Impact Diary for TrueBlocks

Academic uses of TrueBlocks / Unchained Index

Thomas Jay Rush
2 min readNov 22, 2023

At TrueBlocks, we are not academics. But, in another Universe, we would have been.

Like Good Spock / Bad Spock, in one existence we spend all our time writing open-source software, in another, we spend all our time writing academic articles.

Which Universe Am I In?

Unfortunately for me, I’m in the “Bad Spock” Universe. I write open-source software for almost no reward, but that doesn’t mean I can’t keep track of what it would be like if lived in “Good Spock” world.

The Good Spock List

Below is an ongoing list of academic articles that Good Spock is keeping in his Universe while he sits lonely, happy, and warm in his own personalized Ivory Tower.

Academic Mentions of TrueBlocks

Other Mentions


Live long and prosper (if you’re lucky, in a Universe of your own!)

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Thomas Jay Rush

Blockchain Enthusiast, Founder TrueBlocks, LLC and Philadelphia Ethereum Meetup, MS Computer Science UPenn