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Nice talk on blockchains vs. databases

I always find it refreshing when someone does a good job at cutting through the smoke and getting to the essence of the issue. Gideon Greenspan (CEO of Multichain), does a great job in doing just that in this video explaining the essential difference between a database and Blockchain. If you like this, you may also want to check out some of their posts on their blog.

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Awesome book on Blockchain

ethereum henning book

I came across this awesome book on Blockchain (particularly Ethereum) by Henning Diedrich. For me this has the right balance. It doesn’t have any of the hype associated with the typical business book on this topic and doesn’t force the reader to understand the details of a particular algorithm. But it does do a great job of explaining simply what the fundamentals of Blockchain in a clear way. Highly recommended.

(Full disclosure: I’m about 1/2 way through this)

 

 

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Good book on Ethereum

ethereumI know it’s old fashioned nowadays to read anything but tweets, but I’m a sucker for books. Especially ones on tech subjects that are written by people that actually know what they are talking about and clearly explain (in English, rather than gibberish) the subject matter. It seems I’ve hit across one such book on Ethereum (and Solidity). Although I’ve only got to the 3rd chapter or so, the clarity of writing reminds me of the other “classic” – Mastering Bitcoin.

Definitely worth a read.

Good magazine for Blockchain?

distributed coverWith every new tech, there comes a slew of magazines / websites to capitalize on the hype. Blockchain is no exception. I came across a magazine “Distributed” (which was being given away for free) at the recent Consensus 2017 conference in NYC last week. I found some of the articles in it useful (e.g. one on the enterprise distributed ledgers – part one and two). Probably worth a look to see how this evolves.

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Business focused Blockchain event at MIT

March 27, 2017 Leave a comment

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.).

Nice report on Blockchain

March 20, 2017 Leave a comment

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.

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Worth a quick scan.

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Another good book on BitCoin, Blockchain

November 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Great book on BitCoin and Blockchain that does a really nice job of explaining the fundamentals in a clear yet comprehensive way.

mastering-bitcoin

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.

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