Blockchains, hashgraph, and the interplanetary file system (IPFS) are all very new technologies emerging into what's being called "Web 3.0".
I find many trying to learn these new systems have a hard time deciding where to start, or finding good resources. Not to mention the difficulties associated with seeing where they fit into the larger ongoing trends in the technology industry. So, I thought it'd be helpful to provide a list of educational resources I've found useful.
"Web 3.0 is a broad movement and group of associated technologies aiming to make the web and internet more decentralized, verifiable, and secure.
The goals of Web 3.0 include (a) trustless infrastructure; (b) removing intermediaries; and (c) giving users power and ownership over their data, identity, security, and transactions.
The technologies add capabilities and functionality for securely linking data and programs, cryptographic verifiability, transaction processing, P2P connectivity, and trustless interoperability. They also provide decentralized computation and storage, enabling fully autonomous applications (dapps). The movement includes many blockchain and dweb projects, as well as some linked data efforts." - Juan Bennet, Creator of IPFS (2018)
- Decentralize Everything - Vitalik Buterin
- Tim Berners-Lee: The next Web of open, linked data - Tim Berners-Lee
- What Exactly is Web3? - Juan Benet
- What is Hedera Hashgraph? - Dr. Leemon Baird
- Why Ethereum is Going to Change the World - Joseph Lubin
- One Small Step for the Web... - Tim Berners Lee
- Understanding the IPFS White Paper - Mark Pors
- What are zk-SNARKs? - Zcash
- Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System (2008)
- Ethereum: A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform (2013)
- IPFS - Content Addressed, Versioned, P2P File System (2014)
- Hedera: A Governing Council & Public Hashgraph Network (2017)
Have any other suggestions? Let me know in the comments 👇