The Sunday Recap - Down the Rabbit Hole 3

November 17, 2018


It's been another interesting, mad and outright bad week in crypto. Negative price action and project infighting notwithstanding, the flow of ideas and the clash of concepts has been as active as ever.


As usual, 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. I should also own up that on occasion I struggle to even grasp the concept covered as in the case of Karl Friston's 'Free Energy Principle' but of course that's no reason to believe you won't take it onboard without issue. 




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.


Please note 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.




The process of writing code:


On crypto investing, resilience or folly?


On blockchain voting multi-week thread:


A critique of market cap metric:


Stop grasping for direct reasons to BTC price movements: 


Paying folks in crypto funny and yet..


A Rejection of Central Bank Crypto:


Investment returns:

Best read as a pair – 




In defence of a scalable lightning network:




Sit up straight. This is bad news:


The Inflation Paradox – There’s a whiff of obfuscation here but worth reading/thinking on:


In-depth look at prediction markets:


Money yield old but reposted and just came to my attention



Busting the Myths of Decentralization, Trustlessness, and Anonymity


A critique of market cap metric – in-depth article


The Big Idea (Non-Crypto but related to AI):

Karl Friston’s Free Energy Principle – A Very Big Theory indeed – get yourself a coffee first and be prepared to reread and then bore your friends:




Slow-burn, wide-ranging interview full of insights into crypto governance, conflict resolution, and decision bias. Oh and autonomy, mastery, and purpose :


Tone Vays on BCash forks and market reaction - interesting perspective skip to 3:08 in podcast:




The Institutionalization of Crypto is a paradox




Crypto Zombie Protocol Comparative table



And there you have it – this week’s ideas recap. Let me know what you think – all comments, recommendations, and critiques welcome.




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