The Sunday Recap - Down the Rabbit Hole 8

December 22, 2018


This week's highlights include - an excellent summary of The Bitcoin Standard in tweet storm format. The reflections of a crypto trader through a harrowing 2018 and an elegant explanation of blockchain and the lightning network in a very compact 6 minute video. I also learned a lot listening to Ari Paul trawl through the crypto landscape. 


For anyone new to this series, the purpose of this weekly recap is to revisit some of the interesting ideas and concepts across a wide range of disciplines which each and every week in crypto seems to throw up. This ‘learners paradise’ is a great space to explore but also asks a lot of those who delve into it. Taking a moment to reflect or recap on the recent concepts and ideas crossing the crypto landscape can be very beneficial whether you are a hardcore day trader or just exploring a casual interest in the space.  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 influential book 'The Bitcoin Standard' in 30 tweets (highly recommended):


Hmm..I wonder what he means....


Hard earned crypto trading lessons:


Blockchain funding continues to ramp up:


Another comprehensive EOS update by Colin Talks Crypto:


AI derived composite pictures of people are now as 'real' as the real thing:



A crypto trader's journey through 2018 (highly recommended):


23 books a Crypto Enthusiast might benefit from reading. Sadly, yes I said 23:


Bitcoin use-cases explored:


Lightning Network's road to adoption:


Gaming and Crypto the future is bright:


Can code be self-aware?:






Wide-ranging discussion of crypto with Ari Paul (highly recommended):







Want to explain blockchain to your relatives at Christmas - here's 6 mins to get you there:


Infrastructure Inversion by Andreas Antonopoulos (dates from 2016 / poor quality vid linked to Bitcoin Use Case article above / Highly recommended):



10 trends for EOS in 2019:







 Enlightening use case chart for blockchain published May 2018 (follow link for clearer image and attached article):


Website / Utility


CryptosDecrypted website resource section - labour of love:


Another week in crypto in the books and an interesting one at that. In terms of price, we've finally had a few solid green days but let's not get carried away just yet. As always, looking forward to your suggestions, comments and critiques.




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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