I am often asked for recommendations on how to learn more about the Cryptocurrency space. As a result, I have curated a list aggregating some of the best content out there in order to make it easier for others to digest.
Feel free to use this list as a roadmap to better understand the larger trends in the space and the nuances of this emerging technology.
The following resources are categorized and ordered within each subcategory by the level of complexity. I particularly recommend the infamous 2014 NYTimes post by Marc Andreessen on “Why Bitcoin Matters”, the post by Union Square Ventures on “Fat Protocols” & the Hashpower podcast.
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For a more exhaustive list a16z has one of the best aggregations of resources available.
Here’s a list — building on and including Chris’ last roundup — of crypto readings and resources. It’s organized from…
What is Bitcoin?
Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency.
Explain Bitcoin Like I’m Five
If you still can’t figure out what the heck a bitcoin is…
Why Bitcoin Matters
Editor’s note: Marc Andreessen’s venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, has invested just under $50 million in…
David Sacks: Cryptocurrency fulfills the ‘original vision’ we tried to build at PayPal
Jackson: That brings to mind the recent investor letter which Oaktree’s Howard Marks sent out in which he said that…
Bitcoin Original Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto:
Ethereum is the Forefront of Digital Currency
We have sat here for the last 3 years seeing only infrastructure apps like wallets and exchanges emerge on top of…
Scaling Ethereum to Billions of Users
Tokens are selling at valuations which imply they’ll have millions of users. But can the blockchain support it? If not…
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
To see how enormous but also invisible the benefits of such protocols have been, imagine that one of those key…
Paths To Tens Of Trillions - Multicoin Capital
There are three fundamental hypotheses that attempt to answer the question, "What path will the super mega winner(s) in…
Cryptocurrency’s Netscape Moment
Just as Netscape’s IPO marked the real kick off for the Internet era, 2017 will be the starting gun for broad…
Fat Protocols | Union Square Ventures
This relationship between protocols and applications is reversed in the blockchain application stack. Value…
Blockchain Tokens and the dawn of the Decentralized Business Model
Over the last few years over $1bn has been invested in digital currency startups from venture capital firms and…
Crypto Tokens: A Breakthrough in Open Network Design
It is a wonderful accident of history that the internet and web were created as open platforms that anyone — users…
Hash Power - A Documentary on Blockchains & Cryptocurrencies
Welcome Hash Power, an audio documentary that explores the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies with leaders in the…
The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo
“Trusted third parties are security holes.” — Nick Szabo Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth…
Banking on Bitcoin | Netflix
Featuring interviews with enthusiasts and experts, this documentary covers Bitcoin’s roots, its future and the…