The Best Crypto Books: Recommendations

The best books on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology (08/2022).

20 Books
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

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When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few people paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. Read more

Author
Dr. Saifedean Ammous

twitter.com/saifedean

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Categories

#Bitcoin #history #economics #finance

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner

Number of pages

304

Year of publication

2018

Price

$11.55

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

The Fiat Standard: The Debt Slavery Alternative to Human Civilization

The Fiat Standard: The Debt Slavery Alternative to Human Civilization

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In The Fiat Standard, world-renowned economist Saifedean Ammous applies his unique analytical lens to the fiat monetary system, explaining it as a feat of engineering and technology just as he did for bitcoin in his global bestseller The Bitcoin Standard. This time, Ammous delves into the world's earlier shift from the gold standard to today's system of government-backed fiat money-outlining the fiat standard's purposes and failures. Read more

Author
Dr. Saifedean Ammous

twitter.com/saifedean

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Categories

#Bitcoin #history #economics #finance

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner

Number of pages

424

Year of publication

2021

Price

$24.99

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze

The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze

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The story of the idealists, technologists, and opportunists fighting to bring cryptocurrency to the masses. In their short history, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone through booms, busts, and internecine wars, recently reaching a market valuation of more than $2 trillion. The central promise of crypto endures—vast fortunes made from decentralized networks not controlled by any single entity and not yet regulated by many governments. Read more

Author
Laura Shin

twitter.com/laurashin

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Categories

#Bitcoin #Ethereum #history #cryptomarket

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

496

Year of publication

2022

Price

$21.54

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum

The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum

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Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the world, the growth of cryptocurrency, and the future of the internet as we know it. Read more

Author
Camila Russo

twitter.com/CamiRusso

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Categories

#Ethereum #history #VitalikButerin

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced

Number of pages

352

Year of publication

2020

Price

$23.77

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption

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From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires--the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off. Read more

Author
Ben Mezrich

twitter.com/benmezrich

Rating

Categories

#Bitcoin #biography #Winklevoss

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner, Advanced

Number of pages

288

Year of publication

2019

Price

$14.50

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age

The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age

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Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the next century. Read more

Author
James Dale Davidson, William Rees-Mogg

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Categories

#economics #investing #politics

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

416

Year of publication

1997

Price

$81.35

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

The Internet of Money: A collection of talks

The Internet of Money: A collection of talks

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While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology. Read more

Author
Andreas M. Antonopoulos

twitter.com/aantonop

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Categories

#Bitcoin #blockchain #technology

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner, Advanced

Number of pages

152

Year of publication

2016

Price

$12.00

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain

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Join the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started. Read more

Author
Andreas M. Antonopoulos

twitter.com/aantonop

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Categories

#Bitcoin #Blockchain #technology #programming

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner, Advanced

Number of pages

411

Year of publication

2017

Price

$23.99

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and Dapps

Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and Dapps

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Ethereum represents the gateway to a worldwide, decentralized computing paradigm. This platform enables you to run decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts that have no central points of failure or control, integrate with a payment network, and operate on an open blockchain. With this practical guide, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood provide everything you need to know about building smart contracts and DApps on Ethereum and other virtual-machine blockchains. Read more

Author
Andreas M. Antonopoulos Gavin Wood

twitter.com/aantonop twitter.com/gavofyork

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Categories

#Ethereum #smartcontracts #technology #programming

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner, Advanced

Number of pages

385

Year of publication

2018

Price

$45.57

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Bitcoin: Hard Money You Can't F*ck With: Why bitcoin will be the next global reserve currency

Bitcoin: Hard Money You Can't F*ck With: Why bitcoin will be the next global reserve currency

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Bitcoin is hard money you can’t f*ck with. No-one controls it. No governments, no companies, no central banks, no money printing. It’s a revolution as big as the internet. And it’s never been hacked. Entrepreneur and investor Jason A. Williams is the first author to put bitcoin in context of the 2020 crisis - a year of financial disaster and unprecedented money creation (money printer go brrr!). Read more

Author
Jason A. Williams

twitter.com/GoingParabolic

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Categories

#Bitcoin #history #economics #finance

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner, Advanced

Number of pages

218

Year of publication

2020

Price

$39.99

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Cryptoassets: The innovative investor's guide to bitcoin and beyond

Cryptoassets: The innovative investor's guide to bitcoin and beyond

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The innovative investors guide to an entirely new asset class from two experts on the cutting edge. With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need. Read more

Author
Chris Burniske
Jack Tatar

twitter.com/cburniske twitter.com/JackTatar

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Categories

#Bitcoin #blockchain #technology #investing

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

325

Year of publication

2017

Price

$14.00

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail

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From legendary investor Ray Dalio, author of the international bestseller Principles, who has spent half a century studying global economies and markets, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order examines history's most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we've experienced in our lifetimes - but similar to those that have happened many times before. Read more

Author
Ray Dalio

twitter.com/RayDalio

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Categories

#finance #economics #history

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

557

Year of publication

2021

Price

$14.53

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

How to DeFi: Beginner

How to DeFi: Beginner

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DeFi is expected to grow further in the coming years and is a key component in fulfilling Ethereum’s lofty vision and ambition. You will learn about the various elements of DeFi such as decentralized stablecoins, decentralized exchanges, decentralized lending, decentralized derivatives, decentralized insurance and more. Read more

Author
Darren Lau
Daryl Lau
Bobby Ong

twitter.com/Darrenlautf twitter.com/Daryllautk twitter.com/bobbyong

Rating

Categories

#DeFi #Technology #smartcontracts

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner

Number of pages

239

Year of publication

2021

Price

$24.99

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

How to DeFi: Advanced

How to DeFi: Advanced

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The traditional financial industry is getting rapidly disrupted and DeFi is reshaping the way global financial systems operate. In this book, you will learn about various decentralized financial primitives, such as stablecoins, exchanges, lending, insurance, derivatives, and more. Read more

Author
Lucius Fang
Benjamin Hor

twitter.com/LuciusFang10

Rating

Categories

#DeFi #Technology #smartcontracts

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced

Number of pages

269

Year of publication

2021

Price

$24.99

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Trading Wisdom: 50 lessons every trader should know

Trading Wisdom: 50 lessons every trader should know

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This book can be described as 1/3 trading psychology, 1/3 risk management and 1/3 technical analysis. My early days of trading were filled with frustration, confusion and constant losses. After making some of the same mistakes over and over again I began to adapt and learned a few tricks to minimize my losses. Read more

Author
Cheds

twitter.com/BigCheds

Rating

Categories

#trading #investing #psychology

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

112

Year of publication

2021

Price

$49.99

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Crypto Investor Mindset - Principles for avoiding mistakes in thinking when investing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Crypto Investor Mindset - Principles for avoiding mistakes in thinking when investing in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

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"Your portfolio was in the black but a little later you lost everything? Do you recognize this or the following situations? The share price rises sharply, and you are afraid that you will miss profits? You enter the market near the peak, the price turns and you watch as you lose money? Or: the price collapses, your position is in the red. You sell exactly at the low point, before the price recovers, and therefore realize big losses?" Read more

Author
Wolfgang Fallmann

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Categories

#cryptoassets #investing #finance

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner, Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

156

Year of publication

2020

Price

$18.07

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

The NFT Handbook: How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens

The NFT Handbook: How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens

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Learn how to create and profit from NFTs. The NFT Handbook is a detailed guide on how to create, sell and buy non-fungible tokens without the need for a technical background. Learn exactly what NFTs are, how they evolved, and why they have value.We'll delve into the different types and aspects of NFTs and discuss the different NFT marketplaces and the pros and cons of each. Read more

Author
QuHarrison Terry
Matt Fortnow

twitter.com/quharrison twitter.com/mattfortnow

Rating

Categories

#NFT #tocenomics #technology

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner, Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

288

Year of publication

2021

Price

$14.00

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Bitcoin: Everything divided by 21 million

Bitcoin: Everything divided by 21 million

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"We're all chained to the unforgiving arrow of time. We're born, we live, and we get old. At least that's what we hope will happen. Then we die. None of us humans are millionaires in terms of hours, yet we sacrifice our most valuable and scarce asset just to stay alive in the hamster’s wheel one more day. In pursuit of saving time, Satoshi stumbled upon a discovery of a new, weightless, absolutely scarce element. The showstopper for each and every time thief. Element zero. Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s limited supply cap is the immovable object that enables us all to become an unstoppable force. " Read more

Author
Jeff Booth
Mel Shilling
Niko Laamanen

twitter.com/JeffBooth twitter.com/Mel_Shilling

Rating

Categories

#Bitcoin #economics #monetarysystem

Language

EN

Target Audience

Beginner, Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

157

Year of publication

2022

Price

$28.00

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Mastering the Lightning Network: A Second Layer Blockchain Protocol for Instant Bitcoin Payments

Mastering the Lightning Network: A Second Layer Blockchain Protocol for Instant Bitcoin Payments

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The Lightning Network (LN) is a rapidly growing second-layer payment protocol that works on top of Bitcoin to provide near-instantaneous transactions between two parties. With this practical guide, authors Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Olaoluwa Osuntokun, and Rene Pickhardt explain how this advancement will enable the next level of scale for Bitcoin, increasing speed and privacy while reducing fees. Ideal for developers, systems architects, investors, and entrepreneurs looking to gain a better understanding of LN, this book demonstrates why experts consider LN a critical solution to Bitcoin's scalability problem. You'll learn how LN has the potential to support far more transactions than today's financial networks. Read more

Author
Andreas Antonopoulos
Olaoluwa Osuntokun
René Pickhardt

twitter.com/aantonop twitter.com/roasbeef twitter.com/renepickhardt

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Categories

#Bitcoin #Lightning #tech

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

438

Year of publication

2021

Price

$40.19

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch

Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch

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Dive into Bitcoin technology with this hands-on guide from one of the leading teachers on Bitcoin and Bitcoin programming. Author Jimmy Song shows Python programmers and developers how to program a Bitcoin library from scratch. You’ll learn how to work with the basics, including the math, blocks, network, and transactions behind this popular cryptocurrency and its blockchain payment system. Read more

Author
Jimmy Song

twitter.com/jimmysong

Rating

Categories

#Bitcoin #programming #technology

Language

EN

Target Audience

Advanced, Expert

Number of pages

294

Year of publication

2019

Price

$41.48

Audio Book & Summary

Amazon

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