The cryptospace is heating up again. While Bitcoin holds steady and for the time being remain stalled at 4k, the alts continue to make gains. Cardano, in particular, had had a good week. Let's see if this is just over-exuberance about a main net upgrade or the start of an uptrend for ADA. On a not so upbeat note a recent report found that 95% of Bitcoin volume is fake - critically though there are more dependable exchanges to choose from such as, Binance and Kraken. Clearly, in market terms, we have a long, long way to go.
Pick of the Week
Tim Bernier Lee's reflection on 30 years of the web, it's achievements, short-comings, and future is the standout article his week. Sure, it's not crypto specific but the limitations of the current internet model are the very things blockchain may serve to improve - decentralization, data sovereignty, the removal or reduction of an ad based model and free access to financial services are only some of the ways crypto may play a role in bringing about a better internet.
Crypto as a Career:
Calling out the doubters of the Lightning Network:
A demo on BTC ease of use:
For budding EOS developers:
Light-hearted thread prompted by 'Anyone from 2017 here?'
We all like numbers, right? (non-crypto)
A long, long-term bullish outlook for crypto and open source protocols:
Coinbase has lost much of its lustre:
If 95% of Bitcoin volume is fake (it is) - where's the good news?:
Stay up to date with EOS with this new roundup series:
Stablecoins may provide a solution for unbanked businesses:
Tim Berners Lee reflects on the web 30 years on (non-crypto - recommended):
Another reflection on the state of the net (hint - not good):
Binance's distributed growth model may make it the 'first decentralized corporate behemoth' (highly recommended):
A nuanced perspective on buying BTC at these levels:
Short and sweet and full of inspiration - highlights of 'The Internet of Money Vol 2' Series (somewhat dated but as important as ever):
A possible new token-centric trend emerging in crypto markets:
Bancor raising the bar for wallet/ token interoperability - a glimpse of the future (recommended):
This is the market blockchain is looking to disrupt:
That's it for this week's rummage around the cryptosphere. I hope you found at least a few things of interest/usefulness. Until next week. As always, looking forward to your comments and suggestions.
Note on Sources:
Twitter & Reddit (cryptos current meta-brains) / Medium / Trybe / Hackernoon / Whaleshares / TIMM 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.