Selected resources on Bitcoin, Blockchain & Decentralization

Alexander Lange
Jun 27, 2017 · 3 min read

This post is a collection of some crypto resources, blogs, influencers, news portals and documentaries I stumbled across when I went down the rabbit hole. After >30 people asked me to share “some links” to wrap their heads around the topic I decided to finally do so — here you go curious minds.

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Some fundamentals

White paper: Bitcoin: A peer to peer electronic cash system — by Satoshi Nakamoto

Article: Bitcoin and the separation of money and state — by Erik Voorhees

Article: Why blockchain matters — by Reid Hoffman

Article: The meaning of decentralization — by Vitalik Buterin

Article: Money, Blockchains and social scalability — by Nick Szabo

Article: How digital currency will change the world — by Brian Armstrong

Documentaries:

The rise and Rise of Bitcoin

Trailer “the rise and rise of bitcoin”.

Bitcoin Gospel

The bitcoin gospel, documentary.

Deep Web

Trailer Deep Web.

A quick introduction on how blockchains work

Article: A gentle introduction to blockchain technology — Antony Lewis

Article: A gentle introduction to Bitcoin — Antony Lewis

Article: The Blockchain Application Stack — by Joel Monegro

Infographic: Bitcoin’s network in one infographic

Online Course Coursera: Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies. The course’s coding assignments require a profound understanding of Java. The Videos can also be found on youtube — Lecture 1: Intro to crypto and crypto currencies.

The crypto ecosystem

Article: The future is a decentralized internet — by Olaf Carlson-Wee

Article: A decentralized web would give power back to the people online — by Metthew Hotgson

Article: Fat protocols — by Joel Monegro

Article: Mapping the decentralized word of tomorrow — by Alexander Ruppert

Website: OutlierVentures.io Startup Tracker

Conferences: Decentralized Web Summit (awesome video content!), Token Summit (awesome video content!), Consensus Conference

Crypto Markets & Trading

Article: Blockchain investments and new problem asset for conventional VCs — by Jake Brukhman

Article: A tactical guide to investing in blockchain assets — by Nick Tomaino

Article: Cryptoeconomics 101 — by Nick Tomaino

Article: Projecting the price of Bitcoin — by Charles Hugh Smith

Article: Crypto Asset valuation methodologies — by Chris Burniske (Chris is about to publish a book soon

Crypto Assert Valuation.

Research papers: Smith and Crown (https://www.smithandcrown.com/) and https://ark-invest.com/research/tag/cryptocurrency-2

Monitoring Ethereum Blockchain: https://ethstats.net/ and https://etherscan.io/

Monitoring Bitcoin Blockchain: https://blockchain.info/de/stats

360° overview of crypto assets: https://www.coingecko.com/de

Crypto market caps: http://coincap.io/ and https://coinmarketcap.com/ and https://www.cryptocompare.com/

ICOs: http://icorating.com/and https://tokenmarket.net/ico-calendar and https://cyber.fund/radar and https://blog.coinfund.io/@coinfund_io (awesome slack channel!) and everything on https://www.reddit.com/ of course

Long term trading strategy: http://avc.com/2017/06/the-selloff/ and http://avc.com/2014/10/averaging-in-and-averaging-out/Fred Wilson

Blogs & podcasts

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/

http://www.coindesk.com/

Unchained — by Laura Shin

Epicenter, https://epicenter.tv/

Token Economy: https://medium.com/token-economy/token-economy-inaugural-issue-b52079feb024?source=linkShare-3e3cf01a146b-1499264450 – by Stefano Bernardi and Yannick Roux

Some books I liked a lot

How money got free — by Brian Eha

Ethereum: Blockchains, Digital Assets, Smart Contracts, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations — by Henning Diedrich

The age of cryptocurrency — by Paul Vigna

Blockchain: Blueprint for a new economy — by Melanie Swan

[not yet published but very promising: Crypto assets: The innovative investor’s guide to Bitcoin and beyond (getting excited about this one!) by Chris Burniske]


Did I miss anything important? Let me know!

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Alexander Lange

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VC — stateless money, open finance, sovereign compute | Ex Crypto @IndexVentures @Earlybird, BD @Google | #privacy #decentralisation

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Alexander Lange

Written by

VC — stateless money, open finance, sovereign compute | Ex Crypto @IndexVentures @Earlybird, BD @Google | #privacy #decentralisation

Earlybird's view

Thoughts and news from the Earlybird VC team. Read more at: https://medium.com/@earlybirdvc or www.earlybird.com

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