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If you’re new to this series you can check out the first instalment here. In summary, the purpose of this weekly series is to recap some of the interesting ideas and concepts across a wide range of disciplines which each and every week in crypto seems to throw up. This ‘learners paradise’ is a great space to explore but also asks a lot of those who delve into it.

Got a grasp on basic programming logic, how about Keynesian economics, or quantum computing or the distinction between permissioned versus permissionless blockchains and on and on? Taking a moment to reflect or recap on the recent concepts and ideas crossing the crypto landscape can be very beneficial whether you are a hardcore day trader or just exploring a casual interest in the space.

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.


Twitter & Reddit (cryptos current meta-brains) / Medium / Trybe / Hackernoon / Whaleshares and so on/ YouTube / various podcasts and whatever else I stumble upon.

What I’m aiming for is a useful weekly aggregator of ideas rather than news.

Please note 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 quite a bit earlier. Let’s start:


Blockchain explained as a revolution:

In support of decentralization:

Investing returns – simple perspective on returns:

A visual representation of the Lightning Network:

On the gulf between knowledge and action:


Making the case for Universal Basic Income (UBI):


A Trust minimized world as envisioned by Nick Szabo:

Deep dive into A Resource Based Economic model:

A fascinating exploration of the paradox of decentralized governance:

What problem might Bitcoin (BTC) solve:

Decentralization is not as simple or inevitable as some make it seem:

An introduction MimbleWimble and Grin in case you find yourself at a party full of crypto enthusiasts and need an ‘edge’:

A right to anonymity?:



A brief examination of ‘Confirmation Bias’ (Shameless plug):



Wealth bubble anyone?

Some crypto light relief:


101 Bitcoin Facts:


Only obliquely related to crypto – Philosophy summarized and visualised – be warned highly addictive:

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

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