blockchain books
Blockchain Books

With the increasing interest in cryptocurrency and its underlying blockchain technology, there’s also a need to educate and equip people with necessary information on how this innovative technology works. Interestingly there are several books written to meet this demand. If you are a developer, investor, trader, entrepreneur, enthusiast or a novice and you want to learn more about cryptocurrency and how the technology behind it work, there several books available that best suits each category. Considering the large number of books and publications about cryptocurrency and blockchain available on the web, searching for the best book that suits your need can be an uphill task. In this guide is a list of the best blockchain books to learn more about cryptocurrency.

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World

This is one of the first books that you should read if you’re a beginner, enthusiast, or investor.  Written by father Don Tapscott bestselling author for Wikinomics and his son Alex Tapscott a financial analyst and technologist…

The book discuses the various opportunities that comes with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. The Tapscotts explains why the blockchain will improve the internet and cause a transformative change in banking, finance, business, health, governance and education sector.

“Blockchain Revolution”, is one of the best selling blockchain books you can find that provides a simple and well detailed explanation on blockchain technology, the basis upon which the blockchain works and how its powers digital currencies like bitcoin.

Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy

This book provides an in-depth explanation on how cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology like blockchain works. Authored by Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute of Blockchain Studies.

The book explains how the blockchain technology is positioning her to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. According to Swan, the blockchain has the potential to bring about a new internet facilitated by decentralized value transfer, assets management such as property and overall improve economic efficiency. The books provides a layman’s explanation of how the blockchain will affect the way we do business, and our social day to day activities

The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology

Blockchain for business as the names implies is focused on how this innovative technology can transform to the business world. Authored by William Mougayar, an avid researcher with over 34 years of experience and an active investor in cryptocurrency market, working alongside project like Ethereum and other startups.

Mougayar does a better job in explaining the features of this technology and how it’s will affect the way business will be done. The book also explores blockchain applications, how it will result in a multiplicity of effects and bringing in new opportunities. The book is an easy digestible for business minded people who want to understand the intricacies of this innovative technology.

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Cryptoassets is an innovative guide for investors who wants to know more about the economics and investment thesis surrounding cryptocurrency.

Written by two cutting edge expert, Chris Burniske a co-founder of a New York firm that specializes in cryptoassets and Jack Tatar, an angel investor and advisor to startups with over 20 years of experience in financial services. Both authors are respected figures in the cryptoasset community.

Chris and Jack describe cryptocurrency as an emerging class of cryptoassets. Cryptoassets offers investors an in-depth analysis on how this new class of assets were created, how they work, and provides a detailed classification of this assets into subset; cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens. The book also discusses different strategies on how to invest into these assets with an insight into how each subset is blending technology and markets.

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain

Mastering bitcoin is one of the best books that offer detailed groundwork on blockchain programming.  If you’re programmer, developer and want to understand the intricacies involved in building cryptocurrency like bitcoin, then this book is a must read. Mastering Bitcoin is written by Andreas M. Antonopoulos a pro computer security scientist and influential speaker in the blockchain ecosystem.

Andreas offers an intensive explanation on the technical foundations of bitcoin protocol, how it works and the blockchain functionality.

The books further explains the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles, providing examples of source code snippets to see how it is coded in real life applications.

Additional Books

The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

Another interesting book for people new in the blockchain space, which provides a non technical introduction to Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology.

Written by Wall Street duo Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey, the book explains the origin of cryptocurrency like bitcoin and its blockchain, applications, functionality with a glimpse of how the digital currency world will look like in the future. Paul and Michael describe cryptocurrency and blockchain technology as a tool that will cause a shift of power from traditional centralized financial systems.

The Book Of Satoshi: The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

The Book of Satoshi is another interesting book to read if you want to know more about the history of bitcoin. As it contains the original writings of bitcoin’s pseudo-anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto. The author Phil Champagne collected Satoshi’s publications, emails, online forum posts, and the original bitcoin whitepaper, which Satoshi used to explain the concept of bitcoin during the early days of the currency. Champagne also explains the political happening around on Bitcoin.

 I there any blockchain book you have read and you think should be on these list please do let us know via the cooment box.


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