Cryptocurrencies

The Sunday Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 17

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

Confucius

Easily stated, heads nodding sagely, then promptly ignored and back to Facebook for crypto outlook. I guess my point is that if you intend to play in this space for a number of years – look under the hood.

This week in crypto was as frenetic as usual. Samsung threw the crypto dog a nice juicy bone with an integrated hardware wallet on its next generation of phones. EOS poked its head above the parapet. Market sentiment turned vaguely optimistic (let’s respect the trend for now). Picked up an extended reading list from Jim O Shaughnessy. Waded through an argument that BTC security may have long-term security limitations (I disagree but there you have it). Enjoyed a short podcast discussing the Korean crypto scene (I track the Korean exchanges as I consider them a market bellwether and found myself happily head wagging as Andreas Antonopoulos dismantled ‘banking oversight’.

The posts are selected for the interest and thoughtful perspectives they offer. I don’t necessarily agree with each and every one of them.

Twitter

A rejection of 1k BTC price projections:

Samsung’s integrated cryptowallet matters:

How to make the Lightning Network attractive to users:

BTC as a global settlement layer:

The ever-interesting Nic Carter shares some thoughts on what constitutes BTC security:

Crypto Guru has some interesting ideas about the future (the first one is compelling):

A book recommendation list from some-one who knows a thing or two about investing:

Articles

A bullish perspective on the market (ignore the sales pitch at the end):

https://hackernoon.com/dear-cryptocurrency-investors-all-bad-things-must-come-to-an-end-aa836ce88d68

Positive signs aplenty:

The Mayer Multiple a metric that attempts to call BTC price swings:

A look at BTC security (some questionable assumptions here but worth a look):

http://www.truthcoin.info/blog/security-budget/

The bank that dismissed Bitcoin as a fraud issues its own cryptocurrency….

A refreshing perspective on what’s needed in the dApp sphere (highly recommended):

https://medium.com/mycrypto/building-confidence-not-dapps-d8a3bc1f29d1

A call to diversification:

Blockchain offers some powerful solutions to the finance industry:

https://hackernoon.com/blockchain-in-the-finance-industry-new-technology-to-solve-old-problems-1eb862c4c055

Podcast

A look into the crypto scene in Korea (worth keeping tabs on Korea – it’s a bellwether):

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/how-koreas-crypto-scene-differs-from-that-of-the-us-ep-060/id1347049808?i=1000429921970&mt=2

YouTube

Bitcoin to 30k – a comparison with a tech giant (it might take a while):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr87uO35chE

Significant Ethereum development may be a long time coming (recommended):


https://youtu.be/fkfZBnGOBaA

An explanation of blockchain hashing and Proof of Work:


https://youtu.be/fnci-U-ZP2U

The mirage of current banking ‘oversight’ (highly recommended):


https://youtu.be/n4F-h4xuXMk

Website/Utility

High-quality hype-free crypto news outlet:

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/category/blockchain/

Hope you found something of value in this week’s roundup.Until next week. As always looking forward to your suggestions and comments.

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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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