# The Sunday Crypto Recap - Down the Rabbit Hole 95
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A slightly bearish tinge this week. Still, many cryptos continue to post strong gains. OMG, in particular, rode a wave of excitement on the announcement of its use by Tether.
Portnoy came and went - probably for the best. Nonetheless, his stocks only go up mantra, is actually true - for now.
DeFi remains hot with Yearn.finance now well above 10k per token. Looking ahead, is gaming going to be the hot new thing? In my humble opinion - it is.
## Picks of the Week
This thread on [NexusMutual](https://twitter.com/krugman25/status/1292500127047979014). This expansive [examination](https://investoramnesia.com/2020/08/16/gold-bitcoin-markets/) of gold and Bitcoin. In addition, [Preston Pysh](https://open.spotify.com/episode/6lBIwtHUY6yjKum4F9oPyI) on why this is Bitcoin's moment.
Bitcoin is in a class all of its own (recommended):
Plenty to be bullish about (scratch Portnoy):
Bitcoin halving candles:
Focus on Bitcoin:
Portnoy on why he's moving on:
NexusMutual mega thread (recommended):
ICON making meaningful progress:
Gold and Bitcoin a relationship examined (highly recommended):
Exploring a bankless nation (recommended):
A Bitcoin company looks set to enter the DeFi space:
On YAM (yes it's still a thing):
Tether adds OMG network as Ethereum fees continue to rise:
Central banks may only be getting warmed-up:
Bitcoin and Ethereum heavy hitters argue their case (recommended):
Preston Pysh outlines why Bitcoin's moment has arrived:
Bitcoin in a world awash in debt and fiat expansion (highly recommended):
On Bitcoin and DeFi:
Smart contracts - a clear high level explanation (recommended):
Chainlink brings random number generation to the next level (recommended):
Non-Fungible tokens may be the next 'hot' sector:
Hmmm...is there a trend?:
Lightning just not keeping pace with wrapped BTC growth:
# Website / Utility
An excellent site for tracking broad crypto market sentiment:
Another exciting and narrative rich 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.*
Also published on [TIMM](https://mentormarket.io/category/cryptocurrencies/).