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This article will list some of the best (or most interesting!) books on cryptocurrency that are currently available. We will group them by in the order of the following categories, to help you navigate to the reading materials you may be most interested in.
- General Reference
- Development and Application
Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps – by Daniel Drescher
This book aims to be a basic introduction to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for those who aren’t familiar with advanced computer science or mathematics knowledge. Needeless to say this book is a very accessable to those looking to take their first steps into the topic.
Blockchain Basics is available from Amazon in the following countries:
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative To Central Banking – By Saifedean Ammous
This book covers an interesting theme of the history and technologies of money and how Bitcoin is designed to improve on these. It also explores how Bitcoin may fit into the digital economy in the future. Read the full review here.
The Bitcoin Standard is available from Amazon in the following countries:
The Internet of Money: Volume 1 – By Andreas M. Antonopoulos
The Internet of Money Volume 1 is the first part of an interesting collection of lecture transcripts by Andreas M. Antonopoulos that includes talk topics such as What Is Bitcoin?, Currency as a Language, Peer-to-Peer Money and more.
The Internet of Money: Volume 1 is available from Amazon in the following countries:
The Internet of Money Volume 2 – By Andreas M. Antonopoulos
The Internet of Money Volume 2 is the second part of an interesting collection of lecture transcripts by Andreas M. Antonopoulos that includes talk topics such as Fake News, Fake Money, Immutability and Proof of Work, A New Species of Money, The Currency Wars and more.
The Internet of Money: Volume 2 is available from Amazon in the following countries:
Cryptocurrency – A Trader’s Handbook: A Complete Guide On How To Trade Bitcoin and Altcoins – By Marvin NeueFeind and Marcin Kacperczyk
Cryptocurrency – A Trader’s handbook aims to serve as a primer for those who want to trade cryptocurrencies. It provides you with a helpful introduction to blockchain concepts and terminology whilst teaching you best practices for researching good potential investments. They also teach you technical and fundamental analysis.
Cryptocurrency – A Trader’s Handbook is available from Amazon in the following countries:
The Bitcoin Investor – A Complete Guide To Cryptocurrency Investing – By Michael Gonzalez
This book aims to be a introductory step-by-step guide to trading in cryptocurrencies, saving you hours of time piecing together fragmentory information to make “…simpl[e] … cryptocurrency transactions”.
The Bitcoin Investor is available from Amazon in the following countries:
An Altcoin Trader’s Handbook – By Nik Patel
This book charts Nik Patel’s personal experiences trading cryptocurrencies, the obsticles he faced and what he learned. He then goes into detail on processes and guides that you may use to get into investing yourself. (if you so wish!)
An Altcoin’s Trader’s Handbook is available from Amazon in the following countries:
Development and Application
The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of The Next Internet Technology – By William Mougayar
This book analyses how blockchain technology is and could further change business. It also looks at the potential applications of blockchain in the world of business and how to possibly take the best advantage of applying this new technology.
The Business Blockchain is available from Amazon in the following countries:
Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and DApps – By Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Dr Gavin Wood
Mastering Ethereum is a book that provides you with everything you need to know about building decentralized Applications on the Ethereum blockchain. This book is available for free to read on Github, however if you prefer to buy the book in print it is available on Amazon to buy.
Mastering Ethereum can be read for free on Github here.
Mastering Ethereum can be found in print on Amazon in the following countries:
Mastering Bitcoin: Building The Open Blockchain – By Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Mastering Bitcoin is a useful primer for anyone looking to learn or get into blockchain technology. Like Mastering Ethereum, Mastering Bitcoin is available for free digitally on Github, but is also available to buy in print on Amazon if you prefer.
Mastering Bitcoin can be read for free on Github here.
Mastering Bitcoin can be found in print on Amazon in the following countries:
Building Ethereum DApps: Decentralized Applications On The Ethereum Blockchain – By Roberto Infante
Building Ethereum DApps is available from Amazon in the following countries: