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

Ever wonder how bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work?
from 3Blue1Brown

How the bitcoin protocol actually works
by Michael Nielsen

Ethereum in 25 minutes
by Vitalik Buterin

How does Ethereum work, anyway? — how it functions at a technical level, without complex math
by Preethi Kasireddy

Decrypting crypto, from bitcoin and blockchain to ICOs
by Alex Rampell

Cryptographic hash function — what they are, properties of, etc.
by Khan Academy

basic primer on blockchain — ledger basics, why it matters
by Chris Berg, Sinclair Davidson, and Jason Potts

basic terminology for Ethereum — from gas to dapps (distributed apps)
by Matt Condon

a basic glossary of terms — a few short and simple definitions

Beginner’s guide series on cryptoassets (series) — from ethereum to litecoin
by Linda Xie

Foundations (& History)

Bitcoin whitepaper (2009): A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System
by Satoshi Nakamoto

Ethereum whitepaper (2013+): A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform
by Vitalik Buterin et al

The Byzantine Generals Problem (1982)
by Leslie Lamport, Robert Shostak, and Marshall Pease

The Agoric papers series (1988)
by Mark Miller and K. Eric Drexler

The idea of smart contracts (1997)
by Nick Szabo

Why bitcoin matters (2014)
by Marc Andreessen

Bitcoin’s academic pedigree (2017)
by Arvind Narayanan and Jeremy Clark



Paris : première place pour ICO?


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.