Blockchain: 11 ways to get smarter


Want to keep learning about blockchain? Experts share their favorite blockchain resources, from books to podcasts.

Blockchain – The New Technology of Trust, by Goldman Sachs

Recommended by Nikao Yang, COO at Lucidity

This web resource from financial giant Goldman Sachs offers a slick crash course in blockchain for beginners, including what it is, how it works, and more. Yang’s own company, part of a growing number of startups working on blockchain’s potentially significant applications in the digital advertising industry, also offers a Blockchain 101 primer.

Chain Letter, by MIT Technology Review

Recommended by Pierkarska

For regular updates on the blockchain universe, Pierkarska of Hyperledger recommends this free biweekly newsletter from MIT Technology Review.

Pierkarska from Hyperledger also recommends these two online courses from edX, which runs on the open source Open edX platform. Both courses cost $99 if you want to get a certificate at the end, but if you don’t need that certificate, you can study for free.

Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

by The Linux Foundation

A good “101” class for getting up to speed. Course description: “Understand exactly what a blockchain is, its impact and potential for change around the world, and analyze use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions.”

Blockchain for Business – An Introduction to Hyperledger Technologies

by The Linux Foundation

A practical class for getting started with developing blockchain applications on the open source Hyperledger platform. Course description: “A primer to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Learn how to start building blockchain applications with Hyperledger frameworks.”

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