The market's lively with Bitcoin forging new 2019 highs. Sentient seems broadly positive but Bitfinex and Tether issues still lurk in the background.
A quick glance below will show that there are a lot of articles this week. I've edited and edited but more just kept pushing their way on. Rex finally rolling out was the stand-out event but as usual, there were many interesting facets of crypto to dig into throughout the week.
As always, I’ve selected the articles, etc. because I found them enlightening, compelling or challenging in some fashion. I don’t necessarily agree with the sentiments of each Tweet or article but aim to provide a door into the competing narratives that comprise crypto.
Picks of the Week
The various REX updates easily topped my 'interest' list. At the risk of self-promotion, the Asian Giants Series (Part 3 listed below is worth checking).
Simple explanation of Bitcoin:
Has the outside world forgotten BTC?:
Reframing Bitcoin mining energy cost:
India, a textbook case in how not to go about regulating crypto:
Call to remove 4% inflation on EOS:
Distributed ledgers by another name:
A short summary of the Adamant Report on BTC price drivers:
Examining China's role in Crypto:
Understanding EOS Rex:
REX update by Conceptskip (recommended):
A tour around many markets/assets/opportunities by Bitbrain:
Looking at proposed negative interest rates:
Central banks monetary policies may be leading to global stagnation:
Continuing the central bank theme - alternative monetary policies:
Comprehensive article examining the potential of blockchain and file-storage:
The economics of certain protocols and security tokens are questionable:
Reasons to consider using a search engine other than Google:
Charlie Lee - argues LTC's case (recommended):
Another great EOS update by Colin:
A very useful tour of some of the REX interface options:
Analyzing the 'edge' REX gives EOS:
A critical aspect of Cardano (Plutus smart contracts/language) - very clearly explained (insights into Solidity also supplied):
A little context of comparative return on investment for a range of cryptos (obviously first mover advantage went to BTC):
Website / Utility
Tables and more tables for the data miners among you. A lot of customizable crypto analytic tools available onsite:
That's it for this week's trip down the crypto rabbit hole. As always looking forward to your comments. Until next week.
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.