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The Sunday Crypto Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 68

Bitcoin getting its own emoji on Twitter…now that’s a thing! Oh, and the market moved towards a confirmation of a change of trend (jury still out but close to a verdict). There was a palpable air of expectation throughout the cryptoverse last week – happily, BTC and friends delivered. Have we entered a time of marked appreciation on good news? – ICON (Chainlink partnership) and Ethereum (rumours of a transaction burn proposal) certainly indicate that may be the case. Nonetheless, don’t drink the social media Kool-Aid quite yet.

The DeFi market just crossed a billion in locked-in value…2020 will be a key year for this burgeoning crypto sector.


Picks of the Week

This podcast offering an overview of the DeFi sector and this video covering the same topic. Another highlight is the discussion of BTC’s monetary policy.


Twitter

What medium of exchange will the kids of today choose as they enter their financial adolescence?
https://twitter.com/rBryer23/status/1224051885121966080

A dollar a day into BTC looks like this (recommended for context):
https://twitter.com/JamesTodaroMD/status/1223670320541900800

Do you have a sell plan for your BTC? (highly recommended):
https://twitter.com/BTCSchellingPt/status/1215377153090445313

Bitcoin is NOT priced in:
https://twitter.com/panicfomo/status/1224077568015523840

A visual representation of the performance of the high-cap cryptos for the month of January (highly recommended):
https://twitter.com/CryptoBull/status/1224083691342901249

Crypto dominance inevitable?
https://twitter.com/MarshallHayner/status/1224397183505567746

$1 billion now locked in DeFi:
https://twitter.com/MakerDAO/status/1225651644827783174

How to market yourself (non-crypto specific but highly recommended for content creators):
https://twitter.com/GoodMarketingHQ/status/1224708334202359809


Articles

An excellent overview of the broad investment thesis for Bitcoin (highly recommended):
https://www.vaneck.com/globalassets/home/us/insights/blogs/investment-outlook/vaneck-digital-assets–the-investment-case-for-bitcoin.pdf

Four things to consider before buying BTC:
https://medium.com/the-capital/beware-understanding-these-4-essential-things-before-buying-some-bitcoins-85f997449387

An increase in price may not lead to adoption:
https://markhelfman.com/2020/01/24/a-100000-bitcoin-will-not-lead-to-adoption/

Trust and blockchains – not as simple as it may at first seem (recommended):
https://slate.com/technology/2020/01/blockchain-trust-response-essay.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Stablecoins playing a big role on the Ethereum network:
https://beincrypto.com/how-ethereums-economy-is-now-dominated-by-stable-value-transfer/

GenerEOS expands voter rewards:
https://medium.com/@generEOS/introducing-genpool-io-the-first-eos-voter-rewards-exchange-4d4f0992c394

Chintai makes a further DeFi play:
https://medium.com/@ChintaiEOS/the-chintai-merchant-network-e16f5c199ac8

Liquid X up and running – interoperability just go that little bit easier (recommended):
https://medium.com/the-liquidapps-blog/liquidx-released-blockchain-interoperability-is-here-with-the-dapp-network-1e5047e22ee6

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Proposes 3-Year Safe Harbor Period for Crypto Token Sales (highly recommended):
https://www.coindesk.com/sec-commissioner-hester-peirce-proposes-3-year-safe-harbor-period-for-crypto-token-sales

Blockchain and human rights (recommended):
https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-plays-an-unlikely-role-in-the-global-battle-for-human-rights


Podcasts

A coherent explanation of Bitcoin’s monetary design/structure (highly recommended):

https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/the-beginners-guide-to-bitcoin-part-7-bitcoins-monetary-policy-with-dan-held


​An overview of the current Decentralized Finance (DeFi) sector:

https://anchor.fm/the-two-minute-crypto-podcast

YouTube

A break-down of this very informative/insightful analysis of the power/potential of Bitcoin – article linked in last week’s recap (highly recommended):


Vastly optimistic price prediction aside – informative roundup of the current state of the Ethereum network:


A brief discussion of recent developments for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cardano


Colin on Alts/BTC:


Excellent overview of the DeFi space:


Infographics

LiquidApps Offers a lot of interoperability to EOS sister chains and beyond:

https://twitter.com/NicolasFlamel77/status/1222106947907919872/photo/1


EOS 2.0 and block producer upgrades bringing back reliability to the EOS network:

https://twitter.com/ColinTCrypto/status/1224677156589993984/photo/1


A healthy-looking partnership ecosystem developing around Chainlink:

https://twitter.com/TheLinkMarine1/status/1223416675812487169/photo/1


Website / Utility

Another excellent crypto research website:

https://insights.glassnode.com/


Perhaps all those articles, tweet-storms, and YouTube videos are about to pay-off in the coming months as they anchor you for the noisy/mania-filled space that crypto is about to become (again). 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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