Intro to Crypto-economics
Short summaries from the best articles I’ve found on the crypto economy. To be updated as they emerge.
If you’re fairly familiar with the concept of crypto tokens, feel free to skip to the Blockchain in the Real World below. Otherwise, let’s start off with some good introductory articles.
Blockchain as ledger, why ledger’s have been meaningful throughout history and what is now different thanks to this technology:
Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts are from the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, the world’s first social…medium.com
How blockchain works. A really basic overview using emoji:
Then a more comprehensive introduction into the technology itself:
The ultimate 3500-word guide in plain English to understand Blockchain.hackernoon.com
And a short summary of the basics:
How these technologies are being funded — tokens
Two short intros which provide a nice high-level overview:
In this post, I’m going to examine how tokens can differ from traditional financial instruments, in particular how they…medium.com
It is a wonderful accident of history that the internet and web were created as open platforms that anyone — users…medium.com
And then a lengthy piece that explores the ICO investment mechanism with lots of technical explanations on the systems being built:
Blockchains in the Real World
These articles explore the profound shift that’s underway. From the potential of leap-frogging emerging markets to the fundamental need for the people to succeed where nation states fail, dive deep with this though-provoking essays.
Coincidentally, they’re all written by the same person. A true wizard at explaining the technology, I present to you Mr Vinay Gupta:
The blockchain is a revolution that builds on another technical revolution so old that only the more experienced among…medium.com
Much has been made of the potential for blockchain technologies to open up new vistas for business and society.medium.com
Going deep. Really deep.
If you’re still with me, adrenaline pumping through your veins at the potential that is being unleashed by these technologies, then you are invited to explore these concepts in greater depth.
First, more technical explorations of crypto-economics:
There’s no point in being nuts if you can’t have some fun with it. — “John Nash”, A Beautiful Mind (2001)hackernoon.com
And how capitalism itself could be transformed:
Bookmark this post and I’ll make sure to update with compelling stories as they emerge!
Surprise (mindblowing) post at the end. Could we go beyond having a few, popular crypto-currencies and simply issue our OWN personal currency? A convincing case…