Week 10

Week 10: 2009–2021

Blockchain

Reading

Satoshi Nakamoto, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” Bitcoin.org.
Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani, “The Truth about Blockchain,” Harvard Business Review, January–February 2017.

Recommended

For related material on the history of file sharing and peer-to-peer networks, see Sharing: Music, Peer-to-Peer Networks, and Piracy.

Technical Papers

Satoshi Nakamoto, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” Bitcoin.org.
Ethereum Whitepaper, Ethereum.org.
Bram Cohen and Krzysztof Pietrzak, “The Chia Network Blockchain,” Chia.net.
Bram Cohen, “Incentives Build Robustness in BitTorrent,” Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems, 2003.

Books

Arvind Narayanan et al. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction. Princeton University Press, 2016.
David Golumbia, The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism. University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Podcasts

“Bitcoin,” Acquired, January 18, 2021.
“Ethereum,” Acquired, July 5, 2021.
“Satoshi Nakamoto,” Unresolved, August 12, 2018.

Videos