Once again this has been a great week to be engaged with crypto. While the charts offered volatility, the space itself heaved with good ideas, competing narratives, and incremental developments. This week's crypto Twitter segment alone is a treasure trove of expertise and insightful analysis. The charts will wait.
As per usual, each item is here because it is compelling/interesting or thought-provoking in some way. Inclusion is not an endorsement. Verify don't trust (cough..HEX).
Picks of the Week
So much to choose from - this fine-grain analysis of recent changes to Libra's governance structure and this much-needed exposure of influencer pushed leverage trading. In addition, this wide-ranging discussion of the proposition that is BTC.
Much needed calling-to of crypto influencers for peddling leverage trading (highly recommended):
Four likely long-term outcomes for BTC:
Interest in crypto passive income is on the rise:
Some crypto memories:
Unpacking Libra’s recent changes to its Articles of Association (highly recommended):
Ethereum meaningfully decentralized?
Fifteen of the best crypto podcasts (aside from my own of course):
Comparing China-based exchanges such as Huobi and OKEX with Binance (highly recommended):
A ‘best of’ 2019 crypto podcasts (again sadly missing my own :))
A little context re North Korea / doing business there:
A sound rebuttal of the tired ‘Bitcoin is for criminals’ narrative.
A wee bit of inspiration for fellow Bitcoiners (recommended):
Let’s face it - most crypto predictions are downright nonsense:
The Ethereum network is showing strong growth across a range of metrics (recommended):
Energi uncovers massive ‘fake-account’ network while auditing their air-drop (recommended):
A proposal for improving EOS REX:
Protocols and product (highly recommended):
Two industry insider's perspectives on China's moves to promote blockchain (highly recommended):
Leverage trading is promoted with the expectation that you will get wrecked (highly recommended):
Bitcoin empowers you (highly recommended):
Not exactly secrets but useful information nonetheless:
Let's talk Bitcoin (highly recommended for an overview of what's in play with BTC):
Colin continues to shine a much-needed spotlight on EOS (recommended):
A brief discussion of how governments fudge inflation figures (recommended):
Is HEX a scam - yes, it is (Highly recommended):
BTC cycles seem to be extending:
It's been a good year for assets:
If you didn't learn anything….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.