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Bitcoin has been on a tear in the past week - ripping up then right back down again -volatility is certainly back! The bull trend seems confirmed though sharp/steep corrections are in order. The ALTS have been savaged but their day in the sun will come in due course. Beware leverage in such market conditions!
Much of this week's recap focuses on examining BTC's recent price action. There's certainly a lot to discuss.
# Picks of the Week
Blowing my own trumpet - the conclusion to the [Riding the Bull](https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/two-minute-crypto-riding-the-bull-part-5-of-5/id1441492450?i=1000443003588) mini-series is worth your time. Also the video breaking own the current [trade dispute](https://youtu.be/DxN12jzHrqI) between China and the US is very informative.
Dissecting BTC's next bullrun (highly recommended):
Catalysts for BTC price appreciation:
A stablecoin pegged against a basket of currencies - in itself very significant for global finance going forward:
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Guidelines aren't a 'sky is falling' moment:
UK Central bank opening its deposit door to Libra:
Is Brian Armstrong unknowingly talking about pEOS?:
Non-deliverable forwards (NDFs) succinctly explained:
Very useful guide to assessing the degree of decentralization of exchanges:
IEO Performances Across Exchanges: The Best and Worst IEO Launchpads to date:
A bullish case for BTC surpassing previous ATH:
A little more on Libra and it's immediate wide-ranging impact on the crypto landscape:
The dollar's global reserve status is not as immutable as it may sometimes seem (recommended):
Quantum Security seen as a looming issue:
Concluding the five part mini-series examining how best to approach the crypto bull run (recommended):
Digesting BTC price action and a price point discussion:
Interesting observations on recent TC price movement and the anatomy of a bubble:
A few basic tips during this time of BTC price volatility:
Unpacking the current US-China trade war (highly recommended):
A visually elegant representation of the relationship between Libra and BTC:
A sit up straight week for crypto -gripping / exhilarating and of course, just a little bit stressful (especially if you are holding ALTS). Until next time. 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-recap-down-the-rabbit-hole-35/).