With all of the noise surrounding bitcoin and its underlying technology, blockchain, it’s often difficult to separate real blockchain articles from those just looking for clicks.
Here’s a list, in no particular order, of articles and whitepapers written by the people actively involved in developing this new technology. The resources below range all the way back from the 1980s to today.
Source: cointelegraph.com Articles Fat Protocols by Joel Monegro, Union Square Ventures Bitcoin — The Internet of Money by Naval Ravikant The Bitcoin Model for Crowdfunding by Naval Ravikant The Fifth Protocol by Naval Ravikant A Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain Technology by Coindesk The Blockchain Problem Space by Dax Ravi, Ironbay Blockchain and Design by Blake Hudelson A Quick Reminder Why Bitcoin was Invented in the First Place by Playbook App Making Money — Bitcoin Explained (with Emoji) by Tess Rinearson, Chain Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, Tokens, ICOs: Why should anyone care? by Preethi Kasireddy Crypto Tokens: A Breakthrough in Open Network Design by Chris Dixon Minimum Viable Block Chain by Ilya Grigorik Introduction to Bitcoin Concepts by 21 Why Bitcoin Matters by Marc Andreessen Bit gold by Nick Szabo What is bitcoin and the blockchain? by Brian Forde Blockchain, simplified by Alexey Malanov Bitcoin in comic by Shi Yan The Importance of Bitcoin Not Being Money by Erik Voorhees The Role of Bitcoin as Money by Erik Voorhees Blythe Masters Tells Banks the Blockchain Changes Everything by Edward Robinson The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto by Timothy C. May The God Protocols by Nick Szabo A Cyberpunk’s Manifesto by Eric Hughes How the Bitcoin protocol actually works by Michael Nielsen Why the blockchain matters by Reid Hoffman Bitcoin faces a crossroads, needs an effective decision-making process by Arvind Narayanan Encrypted Data For Efficient Markets by Numerai Thoughts on Tokens by 21 Three Technical Requirements to Connect Blockchains Without a Token by TenX Why I like the term, “Cryptoassets” by cburniske The Crypto J-Curve by cburniske Quantifying Decentralization by Balaji S. Srinivasan Beyond the boring blockchain bubble by Jon Evans Blockchains from the ground up: Part 1 by John Matthews On Bitcoin and Red Balloons by Moshe Babaioff A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy by Vitalik Buterin White Papers & PDFs Blockchain in the Mainstream by Jeremy Epstein, Never Stop Marketing Denationalisation of Money: The Argument Refined by F. A. Hayek RPOW — Reusable Proofs of Work by Hal Finney B-Money by W. Dai Bitcoin Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto Some Simple Economics of the Blockchain by Christian Catalini, MIT Sloan Hashcash — A Denial of Service Counter-Measure by Adam Back Shelling Out: The Origins of Money by Nick Szabo Bitcoin and The Age of Bespoke Silicon by Michael Bedford Taylor Majority is not Enough: Bitcoin Mining is Vulnerable by Ittay Eyal, Cornell On Bitcoin as a public randomness source by Joseph Bonneau Research Perspectives and Challenges for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies by Joseph Bonneau Eclipse Attacks on Bitcoin’s Peer-to-Peer Network by Ethan Heilman Does Governance Have a Role in Pricing? Cross-Country Evidence from Bitcoin Markets by Robert Viglione Bitcoin in Islamic Banking and Finance by Charles W. Evans Bitcoin-NG: A Scalable Blockchain Protocol by Ittay Eyal The Bitcoin Backbone Protocol: Analysis and Applications by Juan A. Garay The Bitcoin Lightning Network: Scalable Off-Chain Instant Payments by Joseph Poon Essays on Bitcoin by Alex Kroeger Blockchain Technology by Michael Crosby, Google Blockchain: the solution for transparency in product supply chains by Provenance Blockstack: A Global Naming and Storage System: Secured by Blockchainsby Muneeb Ali Consensus: Immutable Agreement for the Internet of Value by Sigrid Seibold Distributed Ledger Technology: beyond block chain by UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor Economics of Bitcoin: is Bitcoin an alternative to fiat currencies and gold?by Peter Surda Extending Existing Blockchains with Virtualchain by Jude Nelson The Impact and Potential of Blockchain on the Securities Transaction Lifecycle by Michael Mainelli A Fistful of Bitcoins: Characterizing Payments Among Men with No Namesby Sarah Meiklejohn An architecture for the Internet of Money by Meher Roy MRA Bitcoin Primer by Phillip Rapoport