This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series Sunday Recap

While the price of Bitcoin continues to flatline the crypto space is anything but static. This week, Ari Paul reconsiders the assumptions underlying the pace of coming institutional investment. The Bitcoin maximalist among BTC maximalists, Murad Mahmudov issues a short-term bearish forecast. EOS gets the stamp of approval from Pantera capital and decentralisation proves a far more complex endeavour than often portrayed.

As always, the posts are selected for the interest and thoughtful perspectives they offer. I don’t necessarily agree with each and every one of them.

Twitter

Institutional involvement unpacked by Ari-Paul (recommended):

https://twitter.com/AriDavidPaul/status/1091399283222499330

BTC valuations may take a long long time to recover (highly recommended):

https://twitter.com/MustStopMurad/status/1092191811282583552

Crypto use-case in wealthy nations:

https://twitter.com/TR401/status/1089705350264221696

A BTC holder explains why:

https://twitter.com/allene418/status/1091768025496268801

How to make profits trading crypto:

https://twitter.com/ILoveCrypt0/status/1091891229086924800

Nic Carter on dev. teams being coy about token value drivers:

https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1091866165943693313

Articles

Blockchain cycles examined (highly recommended):

https://hackernoon.com/why-blockchain-differs-from-traditional-technology-life-cycles-95f0deabdf85

A reflection on the crypto-winter from the experiences of a range of start-up projects (recommended):

https://www.coindesk.com/we-asked-66-startups-just-how-bad-this-crypto-winter-has-been

Detailed review of dApps in 2018 results drawn from a reasonable survey pool (highly recommended):

https://medium.com/fluence-network/dapp-survey-results-2019-a04373db6452

Pantera Capital give their verdict on EOS to date (highly recommended for those interested in EOS):

http://www.veradiverdict.com/issues/veradiverdict-how-is-eos-doing-issue-22-156317

The crypto winter has frozen some of the momentum of EOS:

https://trybe.one/eos-state-of-onboarding-february-7/

Proposed US Token Taxonomy Act worth being aware of:

https://medium.com/theblockchainbench/the-token-taxonomy-act-is-this-the-turning-point-4a7a9dfe48fe

Podcast

Decentralisation unpacked – refer to infographic below to follow the podcast (highly recommended):

https://soundcloud.com/matthew-aaron-690749808/decentralization-101-w-allen-hena

A Decentralised Framework Model (to follow the podcast 101 episode):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G2TGQlq6nDXCrS2srlx9aTwZ8ZJCXnEq/view

YouTube

A concise explanation of Security Tokens:

https://youtu.be/VwV2hiNOES4

An illuminating review of a series of crypto news articles grading each:

https://youtu.be/Pn4YLOKUsrc

Is NEO still a viable platform in 2019?

https://youtu.be/nP6xhWoBTX8

Remember Omisego – finally a substantial update on progress:

https://youtu.be/MzDkTavmAFI

Infographics

Interesting breakdown of crypto indicator preference (10k sample):

https://twitter.com/VisionaryFinanc/status/1089024777828950016

Bitcoin forks in chronological order:

https://i.redd.it/422rbjpx3jd21.jpg

Website / Utility

Care to watch the exponential growth of the lighting network – here you go:

https://1ml.com/

I hope this week’s journey down the rabbit hole was worth the rummage. Looking back on the week past I find it very helpful to reflect on all that’s actually happening rather than to simply reflexively focus on price. As always, I look forward to your comments, reflections, and critiques.

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.

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