This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Sunday Recap
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It’s been another interesting, mad and outright bad week in crypto. Negative price action and project infighting notwithstanding, the flow of ideas and the clash of concepts has been as active as ever.

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. I should also own up that on occasion I struggle to even grasp the concept covered as in the case of Karl Friston’s ‘Free Energy Principle’ but of course that’s no reason to believe you won’t take it onboard without issue.

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.

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 in some cases quite a bit earlier.

 

Twitter

The process of writing code:

https://twitter.com/paulg/status/1060514340720259072

 

On crypto investing, resilience or folly?

https://twitter.com/BeauStoner/status/1062635916013924352

 

On blockchain voting multi-week thread:

https://twitter.com/AriDavidPaul/status/1060283961644142592

 

A critique of market cap metric:

https://twitter.com/nlw/status/1062501509882171393

 

Stop grasping for direct reasons to BTC price movements:

https://twitter.com/matt_odell/status/1062772204507586560 

 

Paying folks in crypto funny and yet..

https://twitter.com/RichardHeartWin/status/1061838673174556672

 

A Rejection of Central Bank Crypto:

https://twitter.com/MarkYusko/status/1062868432608288768

 

Investment returns:

Best read as a pair –

https://twitter.com/MarkYusko/status/1062544121531977733

https://twitter.com/MarkYusko/status/1062544884916203521 

Reddit

In defence of a scalable lightning network:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/9x3wyl/what_do_you_think_of_this_criticism_of_lightnings/e9phw3g/

 

Articles

Sit up straight. This is bad news:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-12/first-time-ever-bank-japan-total-assets-surpass-japans-gdp

 

The Inflation Paradox – There’s a whiff of obfuscation here but worth reading/thinking on:

https://medium.com/@rextar4444/the-inflation-paradox-a3d10989e4e0

 

In-depth look at prediction markets:

https://www.circle.com/en/research/prediction-markets

 

Money yield old but reposted and just came to my attention

https://mises.org/library/yield-money-held-reconsidered

 

Busting the Myths of Decentralization, Trustlessness, and Anonymity

https://medium.com/@Ashe_Oro/blockchain-governance-busting-the-myths-of-decentralization-trustlessness-and-anonymity-989e67ec2f07

 

A critique of market cap metric – in-depth article

https://blog.nomics.com/essays/crypto-market-cap-review-emerging-alternatives/

 

The Big Idea (Non-Crypto but related to AI):

Karl Friston’s Free Energy Principle – A Very Big Theory indeed – get yourself a coffee first and be prepared to reread and then bore your friends:

https://www.wired.com/story/karl-friston-free-energy-principle-artificial-intelligence/

 

Podcasts

Slow-burn, wide-ranging interview full of insights into crypto governance, conflict resolution, and decision bias. Oh and autonomy, mastery, and purpose :

https://trybe.one/thomas-cox-the-generalist/

Tone Vays on BCash forks and market reaction – interesting perspective skip to 3:08 in podcast:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/live-bitcoins-next-move-with-tone-vays/id1344183225?i=1000423963472&mt=2

Youtube

The Institutionalization of Crypto is a paradox

https://youtu.be/6hVmNv2LcrE

Infographic

Crypto Zombie Protocol Comparative table

https://twitter.com/TheCryptoZombie/status/1061334987558010880

https://twitter.com/TheCryptoZombie/status/1061334987558010880

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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  1. Jungle Onion

    Valuable links! Thanks for sharing. I think this week has been chaotic mostly for bitcoin and the USD value of the market because alts bounced and held through this panic selling. Crypto needs to be more decentralized when it comes to valuation, if not we are all going to suffer the funnel effect Bitcoin price has on every project (people sell alts, to sell bitcoin for dollars, crashing all markets in a rush to exit first).

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  2. Mosun Omotunde

    You are indeed an authority when it comes to current information about Crypto! I am still struggling to wrap my head around the intricacies of Trybe tokens, Steem and Bitcoin…laughable eh? I know! Having fun learning about it gradually all the same. Given this a 5 star rating and recommended it as well. Also shared on Twitter. You are awesome! Cheers.

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      1. Adil Elias

        Haha thanks so much man! I just was super busy with a lot of trips in the middle (3 continents) but I’m happy to be back 🙂

        I learn a lot here and I love the vibe, thanks to you and others for the great energy and the insights that everyone keeps sharing.

        Your posts are definitely worth my time of course, and I’ll be looking forward to the Sunday recaps!

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