The purpose of this weekly series is to recap some of the compelling ideas and concepts across a wide range of disciplines which each and every week in crypto brings to light. This is a wonderful space to explore but also demands a lot of time, effort and focus to actually make some sense of.
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 standout highlight for me this week was discovering the extent of the growth of the lightning network not just in terms of BTC bandwidth but also new applications enabled by the network. This layer 2 solution could have a profound impact on BTC in the coming year(s). I also highly recommend you check out the podcast where a Venezuelan expat unpacks the nation's increasing use of BTC. The developer's concise review of EOS is also excellent. I want to go on, but now over to you.
Before the bear market ends we need more...
Proof of Stake (PoS) value proposition unpacked:
On the development of money (recommended):
Advice on beginning to short BTC at these levels (don't do it):
Be skeptical of bank claims re the irrelevance of crypto:
A sound philosophical muse (non-crypto):
Excellent overview of the state of the Lightning Network and where it might be going in 2019-2020:
Community is not enough (recommended):
Blockchain consensus models explained (highly recommended):
The Scatter team talk about the future as they see it:
A crypto extinction event before us?
AI explored (recommended)
A blueprint for entrepreneurial success:
A compelling account of Bitcoin in Venezuelan life and politics (highly recommended):
For the crypto-gold bugs amongst us (very interesting):
Developer Review of EOS (highly recommended if new to EOS):
Crypto has a wee bit of growing up to do:
An article in one image (worth the scroll):
Time to put your prediction hat on:
Looking to customize you EOS account name -well, for a small fee now you can:
Article about the service:
Can't say I see any end in sight down this rabbit hole, but that's a good thing right? Looking forward to your comments, reflections and suggestions.
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