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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 55 articles, Ben Shapiro, Casey Neistat, Tim O’Reilly and 16 others.
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The Bitcoin Standard
The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Saifedean Ammous - Apr 24, 2018
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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...
Mastering Bitcoin
Programming the Open Blockchain
Andreas M. Antonopoulos - Jul 04, 2017 (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
The Internet of Money
A collection of talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos (Volume One)
Andreas M. Antonopoulos - Aug 29, 2016
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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
Cryptoassets
The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
Chris Burniske - Oct 19, 2017
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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
Digital Gold
Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
Nathaniel Popper - May 24, 2016 (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
The Age of Cryptocurrency
How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Paul Vigna - Jan 12, 2016 (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...
The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains
An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them (Cryptography, Crypto Trading, Digital Assets)
Antony Lewis - Sep 15, 2018
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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide...
Bitcoin Billionaires
A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
Ben Mezrich - May 21, 2019
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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...
The Book of Satoshi
The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto
Phil Champagne - Jun 14, 2014
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Have you, like the rest of the world, speculated as to the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, anonymous creator of Bitcoin? The world's first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin went online in 2009 and has since revolutionized our concepts of currency and money. Not supported by any government or central bank, completely electronic, Bitcoin is a virtual currency ba...
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Preston Pysh
The Little Bitcoin Book
Why Bitcoin Matters for Your Freedom, Finances, and Future
Bitcoin Collective - Aug 13, 2019
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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
How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World
Don Tapscott - Jun 12, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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MAJORLY EXPANDED WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CRYPTOASSETS, ICOs, SMART CONTRACTS, DIGITAL IDENTITY AND MORE The definitive book on how the technology behind bitcoin and cryptocurrency is changing the world.Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology that powers Bitcoin. But it is much more than that, too. It is a public ledger to which everyone has ac...
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Don Tapscott
Inventing Bitcoin by Yan Pritzker
Blockchain by Melanie Swan
Cryptocurrency Investing Bible by Alan T. Norman
Mastering Ethereum by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Programming Bitcoin by Jimmy Song
Blockchain Basics by Daniel Drescher
Bitcoin For Dummies by Prypto
The Business Blockchain by William Mougayar
Blockchain Bubble or Revolution by Neel Mehta
The Truth Machine by Paul Vigna
Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies by Kiana Danial
Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain by David Gerard
Bitcoin by Dominic Frisby
The Internet of Money by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Ethereum by Henning Diedrich
How Money Got Free by Brian Patrick Eha
Blockchain Technology Explained by Alan T. Norman
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies by Arvind Narayanan
Bitcoin by Jason A. Williams
How to Day Trade for a Living by Andrew Aziz
An Altcoin Trader's Handbook by Nik Patel
Why Buy Bitcoin by Andy Edstrom
Mastering Blockchain by Imran Bashir
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
The Bitcoin Big Bang by Brian Kelly
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
Bitcoin by Knut Svanholm
The Scandal of Money by George Gilder
A Beginner's Guide To Bitcoin by Matthew R. Kratter
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 Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman
The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett