Blockchain - Smith + Crown


  1. Investor and entrepreneur William Mougayar's book describing a future influenced by fundamental shifts enabled by blockchain technology.

  2. Nick was an early employee at Coinbase and founder of 1confirmation fund. Here he introduces the concepts behind CryptoEconomics.

  3. Vitalik Buterin is the co-founder of Ethereum and a leader in the cryptocurrecy space. He writes extensively on issues in the space.

  4. Adam Back, cryptographer and inventor of hashcash, along with several others created this whitepaper to introduce the concept of pegged sidechains.

  5. Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts provide a useful overview of ledgers and their larger role, and the importance of cryptographically secure distributed ledgers.

  6. IBM is leveraging technology from the Hyperledger project, which is an open source effort created by the Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology. IBM's efforts suggest some of the diverse ways blockchain technology is being employed by established industries.

  7. Steven Johnson's broad take on the larger systemic potential of blockchain technologies where open protocols and egalitarian ideals offer a range of long-term potentials that have virtually no relationship with some of the excesses of the world of ICOs.

  8. Chris Dixon's argument for the importance and potential of decentralized networks. He argues the level-playing field of open source systems promises a fertile platform the innovation and the creation of new structures in a manner similar to that of the first internet era.

  9. Jay Graber's overview of zk-SNARKs, a novel form of zero-knowledge cryptography upon which privacy-centric protocols such as Zcash have been built.

  10. by Vitalik Buterin

  11. by Josh Stark

  12. Alix Felix's explanation of the ideas behind and unique impacts of an underemployed token model, the discount token.