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

 

Mining Cryptocurrencies

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

 

Career Opportunities

Five Ways To Earn Money In Blockchain Projects Without Mining (Article) – CryptoCoin.News

 

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