Resources to get up to speed on blockchain technology

If you’re new to the blockchain space and wanting to learn more about the technology, here are some resources I’ve compiled to help get you started on your journey.

101 Materials

Start with bringing yourself up to speed on the technology. It used to be a lot harder to find information on bitcoin and blockchain, but there’s tons of it out there now. A good google search will yield results, but here are a few good places to start.

Books

You will never find the latest information on the technology in a book. But in case you really want information in that format, here are a few to check out.

The Bleeding Edge

Now that you’re starting to understand the technology, you need to be where the real action is.

Media & Podcasts

There’s a specific cadre of journalists and media just for the crypto space. Be warned that some of the lesser publications are low on ethics and will often charge to post articles about new companies. Here are a few of the more well respected sources.

Events

While most interaction happens decentrally… or online as everyone else calls it, the blockchain community is at its best when we come together in person. There are hundreds of blockchain events these days and they are not all created equal. Here are a few to aim for.

  • Consensus — The largest and most commercial of the events, Consensus is the main draw for blockchain week in NY in May. My recommendation… don’t go to the conference. Just be in NY when it’s on.
  • Devcon — The ethereum developers conference held once a year in November. One of the best events in the space. As a result, tickets are hard to get!
  • Token summit — Part of blockchain week in NY
  • Blockchain Africa Summit— There are some really exciting projects coming out of the continent. This is the place to be to get the inside view.
  • LAbitconf — Likewise for Latin America