Cryptocurrencies

The Sunday Recap – Down the Rabbit Hole 27

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).


Twitter

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:


Articles

A short summary of the Adamant Report on BTC price drivers:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ktorpey/2019/04/22/3-key-drivers-behind-bitcoins-price-and-potential-mass-adoption-over-the-next-5-years/#572b4854ae7e

Examining China’s role in Crypto:

https://trybe.one/china-and-cryptocurrencies-the-asian-giants-part-3-of-3/

Understanding EOS Rex:

https://medium.com/eos-new-york/the-ultimate-guide-to-rex-participation-on-eos-9cc0e449b320

REX update by Conceptskip (recommended):

https://trybe.one/where-rex/

A tour around many markets/assets/opportunities by Bitbrain:

https://trybe.one/crypto-snippets-2019-05-01/

Looking at proposed negative interest rates:

Central banks monetary policies may be leading to global stagnation:

https://mises.org/wire/central-banks-are-heading-toward-stagnant-global-zombie-economy#.XMU7YqdsFeW.twitter

Continuing the central bank theme – alternative monetary policies:

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-26/capitalism-is-broken-because-of-central-banks

Comprehensive article examining the potential of blockchain and file-storage:

https://hackernoon.com/combining-blockchain-and-file-storage-might-just-decentralize-the-internet-d94c2701a8fa

The economics of certain protocols and security tokens are questionable:

https://hackernoon.com/value-leaking-protocols-and-security-tokens-789d85638f

Reasons to consider using a search engine other than Google:

https://hackernoon.com/10-reasons-to-consider-a-search-engine-alternative-to-google-a4d46f791545


Podcast

Charlie Lee – argues LTC’s case (recommended):

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/charlie-lee-on-how-litecoin-can-be-truly-successful-ep-116/id1123922160?i=1000436131491


YouTube

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):


Infographic

A little context of comparative return on investment for a range of cryptos (obviously first mover advantage went to BTC):

https://datalight.me/blog/researches/infographics/what-if-you-have-invested-your-100-bucks/


Website / Utility

Tables and more tables for the data miners among you. A lot of customizable crypto analytic tools available onsite:

​​https://datalight.me/dashboard/5767


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.

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