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The Sunday Crypto Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 44

Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
Richard Feynmann

The purpose of this weekly series is to recap some of the interesting ideas and concepts across a wide range of disciplines which each and every week in crypto seems to throw up. This ‘learners paradise’ is a great space to explore but also asks a lot of those who delve into it.

Got a grasp on basic programming logic, how about Austrian economics, or quantum computing or precisely how hashing algorithms underpin blockchains? Taking a moment to reflect or recap on the recent concepts and ideas crossing the crypto landscape can be very beneficial whether you are a hardcore day trader or just exploring a casual interest in the space.

It’s important to note that not every idea here reflects my own bias or opinion. If it’s here, it’s because it made me think.


Picks of the Week

In addition to this excellent comparison of EOS and ETH, this sobering take on the current state of the crypto landscape and the challenges facing any decentralized project is well worth thinking on. Five levels of explanation on the topic of Quantum computing is another highlight.


Twitter

A different take on BTC market capitalization:
https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1165822410542723072

Ripple replies to selling into market tag:
https://twitter.com/bgarlinghouse/status/1166455842238943232

A BTC thought:
https://twitter.com/barrygilliand/status/1167232120093401094

200K BNB - took 16 seconds to lend:
https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1166598696999497730

Cash bans are pending whether you live in the West or the East:
https://twitter.com/VentureCoinist/status/1166529833519734784

A rough average of purchase points for holders of some of the top cryptos:
https://twitter.com/crypto_bobby/status/1166435397116801030

A likely Brexit outcome - no but worth thinking on:
https://twitter.com/TamasBlummer/status/1167325252180795394


Articles

Inflation is beginning to really hurt (the valuation of) some major crypto projects:
https://messari.substack.com/p/the-race-to-zero

Grim take on the state of decentralization (recommended but I wouldn’t take it all at face value):
https://medium.com/futuresin/rip-decentralization-ae2d13417da7

A well researched and thorough comparison of EOS v Ethereum networks (highly recommended):
https://hackernoon.com/eos-market-cap-will-soon-exceed-ethereum-e75873q3m

A brief review of blockchain token models:
https://medium.com/ontologynetwork/an-introduction-to-token-models-in-the-blockchain-world-fc1f3450969c

Moving beyond blockchain isolationism:
https://medium.com/the-liquidapps-blog/blockchain-maximalism-fighting-coin-cultism-through-interoperability-ethereum-eos-fd9e7b970e8e

How did the US-China trade dispute get to this point?:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-12/how-the-u-s-china-trade-war-got-to-this-point-quicktake


Podcast

Another wide-ranging discussion of cryptography and a range of blockchain mechanisms/issues (recommended):

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/silvio-micali-founder-algorand-history-cryptography/id1434060078?i=1000446699688

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/silvio-micali-founder-algorand-history-cryptography/id1434060078?i=1000446699688


A brief exploration of the tenets of Austrian economics and its relationship to crypto, in particular, Bitcoin maximalism.

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/two-minute-crypto-austrian-economics-and-crypto/id1441492450?i=1000448064083


YouTube

An optimistic take on recessions/hyper-growth/universal basic income (recommended):


Analysing the current BTC pullback (recommended):


Ethereum focused platforms that pay interest on your crypto (use with caution):


Colin on difficulties facing both EOS and Ethereum:


Quantum computing - graded explanations (recommended):


Infographic

BTC market dominance may, in fact, be a lot higher than CoinMarketCap indicates:

https://arcane.no/#reports


Website / Utility

Stay up to date on EOS airdrops and airgrabs (yes they still happen):

https://eosnewswire.one/eos-airdrops-and-airgrabs/

That's a wrap on another compelling week in crypto. As always looking forward to your comments and suggestions.


Note on Sources:

Twitter & Reddit (cryptos current meta-brains) / Medium / Trybe / Hackernoon / Whaleshares / TIMM and so on/ YouTube / various podcasts and whatever else I stumble upon. The aim is a useful weekly aggregator of ideas rather than news. Though I try to keep the sources current – I’ll reference these articles and podcasts etc. as I encounter them – they may have been published just a couple of days ago or in some cases quite a bit earlier.

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