Despite the rapid introduction of blockchain technologies around the world and the active spread of cryptocurrencies, there are not so many really deep and detailed books. The explanation for this is very simple – technology is developing faster than the authors have time to publish their research and thoughts about cryptocurrencies.
In addition, China was the flagship in the world until 2020. However, after the ban, most miners and large crypto companies moved to the USA, EU, and Australia. Nevertheless, we have prepared for you a collection of the most useful, relevant, voluminous, and essentially the best crypto books to date.
“Digital Gold: The Incredible Story of Bitcoin” by Nathaniel Popper
The book was published back in 2016 and is dedicated to the dizzying rise of the first cryptocurrency. Nathaniel Popper tried to figure out what made bitcoin so popular, and in demand, and why hundreds of millions of people believed in this idea.
Despite the fact that this is “business literature”, it makes for an interesting read, which details bitcoin’s development from the idea of a small group of enthusiasts to the world’s most popular digital currency.
The book is suitable for bitcoin newbies as it isn’t overloaded with jargon, opting instead for an intelligible explanation of the advantages, disadvantages, and potential of cryptocurrencies.
“Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies” by Andreas Antonopoulos
The author, Andreas Antonopoulos, is an experienced investor and a member of the board of directors of large startups based on bitcoin. However, the book is not about developing and programming solutions for the first cryptocurrency. Instead, Antonopoulos explains the principles of bitcoin, demonstrates the possibilities of its application in the international economy, and discusses technical and legal problems in the course of global legalization.
The material will be useful to investors, businessmen, and those who would like to understand blockchain technology and its practical application more deeply.
“Blockchain revolution” by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
The blockchain revolution is written by a father and son duo who enjoy a great influence in the industry to this day. Don has repeatedly written about the economy of a new era, digitalized, modern, fast, and advanced. Alex (son) is the head of a large venture capital fund that has launched dozens of blockchain projects. It is this symbiosis (theory and practice of application) that allows you to take a fresh look at the possibilities and prospects of bitcoin.
The main idea of the book is that bitcoin will help not only the economy, but will also penetrate into almost all spheres of life, and blockchain will give a new impetus to the development of human civilization. The book is suitable for those who are thinking about the future of the blockchain, its application, and its development for the next 10-20 years.
“The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order” by Paul Vigna, Michael Casey
By today’s standards, this is already outdated material, but it allows you to understand where the crypto industry will go next. The authors, Paul Vigna and Michael Casey pursued a simple goal: to increase confidence in bitcoin, dispel fears about new technology, and try to clarify the prospects of using cryptocurrencies.
At that time, the main conclusion was that bitcoin is a niche product for enthusiasts, but with great potential. Today, everything has changed – the capitalization of the first cryptocurrency has reached 1.1 trillion US dollars, and some analysts say that it might double by the end of the year.
More than 40-50 books dedicated to the first cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies are available in electronic form or in print. Unlike journalists, economists, philosophers, and investors of the period 2012-2016, now you can quickly understand the basics and prospects for the development of the sector.