You live, and you learn, – teaches the old saying. It remains relevant especially in the era of emerging technologies, and it is not an exception when it comes to cryptocurrencies. So here is the list of the best books on the blockchain, ICO, and Bitcoin, that will help you to keep up with the modern world.
Bitcoin for Beginners: How to Buy Bitcoins, Sell Bitcoins, and Invest in Bitcoins – J.T. Jackman
If you get confused by technical jargon, if you are hardly aware of Bitcoin’s functioning but are eager to enrich with its help then this book is right for you. Published in 2014, it will help you understand the basics of Bitcoins and mining work, which benefit this cryptocurrency may bring to you as well as how to effectively invest in Bitcoins. Many avoid this digital coin because it seems too complicated. This book will help you to get closer to Bitcoins thanks to simple English.
Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain, Edition 2 – Andreas Antonopoulos
Andreas is a passionate technologist, who is well-versed in many technical subjects. He is a serial tech-entrepreneur, having launched businesses in London, New York, and California. In this book, he is going to guide you through the complex world of Bitcoin. It doesn’t matter whether you are investing in a startup, building an app or just interested in the internet of money, the second edition of “Mastering Bitcoin” (2017) will provide you with essential knowledge to get started. The book contains user stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts.
Introducing Ethereum and Solidity: Foundations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners – Chris Dannen
Ethereum is getting closer to Bitcoin regarding popularity, so should you have an interest in it, you are welcome to read the 2017 book “Introducing to Ethereum and Solidity” . With its help, you will review the fundamentals of programming and networking, learn how your smart contacts can serve as a back-end for Java-Script and HTML apps on the internet. The advantage of this book is that though it is a solidity tutorial, it is accessible for both for professionals and enthusiasts.
Digital Gold – Nathaniel Popper
Nathaniel Popper is a reporter at The New York Times. Before joining The Times, he worked at the Los Angeles Times and the Forward. This book was his long-term investigation into the people making bitcoin happen and strings various threads from Xapo and Wences Casares journey to Charlie Shrem and Mark Karpeles at Mt Gox. When reading this book, you will be hooked by intricacies, and unfolding stories of bitcoins timeline revealed in it.
Bitcoin The Future of money – Dominic Frisby
Who exactly is Satoshi Nakamoto? This book will try to answer this question. As Dominic Frisby unravels and explains how the industry of Bitcoins works, he moves through different participants arguing them being Satoshi Nakamoto. This piece is a sharp detective work, which even contains linguistic analysis.
The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order – Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey
Why should people care about Bitcoin? This is the question raised by two authors, who are the reporters at The Wall Street Journal. In “The Age of Cryptocurrency” , the writers provide their readers with a clear answer to the issue of the cyber-enigma of nowadays. Vigna and Casey demystify the concept of cryptocurrency, detailing its origins and its function
Wildcat Currency – Edward Castronova
Another book about cryptocurrency focuses on the pre-bitcoin and its ilks. The author shows the potential for the virtual world to build a new system for value to be assigned and for money to be traded.
The Bitcoin Bible – Benjamin Guttmann
The book introduces key people, explains the nature of VC funding in the industry, covers key partnerships that industry players have made and so on. It is a kind of almanac of Bitcoin stories with various angles and short but thoughtful stories. The book gets its flavor thanks to different contributors from BitcoinMagasine.com and Motherboard.com.
Blockchain – Melanie Swan
In this book , Melanie Swan explains different elements that can be built on top of a blockchain. For instance, she covers identity-based systems, which are democratic voting models and decentralized autonomous organizations.
Cryptocurrency: How to Make a Lot of Money Investing and Trading in Cryptocurrency: Unlocking the Lucrative World of Cryptocurrency – Andrew Johnson
If you want to understand breakdown of the blockchain, how cryptocurrencies lose and gain value and how you can put these methods to work for you, how to start mining cryptocurrencies and more, you are welcome to get this knowledge from the 2017 “Cryptocurrency” by Andrew Johnson. So the lucrative world of Bitcoins will no longer be a mystery to you.