Blockchain Ecosystem Maps

The blockchain ecosystem is changing so rapidly that I thought it might be helpful if I post various maps that I have come across recently. I think it’s helpful to see how others are seeing the market emerge…especially if you’re looking at kicking off a new project in the space.

This is the most comprehensive map I’ve seen so far of the overall Blockchain ecosystem:

Map #1: Overall Blockchain Ecosystem

Source: Blockchain Project Ecosystem: Market Map and Musings on the State of the Ecosystem

It breaks out the different Blockchain categories into the following areas:

  • Currencies
  • Developer Tools
  • Sovereignty
  • Fintech
  • Value Exchange
  • Shared Data
  • Authenticity
  • Other (Prediction Markets, Virtual Reality, Gambling, Gaming)

One area of Map #1 that I have been watching is the Fintech space. Here is a Map the further outlines the Fintech Investment Ecosystem.

Map #2: Fintech/Investments Ecosystem

Source: So you want to start or invest in an ICO / Blockchain / Crypto Fund? Part II/II: How does the industry invest in blockchain?




Introduction to Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning

If you are on a quest to learn all things Artificial Intelligence this Stanford online course sets a good foundation. It may be dated, but it outlines many key concepts.

Stanford Intro to Artificial-Intelligence — CS271

Likewise, I’ve found this Stanford course on Deep Learning to be a great overview.

Stanford course on Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Recognition: CS231n

An intro to AI book.

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig