Hectic week, there are reams of tweets and articles strewn on the cutting floor. However, if there was one key personal take away from this week in crypto, it would be that smart contracts have a very long way to go before being fully ready for widespread business adoption. Truthfully, I thought we were further along but having listened to the CEO of Chainlink discuss the current state of play I've had to reset my expectations for smart contract deployment in the broader economy. It will still happen but further out.
I also found myself re-evaluating the status and role of the EOS mainchain in the light of recent sister and private chain launches as explored in the EOS Weekly video. Oh and machine learning, picked up a thing or two there. I could go on but why spoil the surprise....
Pride of Place
UK Securities regulator expresses a very interesting and possibly important view of utility tokens (there's no Howey Test equivalent in UK Law):
BTC bullish investor shares his thinking:
A trader explains his optimistic outlook for BTC valuation:
In support of those who HODL:
Marketing a necessary part of the crypto game?:
Crypto Reddit has a problem:
Why crypto? These are a few reasons why.
Folks just don't like the tough-love messenger:
How Bitcoin reframes money (mid-2018 but concepts current):
Smart Contracts explained (Highly recommended):
ETFs Overview (Note main EFT proposal has been pulled but ETFs remain ):
Mainstream article with something useful to say about crypto:
Considered examination of the implications of quantum computing for blockchain (recommended):
Machine learning made very simple to understand:
Zen stories to bring calm (non-crypto specific but clarity and calmness essential investing states):
Learned a lot about smart contracts and also how very far we still have to go (highly recommended):
Four scenarios where Bitcoin goes to 1k before return to price appreciation (recommended):
A review of the Casa Node a BTC and Lightning Node out of the box setup:
A new reality emerging in the EOS ecosystem? (Highly recommended)
The Lightning Network continues to show explosive growth:
The current ecosystem of EOS (without sisterchains):
Hopefully, you found an article or two of interest. Until next we peer down the crypto rabbit hole. Looking forward to reading your reflections, suggestions, 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.