> *Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.*
> Richard Feynmann
The purpose of this weekly series is to recap some of the interesting ideas and concepts across a wide range of disciplines which each and every week in crypto seems to throw up. This ‘learners paradise’ is a great space to explore but also asks a lot of those who delve into it.
Got a grasp on basic programming logic, how about Austrian economics, or quantum computing or precisely how hashing algorithms underpin blockchains? Taking a moment to reflect or recap on the recent concepts and ideas crossing the crypto landscape can be very beneficial whether you are a hardcore day trader or just exploring a casual interest in the space.
It’s important to note that not every idea here reflects my own bias or opinion. If it’s here, it’s because it made me think.
## Picks of the Week
In addition to this [excellent comparison](https://hackernoon.com/eos-market-cap-will-soon-exceed-ethereum-e75873q3m) of EOS and ETH, this sobering take on the [current state of the crypto landscape](https://medium.com/futuresin/rip-decentralization-ae2d13417da7) and the challenges facing any decentralized project is well worth thinking on. [Five levels of explanation](https://youtu.be/OWJCfOvochA) on the topic of Quantum computing is another highlight.
A different take on BTC market capitalization:
Ripple replies to selling into market tag:
A BTC thought:
200K BNB - took 16 seconds to lend:
Cash bans are pending whether you live in the West or the East:
A rough average of purchase points for holders of some of the top cryptos:
A likely Brexit outcome - no but worth thinking on:
Inflation is beginning to really hurt (the valuation of) some major crypto projects:
Grim take on the state of decentralization (recommended but I wouldn't take it all at face value):
A well researched and thorough comparison of EOS v Ethereum networks (highly recommended):
A brief review of blockchain token models:
Moving beyond blockchain isolationism:
How did the US-China trade dispute get to this point?:
Another wide-ranging discussion of cryptography and a range of blockchain mechanisms/issues (recommended):
A brief exploration of the tenets of Austrian economics and its relationship to crypto, in particular, Bitcoin maximalism.
An optimistic take on recessions/hyper-growth/universal basic income (recommended):
Analysing the current BTC pullback (recommended):
Ethereum focused platforms that pay interest on your crypto (use with caution):
Colin on difficulties facing both EOS and Ethereum:
Quantum computing - graded explanations (recommended):
BTC market dominance may, in fact, be a lot higher than CoinMarketCap indicates:
# Website / Utility
Stay up to date on EOS airdrops and airgrabs (yes they still happen):
That's a wrap on another compelling week in crypto. 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.*