Ten Good Books on Bitcoin
Just a few years ago bitcoin was a seen as a renegade virtual currency, considered by many to be used only by criminals and outlaws. Much like the Internet at its beginnings, investors and businesses didn’t eyed value in the technology and were miss leaded by its darker associations. Today, Bitcoin and its inherent technology, the blockchain, have been on the peak of fresh Fintech enterprises and a fresh wave of startups are popping out with fresh and innovative concepts for its application.
A fresh industry surrounding the blockchain technology has been born, and there is a growing request for information on digital currency and the blockchain technology. Unlike some year ago today there’s a lot of information about bitcoin on the web and an increase in quality reading material about cryptocurrencies.
Finding the best Bitcoin book can become a difficult task, especially because there aren’t many available, with only a few legit published books on the market. If you are looking to find a good book about digital currency you might as well commence by reading the Satoshi white paper, and then choose the most suited book to reaction your questions.
We have compiled a list of books (which we consider to be the best reading options) to help you build your skill about bitcoin. In the list bellow you will find ten of the most interesting books on bitcoin ever written:
Bitcoin Book #1 – Mastering Bitcoin
This is one of my favorites. Mastering Bitcoin is a very good treatment to the technical details of the Bitcoin protocol. The technical detail may not appeal to everyone, but this book is a valuable resource to have on the shelf for anyone designing and developing Bitcoin and cryptocurrency applications.
Bitcoin Book #Two – The Bitcoin Big Bang
The Bitcoin Big Bang provides an overview of Bitcoin, with a special emphasis on what are the driving factors to the volatile price speculation and how the innovation of Bitcoin and the blockchain will eliminate the role of the middle man in the financial economy. The book exposes a pretty good explanation; one effortless enough to understand for the non-technical person.
Bitcoin Book #Trio – The Age of Cryptocurrency
The Book concentrates on how bitcoin and digital money are challenging the global economic order. The book attempts to reference the possibilities of Bitcoin, by following the story of about Afghan women earning money via the internet while providing a thorough history of how cryptocurrency came to be, the major players behind it, and the current state of the industry.
Authors: Paul Vigna and Michael J Casey
Bitcoin Book #Four – Blockchain – A Blueprint for a Fresh Economy
This book concentrates primarily on speaking of future implications of the blockchain technology. This book investigates some of the potential applications of blockchain technology in relatively effortless to digest examples. The book also attempts to display the different cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies together in a way that permits the reader to understand its similarities and differences.
Bitcoin Book #Five – Bitcoin: The Future of Money?
The book opens with a very nice introduction to how digital currency works. A good part of the book is an attempt to solve the mystery of who is Satoshi Nakamoto, going through the possibilities amongst those that were involved at the beginning. Besides providing a soft review on what the technology is all about, the author presents different opinions and speculates about who might be the bitcoin creator.
Bitcoin Book #6 – The Book of Satoshi
The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto by Paul Champagne –What’s interesting about this book is that it attempts to get the reader to practice the birth and rise of Bitcoin. The book goes internet message boards and email communications inbetween Satoshi and a handful of others to tell the history of bitcoin based on the stand point of the man who created it. The book is actually a very good treatment to the original content, permitting the reader to go through original material and to practice it as if they were there.
Bitcoin Book #7 – The Bitcoin Bible
The content in the book is very good because it presents a collection of pretty instructive articles but it is fairly different from the others. The author does a good job providing insights on Bitcoin along with a number of articles across written by industry heavyweights like Vitalik Buterin. The Bitcoin Bible is a remarkable lump made out of dozens of contributions from major players in the Bitcoin community.
Bitcoin Book #8 – Bitcoin for the Befuddled
In this book, the authors do a superb job by relating Bitcoin concepts into things people presently understand as a way to bridge the gap for those who are still having some difficulties to understand what bitcoin and the blockchain actually is all about. The book presents a good beginner’s text into the subject, and utilizes comic strips as a visual aid to help train Bitcoin. The book doesn’t go so far as some of the other books when it comes to technical details but it present a very instructive and comic reading that will be able to help newcomers to lightly understand how to manage digital currencies.
Authors: Conrad Barski and Chris Wilmer
Bitcoin Book #9 – Digital Gold
This book concentrates on bitcoin and the inwards story of the misfits and millionaires attempting to reinvent money. The book is an expansive narrative of the history of Bitcoin. The book goes around a series of transitions inbetween the cast of characters that played an significant role in the bitcoin community in the early years of its existence. There are some good insights and inwards stories in this book that indeed make it a joy read for anyone interested in Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Book #Ten – Bitcoin and the Future of Money
The author goes over the basics of Bitcoin and provides an expansive overview of what makes Bitcoin interesting as well as the darker stories that have been providing it a bad name. This book doesn’t references blockchain technology as some of the others, but it provides some interesting views on the possible implications of bitcoin as a worldwide currency.