No problem, as I was in the same place not too long ago and understand it can be overwhelming so I have compiled some of the best content out there to get you started.
I hand picked the below content I found most helpful when first starting out in crypto. It is meant to give you the broadest perspective of crypto from multiple, diverse, perspectives:
I still remember the exact day I listened to this podcast because although I was already bought into the technology powering crypto, Josh brought it full circle and showed me the inevitability of crypto through a historical and cultural lens. Nothing technical here, just a historian walking through his crypto Renaissance thesis.
Expert’s Credentials: PhD in late medieval / early modern European history and has lectured at Harvard and MIT - no big deal
Raoul takes you through how he arrived at his macro thesis regarding the potential for the entire crypto space then focuses in on why he has identified Ethereum specifically for having the greatest potential in the space.
Expert’s Credentials: Former Goldman Sacs Executive, ex hedge fund manager, and co-founder of Real Vision (media company focused on democratizing access to financial knowledge)
Chris Dixon is one of the best in the space at developing mental models anyone can leverage to understand this complex space as a whole. Chris focuses in or real world applications running on top of Ethereum today to ground our understanding. Then draws comparisons to prior nascent technologies like the I-phone and the internet to think through how this technology may come into its own.
Jim was around during the early days of the internet when that was previously the frontier. The TL/DR here is that he sees similar themes playing out now as he did back then.
This one really resonated with me as he described two camps in the early days of the internet which exist today in crypto:
The through line here is that the builders are in direct conflict with the speculators and vice versa as they fundamentally what different things