This looks interesting: An one day event at MIT on April 18 this year focused on the business of Blockchain. Seems to have a bunch of relevant speakers (e.g. the head of the Hyperledger project) and a broad focus (various industries, social impact etc.).
I came across a nicely written report on Blockchain – “The Walport report” that does a good job (especially on basic technology) of demystifying and clarification. Although it was commissioned by the UK government and so leans more towards government use cases, it does a good job of painting the broader canvas as well.
Worth a quick scan.
Great book on BitCoin and Blockchain that does a really nice job of explaining the fundamentals in a clear yet comprehensive way.
It’s a simpler read than the one that I mentioned before. Apparently there’s a new one scheduled to be published in March 2017. Definitely worth a read.
For those that are tired of having just a surface level understanding of BitCoin and BlockChain, one could do worse than read a new book by academics at Princeton.
It doesn’t dumb anything down, but at the same time the authors try to explain things in a relatively clear way. And as you can see from the table of contents, it’s pretty comprehensive. (If you don’t want to buy the book, apparently there’s a freely available PDF here. If you don’t want to read, the video lectures are here )