Digital Currency Reading List by@ndebontin

Digital Currency Reading List

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Inspired by Chris Dixon’s “Crypto Token Roundup” & Dan Romero’s “Digital Currency Reading List”.

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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.

If you enjoy these resources and would like to keep up to date with future content feel free to follow me on Twitter @ndebontin.

For a more exhaustive list a16z has one of the best aggregations of resources available.


Crypto Canon_Here’s a list — building on and including Chris’ last roundup — of crypto readings and resources. It’s organized from…_a16z.com

Primers


What is Bitcoin?_Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency._www.coinbase.com


A beginner’s guide to Ethereum_What is Ethereum?_blog.coinbase.com


Explain Bitcoin Like I’m Five_If you still can’t figure out what the heck a bitcoin is…_medium.freecodecamp.org

Bitcoin


Why Bitcoin Matters_Editor’s note: Marc Andreessen’s venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, has invested just under $50 million in…_dealbook.nytimes.com


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…_www.cnbc.com

Bitcoin Original Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto:

Ethereum


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…_blog.coinbase.com


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…_medium.com

Cryptocurrency Ecosystem


Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble_To see how enormous but also invisible the benefits of such protocols have been, imagine that one of those key…_www.nytimes.com


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…_multicoin.capital


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…_blog.eladgil.com


Fat Protocols | Union Square Ventures_This relationship between protocols and applications is reversed in the blockchain application stack. Value…_www.usv.com


Thoughts on Tokens_Tokens are early today, but will transform technology tomorrow._news.21.co


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…_blog.coinbase.com


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…_medium.com


Why Decentralization Mattersmedium.com

Podcasts

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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…_investorfieldguide.com


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…_tim.blog

Books

The Internet of Money

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain

Films


Banking on Bitcoin | Netflix_Featuring interviews with enthusiasts and experts, this documentary covers Bitcoin’s roots, its future and the…_www.netflix.com

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