Medium is one of the richest sources of information in the crypto + blockchain ecosystem. However, it is very difficult to surface signal amongst all the noise. We share a list of the most interesting pieces we’ve discovered on Medium from the past week — or from the archives. To receive more of The Block’s analysis, insight, original content and curation, visit us at The Block!

Hi friends — I have a problem: too much good stuff to read, too little time to synthesize it for you! If you would be interested in working with us as a contributor to…


Medium is one of the richest sources of information in the crypto + blockchain ecosystem. However, it is very difficult to surface signal amongst all the noise. We share a list of the most interesting pieces we’ve discovered on Medium from the past week — or from the archives. To receive more of The Block’s analysis, insight, original content and curation, visit us at The Block!

Below are five great reads with a bit more in depth summary for each this week. Enjoy!

We begin our reading with a gripping tale from Marcell Nimfuehr about Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road…


Medium is one of the richest sources of information in the crypto + blockchain ecosystem. However, it is very difficult to surface signal amongst all the noise. We share a list of the most interesting pieces we’ve discovered on Medium from the past week — or from the archives. To receive more of The Block’s analysis, insight, original content and curation, visit us at The Block!

Crypto Medium has been *on fire* this month — it just keeps on getting better and continues to hold the best insight and analysis on crypto freely available in one place. …


Medium is one of the richest sources of information in the crypto + blockchain ecosystem. However, it is very difficult to surface signal amongst all the noise. We share a list of the most interesting pieces we’ve discovered on Medium from the past week — or from the archives. To receive more of The Block’s analysis, insight, original content and curation, visit us at The Block!

We begin this week’s journey across crypto Medium with a look back at what is widely recognized as the GOAT Bitcoin Medium post. If you haven’t spent the 45 minutes getting acquainted with Vijay…


The following is a transcript of the recent podcast discussion between Anthony Pompliano and Mike Dudas about the crypto landscape. You can find the recording here: Off The Chain: Anthony Pompliano and Mike Dudas. To receive daily information from Mike and his team at The Block, head on over to www.theblockcrypto.com!

Anthony Pompliano: 00:02 What’s up, everyone. This is Anthony Pompliano. Most of you know me as Pomp. You’re listening to Off The Chain, simply the best podcast in crypto. Let’s kick this thing off.

Anthony: 00:14 Mike Dudas is the founder of the The Block, a crypto-focused community to…


Medium is one of the richest sources of information in the crypto + blockchain ecosystem. In fact, it is far better than any single professional publication. However, it is very difficult to surface signal amongst all the noise. We share a list of the most interesting pieces we’ve discovered on Medium from the past week — or from the archives. To receive more of The Block’s analysis, insight, original content and curation, visit us at The Block!

Ann Miura-Ko of Floodgate kicks us off this week by sharing the thesis behind the firm’s largest crypto investment to date, Starkware. She…


Medium is one of the richest sources of information in the crypto + blockchain ecosystem. In fact, it is far better than any single professional publication. However, it is very difficult to surface signal amongst all the noise. We share a list of the most interesting pieces we’ve discovered on Medium from the past week — or from the archives. To receive more of The Block’s analysis, insight, original content and curation, visit us at The Block!

If you are in London this Wednesday evening, August 22, join our CEO and founder Mike Dudas at TechHub for a great conversation…


What it really means to ‘Harness the power of Ethereum’

An Introduction to Ethereum

Ethereum is the 2nd largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, trading at ~$30B this afternoon. The Investopedia definition of Ethereum tells us what this blockchain platform does.

Launched in 2015, Ethereum is a decentralized software platform that enables SmartContracts and Distributed Applications (DApps) to be built and run without any downtime, fraud, control, or interference from a third party. The platform is also the basis for its own virtual currency, Ether. Ethereum is not just a platform but also a programming language (Turing complete) running on a blockchain, helping developers to build and publish distributed applications. …


The Block’s DNA is our community. It is a community of colleagues, industry peers, crypto and blockchain partner organizations, writers, investors, creators, and the 75 people who are joining us in our co-working space, “The Block @ WeWork.” The company was birthed on Telegram with a 50 person chat group, quickly moved to Slack where it grew into a 1,000+ strong discussion and debate group, and then formally incorporated in April. We took VC funding over the summer in order to accelerate the growth of our community globally.

Now that The Block is producing content daily on our site, Twitter…


Medium is one of the richest sources of information in the crypto + blockchain ecosystem. In fact, it is far better than any single professional publication. However, it is very difficult to surface signal amongst all the noise. We share a weekly list of the most interesting pieces we’ve discovered on Medium from the past week — or from the archives. To receive more of The Block’s analysis, insight, original content and curation, visit us at The Block!

The inimitable Nic Carter starts us off this week with a rebuttal to a Washington Post piece headlined “Bitcoin is still a…

Mike Dudas

Technology builder: blockchain, cryptoassets, FinTech, Mobile Commerce

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