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While it remains to be seen if we are heading lower, it's been another bountiful week in terms of crypto content. Despite a number of edits, this week's recap is heaving with interesting/informative material - from discussions of the role of crypto journalism to a balanced analysis of the effect of leverage trading on BTC's price.
## Picks of the Week
This [Tweetstorm](https://twitter.com/truthurtm/status/1198623616377556992) delving into 'news' in a Chinese context. In addition, this in-depth examination of the next [BTC halving](https://medium.com/swlh/bitcoin-halving-everything-you-need-to-know-4573dc5b528e) and this defense of [crypto-journalism](https://fortune.com/2019/11/27/crypto-needs-journalists-more-than-it-wants-to-admit/) are standouts. Finally, this lengthy interview with [Anton Antonopoulos](https://youtu.be/7wBRUM2TSZY) is an excellent investment of your time.
A defense of crypto journalism even in an imperfect world:
Crypto tribalism serves no-one (highly recommended):
Patience will serve crypto well (highly recommended):
EOS REX an update by Investing with a difference (highly recommended for EOS investors):
A call to clean up EOS governance by removing some clear bad-actors:
Context on news as it emerges from China (highly recommended):
A critique of Eth's path to scaling/improvement (highly recommended for balance):
Are you prepared to wait for a crypto revival?
On discussion and reflecting on your positions:
How Chainlink strives to tackle data feeds and validation:
On margin trading (recommended):
Bitcoin as a means to escape a developing Orwellian system (recommended):
An analysis of unrealised BC profit and loss:
Investing in Bitcoin (recommended):
Insights into the next Bitcoin halving (highly recommended):
It's been a brutal retracement in recent months:
How many BTC are in fact, lost?
Another week another exchange hack yet institutional investors seem untroubled (article predates UpBit hack):
Let's not underestimate the importance of journalists to the cryptosphere:
Mimblewimble may have a privacy issue (somewhat technical but recommended):
Addressing EOS CPU congestion by Dan Larimer:
The founder of Messari talks crypto:
Exploring a bearish scenario for BTC IN 2020:
An enlighting discussion of the pros and cons of BTC leverage trading and derivatives:
A wide-ranging interview with Anton Antonopoulos focusing on BTC (highly recommended):
Despite the odd choice of interview location - a surprisingly comprehensive Q&A with the CEO of crypto lending platform CRYPTO.COM (recommended):
Excellent discussion of recent economic data emerging from China (dates to Oct 1st - highly recommended):
The Lighting Network showing signs of slowing growth/use:
# Website / Utility
A Bitcoin advocate beginning to build a fine body of work:
A whale of a week (I almost certainly learned a thing or two). 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.