Cryptocurrencies

The Sunday Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 14

The purpose of this weekly series is to recap some of the compelling ideas and concepts across a wide range of disciplines which each and every week in crypto brings to light. This is a wonderful space to explore but also demands a lot of time, effort and focus to actually make some sense of.

It’s important to note that not every idea here reflects my own bias or opinion. If it’s here, it’s because it made me think.

The standout highlight for me this week was discovering the extent of the growth of the lightning network not just in terms of BTC bandwidth but also new applications enabled by the network. This layer 2 solution could have a profound impact on BTC in the coming year(s). I also highly recommend you check out the podcast where a Venezuelan expat unpacks the nation’s increasing use of BTC. The developer’s concise review of EOS is also excellent. I want to go on, but now over to you.

Twitter

Before the bear market ends we need more…

https://twitter.com/Travis_Kling/status/1090025122679771136

Proof of Stake (PoS) value proposition unpacked:

https://twitter.com/PhilJBonello/status/1090335307864596480

On the development of money (recommended):

https://twitter.com/Breedlove22/status/1088909847150485504

Advice on beginning to short BTC at these levels (don’t do it):

https://twitter.com/BTC_Macro/status/1089956521599848454

Be skeptical of bank claims re the irrelevance of crypto:

https://twitter.com/APompliano/status/1090428866433335297

A sound philosophical muse (non-crypto):

https://twitter.com/TheStoicEmperor/status/1090460293518499840

Articles

Excellent overview of the state of the Lightning Network and where it might be going in 2019-2020:

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/01/18/from-reckless-to-wumbology-lightning-networks-infrastructural-build-out/

Community is not enough (recommended):

https://medium.com/futuresin/the-fraud-of-crypto-community-is-relevant-e3716cf502c

Blockchain consensus models explained (highly recommended):

https://medium.com/coinmonks/blockchain-consensus-and-fault-tolerance-in-a-nutshell-765de83b8d03

The Scatter team talk about the future as they see it:

https://medium.com/getscatter/scatters-strategy-and-vision-9c1e0b021b4b

A crypto extinction event before us?

https://www.danheld.com/blog/2019/1/13/quantum-narratives?=tweetstorm

AI explored (recommended)

https://hackernoon.com/the-future-is-now-ai-for-evil-vs-ai-for-good-8e87093b148

A blueprint for entrepreneurial success:

http://blog.samaltman.com/how-to-be-successful

Podcast

A compelling account of Bitcoin in Venezuelan life and politics (highly recommended):

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/eduardo-g%C3%B3mez-an-on-the-ground-perspective-from-venezuela/id1434060078?i=1000428616130&mt=2

Youtube

For the crypto-gold bugs amongst us (very interesting):

https://youtu.be/Q8qyTtJeNUg

Developer Review of EOS (highly recommended if new to EOS):

https://youtu.be/_VQ10xF_U5c

Crypto has a wee bit of growing up to do:

https://youtu.be/AObEwXXRkTc

Infographics

An article in one image (worth the scroll):

https://info.noodle.ai/evilvsgoodai

Time to put your prediction hat on:

https://twitter.com/TheCryptoZombie/status/1087685163109240833

Website/Utility

Looking to customize you EOS account name -well, for a small fee now you can:

https://www.eosnameservice.io/?ref=gy4tknbtg4ge

Article about the service: https://trybe.one/eos-name-service-get-your-own-name-registered/

Can’t say I see any end in sight down this rabbit hole, but that’s a good thing right? Looking forward to your comments, reflections, and suggestions.

 

Note on Sources:

Twitter & Reddit (cryptos current meta-brains) / Medium / Trybe / Hackernoon / Whaleshares 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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