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The eagle-eyed among you will notice a preponderance of material focusing on both the current broad economic turmoil and the looming BTC halving. These zeitgeist moments deserve research and reflection. The dollar's path to global dominance and its role in the unbridled monetary expansion of recent decades also receives some attention.
## Picks of the Week
This deep dive [economic report](https://twitter.com/RealVision/status/1253433996723187712) by Raoul Paul and this excellent podcast outlining the [rise and probable fall](https://open.spotify.com/episode/0qVBhJech5mPR0kfw402kR) of the dollars global reserve status. Also very hard to look past this [discussion](https://open.spotify.com/episode/7qKU4wIcshIfcubBsE7rjv) of the pivotal economic event of 1971 - hint - it involved gold. Also worth your attention - this short [contextualization](https://anchor.fm/the-two-minute-crypto-podcast/episodes/Two-Minute-Crypto--Looking-Beyond-the-Bitcoin-Halving-ecrptc/a-a1pvsb) of the BTC halving.
A thread focusing on the 'big picture' (recommended):
BTC is a vote - consider using it:
BTC fees matter:
DeFi has some evident security issues:
Will commodities be spared oil's fate - probably not (highly recommended):
Dissecting the recent BNB token burn:
What does the world look like as we combine deflationary "dollarization" with massive money printing (highly recommended):
Bonds are safe, right? Right?:
A wide-ranging and insightful report on where to next for markets - Bitcoin included - requires email verification to access (highly recommended):
So what is the halving and what does it really represent? (recommended):
A call to secure your BTC:
Money is losing its meaning:
A deep dive into China's looming central bank issue digital currency model (recommended):
Don't worry be happy (wit money printing):
A treasure trove of insights into the rise and likely fall of the dollar's global reserve status (highly recommended):
1971 was a pivotal year - here's why (highly recommended):
Do yourself a favour and look beyond the looming BTC halving:
Putting the halving into much needed perspective (recommended):
Andreas Antonopoulos discusses BTC's halving:
Halving - what of it?
Will high BTC fees benefit Alts?:
Is Libra 2.0 flying under the radar? (recommended):
Oil futures trading below zero....Come again?:
The interest rate trap (highly recommended):
The BTC cycle:
Tether circulation in Eth showing truly epic growth:
Funds not SAFU (though since returned):
# Website / Utility
Tracking BTC issuance/supply:
Crypto is many things - boring is not one of them! Until next we meet down the rabbit hole.
**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.