TOP CRYPTO TWEETS: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Slams Saif; Bitcoin as Protest; Maxis Embrace Statism

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

TL;DR: CoinSpice scours the Twittersphere to shine light upon the top crypto tweets of the week. BTC maximalist Saifedean Ammous was shamed by mentor Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Bitcoin is being reintroduced as a form of protest. Governments’ unprecedented financial intervention continues to wow crypto enthusiasts, and so much more in this week’s installment. 

#8 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Slams Saif

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a noted philosopher, famous for his trading acumen and contrarian outlook on how to approach thinking. Seminal books such The Black Swan, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game have all become mandatory reading for Bitcoiners especially, who prize Taleb’s insights.

And so it was quite the get when BTC maximalist Saifedean Ammous scored Taleb to write a Forward for Ammous’ book, The Bitcoin Standard.  “Bitcoin has no owner, no authority that can decide on its fate. It is owned by the crowd, its users,” goes one of the quotable Taleb passages in the Forward. “And it now has a track record of several years, enough for it to be an animal in its own right. Its mere existence is an insurance policy that will remind governments that the last object the establishment could control, namely, the currency, is no longer their monopoly. This gives us, the crowd, an insurance policy against an Orwellian future.”

Apparently, the Taleb appreciation for Ammous has runs its course. Recently, Taleb blocked Ammous on Twitter, citing Ammous’ skepticism at the seriousness of coronavirus, calling him a crank and conspiracy theorist. Taleb is not the first, probably not the last, to note Saif’s unhinged ability to miss large points.

#7 He is Not Alone, No

#6 Embarrassing

#5 How Much Poorer You’ve Become

#4 Lesson Not Learned

#3 Reputation Damage

#2 Hopium Knows No Chill

#1 Thread


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