10 Unmissable Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Books To Read

Bitcoin For The Befuddled

Published – January, 2014

Authors – Conrad Barski, Chris Wilmer

Content – If you're new to bitcoin and find the whole thing too overwhelming, Bitcoin for the Befuddled is what you need to unravel the arcana of bitcoin. Learn what Bitcoin is; how it works; and how to acquire, store, and spend bitcoins safely and securely. You'll also learn all the functional intricacies of the bitcoin network and blockchain.

Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction

Published – July, 2016

Authors – Steven Goldfeder, Arvind Narayanan

Content – Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies is a comprehensive introduction to bitcoin, but it's also a whole lot more. This authoritative guide to bitcoins begins by tracing the history and development of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and then gives the conceptual and practical foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network as well as to integrate ideas from Bitcoin into your own projects.

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

Published – June, 2014

Author – Phil Champagne

Content – Whatever knowledge the world has about Satoshi Nakamoto is gleaned from his writings. The Book of Satoshi provides a convenient way to parse through what Bitcoin's creator wrote over the span of the two years that constituted his “public life” before he disappeared from the Internet … at least under the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Beginning on November 1st 2009 with the publication of the seminal paper describing Bitcoin, this public life ends at about the time PC World speculated as to a possible link between Bitcoin and WikiLeaks, the infamous website that publishes leaked classified materials.

Blockchain Revolution: How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business And The World

Published – May, 2016

Authors – Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott

Content – In future, when blockchain's potential is realized as a lot more than just the basis for a new economic system, it could go down as the greatest invention in history. In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal how this game-changing technology will shape the future of not only the world economy, but dramatically improving everything from healthcare records to online voting, and from insurance claims to artist royalty payments. Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on the next major paradigm shift.

Mastering Bitcoin : Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies

Published – July, 2014

Author – Andreas Antonopoulos

Content – Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you 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 practical book is essential reading. Bitcoin economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included).

Digital Gold : Bitcoin And The Inside Story Of The Misfits And Millionaires Trying To Reinvent Money

Published – May, 2015

Author – Nathaniel Popper

Content – Digital Gold tells the story of the colorful characters who have built Bitcoin, including a Finnish college student; an Argentinian millionaire; a Chinese entrepreneur; Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss; Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto; and the founder of the Silk Road online drug market, Ross Ulbricht. New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper offers a brilliant and engrossing account of this new technology.

Bitcoin: The Future Of Money?

Published – November, 2014

Author – Dominic Frisby

Content – Does Bitcoin have the potential to change how the world transacts financially? Or is it just a passing fad, even a major scam? In Bitcoin: The Future of Money?, MoneyWeek’s Dominic Frisby's explains this controversial new currency and how it came about, interviewing some of the key players in its development while casting light on its strange and murky origins, in particular the much-disputed identity of Nakamoto himself. Economic theory meets whodunnit mystery in this indispensable guide to one of the most divisive innovations of our time.

Age Of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin And Cybermoney Are Overturning The Global Economic Order

Published – January, 2015

Authors – Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey

Content – In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey demystify cryptocurrency, its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy. The digital currency world will look very different from the paper currency world; The Age of Cryptocurrency will teach you how to be ready.

The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, And Application Of The Next Internet Technology

Published – April, 2016

Authors – William Mougayar, Vitalik Buterin

Content – The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance.

Beyond Bitcoin: The Economics Of Digital Currencies

Published – November, 2015

Authors – Hanna Halaburda, Miklos Sarvary

Content – Beyond Bitcoin explores the economic forces underlying the design of their features and their potential. Halaburda and Sarvary argue that digital currencies are best understood by considering the economic incentives driving their creators and users. The authors present a framework that will allow systemic analysis of this dynamic environment and support further discussion of the design of digital currencies' features and the competition in the market.

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