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Long Reads Sunday - Issue #26

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone here. This week's LRS is..let's say..inspired by the
Long Reads Sunday - Issue #26
By Nathaniel Whittemore • Issue #26 • View online
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone here. This week’s LRS is..let’s say..inspired by the holiday. I highly recommend you read it on Twitter this week for the imagery. Best to all of you and your families! Happy Long Reads - NLW
  1. ‘Twas two nights before Christmas, and across Crypto Twitter, not one bull was stirring; for the market was in the shitter.
  2. The Token Taxonomy Act was submitted with care, in hopes that regulators might find it fair.
  3. The Bitcoiners were nestled, all snug in their beds, as ICO reckonings danced in their heads
  4. Meltem with potatoes and Pomp with podcasts, had all settled in to wait for the bear mood to pass
  5. Then out on CT, there arose such a clatter! We sprang from Telegram to see what was the matter.
  6. When, what to our wondering eyes should appear, but Vitalik, with no fucks given - it’s clear!
  7. “On Plasma! On Scaling! On Governance! On SNARKS!! Let’s YOLO R&D like my name’s Tony Stark!” (Picture) 
  8. 100 Ether! 200! 300! More! He’s going to have to change that Handle, for sure.
  9. But is this the best way? Can it be sustained? Do we need Moloch to up our funding game?
  10. Vitalik might not be the only Santa this season. Indian ZuckBucks are crazy, for so many reasons.
  11. But are they as crazy as Bitcoin from the sky? No internet? No problem. Santa brought a Satellite.
  12. Back home in Brooklyn, the pain is quite clear, like ConsenSys cutting 50ish% of its team to end the year
  13. And poor Venezuela, with oppressive regime. Yet this may not be the crypto test case, we want it to be.
  14. The idea maze is thick, the challenges are hairy. Maybe answering small questions is being contrary?
  15. Or maybe adoption needs more censorship? Winter or not, Tony’s essays are lit.
  16. There’s a lot to consider, and narratives to spare - all competing for devotion; for interest; for shares.
  17. The truth is both better and worse than it seems, like moments of clarity within fever dreams 
  18. What’s sure is what happens will be shaped by who stays; who’re here to change systems and not just to play.
  19. And so if you’re with me, and ready to fight, and care more about building than being seen as right; I dont have 100 ETH to give away, but do some dope shit and you’ll make Long Reads Sundays!
  20. When all’s said and done, and the tales are all told, this bleak crypto winter might not be so cold.
  21. If you’ve made it this far, you’re doing alright, so Merry Christmas to all - set your stop losses right! 


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