Blockchain

Must-read list on blockchain & cryptocurrency

Must-read list on blockchain & cryptocurrency

Sky rocketing bitcoin prices unavoidably draw a lot of interest to the blockchain, being the technology that enables the existence of the cryptocurrencies.

Over 3 billion USD is raised via Initial Coin Offering (ICO’s) in 2017 alone with over 30 ICOs launching daily.

I am in no way suggesting that you must drop everything and run to purchase some bitcoin or invest in the next ICO, but the reality is that the cryptocurrencies are here to stay and you must absolutely learn as much about the subject matter as possible!

The space is extremely multidisciplinary and full of jargon, I see it as a fusion of computer science, math, programming language theory with financial economics and law.

Start from the beginning have the tenacity to stick with the very technical reading and accept that the technology moves on so fast that everything you learned today will no longer be relevant in 2 years!

Below is the list of some of the most relevant blockchain and cryptocurrency reading that I found useful, please add useful links in the comments so that we all can learn more:

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System by Satoshi NakamotoThe document was published in the aftermath of the collapse of the Lehman Brothers that started it all.

The Ethereum Whitepaper, by Vitalik Buterin

DAOs, DACs, DAs and More: An Incomplete Terminology Guide, by Vitalik Buterin

A Brief History of Blockchain, Harvard Business Review

What is blockchain?, by Deloitte

A Gentle Introduction to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)

Blockchains and the Laws. Are they compatible?, by BakerMcKenzie

Tulips, Myths, and Cryptocurrencies, by Stratechery

Yes, Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value. Neither Does a $1 Bill, by Wired

Blockchain for non-techies: 3. Smart contracts, by Hackernoon.com