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Upcoming airdrops and forks promising dividends to Bitcoin owners below. Note that a lot of these will never get out of the planning stage and some might be outright scams!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VABppufTdpA

Bitcoin has no such reliable record like LWN (and a huge number of unreliable ones!), so it's near-impossible to keep up with the flow of ideas from prototypes, academic research and development into the Bitcoin ecosystem. From outside it may seem like nothing is happening, but it's simply never been laid out in one place. This talk delivers hard-won insight based on years of working with core developers and coders which you won't get anywhere else, and is delivered by someone passionate about the technology and uninterested in the drama.
https://medium.com/@vijayb_24615/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1

40 minute read -

The Bullish Case for Bitcoin

With the price of a bitcoin surging to new highs in 2017, the bullish case for investors might seem so obvious it does not need stating. Alternatively it may seem foolish to invest in a digital asset that isn’t backed by any commodity or government and whose price rise has prompted some to compare it to the tulip mania or the dot-com bubble. Neither is true; the bullish case for Bitcoin is compelling but far from obvious. There are significant risks to investing in Bitcoin, but, as I will argue, there is still an immense opportunity.
ANNOUNCEMENT:

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is coming to Ireland! Mark your calendars now for the evening of May 23, 2018 in Dublin and the evening of May 25, 2018 in Limerick. Tickets will go on sale in early May, watch your email and twitter for links to tickets when they go on sale. We expect they'll go fast. At each event, Andreas will share his thoughts on the future of programmable money, then he will answer questions from the audience. After the presentation, there will be a book signing, for those of you who are interested.