Here’s a collection of materials that will help with your basic understanding of blockchain technologies and digital currency.
New Yorker - The Invention of Money - 20-minute article/audio on the development of money and the modern banking system
Are you a developer? Here’s a good smart contract intro for you.
Books and Articles
For someone with no experience in digital currencies, we always recommend starting with Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper. Originally published in 2015, it’s getting more and more outdated, but still remains an entertaining read that gives you an appreciation of the space, quick overview of the technology behind Bitcoin and its major players.
A more recent book with similar narrative.
The latest plain-language Bitcoin book.
Epicenter - playlist with highly technical interviews of the major crypto players.
Forbes Unchained is another good podcast.
Videos that explain Bitcoin
5 minutes on why Bitcoin is important - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4g1XFU8Gto
45-minute talk on why Bitcoin is important in finance - https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ONvg9SbauMg
How Bitcoin works in 5 minutes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9jOJk30eQs&t=32s
30-minute explanation with moderate technical detail - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBC-nXj3Ng4
1 hour documentary by Vice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNssKmeXrGs
Another side of Bitcoin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8kua5B5K3I