Arun Agrahri


Index of Best Blockchain/Crypto Learning Resources

I am sure you’d have heard of Bitcoins and Blockchain. After all, they are the trending and getting a lot of attention right now. Everyone is talking about it whether they understand it or not.

I have been dabbling in this field and knowing where to start can be a little difficult. That’s the purpose of this post — a curated list of crypto readings and resources, all in one place. All of these are curated based on if it’s an inspiring read or a valuable resource. I hope this curated list help you get started on what you need to know about crypto and blockchain at a deeper level and form a informed opinion about this space.

It’s organized from building blocks and key concepts — followed by specific topics such as governance, scaling, security, consensus, token distribution, decentralized exchanges, among other topics. It also includes developer tutorials, newsletters, podcasts and courses section at the end.

Readings on the Blockchain and Crypto Basics

Ever wonder how bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work?
from 3Blue1Brown
Ethereum in 25 Minutes by Vitalik Buterin
Cryptographic hash function — what they are, properties of, etc.
by Khan Academy

Blockchain and Crypto — Key Concepts

Crypto Governance

An overview of governance in blockchains — by Odysseas Sclavounis and Nic Carter

Governance deep dive — by Alexandra Tran and Steven Elleman

The myth of the irrational token holder— why blockchain governance doesn’t fit squarely into any existing model by Kathleen Breitman

Blockchain governance— design components, approaches, suggestions
by Fred Ehrsam

Thoughts on governance and network effects — by Luke Duncan

Notes on blockchain governance — by Vitalik Buterin

Tezos position paper— a self-amending crypto-ledger 
by Arthur and Kathleen Breitman

Privacy and Security

Scaling Blockchains

The importance of layer two — an HTTP of bitcoin and blockchains
by Elizabeth Stark

Consensus in Blockchains

Token Distribution

Decentralized Exchanges

State of decentralized exchanges, 2018 — by Nathan Sexer

Networked liquidity— by Radar Relay

List of decentralized exchanges — of cryptocurrencies and tokens

Developer Tutorials

Blogs and Newsletters

Token Daily —place to discover trending news and products in crypto and blockchain.

Token Economy — most interesting news & events in cryptocurrencies, blockchains, dapps & the growing token economy

Week in Ethereum News — tracking developments in the Ethereum ecosystem by Evan Van Ness

The Control — on the entrepreneurs, projects and protocols that are putting control of power in the hands of the people by 1confirmation

Token Economy —Keeping track of new developments in the distributed ledger technology space by Stefano Bernardi and Yannick Roux

Proof of Work — projects and progress in crypto by Eric Meltzer

Podcasts on Crypto and Blockchain

Courses on Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency (2018)
by Susan Athey and Kathryn Haun

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies (2015)
by Arvind Narayan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller

Advanced topics in computer science: Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies (2014)
by Arvind Narayan

A graduate course in applied cryptography (2017–2018)
by Dan Boneh and Victor Shoup

That’s it for now. Did I miss any awesome blogs/videos/resources? Let me know on Twitter or comments.

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This list was originally curated on Nucleus, a place to curate and share the best of web on your favorite topics.

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