Last month we shared a blog post on the 5 best crypto documentaries. If you’re more of a reader you’re in luck because today we are sharing the 5 best books about crypto!
THE BOOK OF SATOSHI BY PHIL CHAMPAGNE
This book offers the writings of the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, known as Satoshi Nakamoto. The Nakamoto persona has only a virtual existence, much like its cryptocurrency creation. The persona is present only in the online publications Nakamoto offered to explain Bitcoin during the earliest days of its introduction. The Book of Satoshi is a definitive collection of Nakamoto's essential writings, including the original paper detailing the idea of Bitcoin. The book also contains Nakamoto's explanation of how Bitcoin works and a chronologically organized collection of emails and online forum posts by Nakamoto.
BITCOIN FROM BEGINNER TO EXPERT BY CHRISTIAN NEWMAN
An excellent general primer on bitcoin specifically and cryptocurrencies in general, Newman's book covers the practicalities of investing in bitcoin and details of the blockchain technology which supports it. This book is recommended for investors without any prior background, and it's a great jumping-off point from which to explore virtual currency in more depth. It will provide you with a basic knowledge of Bitcoin, how it works and how to use it safely. This will allow you to have a base to learn further from and explore areas that may be of greater interest to you.
THE BASICS OF BITCOINS AND BLOCKCHAINS BY ANTONY LEWIS
There's a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for a beginner, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains provides a guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it. The book discusses the history of Bitcoin, the Bitcoin blockchain, and Bitcoin buying, selling, and mining. You’ll also learn how payments are made, and how one puts a value on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens.
THE AGE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY: HOW BITCOIN AND DIGITAL MONEY ARE CHALLENGING THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER BY MICHAEL CASEY & PAUL VIGNA
In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver a definitive answer to the question: why should anyone care about bitcoin?
Digital money is poised to launch a revolution, one that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash.
But bitcoin, the most famous of digital money, carries a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation-state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change--for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and you ignore it at your peril.
Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency--its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy.
DIGITAL CASH: THE UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE ANARCHISTS, UTOPIANS, AND TECHNOLOGIST WHO CREATED CRYPTOCURRENCY BY FINN BRUNTON
In Digital Cash, Finn Brunton reveals how technological utopians and political radicals created experimental money to bring about their visions of the future: protecting privacy or bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse or launching a civilisation of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal.
Filled with entertaining characters, stories, and ideas, Digital Cash is an engaging and accessible account of the strange origins and remarkable technologies behind today's cryptocurrency industry.
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