The Sunday Crypto Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 71

The crypto market rebounded somewhat this past week though whether or not this has staying power is far from clear (as this goes to press BTC is experiencing a sharp pullback). What is apparent, however, is the continuing unraveling of global equity markets. Expect more ‘emergency’ measures and QE to follow.

A momentous week for crypto adoption with India’s Reserve Bank ban being over-turned by the Supreme Court. Add to this positive regulations being passed in Germany, South Korea, and France. The future looks bright but you likely know that already.

Pick of the Week

As usual, there’s lots to choose from but this wide-ranging discussion of the house of card structure of the current financial apparatus is a must-listen.


A thread on lesser-known BTC adoption drivers (recommended):

At least, HEXscam has given us this gem:

Bitcoin has a lot to teach you (highly recommended):

Want to play a role in Bitcoin code development? – here’s how (highly recommended):

Briefly exploring BTC resilience:

A Bitcoin OG’s fall from grace:

A neutral take on the Justin Sun/Steemit saga:

Eth is not sound money:

Recent trial-run scenario’s re pandemics have highlighted some high probability outcomes:

The Corona Virus is not priced-in (highly recommended):

The Fed seems low on options (this was prior to 0.5% emergency rate cut:


Examining questions such as ‘When are your bitcoins actually “yours”?’ (recommended):

Deep dive into the back-end of BTC transaction (recommended):

Every blockchain design decision has an impact/cost (recommended):

Colin Talks Crypto reply to video critique of Voice:

A useful analysis of one project’s claim to value (recommended):

Improving exchange security/accountability:

Justin Sun-Steemit drama -why it matters (recommended):


At the very least worth considering the many salient points raised here re the precarious state of the world financial system (highly recommended):

On deflation and money printing (highly recommended):


An interesting take on BTC price movement (recommended):

Buy the equities dip? (don’t):

A bullish perspective on BTC:

Voice – a skeptics view – some valid points raised here (recommended):

Another high-quality overview by CoinBureau this time focusing on the IOTA hack and overall project developments (recommended):

Not your keys…


A typical over-time Bitcoin cognitive loop:

Website / Utility

A good starting point for crypto beginners:

Another great week to be engaged with the cryptosphere. 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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