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Crypto, Bitcoin, Blockchain and Kittens - where to start?

Hadi
By Hadi

So you're interested in Crypto, Blockchain has your attention, and you find CryptoKitties cute. But what's behind this magic? As you prepare to explore, here are a few foundational pieces to get you started:


The Bitcoin Whitepaper - where the modern crypto started

https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

The Bitcoin Ideology

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/sunday-review/the-bitcoin-ideology.html

The Rise of the Cypherpunks - where did this all come from?

https://www.coindesk.com/the-rise-of-the-cypherpunks/


And while Crypto is open source and decentralised, Blockchain has been embraced by the business community with published books (see reading list for a starter kit)


Don't forget the podcasts...


Simon and Colin's Blockchain Insider

http://bi.11fs.com/

Laura Shin's Unchained

http://unchainedpodcast.co/

And Brian and Sebastien's Epicenter

https://epicenter.tv/


And feel free to reach out to me and say Hi, on Bookwitty, Twitter @hadikabalan, or email hadikabalan@protonmail.com


PS: If you're still reading and like a good analogy, here's an apple:

https://medium.freecodecamp.org/explain-bitcoin-like-im-five-73b4257ac833


You're still wondering about the kittens, right?? 
If you can play this game, you've got this whole crypto thing mastered:

 https://www.cryptokitties.co/



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