to traders, the platform is exposing them to too much risk.
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