Justin Sun Offers $1 Million Reward For Buterin-Roubini Crypto Debate
Justin Sun, the creator of the Tron network, has recently decided to offer $1 million USD to sponsor a debate with Nouriel Roubini, the famous economist which predicted the 2008 financial crisis, and Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum.
The whole thing began when Laura Shin, a journalist which has a podcast called Unchained, that is focused in the crypto industry, has called the duo for a debate. Buterin said he was cool with the idea, but Roubini declined because he did not like Shin. According to Roubini, Shin is a PR agent that calls herself a journalist and he wanted unbiased moderation.
This controversy has started because Roubini has compared Buterin to a dictator recently and stated that decentralization is only a myth that crypto enthusiasts believe. He has also affirmed that the crypto market, by using the Gini Index, was even more centralized than North Korea and affirmed that the crypto industry was the mother of all scams.
Sun saw the opportunity to tweet that he would gladly sponsor the whole debate and offer $1 million USD for the winner. According to Justin, the result of the debate could be decided by public vote.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) October 14, 2018
Buterin has shown some interest in the debate but affirmed that we would probably just donate the money to the Against Malaria Foundation if he won. This is not the first time that Justin Sun has proposed this debate, in which he seems to be interested in. He has already suggested that Paul Krugman, a former Nobel Laureate, could mediate the debate.
Will Roubini participate in the debate? That is hard to know as he does not seem too interested in debating without someone that he considers to be neutral moderating. If he does, it will be good for the market, though, as debate is never something that should be put aside and would give Buterin a chance to defend himself from Roubini’s allegations.
Justin Sun would also probably be very happy as it would be a great promotional move for him and his Tron network.