Digital Interest Group member David Reilly (LetsLearnDigital) has compiled below a list of useful links to Blockchain information for PM Society members to help get up to speed with latest developments

 Introduction to Blockchain:
 
Where it all begun, Satoshi outlines what the Blockchain is and the value surrounding it. Natakamoto’s Whitepaper: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf
 
A complete beginners course to blockchain:
https://www.wirehive.com/thoughts/an-absolute-beginners-guide-to-blockchain-part-1/
 
 Understanding the blockchain
 https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/understanding-the-blockchain
 
 A Story in laymans Term; Simple Explanation of Complex Technology
 http://www.academia.edu/23873276/Blockchain_Demystified_-_A_Story_in_a_laymans_Term_-_Simple_Explaination_of_Complex_Technology
 
Salvaging Bitcoin, an introduction to blockchain Part 1
 https://medium.com/@savar/the-bitcoin-legacy-salvaging-the-blockchain-bc2c2b0e65bc
 
 A description of blockchain part 2
 https://medium.com/@savar/are-you-the-real-kanye-a-full-description-of-blockchain-bb1ed265e9d8
 
Explaining-public-key-cryptography-to-non-geeks-
https://blog.vrypan.net/2013/08/28/public-key-cryptography-for-non-geeks/

 

 

What is the blockchain? A recent thorough explanation from Wired magazine, Feb 2018 http://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-the-blockchain

Online Courses
 
Blockchain for Finance Professionals: Taught by Peter Gelardi Mikkelsen this highly recommended course costs $129 which is well priced for the content the course offers.
https://www.experfy.com/training/courses/blockchain-for-finance-professionals
 
 An introduction to Blockchain, free Mooc;
 https://projectmanagers.org/blockchain/
 
The Basics of Blockchain
 Excellent basic course by Tom Serres and Bettina Warburg, $50
 https://www.udemy.com/the-basics-of-blockchain/learn/v4/overview
 
 Ethereum
 
A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform by Vitalik Butterin
https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper
 
ETHEREUM: A SECURE DECENTRALISED GENERALISED TRANSACTION LEDGER
http://gavwood.com/Paper.pdf by Gavin Wood

Learn Coding for Blockchain:
 
IBM; blockchain 101 quick start guide for developers https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-ibm-blockchain-101-quick-start-guide-for-developers-bluemix-trs/index.html
 
How to Learn Solidity
https://blockgeeks.com/guides/how-to-learn-solidity/
 
Dapps for Beginners on Ethereum for beginners 
https://medium.com/technologymadeeasy/develop-dapps-on-ethereum-tutorial-series-for-beginners-part-1-basic-terminology-866d2ce4cf34

How to create an Ethereum Dapp:
https://www.spaceotechnologies.com/develop-ethereum-dapp-metamask-truffle-tutorial/

An Introduction to programming Smart Contracts
https://medium.com/@ConsenSys/a-101-noob-intro-to-programming-smart-contracts-on-ethereum-695d15c1dab4
 
Learn Ethereum; instructions for getting started with dApp development
https://github.com/ledgerlabs/ethereum-getting-started/wiki
 
How to write your first smart contract in solidity
http://www.techracers.com/smart-contract-solidity

Good books:
 
Mastering Blockchain;
https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Blockchain-Imran-Bashir/dp/1787125440
 
The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology, excellent book by William Mougayar
https://www.amazon.com/Business-Blockchain-Practice-Application-Technology-ebook/dp/B01EIGP8HG/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1507754185&sr=8-13&keywords=Blockchain
 
Meetup groups and Networking events (London only)
 
London Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Beginners- 1499 Members
https://www.meetup.com/London-Cryptocurrency-and-Blockchain-
Beginners/events/243169120/?rv=md1&_af=event&_af_eid=243169120&https=on
-

Blockchain and Smart Contracts Innovators- 1807 Members
 https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-SmartContract-Innovators/

Ethereum London run by Stephan Tual- 5435 members 
 https://www.meetup.com/ethereum/
 
LinkedIn groups:
 
Blockchain Professional Network; 21,979 members
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3763996
 
Blockchain Professionals and Developers- 4163 Members
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8267411