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Ironically, while, I keep having to wipe away the blood covering my portfolio this has been a wonderful week in terms of informative articles, insightful tweets, and educational podcasts/vids. So, rather than lamenting short-term price action, delve right into to the ever-fascinating cryptosphere.
If invested and still plagued by doubt - ponder this:
Has BTC's long-term outlook fundamentally changed?
If you hold only Alts - answer this:
## Picks of the Week
This simple [explanation](https://youtu.be/kNw3B15c56c) of the current CPU congestion plaguing the EOS network and this jargon-free [overview](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m64dLRjJ9Bs) of Oracles and their critical role for the future development of blockchain networks. If it's charts you are after - this [site](https://charts.woobull.com/) is a literal treasure trove!
Explaining BTC to 'normal' folks (recommended):
Miners it seems are feeling the pressure (recommended):
Crypto writers providing value (highly recommended):
Vitalik makes some optimistic promises for Ethereum (recommended):
On LINK as an oracle provider:
The good old days:
On DeFi (recommended):
Just a little debt:
Stanford digs into blockchain use-cases (highly recommended):
Coinbase on Proof of Work:
Wyoming forges ahead with progressive crypto banking laws:
Just when you get to grips with PoW and PoS..along comes Proof of Authority (PoA):
Devs aplenty are focused on Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs):
Key talking points from Dan Larimer at Blocksburg event:
The 2020s seen as an inflection point for the global economy:
Learning from the OneCoin scam (highly recommended):
Always fun to run-out a BTC prediction:
A fix for the EOS CPU issue? Excellent overview of the situation at hand (highly recommended):
Explaining Oracles (highly recommended):
Learning while you laugh (recommended):
A look into a baseline encryption algorithm - Rijndael (recommended):
BTC mining difficulty about to turn down:
EIDOS mining model not exactly helping EOS:
# Website / Utility
Bitcoin charts across a wide-array of metrics (highly recommended):
As you can see, plenty to take-in this week over and above the current price. As always, looking forward to your comments and suggestions.
**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/cryptocurrencies/cryptos-decrypted/the-sunday-crypto-recap-down-the-rabbit-hole-56/).