This was the week DeFi recaptured the cryptosphere’s attention as Compound launched and promptly rocketed up in value. Expect to hear much more about this and similar projects going forward. Just bear in mind that DeFi will be the hot new tag of 2020 not dissimilar to 2017’s ICO. Most of those projects turned out to be garbage – this will be no different. DYOR will reward you far more than chasing moonbeams and hope-based yield farming.
Picks of the Week
This article examining the Bitcoin journey. This short podcast discussing the philosophical aspect of hodling BTC. This insightful analysis of the US-China relationship.
BTC is blind to race, creed or nation:
12 (13) Reasons to buy BTC (recommended):
The fiat Brrr meme has been around for awhile:
Parsing the dollar’s moves from here (highly recommended):
On crypto self-security:
On liberty (highly recommended):
Market reaction over/under – why we do it (recommended):
FED and bonds:
The Bitcoin journey (highly recommended):
Examining three critical components of BTC mining (recommended):
Hodlers are the revolutionaries (recommended):
BTC as peaceful protest:
Crypto network effects:
Crypto 101 (recommended for beginner):
Ultra making moves with blockchain gaming:
Blockchain games finally making broader headlines:
A defense of domestic debt (highly recommended if only to understand the ‘other’ side of debt issuance):
Hodling BTC is a philosophical journey (highly recommended):
An intro to Bitcoin (recommended for folks new to BTC):
US-China relationship discussed across a wide range of trends/metrics/paths (highly recommended):
Robert Kiyosaki on what he is buying going forward (highly recommended):
BTC tools and metrics:
How big can DeFi really get?:
Chainlink, Smart Contracts, and Oracles (recommended):
A short teaser of upcoming blockchain game Blankos (just a hint of what’s to come in the next few years):
FED happily inflating equities while committing to long-term low-interest rates:
If only there was a pattern here:
The Brrr meme has some serious heritage:
Website / Utility
Excellent BTC primer (highly recommended):
It’s not getting any easier to stay up to date on the cryptosphere’s developments! 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.
Also published on TIMM.