The Sunday Crypto Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 82

As the FED’s balance sheet crosses $7 trillion and Hong Kong’s independence dies – the case for Bitcoin grows ever stronger. Don’t be fooled though – challenges abound from government antipathy to inter-crypto tribalism – smooth sailing it most certainly shall not be.

Another week of rich narrative discussion – Twitter as per usual being an excellent place from which to observe the ‘great show’.

Picks of the Week

This report examining the unfolding institutionalization of Bitcoin. If looking to round out your knowledge on BTC there is no better podcast resource than this. Also an easy recommendation is this brief discussion of BTC risk factors going forward.


BTC’s properties:

The issuance contrast:

For you Trekkie fans out there:

BTC fiat contrast in the FED’s own words:

Adoption of BTC isn’t as widely required as soon may think:

Institutions are here – now (recommended):

Visa had something interesting to say about crypto this week:

Crypto folks worth a follow:

Continuous Liquidity Pools – a thread (recommended):

DigiByte founder bows out – in his own words (indirectly highlights one of BTCs competitive advantages):

Thoughts on central bank digital currencies (recommended):

Hong Kong’s independence just died – a thread on why this matters (highly recommended):


A quality Messari report examining the institutionalization of BTC (highly recommended):

Explaining crypt to ‘normal’ people:

Arguing that PoW is not inefficient (recommended):

Unsure of whether to buy BTC?:

Outlining BTC core value:

Government policies are in themselves a catalyst for BTC growth:

Capital markets past/present/future (report format – highly recommended):

An analysis of how to assign value to crypto assets (highly recommended):

A brief outline of BlockOne’s entry into EOS voting:


The single best podcast resource for budding Bitcoiners (highly recommended):

Examining the diverse and sometimes confusing world of Bitcoiners (recommended):–The-Bitcoiner-Menagerie-ee04jn/a-a1pvsb

Misir Mahmudov outlines his new BTC book (recommended):


Andreas Antonopoulos discusses some common threat vectors for BTC going forward (highly recommended):

An intro to BTC for those Potter fans among you (also highly entertaining):

Alex Saunders on markets and opportunities (recommended):

A somewhat gushing overview of pending ETH developments – informative but uncritical (recommended):

Where to from here for the global economy (recommended):

Recessions – brief overview (recommended):


Hashrate has taken a hit (as expected):

On the other hand Bitcoin addresses holding more than 1 BTC continue to rise:

BTC has returned to a blissful lack of correlation with stocks:


What better way to while away the day than with this BTC transaction visualization tool:

So much happening around the cryptosphere. It’s hard to keep up but well worth the time invested. 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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