A selection of important scientific papers, technical documents, & independent analysis on topics related to our Digital Assets investment theme.
The legacy international financial system is struggling to keep up with the demands of an increasingly interconnected global economy. Blockchain based digital assets such as cryptocurrency and non fungible tokens (NFT)s provide a scalable solution for fast, easy, and secure global commerce with minimal trust required. The web3.0 revolution has arrived, promising a decentralized future where users own their identity, their reputation, and their wealth. As of 2021, the total value of the crypto market is roughly $1.5 trillion and growing at a staggering 60% CAGR.
The Network State - Balaji S. Srinivasan
Lecture on how Network States formed online will transform into autonomous, independent democracies capable of functioning with near unanimous consent of their governed.
The original whitepaper in which Vitalik Buterin lays out his vision for a next-generation smart contract and decentralized application platform that would become the Ethereum blockchain.
The original whitepaper in which Satoshi Nakamoto describes the peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.
The green Future Index
The Green Future Index is a ranking of 76 leading countries and territories on their progress and commitment toward building a low carbon future. It measures the degree to which their economies are pivoting toward clean energy, industry, agriculture, and society through investment in renewables, innovation, and green finance.
Crypto Glossary: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
The fact is, in a space that evolves as rapidly as crypto, no one really is an expert. But knowing where to start can help make the subject more approachable to anyone. To that end, below is a glossary of terminology and key concepts in the space — it covers the basics of cryptography and blockchain, smart contracts and applications, security/privacy, and other useful definitions.
The Sandbox - A New Blockchain Based Virtual Gaming World Built on NFTs with Sebastien Borget
The Sandbox's Sebastien Borget joins Kevin Rose to discuss the practical use of blockchains and NFTs for securing digital property in virtual gaming worlds.
The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite
Deep dive into the rise of interoperable virtual worlds and digital economies better known as the Metaverse. Media analyst and early stage VC explains the technological levers at work and the scale of the opportunity in detail.
The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo
Nick Szabo is a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. Nick coined the phase "smart contract" and designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin.
Vitalik Buterin Interview with Naval Ravikant
Vitalik Buterin, Creator of Ethereum, on Understanding Ethereum, ETH vs. BTC, ETH2, Scaling Plans and Timelines, NFTs, Future Considerations, Life Extension, and More (Featuring Naval Ravikant)
Ethereum New User Guide
New to Ethereum? You're in the right place! This guide will walk you through the necessary steps of getting onboarded to the Ethereum network.
Crypto Reading List
A list of worthwhile posts about cryptocurrency curated by Dan Romero. Best to read in chronological order: