Whose Blockchain is it anyway?
No one's. Duh. Everyone knows crypto's gone mainstream, so whether you embrace all those bits, blocks, coins and ethers with open arms, or wear your cryptophobia on your proverbial sleeve, it's not getting out of your face any time soon. SO. We decided to round up some useful pieces to navigate the cryptoverse with… healthy dose of cynicism included.
Where to start
A crashcourse in Ethereum. Medium writer and blockchain engineer Preethi Kasireddy wrote an Ethereum primer in (sorta) plain English. Not actually an easy task. Lots of pictures, and lots of handholding, she gives an intro to the tech and the concepts without making you feel like a dunce for not following everything.
At the other end of the spectrum, here is the ultimate cheatsheet: 100 cryptocurrencies in 4 words or less…
How endless are the possibilities? Cutting through all the noise and screaming that Blockchain can turn lead into gold, our friends over at Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy produced critical research on uses for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT – basically Blockchain), from non-profit, to creative industries, to supply chain, to humanitarian aid, and how to choose the right kind of solution.