This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Sunday Recap

Time to drag our eyes away from a sea of red and focus instead on the wider and ultimately more important developments in the cryptoverse.  In some ways this weekly recap writes itself- I find myself increasingly engaged in a rear-guard cutting action. Editing out rather than levering in. There’s just so much to a week in crypto. To those of you who find these recaps a tad too long – feel free to skim. As it is, this is a truly ‘condensed’ version of the last week’s narratives, themes, ideas, and events.

As usual, I’ve selected the articles etc. because I found them enlightening, compelling or challenging in some fashion. I don’t necessarily agree with the sentiments of each Tweet or article but aim to provide a door into the competing narratives that comprise crypto.


The SEC won’t have it all it’s own way when it comes to ICO’s:

Need a dash of ‘it’s going to get a lot worse’? Here you go:

Similar but very different – Investing concept pairs:

Why people buy crypto:

A lot to learn here / non-crypto specific but applicable nonetheless;

Harsh take on not having a plan:

A balance most of us struggle with:


Improved consensus model?

Some tough love for crypto investors:

The definition of property may be about to change:

Crypto as a means to liberty and justice for all:

BTC resilience by design:

Central banks now own staggering levels of government and private debt (Recommended reading):


Accessible outline of fundraising procedures and processes in the US from IPO’s to ICO’s (highly recommended):


Global Banking cartel – Anton Antonopoulos (highly recommended):


Comparing Smart contracts v Traditional contracts (bias obvious).

The increasing pace of technology adoption in the modern age:

Website / Utility

Coindar – a calendar of upcoming events for the cryptosphere – very useful, especially for noting main net launches etc. well ahead of time:

And there you have it – this week’s ideas recap. Let me know what you think – all comments, recommendations, and critiques welcome.


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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  1. Workin2005

    I’ve got my weekly homework! Thanks @cryptosdecrypted. A ton of great info. That chart showing the pace of technology adoption is both exciting and scary. In the past we’ve had time to slowly monitor and study most major technological advancements. We’d often learn the good and bad, trying to mitigate (or at least warn people about) the bad. Today, we jump in with both feet. Think of the unintended side effect of social media for example. Kids glued to screens, the loss of privacy due to government monitoring/tracking/spying, lack of social interaction, etc. The benefits are obvious, but the negative way this may effect our society long term is a bit Orwellian.

    1. CryptosDecrypted Post author

      Thanks, @workin2005! I agree with you – crypto will show this duality as well – the level of potential control blockchain offers to states and corporations is frankly scary – imagine a state crypto where all your assets are on chain and can be monitored and frozen at any time- anywhere…for any reason – the marriage of Chin’s social credit system to a state crypto…Orwell would be horrified.
      On social media – my 6yr old son wants to play Minecraft and wants a tablet for Christmas – he will be disappointed on both counts. 🙂

      1. Workin2005

        You’re wise for not letting your 6yo son on social media. I agree…the thought of China’s social credit system and a state run crypto is terrifying. Anyway…finally able to rate. Keep up the great work!

  2. Nicky Havey

    Some great finds there man in this round up, like the variety of posts you discovered and my goodness, you dedicate a lot of time to find and share these during the week. Quality work, take my tokens my friend haha 🙂