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The Center Will Not Hold

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

The Block

January 31 · Issue #12 · View online
Weekly curated #cryptocurrency news and commentary.

Welcome to The Block. I’m Jeremiah Lewis, crypto-enthusiast and early adopter. This is a weekly email digest comprising one or two short topical essays followed by a manageable collection of curated links.
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The subject line is Yeats, but I was thinking about Joan Didion, about her observations of the rumbling and encroaching chaos of San Francisco and America in the 1960s, but the sentiment seems to apply to crypto as well. The war is being waged as we speak. There is only room for it to go one way or another–it cannot stay stagnant. The nostalgia of the heady, libertarian (and libertine) days makes way for the fears and uncertainties of a marketplace rife with tension, greed, fear, and doubt.
Bears are out for blood, and bulls are being pushed to the fences. The noose of regulation and government intervention tightens. The circle of innovation seems to be closing as well. Will 2018 be the year cryptocurrency dies, or just the year that it dies yet again?
Next week I’ll be supplying you with a guide to buying your first cryptocurrency. Until then, read the news (especially the link roundup below!), ponder the signs, and wait. We live in interesting times.
Links of Note
This first story is an edge-of-the-seat biter from Daniel Jeffries, and has some excellent trading advice toward the end. Read it all.
How I Saw the Crypto Market Crash Coming Five Hours Early
Bitcoin Moms
2018 Non-Definitive Cryptocurrency Tax Guide
Trading Technologies-Coinbase deal to bridge bitcoin and futures
UNICEF Announces Funding Call for Blockchain Startups
Robinhood will offer free bitcoin and ethereum trading - Business Insider
Has the Blockchain Revolution Failed to Take Off?
A Piece of DNA Contained the Key to 1 Bitcoin and This Guy Cracked the Code
From Building Crypto’s Most Popular Wallet to Starting a Crypto Hedge Fund
Coinbase Is Making $2.7 Million a Day
South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations
50 Cent Forgot he took 700 Bitcoins in payment for 2014 Album, Now Worth Millions
Three Armed Men Attempted to Rob a Bitcoin Exchange In Canada
Wrap Up
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