Blockchain Resources

Exploring the Blockchain Ecosystem

“I've developed a new open source P2P e-cash system called Bitcoin. It's completely decentralized, with no central server or trusted parties, because everything is based on crypto proof instead of trust. [...] The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust.” - Satoshi Nakamoto

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Research / Commentators

“Smith + Crown is a research group focused on the revolutionary technologies in the emerging field of cryptofinance.”

https://www.smithandcrown.com/

SG Specific

“Virtual currencies in Singapore, like most other countries, are not regulated by a financial services regulator like the Monetary Authority of Singapore, as these are not considered as securities or legal tender. Investors in virtual currencies will also not have the safeguards that investors in securities enjoy under the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act. “

http://www.moneysense.gov.sg/understanding-financial-products/investments/consumer-alerts/virtual-currencies.aspx

SG Specific

Project Ubin is a collaborative project with the industry to explore the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for clearing and settlement of payments and securities.”

http://www.mas.gov.sg/Singapore-Financial-Centre/Smart-Financial-Centre/Project-Ubin.aspx

https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Businesses/Companies/Working-out-Corporate-Income-Taxes/Specific-topics/Income-Tax-Treatment-of-Virtual-Currencies/

Apps

Apps

Blockfolio

Coinmarket Cap

Tools

Ethereum Block Explorer

https://etherscan.io/

Tools

Bitcoin Block Explorer

https://blockexplorer.com/

Tools

“CryptoCurrency Market Capitalizations”

https://coinmarketcap.com/

Articles

My Token / ICO / Blockchain Capital Markets Landscape - Etienne Brunet

https://medium.com/@etiennebr/my-token-ico-blockchain-capital-markets-landscape-617e6ff1eae1

Articles

“Social scalability is the ability of an institution –- a relationship or shared endeavor, in which multiple people repeatedly participate, and featuring customs, rules, or other features which constrain or motivate participants’ behaviors -- to overcome shortcomings in human minds and in the motivating or constraining aspects of said institution that limit who or how many can successfully participate.” - Nick Szabo

http://unenumerated.blogspot.sg/2017/02/money-blockchains-and-social-scalability.html

Articles

“The previous generation of shared protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, etc.) produced immeasurable amounts of value, but most of it got captured and re-aggregated on top at the applications layer, largely in the form of data (think Google, Facebook and so on). The Internet stack, in terms of how value is distributed, is composed of "thin" protocols and "fat" applications. As the market developed, we learned that investing in applications produced high returns whereas investing directly in protocol technologies generally produced low returns.” - Joel Monegro

http://www.usv.com/blog/fat-protocols

Media

Interview with Nick Szabo (Smart Contracts), Naval Ravikant, Tim Ferris

http://tim.blog/2017/06/04/nick-szabo/

https://epicenter.tv/

Online Courses

“Blockchain Demo” - Anders Brownworth (technical walkthrough of blockchain)

https://anders.com/blockchain/

Ethereum-specific

“Quorum™ is an enterprise-focused version of Ethereum.”

https://www.jpmorgan.com/country/US/EN/Quorum

Ethereum-specific

“The mission of ConsenSys is to create simplified and automated decentralized applications (dApps) to facilitate peer-to-peer transactions and exchanges.”

https://consensys.net/

Ethereum-specific

“ETHNews is an emerging provider of Ethereum and Blockchain ecosystem news. We cover breaking news, announcements, information, and in-depth analyses on Ethereum, blockchain, and virtual currency developments.”

https://www.ethnews.com

Ethereum-specific

“The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts. Together, we will learn from and build upon the only smart contract supporting blockchain currently running in real-world production – Ethereum – to define enterprise-grade software capable of handling the most complex, highly demanding applications at the speed of business.”

https://entethalliance.org/

Ethereum-specific

“Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.”

https://ethereum.org/

Books / Technical

Introducing Ethereum and Solidity: Foundations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners

by Chris Dannen

Link: http://a.co/8ltEH5X

Books / Technical

Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies

by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Link: http://a.co/h6h6R2l

Books / Technical

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction

by Arvind Narayanan et al.

Link: http://a.co/0Af6Hdy

Books General / Historical

Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

by Nathaniel Popper

Link: http://a.co/i5DmGgI

Books General / Historical

The Internet of Money

by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Link: http://a.co/2y5OtBA

Books General / Historical

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World

by Don Tapscott et al.

Link: http://a.co/9i7x9oQ

Quick, general overview

Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes - Institute for the Future (IFTF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r43LhSUUGTQ