Little Blockchain reading list
This is a follow up to my earlier post on Blockchain Concepts which I realized was not very helpful (and pointed out by the group of blockchain enthusiasts I belong to). The discussion on the mind map led to the idea of having baseline reading materials, online preferred, for blockchain knowledge. Given how vocal the group was I obliged and assembled a handy and potentially dated reading list which I offer to you.
But first, some assumptions:
- I don’t know where you are on this knowledge ladder so I will assume the basics are to be covered.
- All of the listed materials are in the public domain. There are probably books with better explanations and details, but those are hard to share without breaking some eggs.
- What I have accumulated so far may not be enough, so some initiative will be required to expand particular areas.
- This subject does not take kindly to dilettantes. At some point theory will come into play (I am thinking about whitepapers full of math).
- Is very likely there are many other untapped sources of knowledge.
- Watching videos is better for big picture, comprehension and not falling to sleep. Reading is better for fine details.
- Readers have some familiarity with the basics of crypto: types of encryption, digital signature, hashes and so on. This may need its own leveling up.
- Lastly: huge assumption on the structure of the blockchain conceptual landscape. This will obviously need to evolve so please contribute.
Here is an attempt for an organized reading list, which I liberally and shamelessly borrowed from the Bits on Blocks blog (my many thanks to whoever wrote all that) covering a lot of content,
The blockchain 101
What it is good for:
Blockchain application: Smart Contracts
Blockchain application: Digital Assets
If you think there is something else out there I could add let me know (free and in electronic format please).