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Volatility and a bearish tinge defined last week's price action. Zooming out - nothing to fret on just yet. Flash DeFi allowed some creative means to rake in profits highlighting the experimental nature of this sector. World markets continue to ignore the ramifications of a global behemoth in lockdown - anticipating easy monetary policy to keep the party going.
As always, the week was not lacking in developments from Sweden's Central bank trialing a broad implementation of crypto to Cardano successfully hardforking in anticipation of the phase Shelley launch.
## Picks of the Week
A standout this week is this article exploring the many aspects of [Bitcoin adoption](https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski/status/1227819486524235776). In addition, this brief comparison of the [value proposition](https://youtu.be/NWkMXeAW9UU/) of BTC versus the Alts is well worth checking out.
Attributes of a typical Bitcoiner (highly recommended):
Arguing that the next round of no-coiner entry into crypto will dwarf what has gone before:
Follow this link to a series that will take you deep into the crypto rabbit hole (highly recommended):
Does fractional reserve banking make sense with bitcoin as a global reserve asset?
Craig Wright is not Satoshi and there's ample evidence to prove it:
Discussing and visualizing DEX:
On trust and governments:
How QE leaves the 99% ever further behind (highly recommended):
Pondering the 'everything rally' (recommended):
Exploring the many aspects of Bitcoin adoption (highly recommended):
On Bitcoiner traits (recommended):
Efficient Market Hypothesis and Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Model:
Exploring whether Bitcoin’s decentralization is threatened by a new type of hash rate centralization (recommended):
Is 2020 the year Wall Street co-opts/adopts crypto?:
A defense of online transaction privacy (recommended):
Discussing cryptography-based voting and the US elections:
Has this article nailed WAX's partnership - I think it has (not Disney as I first thought):
A DeFi exploit (?) explored:
Part One of an ambitious AI series - this one setting its sights 5 years from now (non-crypto specific):
Bitcoiner toxicity towards alts is neither entirely tribal nor without merit (recommended):
An eloquent vision of the opportunity that is Bitcoin:
Prediction cap for BTC in 2020:
Exploring the potential return of BTC versus the Alts (highly recommended):
A tour of the Ethereum ecosystem and pending developments (recommended):
Escaping the fiat scam:
Sure looks like progress:
Bitcoin Maximalism as a service:
# Website / Utility
Great site for exploring Bitcoin statistics/metrics (highly recommended):
The weeks seem to fly by - the rabbit hole ever deeper, ever more involving! 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-69/).