# The Sunday Crypto Recap -Down the Rabbit Hole 48
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Brexit chaos, a US president facing impeachment, a squeeze on repo markets, and a dive in crypto valuations, interesting times indeed! While all this is certainly fascinating - try to keep your eye on the ball. If you're a trader these are great conditions. If a Bitcoin investor - give it a few quarters before you come to any conclusions.
## Picks of the Week
This highly reasoned [breakdown](https://twitter.com/adanthar/status/1174829386677325824) of why Hedera Hashgraph's price isn't likely to recover anytime soon. Another highlight is this [Forbes article](https://www.forbes.com/sites/caitlinlong/2019/09/25/the-real-story-of-the-repo-market-meltdown-and-what-it-means-for-bitcoin/#2772c217caa2) on the current state of the US repo market.
Factors that help Bitcoin develop:
BTC's virtuous design cycle:
How Twitter deals with a crypto price tumble:
BTC still up around 150% this year...:
DAI-collateralized debt contracts and recent ETH volatility (to the downside):
An excellent breakdown of why Hedera Hashgraph is tanking and looks set to continue to do so (highly recommended):
A proposal to scale BTC on EOS (role of BP's seems like a logical problem trust-related though):
A useful roundup of monetary conditions that may be supportive of BTC going forward:
A brief tour of retailers who currently accept crypto:
Scatter's recent survey of EOS users throws up some interesting data:
Because sometimes you've just got to know what a block-lattice is:
Bit Brain states his (economic) case:
Unpacking current repo market squeeze and why it matters (highly recommended):
Is Stellar getting a return on investment from its airdrops?:
A lot of zombie alt projects remain in the market:
Bringing BTC to a wider audience (wanders a bit but nonetheless lots to dig-into here):
A balanced take on Bakkt now that it is live in the wild:
The always interesting/compelling Anton Antonopoulos on Banks as tools of surveillance (highly recommended):
A pessimistic assessment of the sustainability of the current financial system:
Time to bone up on Repo Markets - dates to 2009 but the information remains current:
A case study in economic stagnation (of particular note - interest rate policy) Well worth reading the comments for more context such as Japan's debt being mostly internal and therefore less subject to default:
Just for a dash of context - the Forex market comes in at over $6 trillion daily:
# Website / Utility
Useful website for tracking mining returns on a range of PoW cryptos:
While price action this week certainly hasn't been stellar for crypto investors the space continues to expand. Try to enjoy the ride, keep your motions in-check, and learn as much as possible along the way.
**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.*
Also published on [TIMM](https://mentormarket.io/category/cryptocurrencies/).