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Best Cryptocurrency Books

We’ve scoured the web for every book on cryptocurrency and blockchain space and compiled a list of our top picks. There’s general knowledge books on the space as well as more technical reads on technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Monero.

Recommendations from 119 articles, Ben Shapiro, Casey Neistat, Tim O’Reilly and 41 others.
Best Cryptocurrency Books
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The Bitcoin Standard
The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Saifedean Ammous - 2018-04-24
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Discover the newest technology for money with this insightful book. Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of money and explains what makes for sound money. Learn about Bitcoin - the digital age's solution for money - and its potential role in an information economy. The author argues that Bitcoin is better suited as a store of value and network for settlement between large financial institutions, providing a decentralized, neutral, free-market alternative to national central banks. Explore how this young upstart money might challenge the global monetary order.
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Mastering Bitcoin
Programming the Open Blockchain
Andreas M. Antonopoulos - 2014-12-20
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Become a part of the financial revolution with this comprehensive guide to bitcoin technology. Mastering Bitcoin is perfect for both experts and beginners, making it easier to navigate the complex world of bitcoin. This revised and expanded second edition provides essential updates and details you need to get started investing, building apps, or simply understanding the technology. Discover how bitcoin has spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy - and how you can participate. Learn about the decentralized network, security principles, and new developments such as Payment Channels, Segregated Witness, and Lightning Network. User stories, examples, and code snippets help illustrate key technical concepts.
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Mark Russinovich
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Digital Gold
Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
Nathaniel Popper - 2015-05-19
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Discover the fascinating rise of Bitcoin and the attempt to create a new global currency for the internet age in this brilliant and engrossing book. As Bitcoin's technology and followers continue to grow, Nathaniel Popper follows the movement's central characters, including a Chinese entrepreneur and the secretive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. This is more than just a tech industry fad - it could revolutionize society's basic institutions. Learn about the untold riches and harsh consequences that have already come with the rise of Bitcoin.
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Linda Xie
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The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
Chris Burniske - 2017-10-20
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Discover the fascinating world of blockchain assets in this innovative guide written by two industry experts. This asset class, which includes bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is rapidly changing the investment landscape. Learn about the evolution of blockchain assets over the last decade, and get a framework for evaluating new opportunities and positioning your investment portfolio. Discover how to securitize these assets in familiar investment vehicles and leverage multiple platforms to achieve your financial goals. Get ready to embrace the future of money.
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Peter Jennings
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The Internet of Money
A collection of talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (Volume One)
Andreas M. Antonopoulos - 2016-08-29
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Discover the future of money in The Internet of Money, a collection of inspiring and visionary talks by world-renowned bitcoin expert Andreas M. Antonopoulos. With over 150 talks on bitcoin and blockchain delivered to audiences worldwide, Antonopoulos presents his ideas in an approachable, engaging, and amusing way suitable for all audiences. This book features some of his best talks, edited for clarity and readability. Whether you have five minutes or want to dive in cover-to-cover, each talk offers a thought-provoking and quick read on topics that will inspire you.
Andreas is one of the most influential Bitcoin speakers in the world and continues to travel the world to speak at Bitcoin conferences and meetups. In these books, Andreas talks about Bitcoin and how it relates to the internet in its early days. Instead of Bitcoin being an inter-net (international network) of media and information, he highlights how Bitcoin is an internet of money and how it will disrupt banking monopolies the same way that the internet disrupted media monopolies.      source
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Peter Jennings
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The Age of Cryptocurrency
How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Paul Vigna - 2015-01-27
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"Revolutionizing traditional financial and social structures, will cryptocurrency be the future of money? In this captivating read, Wall Street journalists explore the origins and functions of bitcoin, a cybermoney that promises a financial system without middlemen. Dive into the world of digital currency and learn how to prepare for the monumental changes ahead."
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Bitcoin Billionaires
A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
Ben Mezrich - 2019-05-21
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Discover the thrilling journey of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss as they make a big bet on the obscure world of cryptocurrency. After being rejected by venture capitalists post their fight with Zuckerberg, the brothers nurse their wounds in Ibiza where they encounter an eccentric character who introduces them to the world of crypto. Follow their journey from the Silk Road to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as they navigate this sometimes sinister world and possibly make history. Will crypto be the next big thing, or just total bulls--t? Find out in this captivating read by Ben Mezrich.
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The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains
An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them (Cryptography, Crypto Trading, Digital Assets)
Antony Lewis - 2018-08-31
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This clear and accessible guide offers an introduction to the history and basics of cryptocurrency and blockchains. It covers a broad range of topics, including the workings of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and the evolution of digital tokens. Discover the risks and mitigations, learn how to identify scams, and gain an understanding of the potential impacts of Bitcoin and blockchains on global businesses. Gain confidence as you dive into the world of cryptocurrency with this comprehensive guide.
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Blockchain Revolution
How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World
Don Tapscott - 2016-05-07
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Discover how blockchain technology is revolutionizing the world economy in this game-changing book. Cryptographically secure and fundamentally open, the public ledger behind Bitcoin is disrupting everything from healthcare records to artist royalties. Authors Don and Alex Tapscott explore how this ingenious technology will dramatically improve transparency, trust, and collaboration. With new material on cryptoassets, smart contracts, and digital identity, this book is the essential reading for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve.
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Don Tapscott
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The Book of Satoshi
The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto
Phil Champagne - 2014-06-05
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Explore the mysterious origins of Bitcoin with "The Book of Satoshi". This fascinating book gathers together the essential writings of Bitcoin's anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Delve into the mind of the enigmatic figure who revolutionized the world's concepts of currency and money. Discover the technology behind Bitcoin, its profound economic implications, and the potential it holds for the future of finance. Whether you're a seasoned cryptocurrency veteran or new to the world of digital currencies, "The Book of Satoshi" is a must-read for anyone interested in the birth and evolution of Bitcoin.
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Preston Pysh
Blockchain Bubble or Revolution by Neel Mehta
Blockchain Basics by Daniel Drescher
Mastering Ethereum by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
The Little Bitcoin Book by Bitcoin Collective
The Business Blockchain by William Mougayar
Blockchain by Melanie Swan
The Truth Machine by Paul Vigna
The Infinite Machine by Camila Russo
Inventing Bitcoin by Yan Pritzker
Programming Bitcoin by Jimmy Song
Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies by Kiana Danial
Bitcoin For Dummies by Prypto
Mastering Blockchain by Imran Bashir
An Altcoin Trader's Handbook by Nik Patel
Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain by David Gerard
Cryptocurrency Investing Bible by Alan T. Norman
The Internet of Money by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Bitcoin Money by Michael Caras
How Money Got Free by Brian Patrick Eha
The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson
The Future of Money by Matthew Leising
Bitcoin by Dominic Frisby
Introducing Ethereum and Solidity by Chris Dannen
Bitcoin by Jason A. Williams
Blockchain Technology Explained by Alan T. Norman
The Everything Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrency by Ryan Derousseau
Life After Google by George Gilder
Ethereum by Henning Diedrich
Mastering Bitcoin for Starters by Alan T. Norman
Early Bird Gets The Bitcoin by Andrew K. Courey
Bitcoin From Beginner To Expert by Christian Newman
Cryptocurrency by Abraham K White
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies by Arvind Narayanan
A Beginner's Guide To Bitcoin by Matthew R. Kratter
The Cryptopians by Laura Shin
The Only Cryptocurrency Investing Book You'll Ever Need by Freeman Publications
Blockchain by Artemis Caro
The Price of Tomorrow by Jeff Booth
How to Day Trade for a Living by Andrew Aziz
Why Buy Bitcoin by Andy Edstrom
The Scandal of Money by George Gilder
The Blockchain Developer by Elad Elrom
Cryptocurrency by Michael Casey, Paul Vigna, Stephan Gebauer
The Real Business of Blockchain by David Furlonger
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
Mastering Ethereum by Merunas Grincalaitis
The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
The Bitcoin Big Bang by Brian Kelly
Digital Cash by Finn Brunton
Building Blockchain Projects by Narayan Prusty
The Science of the Blockchain by Roger Wattenhofer
Bitcoin by Ikuya Takashima
Blockchain For Dummies by Tiana Laurence
Cryptocurrency Trading & Investing by Aimee Vo
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets by John J. Murphy
Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques by Steve Nison
Layered Money by Nik Bhatia
Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns by Thomas N. Bulkowski
Token Economy by Shermin Voshmgir
The Only Bitcoin Investing Book You'll Ever Need by Freeman Publications
The 7th Property by Eric Yakes
Thank God for Bitcoin by Bitcoin and Bible Group, Jimmy Song, Gabe Higgins, Derek Waltchack, Robert Breedlove, J.M. Bush, Julia Tourianski, Lyle Pratt, George Mekhail
Bitcoin by Knut Svanholm
The Internet of Money Volume Three by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Build Your Own Blockchain by Hellwig
Cryptocurrency All-in-One for Dummies by Kiana Danial, Tiana Laurence, Peter Kent, Tyler Bain, Michael G. Solomon
Basics of Blockchain by Bettina Warburg, Tom Serres, Dr. Bill Wagner
Learn Ethereum by Xun (Brian) Wu, Zhihong Zou, Dongying Song
Beginning Ethereum and Solidity with React by Greg Lim
Blockchain Wars by Evan McFarland
The NFT Handbook by Matt Fortnow, QuHarrison Terry
Radical Technologies by Adam Greenfield
Blockchain and the Law by Primavera de Filippi
Mastering Blockchain by Lorne Lantz, Daniel Cawrey
Number Go Up by Zeke Faux
The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman
Bitcoin for the Befuddled by Conrad Barski
Cryptocurrency - A Trader's Handbook by Marvin Neuefeind
The Story of the Blockchain by Omid Malekan
When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The Crypto Trader by Glen Goodman
Kings of Crypto by Jeff John Roberts
Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy by Jake Ryan, Barry Abrams, Gildan Media
Ethereum for Web Developers by Santiago Palladino
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Mastering Blockchain by Imran Bashir
Bitcoin by Dominic Frisby