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.

 

 

 

Twitter

 

The influential book 'The Bitcoin Standard' in 30 tweets (highly recommended):

https://twitter.com/ydemombynes/status/985560599248756736

 

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

https://twitter.com/RonPaul/status/1074364228495130624

 

Hard earned crypto trading lessons:

https://twitter.com/PeterMcCormack/status/1073890423108759552

 

Blockchain funding continues to ramp up:

https://twitter.com/lopp/status/1075857724452290565

 

Another comprehensive EOS update by Colin Talks Crypto:

https://twitter.com/ColinTCrypto/status/1075851968306970629

 

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

https://twitter.com/kevin2kelly/status/1073462307932463105

Articles

 

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

https://medium.com/@mishablog/my-one-year-journey-trading-cryptocurrencies-de57be1657f3

 

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

https://hackernoon.com/23-books-every-crypto-enthusiast-trader-and-investor-should-read-this-crypto-winter-c4d8d0e73b69

 

Bitcoin use-cases explored:

https://hackernoon.com/use-cases-for-bitcoin-that-actually-make-sense-4f66a2d1b05d

 

Lightning Network's road to adoption:

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/pierre-rochard-lightning-adoption-will-basically-mirror-bitcoin-adoption/

 

Gaming and Crypto the future is bright:

https://smartereum.com/45515/cryptocurrency-latest-update-video-games-are-going-to-revolutionize-the-cryptocurrency-industry-cryptocurrency-news-today/

 

Can code be self-aware?:

https://hackernoon.com/can-code-be-self-aware-musings-on-studying-computer-science-at-mit-part-i-446d98efb743

 

 

 

Podcasts

 

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

http://offthechain.libsyn.com/ari-paul-cio-of-blocktower-the-current-state-of-crypto

 

 

 

 

YouTube

 

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

 https://youtu.be/a3HulqfzyYE

 

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

 

 

https://youtu.be/5ca70mCCf2M

 

 

10 trends for EOS in 2019:

 

https://youtu.be/hq6KraOYMSA

 

 

 

 

Infographic

 

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

 

https://medium.com/@matteozago/50-examples-of-how-blockchains-are-taking-over-the-world-4276bf488a4b

 

Website / Utility

 

CryptosDecrypted website resource section - labour of love:

 

 

https://www.cryptosdecrypted.com/resources

 

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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