Nassim Taleb calls bitcoin “Ponzi mega-scheme”


Philosopher and author of the cult work “Black Swan” Nassim Taleb once again called Bitcoin a Ponzi scheme.

“When the Bitcoin collapse begins, we will witness the collapse of the Ponzi mega-scheme, which exceeded $ 1 trillion. Every dollar of “Lokhov money” brought in from outside created ~ $ 10 (from a closed system). When this happens, every $ 1 will try to leave the system, ”Taleb wrote.

For unknown reasons, the digital gold critic soon restricted access to his tweets.

Taleb previously referred to the first cryptocurrency as the Ponzi scheme. It is noteworthy that before that, he had repeatedly supported Bitcoin and criticized the traditional financial system. In February 2019, Taleb gave a lecture in Moscow, where he named the main task of the first cryptocurrency – to scare bankers.

In the summer of 2020, Taleb called the overwhelming majority of Bitcoin maximalists “complete idiots”, and in February 2021 – “amoeba”.

Recall that at the beginning of this year, the philosopher announced the sale of his bitcoins and stated that digital gold did not take place as a means of payment due to high volatility.

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