This is Through the Fog, a newsletter about simplifying complex topics.
The crypto industry has a problem: we approach education reactively rather than proactively. Many of the resources that currently exist are often point-in-time based and focus on the topic du jour. They often don’t explain how the industry got to where it is or underlying causes of the topics that are being discussed.
I often get asked where someone should start, and I really don’t have a great answer. If I could, I would sit down with each person and explain exactly what they need to know to get started; but unfortunately I don’t have time. Instead, I am going to start creating a repository accessible to anyone where this information can be found.
My goal is simple: provide easy-to-digest mental frameworks for exploring the crypto industry. I am focused on helping those outside the industry navigate what seems like the opaque world of blockchain and crypto. My hope is that simplifying the topic will make this space feel more accessible to anyone interested in becoming involved.
I am going to call this repository “Through the Fog” and create it on an ongoing basis. Each week I will add a new piece to this puzzle. The pieces will be approximately 1,000 words and act as an overview for some of the most important concepts in crypto. For the technically minded, the models I use might not be accurate 100% of the time, but no model is. As the statistician George Box once said, “All models are wrong but some are useful.” My hope is that these models are useful.