A map of Manhattan and Wall Street in 1661. Like “New Amsterdam”, blockchains are still just getting started.

The Blockchain Primer That George Washington Would Understand

Blockchains. Decentralized protocols. Distributed ledgers. Cryptographic hash functions. Consensus algorithms. The sheer amount of terminology around cryptocurrencies can make you feel like someone transported in time from the 18th century. Not only are you trying to familiarize yourself with some of the more mind-bending concepts in computer science, but you also have to deal with a…