Yes, there are huge challenges to overcome. But it’s clearer every quarter that tech capable of shifting today’s centers of power is becoming viable. This could change everything.
But few understand it, and I think that’s a problem. So, I’m sharing the list of links I give to my friends. (and if you are already deep in the space, here are 5 reasons Friends help Friends Understand Blockchains.)
Keep in mind: as soon as you get beyond a cursory definition, it gets complicated—fast. This is not only because blockchain technology can be used in many ways, but because everyone seems to want to explain all the pieces that make it work at once, and that's overwhelming. So, it takes some patience for it all to click.
Spend time with a solid handful of these links, and you'll start to get a feel for it, I promise. And once you do, I suggest going out and searching for blockchain + whatever industry interests you. Music? Real estate? Education? Food? There are examples out there that will blow your mind, and I hope you will want to learn more (I included links to an extra five "next step" resources below the top 10).
Find something you like better than these? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or @unblockedfuture on Twitter with your suggestions (I've already switched out one link!).
Here's to learning!