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The Sunday Crypto Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 69

Volatility and a bearish tinge defined last week’s price action. Zooming out – nothing to fret on just yet. Flash DeFi allowed some creative means to rake in profits highlighting the experimental nature of this sector. World markets continue to ignore the ramifications of a global behemoth in lockdown – anticipating easy monetary policy to keep the party going.

As always, the week was not lacking in developments from Sweden’s Central bank trialing a broad implementation of crypto to Cardano successfully hardforking in anticipation of the phase Shelley launch.


Picks of the Week

A standout this week is this article exploring the many aspects of Bitcoin adoption. In addition, this brief comparison of the value proposition of BTC versus the Alts is well worth checking out.


Twitter

Attributes of a typical Bitcoiner (highly recommended):
https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski/status/1227819486524235776

Arguing that the next round of no-coiner entry into crypto will dwarf what has gone before:
https://twitter.com/WhiteRabbitBTC/status/1227593793777491968

Follow this link to a series that will take you deep into the crypto rabbit hole (highly recommended):
https://twitter.com/GordonBuckley3/status/1227010545691217920

Does fractional reserve banking make sense with bitcoin as a global reserve asset?
https://twitter.com/thibm_/status/1227022756975448065

Craig Wright is not Satoshi and there’s ample evidence to prove it:
https://twitter.com/AriDavidPaul/status/1227035693081382915

Discussing and visualizing DEX:
https://twitter.com/teo_leibowitz/status/1228461705338007554

On trust and governments:
https://twitter.com/gladstein/status/1228888570259107840

How QE leaves the 99% ever further behind (highly recommended):
https://twitter.com/GeorgeGammon/status/1228435284322406400

Pondering the ‘everything rally’ (recommended):
https://twitter.com/Kevin_Kelly_II/status/1230291678088638465


Articles

Exploring the many aspects of Bitcoin adoption (highly recommended):
https://philjbonello.substack.com/p/the-many-angles-of-bitcoin-adoption

On Bitcoiner traits (recommended):
https://medium.com/the-capital/what-it-takes-to-be-a-bitcoiner-607c08d171f2

Efficient Market Hypothesis and Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Model:
https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/efficient-market-hypothesis-and-bitcoin-stock-to-flow-model-db17f40e6107

Exploring whether Bitcoin’s decentralization is threatened by a new type of hash rate centralization (recommended):
https://medium.com/in-bitcoin-we-trust/bitcoins-decentralization-is-threatened-by-a-new-type-of-hash-rate-s-centralization-e058ea215138

Is 2020 the year Wall Street co-opts/adopts crypto?:
https://markhelfman.com/2020/02/07/2020-the-year-wall-street-takes-over-cryptocurrency/

A defense of online transaction privacy (recommended):
https://coincenter.org/entry/we-must-protect-our-ability-to-transact-privately-online

Discussing cryptography-based voting and the US elections:
https://hackernoon.com/cryptography-based-voting-and-the-us-elections-the-reality-baq23ao6

Has this article nailed WAX’s partnership – I think it has (not Disney as I first thought):
https://www.eoswriter.io/167221_who-is-the-iconic-global-company-wax-is-partnering-with.eos

A DeFi exploit (?) explored:
https://messari.io/article/messari-daily-brief-bleedfi

Part One of an ambitious AI series – this one setting its sights 5 years from now (non-crypto specific):
https://hackernoon.com/ai-in-five-fifty-and-five-hundred-years-part-one-e630058b547f


Podcast

Bitcoiner toxicity towards altcoins is neither entirely tribal nor without merit (recommended):

https://anchor.fm/the-two-minute-crypto-podcast/episodes/Two-Minute-Crypto–Placing-Bitcoiner-Toxicity-Towards-Altcoins-in-Context-eaotam

YouTube

An eloquent vision of the opportunity that is Bitcoin:​


Why BTC?​​:


Prediction cap for BTC in 2020:​


Exploring the potential return of BTC versus the Alts (highly recommended):​


A tour of the Ethereum ecosystem and pending developments (recommended):​


Escaping the fiat scam:​


Infographics

Sure looks like progress:

https://twitter.com/TheCryptoLark/status/1230268796767596544/photo/1


Bitcoin Maximalism as a service:

https://twitter.com/MarioLemieux99/status/1225934032128614400/photo/1


Website / Utility

Great site for exploring Bitcoin statistics/metrics (highly recommended):

https://coin.dance/stats


The weeks seem to fly by – the rabbit hole ever deeper, ever more involving! 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.

About the author: cryptos-decrypted
Full-time cryptocurrency trader since mid-2017 and full-time day trader since 2016. Currently, hold a range of large cap cryptos and constantly updating my knowledge-base and crypto skill-set. Please note, that with crypto investments I principally focus on fundamentals and trade for long-term gains rather than daily position trading.

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