Books

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Audrey Tang: Learning From Taiwan’s Digital Civic Experimentation
The island-country’s digital minister has radical ideas for using open-source technology to provide public goods. Her approach is called Plurality and it’s gaining attention a...
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'We've Seen Breakdowns of Trust': Nathan Schneider on How to Democratize the Web
The activist's new book "Governable Spaces" explores ways blockchains can help people experiment with self-governance online.
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Remembering ‘True Names’ Author Vernor Vinge
Known for popularizing the term “singularity,” the cypherpunk writer, who died this week, was prophetic about the age of artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency.
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"On NFTs" is the  largest art historical study on NFTs to date. (Robert Alice)
Robert Alice Made NFT History, Now He’s Writing About It
Legendary art book publisher TASCHEN is putting out the first major survey of NFT art, while Christie's launches his new art project tonight.
"On NFTs" is the  largest art historical study on NFTs to date. (Robert Alice)

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What's at the Intersection of Crypto and AI? Perhaps Murder
Security expert Ari Juels' new crime thriller novel "The Oracle" considers how smart contracts can kill. How real is the threat?
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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. (CoinDesk)
'Absolute Essentials of Ethereum' by Paul Dylan-Ennis: An Excerpt
How does on-chain and off-chain governance work in Ethereum?
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. (CoinDesk)

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Chris Dixon Talks Techno-Optimism, Permissionless Innovation and the Need for Crypto
The renowned a16z VC talks to Daniel Kuhn about his new book, “Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet.”
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The Promises and Perils of NFTs: An Excerpt From 'The Everything Token'
In their new book, Steve Kaczynski and Scott Duke Kominers discuss the ongoing challenges (and potential solutions) around diversity, regulation and decentralization facing th...
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Karl Marx believed industrial technological progress would help lead to socialism. What about crypto? (John Mayal c. 1865/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
Crypto and the Real Meaning of 'Radicalism'
The right-wing economics that shaped crypto doesn’t determine its future, argues a new book by Joshua Dávila – aka The Blockchain Socialist.
Karl Marx believed industrial technological progress would help lead to socialism. What about crypto? (John Mayal c. 1865/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)

In "SBF: How The FTX Bankruptcy Unwound Crypto's Very Bad Good Guy" author Brady Dale tells the story of notorious cryptocurrency founder Sam Bankman-Fried's fall and the rise of decentralized finance. (Brady Dale)
Why Author Brady Dale Is 'Drowning' in Sam Bankman-Fried
Before his business collapsed, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried built one of the cryptocurrency industry's largest exchanges and personal brands by dazzling the media, public and...
In "SBF: How The FTX Bankruptcy Unwound Crypto's Very Bad Good Guy" author Brady Dale tells the story of notorious cryptocurrency founder Sam Bankman-Fried's fall and the rise of decentralized finance. (Brady Dale)