Down, up, down - trading in a range - you get the picture. The cryptosphere itself has fortunately proven much more interesting than the price action. Lots going on and more than enough competing narratives to chew on. Twitter was on fire - included are only a fraction of the interesting discussions/observations of the last week or so.
## Picks of the Week
A tour of the [educational landscape](https://blog.coinbase.com/highereducation-c4fb40ecbc0e) of crypto in 2019 is of particular interest as is the sprawling [podcast discussion](https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/stephan-livera-on-austrian-economics-libertarianism/id1317356120?i=1000447615002) of Austrian economics and Bitcoin.
Crypto is impossible to predict bar predicting it's going to matter:
A dismissal of BTC dominance as measured against Alts:
BTC changes your spending behaviour:
A paean to Bitcoin:
LTC - why?
A conflation of coffee addiction and current macro economic policy - why not?:
A compelling opportunity before us?:
While an extreme position - there's a degree of truth here too:
A detailed review of crypto in the world of education (highly recommended):
Bitcoin quietly hitting some important security milestones:
Why do we need more than one blockchain or indeed many?:
Binance the Octopus:
A 2019 survey of blockchains:
Currency controls - crypto anyone?:
A rough road ahead for millennials (non-crypto specific)?:
Slow to warm-up but a fascinating discussion of Austrian economics, Bitcoin, and Libertarianism - lots to think on (highly recommended):
Negative bond yields - a brief explanation of why you might buy them (recommended):
Perhaps this is why you might hold ADA with a 10yr horizon but not too much (recommended):
Decentralized Autonomous Companies (DACs) explained (recommended):
So what is blockchain hashing? (recommended):
Cause sometimes you gotta laugh at/with crypto if you are going to enjoy the ride:
That's a whole lot of selling into the market however you spin it:
Once you lose fiat value it's tough to regain it:
# Website / Utility
Ready for a deep dive into Austrian economics? If so, this site is a great place to start:
I learned a lot once again this last week down the crypto rabbit hole. 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.