The Sunday Crypto Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 61

Just to add some Christmas spice YouTube went and took down a who’s who of Crypto. After much ado, most of the channels are back up and running again. The silver lining – yet another reminder that centralized services may refuse such services as and when they choose. In addition, commonplace shady practices such as promoting leverage trading and pushing sponsored but undeclared reviews of ICOs/IEOs on ‘information’ channels may be reduced, at least in the short-term.

Though many high-profile projects are up significantly for the year, 2019 didn’t broadly deliver in terms of price. Nonetheless, a lot has been accomplished – the infrastructure of crypto has never been more robust. Doubtless, many more projects will go to the wall in the coming year. A scattershot approach to crypto investing in 2020 is unlikely to pay dividends. Whether next year leads to significant price gains remains unknown but as with most things, patience is likely to be rewarded at some point. The question isn’t really if but when – may as well use the time productively!

Picks of the Week

Hard to look past these two reports – one reflecting on 2019, the other focused on the year to come.


Let’s start with some predictions (recommended):

An optimistic take on the coming year:

A decade of inflation compared to BTC (recommended):

VC funded projects don’t necessarily make for good initial investments:

The BTC halvening is not priced in:

A thread arguing that consistently highlighting ETH flaws is not equal to an attack on the project (recommended):

Top crypto projects could do with improving their transparency and engagement with investors:

Perhaps having a figurehead for your crypto project is a mixed blessing:

Is a crypto credit bubble really a concern at this point? (recommended):

ETH2 inevitably a hardfork?

Proposed EOS REX changes should be an improvement:

Liquidity is key – not a lot of it going around:

Analysing HitBTC’s wallets – is it insolvent? (recommended):

2019 asset returns:

Markets at all-time highs:


Excellent round-up of crypto 2019 (highly recommended:

Looking ahead to 2020 another excellent report (highly recommended);

500 Bitcoin related bylines:

Bitcoin as a hedge against your government (recommended):

DappRadar 2019 Review ETH/EOS/TRON (recommended):

The next BTC rally will be a thing of beauty – here are three reasons why (recommended):

Reflections on a year of playing with BTC (recommended):

DappRadar 2019 Review ETH/EOS/TRON (recommended):


No love for Alts here but many sound arguments re Alt valuations nonetheless (highly recommended):


A brief update on the recent Crypto cull:

Anton Antonopoulos looks beyond single chain dominance (highly recommended):

A brief discussion of crypto folks to be aware of:

A wide-ranging interview with BTC evangelist Anthony Pompliano:

Colin unpacks recent SEC guidance on the definition of an ‘Accredited Investor.’


IEOs largely failed to deliver value for investors in 2019:

Signing off for 2019. It’s going to be a profoundly interesting decade! As always, looking forward to hearing from you.

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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