Le canon des écrits crypto

Quels seraient les écrits canoniques si l’on devait réunir la somme des textes fondateurs pour décrire la crypto-économie et les actifs cryptos?

Les membres du réputé VC Andreessen-Horowitz se sont mis au travail et ont produit ceci. Le texte complet est à : https://a16z.com/2018/02/10/crypto-readings-resources/

Here’s a list — building on and including Chris’ last roundup — of crypto readings and resources. It’s organized from building blocks and basics; foundations (& history); and key concepts — followed by specific topics such as governance; privacy and security; scaling; consensus; cryptoeconomics and investing; fundraising and token distribution; decentralized exchanges; stablecoins; and cryptoeconomic primitives (crytocollectibles, curation markets, games). We also included a section with developer tutorials, practical guides, and maker stories — as well as other resources, such as newsletters and courses, at the end.

 

Building Blocks and Basics

WTF is the blockchain? — understanding the problem it solves before defining it
by Mohit Mamoria
https://hackernoon.com/wtf-is-the-blockchain-1da89ba19348

Ever wonder how bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work?
from 3Blue1Brown
https://youtu.be/bBC-nXj3Ng4

How the bitcoin protocol actually works
by Michael Nielsen
http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/how-the-bitcoin-protocol-actually-works/

Ethereum in 25 minutes
by Vitalik Buterin
https://youtu.be/66SaEDzlmP4

How does Ethereum work, anyway? — how it functions at a technical level, without complex math
by Preethi Kasireddy
https://medium.com/@preethikasireddy/how-does-ethereum-work-anyway-22d1df506369

Decrypting crypto, from bitcoin and blockchain to ICOs
by Alex Rampell
https://a16z.com/2017/12/08/summit-crypto-alex-rampell/

Cryptographic hash function — what they are, properties of, etc.
by Khan Academy
https://youtu.be/0WiTaBI82Mc

basic primer on blockchain — ledger basics, why it matters
by Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson, and Jason Potts
https://medium.com/@cryptoeconomics/the-blockchain-economy-a-beginners-guide-to-institutional-cryptoeconomics-64bf2f2beec4

basic terminology for Ethereum — from gas to dapps (distributed apps)
by Matt Condon
https://medium.com/@mattcondon/getting-up-to-speed-on-ethereum-63ed28821bbe

a basic glossary of terms — a few short and simple definitions
https://tangelo.co/insights/blog/techs-must-have-reference-guide-to-blockchain-and-cryptocurrency

Beginner’s guide series on cryptoassets (series) — from ethereum to litecoin
by Linda Xie
https://medium.com/@linda.xie/beginners-guide-series-on-cryptoassets-d897535d887 

Foundations (& History)

Bitcoin whitepaper (2009): A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System
by Satoshi Nakamoto
https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Ethereum whitepaper (2013+): A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform
by Vitalik Buterin et al
https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper

The Byzantine Generals Problem (1982)
by Leslie Lamport, Robert Shostak, and Marshall Pease
https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~luca/cs174/byzantine.pdf

The Agoric papers series (1988)
by Mark Miller and K. Eric Drexler
https://e-drexler.com/d/09/00/AgoricsPapers/agoricpapers.html

The idea of smart contracts (1997)
by Nick Szabo
http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/rob/Courses/InformationInSpeech/CDROM/Literature/LOTwinterschool2006/szabo.best.vwh.net/idea.html

Why bitcoin matters (2014)
by Marc Andreessen
https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/why-bitcoin-matters/

Bitcoin’s academic pedigree (2017)
by Arvind Narayanan and Jeremy Clark
https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3136559

 

 

Paris : première place pour ICO?

https://www.trustnodes.com/2018/03/16/paris-embraces-icos-incredible-uturn

Paris Embraces ICOs in an Incredible Uturn

France is bidding to become the most friendly jurisdiction for ICOs as their Ministry of Finance prepares to rush legislation that will create a voluntary regulatory framework according to local media.

“Our goal is to provide legal certainty for those who seek it, without hindering those who want to follow their own path. We have a rather liberal approach.

We work for a flexible, non-dissuasive framework. At the same time, we are not naive either, we know that these products can be risky,” sources from the Ministry of Finance, or as the French call it due to its location, Bercy, told local media.

AMF, the French Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is planning to take an innovative approach of incentivized regulations.

The framework for ICOs will probably take the form of an optional authorization scheme, with or without a license issued by the AMF.

Those that want a license will have to provide guarantees to investors, but unlicensed ICOs will not be banned with France thus taking a very different approach from any regulator so far.

It stands in stark contrast to the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) which has merely extended centuries old discriminatory laws to 21st century innovation. With a SEC division considering even cloud mining purchases as securities.

Paris has also seemingly beaten London to it, although we can’t imagine even FCA would have been this forward looking.