Links

Technical

Bitcoin

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System – Nakamoto,S
Understanding the Blockchain (Oreilly)
Mastering Bitcoin (GitHub / PDF Book (open source) Andreas Antonopoulos
A Crypto-currency Crash Course with Andreas Antonopoulos
Andreas Antonopoulos @ MIT Bitcoin Club
Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Explained (Non Tech) – Bitcoin Life
How the Blockchain Can Power a New Generation of Enterprise Software
EXCELLENT technical overview of Bitcoin and the blockchain
Bitcoin and The Evolution of Money as a Content Type – Andreas Antonopoulos
Andreas Antonopoulos – The Future of Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin Wallet Encryption – Andreas Antonopoulos
The Decentralist Perspective- Why Bitcoin Might Need Small Blocks by Aaron van Wirdum
Full VS SP Validation
Lecture 1 — Intro to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies (****) – Uni. Princeton / Maryland.
Lecture 2 — How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralization (****) – Uni. Princeton / Maryland.
Lecture 3 — Mechanics of Bitcoin (****) – Uni. Princeton / Maryland.
Excellent tutorial series by the Universities of Princeton and Maryland.
Andreas Antonopoulos Bitcoin Security Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat
Consensus Algorithms, Blockchain Technology and Bitcoin UCL – by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas Antonopoulos Youtube Channel ****
Blockchain or Bitcoin: Understanding the differences
Coincenter – Lightning Network Basics
Superb interactive demonstration of blockchain / hashing / transactions / tamper-proofing, etc.
The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo
Fat Protocols — Joel Monégro
Unenumerated: Money, blockchains, and social scalability — Nick Szabo

Totally EXCELLENT intro to Bitcoin for developers by Davide De Rosa
A developer-oriented series about Bitcoin
serialization-part-one
serialization-part-two
keys-as-property
elliptic-curve-keys
elliptic-curve-digital-signatures
network-interoperability-part-one
network-interoperability-part-two
scripts-in-transaction-processing
bitcoin-script-language-part-one
bitcoin-script-language-part-two
standard-scripts
inside-transactions
the-first-transaction-part-one
the-first-transaction-part-two
wallet-software
GIT:SampleCode:basic-blockchain-programming

Beyond Bitcoin / Scaling Bitcoin / SegWit & Lightning Network

Segregated Witness, Part 1: How a Clever Hack Could Significantly Increase Bitcoin’s Potential
Segregated Witness, Part 2: Why You Should Care About a Nitty-Gritty Technical Trick
Segregated Witness, Part 3: How a Soft Fork Might Establish a Block-Size Truce (or Not)
Countdown to SegWit: These Are the Dates to Keep an Eye On – Aaron van Wirdum
A Bitcoin Beginner’s Guide to Surviving the BIP 148 UASF – Aaron van Wirdum

Bitcoin, Lightning, and Streaming Money ~ Andreas
Lightning Network Site
Lightning Network Summary [.pdf]
Lightning Network Whitepaper[.pdf]
Lightning Network Alpha Release – Blog
The Power of Schnorr: The Signature Algorithm to Increase Bitcoin’s Scale and Privacy

Great Series of Articles About the Lightning Network.
Lightning Network. Scalable, Instant Bitcoin/Blockchain Transactions

Understanding the Lightning Network, Part 1: Building a Bidirectional Bitcoin Payment Channel
Understanding the Lightning Network, Part 2: Creating the Network
Understanding the Lightning Network, Part 3: Completing the Puzzle and Closing the Channel
Elizabeth Stark of Lightning Labs: The Importance of Layer Two | Blockstack Summit 2017

Internet of Things

Saving the IoT – with Blockchain [IBM]
IBM ADEPT Device Democracy Site

Distributed Internet

MAIDSAFE intro
MAIDSAFE Tutorial
The Economics of Safecoin
Factom Channel

Ethereum

What is Ethereum?
Ethereum White Paper?
Ethereum Tutorials
Ethereum Builders Guide
De-centralisation and New Forms of Value Exchange Inside a Multi-National Corporation – Carsten Stöcker RWE [Considers convergence in Energy, Automotive and Payment Platforms]
Blockcharge – Electric Vehicle Charging – Built on Ethereum
DEMOS Democratic Mobility System based on Ethereum Blockchain
Introduction to Cryptoeconomics – Vitalik Buterin

 

CONTEXT

Political

University of Birmingham (June 2015) Controlling Crypto-currencies – Video Archive, BoE, EBA, etc
BBC Wolf Hall. Cromwell explains how the world works.
Harold Wilson ‘Pound in your pocket’ speech (19.11.1967)
Black Wednesday (BBC 1997)
Generation OS13
EU regulators tell 11 countries to adopt bank bail-in rules

Economic

Professor Steve Keen explains why austerity economics is naive
Steve Keen on BBC HARDtalk
Andreas M. Antonopoulos – What Bitcoin Means For Unbanked Economies – The Bitcoin Address
Money creation in the modern economy – BoE
Why Bitcoin Matters – Marc Andreessen
Positive Money 97pc owned : Who creates money and where does it ends up
Controlling Crypto-currencies – The European Banking Authority’s View
Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling on the financial crisis
Fear the Boom and Bust- a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
Tru Dat – Household and national budgets are NOT the same

Social

The Four Horsemen – Renegade Economist
Ulterior States [IamSatoshi Documentary] – Satoshi Pollen
Bird & Fortune – on the sub-prime crisis
The Bitcoin Phenomenon
BBC Horizon: 1977-1978 Now The Chips Are Down
David Bowie speaks to Jeremy Paxman on BBC Newsnight (1999)
Rethinking digital trust in a post Snowden era
Is Bitcoin a joke? People thought that about the internet too.
Proof of Beats – Tinkerer’s Anthem by Andreas Antonopoulos

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