Standard Kepler

Reading List

Updated 21 May 2019.


Blockchain and Databases

  • Concise Guide to Databases. Peter Lake, Paul Crowther. 2013. HERE.
  • Thinking Outside the Blocks. Boston Consulting Group. 2016. HERE.


  • “Tenacious Letters”: Archives and Memory in the Middle Ages. M.T. Clanchy. 1980. HERE.


  • Hashcash – A Denial of Service Counter Measure. Adam Back. 2002. HERE.
  • B-money, An Anonymous, Distributed Electronic Cash System. Wei Dai. 1998. HERE.
  • Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. Satoshi Nakamoto. 2008. HERE.
  • Bitcoin Developer Guide. Bitcoin.org. HERE. 


  • An Introduction to Cryptography. PGP Corporation. 2004. HERE.
  • CoinJoin: Bitcoin Privacy for the Real World. Gregory Maxwell. 2013. HERE. 
  • CryptoNote v 2.0. Nicolas van Saberhagen. 2013. HERE.
  • Zerocash: Decentralized Anonymous Payments from Bitcoin. Eli Ben-Sasson, Alessandro Chiesa, Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers, Eran Tromer, Madars Virza. 2014. HERE.
  • Ring Confidential Transactions. Shen Noether, Adam Mackenzie, the Monero Research Lab. 2016. HERE.
  • Abelian Coin (ABE) – A Quantum-Resistant Cryptocurrency Balancing Privacy and Accountability. Zhen Liu, Duncan S. Wong, Khoa Nguyen, Guomin Yang, Huaxiong Wang. 2018. HERE. (Disclosure: Abelian Coin is a client of Standard Kepler, but I find that this academic white paper offers an excellent summary of cryptographic privacy, and ECC vs lattice based cryptography).


  • The Bitcoin Mining Network – Trends, Marginal Creation Cost, Electricity Consumption and Sources. Cristopher Benediksen, Samuel Gibbons. 2018. HERE.
  • Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study (section on mining). Dr Garrick Hileman, Michel Rauchs. 2017. HERE.
  • Bitcoin Mining and its Energy Footprint. Karl J. O’Dwyer, David Malone. 2014. HERE.

Central Bank Digital Currencies using Digital Ledger Technology

  • Bank of Canada; Payments Canada; R3. 2017. Project Jasper: Outline.
  • Bank of Canada; Payments Canada; R3. 2017. Project Jasper: A Canadian Experiment with DLT for Domestic Interbank Payments Settlement.
  • Bank of Canada. 2018. Project Jasper: Are distributed wholesale payment systems feasible yet?
  • Bank of Canada; TMX Group; Payments Canada; Accenture; R3. 2018. Jasper Phase 3: Securities settlement using DLT.
  • Corda. 2018. The Corda Platform: An Introduction. Deutsche Bank Research. 2018. Why would we use crypto euros?
  • European Central Bank. 2018. Stella: BOJ/ECB joint research project on DLT.
  • Hyperledger. 2018. An Introduction to Hyperledger.
  • JP Morgan. Quorum Whitepaper. Monetary Authority of Singapore; Deloitte; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; BCS Information Systems; Credit Suisse; DBS Bank; HSBC; J.P Morgan; Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group; OCBC Bank; R3; Singapore Exchange; UOB Bank. 2017. Project Ubin: SGD on Distributed Ledger.
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore; The Association of Banks in Singapore; Monetary Authority of Singapore. 2017. Project Ubin Phase 2.
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore; SGX; Anquan Capital; Deloitte; Nasdaq. 2018. Project Ubin: Delivery versus Payment on DLT.
  • South African Reserve Bank. 2018. Project Khokha: Exploring the use of DLT for interbank payments settlement in South Africa.
  • Sveriges Riksbank (Swedish Central Bank). 2017. The Riksbank’s ekrona project report 1.
  • Sveriges Riksbank (Swedish Central Bank). 2018. The Riksbank’s ekrona project report 2.
  • Sveriges Riksbank (Swedish Central Bank). 2018. Economic commentaries: Are Bitcoin and other crypto-assets money?

Financial History

  • Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today. David Chambers, Elroy Dimson. 2016. HERE.
  • Debt: The First 5000 Years. David Graeber. 2011.