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Saju AbrahamProduct Lead, Left Media

Any good material to really understand the power of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum are definitely getting noticed because of their rising prices. But understanding the blockchain and its potential to be the next big disruption for apps and services is still relatively complex and vast. Are there any recommendations for reading or listening material to understand this better, starting at the basics?
19 recommended
  1. Nick AbouzeidMarketing @ MainStreet Β· Written
    This is my go-to recommendation for those interested in blockchain technology.
    Pavan Sethibuilding things. Β· Written
    Just started reading this. So far, it's been a really good mix of technical and non-technical info to really understand the underlying tech.
    I'm halfway through the book. Not only have majority of my questions be answered. I'm in awe of the architecture of Bitcoin and its ecosystem
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    Blockchain Revolution

    How the blockchain is changing money, business & the world

    Pavan Sethibuilding things. Β· Written
    This book has great reviews for a broad scope of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and how they will affect the world.
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    The Age of Cryptocurrency

    How Bitcoin is challenging the global economy

    Javier CarcellerMake something people can't live without Β· Written
    The book that convinced me that blockchain technology are the future, not only of money, but also of computing. It talks not only about Bitcoin but also about other cryptos.
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    Blockchain Demo

    Visual demonstration of blockchain technology

    Michael DengSoftware Developer Β· Written
    Blockchain Demo provides a very nice visual demonstration of the basics of how the blockchain works!
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    Blockchain Curated

    Listen to world-class cryptocurrency articles πŸ”Š

    Zach SegalWork @Coinbase & @BlockchainCurated.com Β· Written
    Zach Segal made this product
    Blockchain Curated selects the highest quality content written about blockchain and converts it into audio. The content has featured people from the top blockchain companies in the world, and is divided up by category and skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, technical). (Note: I'm the founder of Blockchain Curated)
  6. Mateo D.Failing entrepreneur, but I keep trying. Β· Written
    Because it's an easy to understand explanation of the technology, that will get you hooked on the actual technology.
  7. Jesus NajeraCEO/Founder at SetOcean Β· Written
    I write concise, high-level, semitechnical primers from a fundamental standpoint (ie. not trading). Love to discuss the underlying problems & solutions that real blockchain & token projects are attempting to solve. Sometimes I go in-depth on more advanced topics such as the recent Plasma whitepaper. More than open to suggestions on a next article here :)
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  8. Gonzalo FernandezTechnology with a business mindset Β· Written
    This 18 min reading explains why crypto assets have so much potential but also why you should think twice before investing in them. I think this is a very balanced article from the very basics, and I recommend it.
  9. Pavan Sethibuilding things. Β· Written
    This is an awesome podcast that brings in thought leaders in the industry to talk about what they are currently working on and how they see the future. The only downside is that it's just two episodes a month πŸ˜“
  10. David RogersonProduct Owner of E-lucid Β· Written
    Great collection of articles and links around blockchain and other aspects of the decentralised world, mostly for investors and entrepreneurs (not for developers).
  11. Steven ZhengStartup Analyst Β· Written
    A great primer of the crypto industry and why it matters. More on Bitcoin and Blockchain than Ethereum
  12. CryptiblesLucid Sight, Inc. Β· Written
    The ultimate 3500-word guide in plain English to understand Blockchain.
  13. John McTavishLearn Launch Laugh Β· Written
    Daniel Jeffries writing on the topic for hackernoon is a great intro into the potential of crypto to reshape the way the world deals with money. If nothing else, it will stoke your interest in learning more and getting involved...
  14. This is an excellent and approachable 3 part podcast series explaining blockchains at a non-technical level. The host interviews some of the most influential people in the blockchain space right now, and by the end of the series, you'll have a clear understanding of why blockchains will have such a big impact on the world.
  15. This guide is meant to serve as both an easy-to-understand introduction to the world of cryptocurrencies as well as an insightful view into the different projects competing for your investments and market dominance and a look at the underlying technology, history and trends.
  16. Saif Al FalahJavaScript Developer Β· Written
    Great for people who want to approach it from Computer Science's perspective. Goes into background and pretty deep into Blockchains and Bitcoins. Also is complemetary to a Coursera course.
  17. John HollingEntrepreneur Β· Written
    Excellent resource for all the latest breaking crypto news. 2 emails a day with up-to-the-minute vital news. It won't necessarily teach you the basics, but once you start trading, it's a must.
  18. Good selection of resources to learn about blockchains and cryptocurrencies.
  19. Megan LoftsI like traveling and photography. Β· Edited
    I guess, the best way to understand the power of blockchain and cryptocurrencies is to improve your knowledge, so it is important to read much. Look at the crypto reviews first. Then find a good book and check forecasts. Having gained enough knowledge, you can easily choose a proper cryptocurrency to invest in.