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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.


Twitter

Let’s start with some predictions (recommended):
https://twitter.com/SpartanBlack_1/status/1206568081016803328

An optimistic take on the coming year:
https://twitter.com/Steven_McKie/status/1206750565834706944

A decade of inflation compared to BTC (recommended):
https://twitter.com/crypto_rand/status/1208073313161011201

VC funded projects don’t necessarily make for good initial investments:
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1206239305397624833

The BTC halvening is not priced in:
https://twitter.com/Knightfall21/status/1209984695229964288

A thread arguing that consistently highlighting ETH flaws is not equal to an attack on the project (recommended):
https://twitter.com/WhalePanda/status/1208687186306064384

Top crypto projects could do with improving their transparency and engagement with investors:
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1207143847588962305

Perhaps having a figurehead for your crypto project is a mixed blessing:
https://twitter.com/MarkBeylin/status/1207445732095143948

Is a crypto credit bubble really a concern at this point? (recommended):
https://twitter.com/SpartanBlack_1/status/1210159551858671616

ETH2 inevitably a hardfork?
https://twitter.com/thibauld/status/1208398273507143682

Proposed EOS REX changes should be an improvement:
https://twitter.com/ColinTCrypto/status/1208478884695617537

Liquidity is key - not a lot of it going around:
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1209093579509059584

Analysing HitBTC’s wallets - is it insolvent? (recommended):
https://twitter.com/Raindropactual/status/1208241130342629376

2019 asset returns:
https://twitter.com/charliebilello/status/1208386891176792065

Markets at all-time highs:
https://twitter.com/charliebilello/status/1208417033316130817


Articles

Excellent round-up of crypto 2019 (highly recommended:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vc-DGG0iqEBQqNlsr5x6vxGxWUAEdgV3/view

Looking ahead to 2020 another excellent report (highly recommended);
https://messari.io/report/crypto-theses-for-2020

500 Bitcoin related bylines:
https://www.500headlinesaboutbitcoin.com/

Bitcoin as a hedge against your government (recommended):
https://rhythmofbitcoin.substack.com/p/bitcoin-is-a-hedge-against-your-government

DappRadar 2019 Review ETH/EOS/TRON (recommended):
https://dappradar.com/blog/dappradar-2019-dapp-industry-review/

The next BTC rally will be a thing of beauty - here are three reasons why (recommended):
https://medium.com/swlh/three-reasons-the-next-bitcoin-rally-will-be-monumental-e2d8b407c569

Reflections on a year of playing with BTC (recommended):
https://www.coindesk.com/hanukkah-reflections-on-my-year-of-toying-with-bitcoin

DappRadar 2019 Review ETH/EOS/TRON (recommended):
https://dappradar.com/blog/dappradar-2019-dapp-industry-review/


Podcast

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

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1mP4FLxYyPlidAamyBVDQX

YouTube

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:

https://cheddar.com/media/top-people-to-watch-in-crypto-for


A wide-ranging interview with BTC evangelist Anthony Pompliano:


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


Infographic

IEOs largely failed to deliver value for investors in 2019:

https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1206808582026477568/photo/1


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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