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Negative Nancy edition

Welcome to The Block. I’m Jeremiah Lewis, crypto-enthusiast and early adopter. This is a twice-weekly

The Block

March 21 · Issue #26 · View online
Weekly curated #cryptocurrency news and commentary.

Welcome to The Block. I’m Jeremiah Lewis, crypto-enthusiast and early adopter. This is a twice-weekly email digest comprising one or two short topical essays followed by a manageable collection of curated links.
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Catch Up
Here are links to the last two newsletters, in case you missed them!
March 19, 2018: Where We're Going (get your salt shaker)
March 14, 2018: Acres and Acres of Tomatoes
Negative News Roundup
For a while now, I have wanted to do an issue in which I talk about my favorite coins and why I’ve invested in them. I still plan on doing that, possibly breaking it up over a few weeks–I’m still mulling the best way to do that. But since that’s still in progress, I thought I’d try something new for this round. I’m calling it my Negative Nancy edition.
I’m still irrepressibly bullish on the long term prospects of cryptocurrency. But as I stated in Monday’s newsletter, I think Bitcoin’s outlook is a bit less so. 
Certainly the long wave of negative news and publicity from 2018 is partly responsible, but my assessment is more built on my analysis of Bitcoin’s long term prospects as a realistic and usable store of value. I’ll be happy to be proven wrong and see Bitcoin fly to the moon, but if it doesn’t, I won’t be worried, as the larger cryptocurrency world still has an entire industry worth of innovation and investment to fill.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to report on the good and bad, as that is the best way for you to stay informed.
For today, I thought it’d be fun to present nothing but the negative side of things. Whether that’s in speculation on Bitcoin’s prospects or the negative ways Bitcoin is impacting life (socially, environmentally, politically), sometimes it’s useful to view the news through a particular lens in order to suss out realities on the ground.
As always, the goal is to find the truth amid the opinions, the facts amid the speculation.
All The Places Cracking Down on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin Is Worthless, Bubble May Pop Soon, Allianz Global Says
Bitcoin proving to be nothing more than a con
Bitcoin is unfolding like the dot-com crash — just 15 times faster
Sierra Leone Government Denies the Role of Blockchain In Its Recent Election
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous
How to Kill Bitcoin
Bitcoin is leading to a huge upswing in money laundering, new research says
How an Entrepreneur Says He Is Fighting for the Soul of Blockchain
When Is a Bitcoin Not a Bitcoin? When It's an Asset, Says G-20
Child abuse imagery found within bitcoin's blockchain
Why I sold all of my bitcoin
Wrap Up
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