Secureum Bootcamp Part 1: Ethereum 101

Choo choo, all aboard the blockchain hype train. (c) Secureum


  1. Article on "Ethereum 101":
  2. YouTube videos on "Ethereum 101":
    1. Block 1:
    2. Block 2:
    3. Block 3:
    4. Block 4:
    5. Block 5:


  1. Read the Ethereum whitepaper:
  2. Read the Ethereum yellow paper:
  3. Read Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 13 and 14 from “Mastering Ethereum”: and other references in Secureum’s “Ethereum 101” article
  4. Browse through topics at
  5. Explore blocks, transactions and other protocol internals at


  • Each YouTube video (Block 1-5) is approx. 1 hour, yikes 😅
  • Mastering Ethereum (I hadn't finished the book yet) is a must read, it really explains a lot of complex topics in an understandable manner.
  • Ethereum yellow paper is dense, I prefer the Ethereum 'beige paper': it is more readable for laymen (such as myself, I have difficulty reading & understanding the mathematical notations from the yellow paper).
  • I really liked reading about (albeit it only through a subset of) Ethereum's history: Vitalik's older posts are fascinating and you can see how the founders' original ideas evolved over time. There is much more to read and discover, but it's interesting nevertheless.
  • EVM illustrated: is really helpful to visualize a lot of important Ethereum components & concepts.