Bitcoin · Distributed Systems

Early stage and want to learn more about blockchain & distributed ledgers; looking for a middle of the road book reccomendations

David Matthews Founder of Varys, coinbased intelligence network based on stakeholder blockchain.

February 26th, 2018

Early stage and want to learn more about blockchain & distributed ledgers so that I can better formulate a white paper. Every book seems to be either overly technical or a compendium of "look we can use blockchain for (insert a series of broadly based applications)" I'm not technical myself yet, but I also know what I want to use the technology for already so I don't need a cheerleader for blockchain.

Jenny Kwan Co-Founder and Technical Lead of Woodlamp Technologies

Last updated on April 1st, 2018

Blockchain requires computer science and a smattering of theoretical math. It just does. If you don't have that background, then I don't know what to tell you. Find a bunch of computer scientists (not software engineers) and have them each explain it to you over dinner. Or hire someone to ghostwrite your white paper.


If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area I'd be happy to talk about it over a liter of Pellegrino.