Week of December 10, 2017

Kyle Fargesen

By Kyle Fargesen

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This is part of a series that retraces the growth narrative in the cryptocurrecy asset class in 2016-2018.

Bitcoin: The other environment argument
Link: Kalle Rosenbaum, Popeller

Could Dash Be a Scam? | A Brief History
Link: Decentralized Thought, Youtube

Fundamental challenges with public blockchains
Link: Preethi Kasireddy, Medium

Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings
Link: Jay Clayton, Sec.gov

Who’s Afraid of Bitcoin? The Futures Traders Going Short
Link: Alexander Osipovich, Wsj

Estonia, the Digital Republic
Link: Nathan Heller, Newyorker.com

James Grant: «Markets Trust Too Much in the Presence of Central Banks»
Link: CHRISTOPH GISIGER, fuw.ch

USPTO Approves Bank of America’s Cryptocurrency Exchange Patent
Link: Jamie Redman, bitcoin.com

First Coin Capital’s Acquisition Brings the “Goldman Sachs of Crypto” to Canada
Link: Max Greenwood, Techvibes

I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.
Link: Kevin Roose, Nytimes

[Fed chief Yellen says bitcoin is a 'highly speculative asset'](https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/12/13/fed-chief-yellen-says-bitcoin-is-a-
highly-speculative-asset.html?__twitter_impression=true)
Link: John Melloy, Cnbc

Rest in Peace, ICO Bounty Programs
Link: Andrew J. Chapin, Hackernoon

Venezuelans seeing bitcoin boom as survival, not speculation
Link: CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Apnews

One Bank Believes It Found The Identity Of Who Is "Propping Up The Bitcoin Market"
Link: Tyler Durden, Zerohedge

How Fear Is Being Used to Manipulate Cryptocurrency Markets
Link: Bobby Azarian Ph.D, Psychology Today

To protect net neutrality, we need internet infrastructure that isn't owned by big telecom
Link: Jason Koebler, Motherboard

How bots are manipulating cryptocurrency prices
Link: Timothy Tam, Venturebeat

The Internet Is Free Again
Link: The Editorial Board, Wsj

Crypto Collectables? Ethereum's Next Killer App Is on Its Way
Link: Alyssa Hertig, Coindesk

BitPay Will Process Payments on Multiple Blockchains, Starting with Bitcoin Cash
Link: The Bitpay Team, Bitpay

The great ICO freeze is beginning. What does it mean for crypto in 2018?
Link: Vinay Gupta, Medium