BTC has decided to pump and so far seems inclined to continue to do so - no doubt re-igniting interest around the globe.
In other news a little known company - Facebook officially announced their small project 'Libra.' OK OK - a more honest by-line would be something along these lines - Global corporate titan announces phase two of worldwide financial and social domination with the support of like-minded corporate backers!
Personally, I see this as a win-win for Bitcoin. Libra's success will greatly expand BTC's profile as many hundreds of millions of folks suddenly find themselves contemplating this 'crypto thing'. Were Libra to fail - the superiority of a truly permissionless decentralized system would be highlighted.
As for the Alts - beware many of them may find themselves entirely irrelevant if Libra does indeed launch. In any case, it looks likely that Libra may end up doing much of the heavy lifting in terms of bringing a degree of regulatory clarity to the cryptosphere.
Picks of the Week
The short video recounting the primary factors leading to the 2008 financial collapse is time spent. Also Julian Hosp's breakdown of the Libra whitepaper is very informative and a great starting point for assessing the project.
Who is buying BTC these days?:
Ethereum full nodes and full history explained:
Is Facebook's pending coin crypto?:
A little more discussion of the FB's new coin and its implications for BTC:
Some-one with a little love for Libra - makes some good points:
And again a measured take on Libra:
A long thread discussing EOS voting and incentives (recommended for EOS or DPoS folks):
Activating your inner bull - read and go:
Jack Dorsey on BTC as 'the money of the internet':
Relative complacency around BTC price movements may actually be positive:
To buy or not to buy?
For those of you hungry for information on Security Tokens - a very deep dive:
A glossary to the world of modern tech (recommended):
Examining machine learning without the hype:
Getting straight before you assess the news of the day:
Arguing the case for Brexit and crypto (recommended - if only for a rounded perspective):
The 2008 Financial Crisis simply explained and why BTC may offer a better way (recommended):
A comprehensive and overall positive breakdown of Libra - worth checking out for a grounded idea of th project (Highly recommended):
Will Globalcoin even be crypto?:
Rounding out Libra coverage:
Holding BTC has had an upside:
Hmm I think I've heard of some of these...
A big week and crypto season I likely only getting started. Until next time. As always, I look 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.