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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 72 articles, Ben Shapiro, Casey Neistat, Tim O’Reilly and 25 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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Bitcoin is the newest technology for moneyfind out how it fits in the future.Bitcoin is the digital age's novel, decentralized, and automated solution to the problem of money: accessible worldwide, controlled by nobody. Can this young upstart money challenge the global monetary order? Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of the technologie...
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Mastering Bitcoin
Programming the Open Blockchain
Andreas M. Antonopoulos - 2017-07-04 (first published in 2014)
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Join the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this rev...
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Mark Russinovich
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Cryptoassets
The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
Chris Burniske - 2017-10-19
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The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class--from two experts on the cutting edgeOne of the fastest growing investment opportunities in the world today, blockchain assets such as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are changing the way investors think, use, and grow their money. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two i...
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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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The Internet of Money is a collection of inspiring and visionary talks by world-renowned bitcoin expert Andreas M. Antonopoulos, describing the future of money in an approachable, engaging and amusing way suitable for all audiences, whether technical or not. Andreas M. Antonopoulos has delivered more than 150 talks on the topic of bitcoin and block...
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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Digital Gold
Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
Nathaniel Popper - 2016-05-24 (first published in 2015)
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New York Times Book Review Editors ChoiceSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEARA 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 Nat...
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Linda Xie
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The Age of Cryptocurrency
How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Paul Vigna - 2016-01-12 (first published in 2015)
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Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin?In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wa...
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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 - 2018-09-15
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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide 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 Bitcoi...
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Bitcoin Billionaires
A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
Ben Mezrich - 2019-05-21
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The fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric charact...
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Blockchain Bubble or Revolution
The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Neel Mehta - 2019-06-12
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Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they're "the most important invention since the internet." It's hard to tell who's right. Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, Bubble or Revolution cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of bloc...
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The Little Bitcoin Book
Why Bitcoin Matters for Your Freedom, Finances, and Future
Bitcoin Collective - 2019-08-13
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You've probably heard about Bitcoin on the news or heard it being discussed by your friends or colleagues. How come the price keeps changing? Is Bitcoin a good investment? How does it even have value? Why do people keep talking about it like it's going to change the world?The Little Bitcoin Book tells the story of what's wrong with money today, and...
Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott
Mastering Ethereum by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Blockchain Basics by Daniel Drescher
The Business Blockchain by William Mougayar
Blockchain by Melanie Swan
Inventing Bitcoin by Yan Pritzker
The Truth Machine by Paul Vigna
Programming Bitcoin by Jimmy Song
Mastering Blockchain by Imran Bashir
Cryptocurrency Investing Bible by Alan T. Norman
Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies by Kiana Danial
Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain by David Gerard
Bitcoin For Dummies by Prypto
The Infinite Machine by Camila Russo
An Altcoin Trader's Handbook by Nik Patel
Blockchain Technology Explained by Alan T. Norman
Bitcoin by Jason A. Williams
Bitcoin by Dominic Frisby
The Internet of Money by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Ethereum by Henning Diedrich
How Money Got Free by Brian Patrick Eha
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies by Arvind Narayanan
Introducing Ethereum and Solidity by Chris Dannen
The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson
How to Day Trade for a Living by Andrew Aziz
Why Buy Bitcoin by Andy Edstrom
A Beginner's Guide To Bitcoin by Matthew R. Kratter
The Only Cryptocurrency Investing Book You'll Ever Need by Freeman Publications
The Real Business of Blockchain by David Furlonger
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
The Bitcoin Big Bang by Brian Kelly
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
The Price of Tomorrow by Jeff Booth
Bitcoin by Knut Svanholm
Layered Money by Nik Bhatia
The Scandal of Money by George Gilder
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
The Only Bitcoin Investing Book You'll Ever Need by Freeman Publications
The Future of Money by Matthew Leising
Blockchain Wars by Evan McFarland
The NFT Handbook by Matt Fortnow, QuHarrison Terry
Build Your Own Blockchain by Hellwig
Learn Ethereum by Xun (Brian) Wu, Zhihong Zou, Dongying Song
Mastering Blockchain by Lorne Lantz, Daniel Cawrey
Blockchain and the Law by Primavera de Filippi
Radical Technologies by Adam Greenfield
The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman
The Cryptopians by Laura Shin
When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson