If so, well done!
Then you're ready to tackle the last paper that I consider absolutely essential for every aspiring blockchain developer: the Ethereum Yellow Paper by Dr. Gavin Wood.
CoinMarketCap was the first crypto-related website I've ever visited and is still one of the few websites I visit pretty much daily.
At the time of writing, CoinMarketCap is the world's most-referenced price-tracking website for crypto assets.
In other words, if you want to check the current price of the currencies and tokens you own, CoinMarketCap is the easiest way to do that.
Furthermore, they're also available on mobile, which makes checking prices even more seamless.
If you have completed my free email course on blockchain basics, then you know that public blockchains are distributed networks of computers running software that can verify blocks and transaction data.
These computers are also known as nodes.
But how exactly do they work? Are there different types of nodes? And what are the benefits of running one on your own computer?
If these are questions that catch your interest, the Ethereum documentation has you covered.
If so, great job!
Then you're ready to tackle the next paper that I think everyone interested in blockchain should read: the Ethereum Whitepaper.
This introductory paper was originally published in 2013 by Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, before the project's launch in 2015.
While several years old, it still serves as a valuable reference and an accurate representation of Ethereum and its vision.
Trust me, you absolutely want to read this.