Nouriel Roubini Proposes Tokenized Toilet Paper: “More Useful Than Gold”

American economist and crypto-hater Roubini used Twitter to deliver his creative criticism of Bitcoin.

by Mathew Di Salvo

American economist and long-time crypto skeptic Nouriel Roubini took another dig at virtual currencies on Twitter today—by saying there should be a virtual currency for toilet paper.

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared that the coronavirus was a pandemic. Subsequent government lockdowns have caused panic buying all over the world, with one product in particular always missing on supermarket shelves: toilet paper.

Roubini, who has long had a problem with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, posted a video on Twitter—first featured on video-sharing platform TikTok—of a man paying for coffee using toilet paper.

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