Updated: May 31, 2018
Ever since I was introduced to this dynamic novel field; blockchain technology, by my dear colleague Boulevard Aladetoyinbo, I have had amazing times learning, unlearning and relearning. Choosing the field as my law practice area is arguably one of the smartest decisions I made after deciding to dust my wig and gown from a two years long slumber.
Although the blockchain and crypto space is a relatively young one, the role of lawyers in the field is critical and a necessity. I’m always quick to tell anyone who cares to listen about the limitless career opportunities available in the blockchain and crypto field. More especially, I encourage young lawyers looking to specialize to consider emerging fields like blockchain and crypto.
Usually, after ranting about why a lawyer should get involved in blockchain, I always get asked about resources to read up on. So, here is my ultimate everything blockchain for lawyers: go from clueless to informed. This is my attempt to put together all a lawyer interested in blockchain needs to know about and more. Considering the dynamic nature of the field, I intend to always keep this page updated.
What is Blockchain?
What is Blockchain Technology? A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners (Article) – Blockgeeks
Blockchain Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty (Video) – WIRED
Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes (Video) – Institute for the Future (IFTF)
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World (Book) – Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
Blockchain for Dummies (Book) – IBM Limited Edition
Blockchain Essentials (Course) – IBM
What is Cryptocurrency?
Introduction to Bitcoin (Video) – Andreas Antonopoulos
Bitcoin FAQs for Newcomers (Article) – Reddit
The real value of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency (Video) – DutchChain
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies | Princeton University (Course) – Coursera
Understanding Ethereum (Article) – CFD.net
Storing and Using Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency Wallet Guide: A Step-By-Step Tutorial (Article) – Blockgeeks
Paper Wallet Guide (Article) – Blockgeeks
Blockchain Consensus Systems
Understanding Blockchain Fundamentals, Part 1: Byzantine Fault Tolerance (Article) – Medium
An Overview of Cryptocurrency Consensus Algorithms (Article) – Hackernoon
How Does Bitcoin Mining Work? (article) – CryptoCoin.News
How Mining Affects the Value of Cryptocurrencies (Article) – CryptoCoin.News
DApps and Smart Contracts
An Introduction to Ethereum Smart Contracts (Article) – The Coin Offering
Build and Deploy your first Decentralized App (Course) – Udemy
Solidity Smart Contracts Best Practices | ConsenSys (Article) – GitHub
A Collection of DApps
Cryptocurrency and Tax
Blockchain and Crypto Regulations
Trust, But Verify: Why the Blockchain Needs the Law (Article) – SSRN Papers
The State of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Law and Regulation in Nigeria, 2018 (Article) – Medium
UK Government Report on Blockchain
Five Ways To Earn Money In Blockchain Projects Without Mining (Article) – CryptoCoin.News