With the year coming to a close there’s lots to reflect on. Did price - rocket as hoped -no it did not. Is that a problem for the health of the cryptosphere as a whole - no - not at all. 2020 may also flatter to deceive but in the long-run, there’s much to look forward to.
Once again it’s hard to select just a few items to highlight. Perhaps if you only check out one thing it should this top 100 figures in crypto. If you can stretch to two then this thread on Ethereum’s ‘Ice Age’ feature is well worth your time.
BTC as an NFL team - who knew?:
Dan Hedl refutes ‘Satoshi’s Vision’:
BTC lows have a trend of some sort (2019 figure yet to be decided):
Blockchain as disruptor across a wide range of sectors:
In defense of The Block (recommended):
On Ethereum’s ‘Ice Age’ (highly recommended):
From one extreme to the other (recommended;
On central bank and state approaches to digital currencies (highly recommended):
On value and belief:
What is ‘useful’ in life is rarely simple:
A who’s who of crypto (highly recommended):
Why it’s early days for crypto (recommended):
Binance didn’t become a dominant player through luck (recommended):
Comparing Visa and lightning:
So that was 2019 (recommended):
Larry Cermak of the Block on crypto (highly recommended but skip frequent Ads):
A brief review of BTC price action for 2019 (in terms of Elliott wave theory):
2020 looking good for BTC? (highly recommended despite light-hearted style):
Chainlink overview (recommended for research but strong pro Chainlink bias here):
Browser ‘incognito mode’ isn’t as secret as you may think:
A bullish take on gold by a long-time market participant:
Early December snapshot of key BTC mine related metrics (link also leads to an article on the subject):
Visualising BTC layers:
Excellent resource for tracking BTC mining/network metrics:
That’s a wrap for yet another fascinating 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.