Every time I am asked to speak about this new technology and what it represents, at some point I muse about the amazing opportunity we've been given: the opportunity to completely change how money works and to create new and fairer economic models.
Yes; the beginning of anything is not a walk in the park. First, the park must be built, the trees and the flowers planted, the path laid. We're building the park that the next generations will walk and play on.
Below, you will find some of the resources that helped me along my own personal journey. I hope they help you as well.
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I created this podcast in an attempt to inspire people to start working in the crypto space. It tells the stories of the people working to build the decentralised future.
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Abstract. A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution. Digital signatures provide part of the solution, but the main benefits are lost if a trusted third party is still required to prevent double-spending.We propose a solution to the double-spending problem using a peer-to-peer network.The network timestamps transactions by hashing them into an ongoing chain of hash-based proof-of-work, forming a record that cannot be changed without redoing the proof-of-work. The longest chain not only serves as proof of the sequence of events witnessed, but proof that it came from the largest pool of CPU power. As long as a majority of CPU power is controlled by nodes that are not cooperating to attack the network, they'll generate the longest chain and outpace attackers. The network itself requires minimal structure. Messages are broadcast on a best effort basis, and nodes can leave and rejoin the network at will, accepting the longest proof-of-work chain as proof of what happened while they were gone.DOWNLOAD PAPER