Taleb was exchanging posts with self-described "Bitcoin maximalist" Giacomo Zucco. He challenged Taleb's views on imposing central planning by bureaucrats and politicians with "no skin in the game" as the best risk management strategy.
The former Wall Street trader turned risk engineering professor has labeled himself a localist, a "libertarian for higher levels of central government."
Libertarian views on Bitcoin
Despite the push for many countries to create central bank digital currencies, there are many in the crypto community who see Bitcoin as a way to break away from traditional financial establishments.