The following reading materials are recommended for further reading on the topic of bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
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Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
Author: Nathaniel Popper
Synopsis: A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper’s brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement.
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Author: Saifedean Ammous
Synopsis: The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. While bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problem it purports to solve is as old as human society itself: transferring value across time and space. Ammous takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells, to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt.
The Bitcoin Guidebook: How to Obtain, Invest, and Spend the World’s First Decentralized Cryptocurrency
Author: Ian DeMartino
Synopsis: The Bitcoin Guidebook is for anyone who doesn’t want to be left behind in the next technological revolution. It is an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand guide that explains everything the reader needs to know about how Bitcoin and other digital currencies work, what they can be used for, and how they will shape our society in the future.
The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them
Author: Antony Lewis
Synopsis: Learn the history and basics of cryptocurrency and blockchains: There’s a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains aims to provide an accessible guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it.
Bitcoin for Beginners: Illustrated Guide To Understanding Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
Author: EvergreenPress Hub
Synopsis: Bitcoin can be hard to grasp at first – and if someone has tried to explain it to you and you feel like you still don’t get it, don’t worry. This book will take you by the hand and explain to you in the simplest terms, using analogies, metaphors and illustrations what the essence of Bitcoin is and why you must pay attention to the revolution that is about to take place.
Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
Author: Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar
Synopsis: In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You’ll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges trading 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor. Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.
The Little Bitcoin Book: Why Bitcoin Matters for Your Freedom, Finances, and Future
Author: Timi Ajiboye, Luis Buenaventura, Lily Liu, Alexander Lloyd, Alejandro Machado, Jimmy Song, Alena Vranova, Alex Gladstein
Synopsis: The Little Bitcoin Book tells the story of what’s wrong with money today, and why Bitcoin was invented to provide an alternative to the current system. It describes in simple terms what Bitcoin is, how it works, why it’s valuable, and how it affects individual freedom and opportunities of people everywhere – from Nigeria to the Philippines to Venezuela to the United States. This book also includes a Q & A section with some of the most frequently asked questions about Bitcoin. If you want to learn more about this new form of money which continues to gain interest and adoption around the world, then this book is for you.
The Internet of Money
Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Synopsis: In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label “digital currency.” Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin’s philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the Internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin – the Internet of money – is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology.
The Internet of Money, Volume Two
Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Synopsis: The Internet of Money Vol.2 is the spectacular sequel to the cult classic and bestseller The Internet of Money by Andreas Antonopoulos. Volume Two contains 11 more of his most inspiring and thought-provoking talks, including Introduction to Bitcoin; Blockchain vs Bullshit; Fake News, Fake Money; Currency Wars; Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat; Rocket Science and Ethereum’s Killer App; and many more.
The Internet of Money, Volume Three
Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Synopsis: Following the world-wide success of Volume One and Volume Two, this third installment contains 12 of his most inspiring and thought-provoking talks over the past two years. Despite the emergence of an interconnected global society and economy through the decades-long expansion of the internet, the trajectory of these bureaucratic policies foreshadows dire consequences for financial inclusion and independence. Andreas contextualizes the significance of Bitcoin and open blockchains amid these socio-political and economic shifts. Make this book part of your collection and see why the internet of money will continue to transform the world and the internet itself.
The Bitcoin Book: Simplifying Bitcoin so you can Thrive in the New Digital Economy
Author: Josh Miller, Matthew Lopez
Synopsis: In the Bitcoin Book, Josh and Matt reveal the simple steps you can take to master bitcoin in the fastest time possible. Josh was an early adopter who first got started with Bitcoin in 2012 when the price was under $100. Almost immediately, he realized the potential of what Bitcoin could be and became deeply involved. Together, Josh and Matt have almost 10 years of combined experience with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. They explain bitcoin in a way that is easy for anyone to understand and relate to even if they have zero prior knowledge on the subject. By using analogies and examples, they turn something that is seemingly complex into something that is easy for anyone to grasp.
Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America
Author: Dan Conway
Synopsis: At the start of this riveting memoir, Dan Conway is a brash young executive in a vast corporation, slogging his way up the ladder while struggling with depression and an addiction he thought he had defeated long ago. As he begins to realize that the mix of nightmarish bureaucracy and his unruly “flip side” have doomed any chance of success, Dan stumbles upon cryptocurrency, tumbling down the rabbit hole to discover a strange, anarchic, but captivating world. He decides to wager everything – his savings, his marriage, his family, his future – on the fledgling crypto, Ether (ETH).
Bitcoin: Sovereignty through Mathematics
Author: Knut Svanholm
Synopsis: What makes Bitcoin so special? What sets Bitcoin apart from every other monetary asset that preceded it? What is a monetary asset in the first place? What is money? What is inflation? Who benefits from it? What is scarcity? Is Bitcoin’s mining process wasteful? Is Bitcoin a religion or a rejection of religious beliefs? All of this and more, inside.
Bitcoin: Independence Reimagined
Author: Knut Svanholm
Synopsis: This follow-up to “Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics” describes the old boxes we have been operating within, and how Bitcoin encourages us to challenge and reshape them. It takes the reader deeper down the rabbit hole and reveals how the honey badger that lives there is still indifferent to people’s opinions about it.
Bitcoin For Dummies
Synopsis: Bitcoin For Dummies is the fast, easy way to start trading crypto currency, with clear explanations and expert advice for breaking into this exciting new market. Understanding the mechanisms and risk behind Bitcoin can be a challenge, but this book breaks it down into easy-to-understand language to give you a solid grasp of just where your money is going. You’ll learn the details of Bitcoin trading, how to set up your Bitcoin wallet, and everything you need to get started right away.
- 4.1 Recommended Books on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies (this page)
- 4.2 Recommended Books on Blockchain and Mining
- 4.3 Recommended Books on Trading and Investing in Cryptocurrencies