The Sunday Crypto Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 65

A volatile week but crypto marches on with developments across a wide range of projects from Bitcoin to OmiseGo and beyond. Not all changes were positive with Bitcoin cash imposing a 12.5% ‘developer’ tax on its miners. Nonetheless, the cryptosphere continues to evolve and mature – exciting times ahead just don’t expect it all to happen this week/year. This a multi-decade process – starting from that point may save you a lot of frustration and money over the journey.

Picks of the Week

2020 is exciting and all but patience is still a core requirement if you plan to invest in this space. Also fascinating -this account of one Bitcoin enthusiast’s journey beyond pure Bitcoin minimalism and this podcast discussion outlining what money actually is.


How a Bitcoin maximalist came to embrace a broader view of what is possible with crypto (highly recommended):

BTC has room to grow:

Satoshi Nakamoto on trust in fiat:

Crypto has come a long way:

Remember – self-custody is a core crypto value:

Ethereum certainly has market reach (recommended):

Bitcoin Cash taking a sharp turn towards centralization and imposed taxation:

Binance recently made a little known change to their whitepaper (highly recommended):

Deciphering options (recommended):

Gold is literally on the move:


Bitcoin, not crypto (short and to the point):

BTC upgrades on the horizon:

Highlighting this golden age for cryptographic proofs (recommended):

An outline of the path to ‘progressive’ decentralization (recommended):

Social media and blockchain – a natural match:

2020 from hype to product?:

So what is blockchain? (recommended for folks new to crypto):

Is this you – a survey of those who crypto (recommended):

An examination of the China-USA contest and why it’s not about to go away anytime soon (recommended for market context):


Wouldn’t it be great if 2020 saw a crypto blast off? Yes, but don’t count on it:

A wide-ranging discussion of the rabbit hole that is Bitcoin (highly recommended):

What is money? A question worth asking (highly recommended):


An insightful discussion of the bull market thesis (recommended):

Looking ahead to 2020:

A practical explanation of how Bitcoin works under the hood (highly recommended):

A broad overview of the upcoming BTC halving (recommended):

Now your downtime can revolve around Bitcoin too (thank me later):


The crypto top 20 through the years:

Sometimes, it really is just like this:

Website / Utility

A bellwether into the much-touted security token market (specific to Polymath):

As per usual, a whale of a week for those interested in the crypto space as a whole. 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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