1/ LONG READS [MONDAY] #69
The meta-theme of last week was the clash of old vs. new.
Bitcoiners debated whether institutionalization meant giving up on ideas like censorship resistance, while central banks continue to react to the Libra threat.
Saddle up, it’s Long Reads time!
2/ After a battering previous week which saw the defection of Stripe, Visa, Mastercard and more all its payment partners, Libra rallied to announce the official starting Libra Association and 5 member board of directors of the Libra Association. https://twitter.com/katie_haun/status/1183881150114287617
8/ As you might expect, there were lots (and lots) of responses.
10/ I thought the debate was interesting enough to dedicate an entire episode of Crypto Daily 3@3. Even though tempers got a little hot in places, I believe these sort of discussions about the most essential features of BTC to be protected are vital https://twitter.com/nlw/status/1184914498525622272
15/ These massive seismic debates on the nature of future money can crowd out the discussion space, but if you look closely, crypto governance has moved firmly out of the realm of the theoretical. For example, the debate around the Zcash dev fund https://twitter.com/zooko/status/1183824322466594816
16/ I’m going to wrap this (one day late - sorry team!) LRS a little early, but I’ll leave you with this thought.
As much as it might seem quiet right now, the shifts happening all around us are absolutely tectonic. Now is as good a time as ever to get involved.