Bitcoin and Blockchain Reading Recommendations for Getting Acquainted with Cryptocurrencies


The world of digital currencies could be a rather overwhelming and confusing space for newbies. It could be really difficult to get a grasp on the right information to begin your journey into the cryptosphere.

So, here is a good place to start, as we have put together a reading list for crypto newcomers to help them hit the ground running because any potential crypto investor armed with the right information is a plus in the growth and adoption of digital currencies.

Getting Started With Bitcoin

Jameson Lopp, the CEO of CasaHODL and a well-known proponent of the cryptosphere, in an effort to improve the understanding of Bitcoin by newbies, has reorganized one of the most popular websites for crypto newbies, for simpler and better understanding of digital currencies.

In a tweet he said

Jameson Lopp's listed resources are open sources and requests that any reviews or feedback should be done through GitHub.

The CEO’s outlined resources is the ideal crypto beginners guide to understanding the space and also for crypto enthusiasts who wish to further their understanding, as it contains literature dedicated to beginners and also more advanced pages that explain the concepts of cryptocurrency mining, trading fees and taxing.

These resources are obtained from a variety of sources and are presented in both original documents (like Bitcoin whitepaper) as well as video summaries of the articles.

Lopp in an effort to make the resources easier to navigate tagged each resource as either “Non-technical,” “a bit technical” etc.

The Internet of Money

Our second reading recommendation for crypto beginners who want to understand Bitcoin and its potential effect on the world is ‘The Internet of Money‘ a book by Andreas Antonopoulos. We recommend this book because most of its content are talks Antonopoulos gave at rooms full of people with little or no technical background, making it a somewhat easy read for newbies.

For those who wish to understand the more technical aspects of cryptocurrencies, Andreas Antonopoulos's first book ‘Mastering Bitcoin' will be a good start as it consists of topics on application development on the Bitcoin network and a lot more technical learning information.

‘The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking'

For the crypto newcomers who have an interest in the impact of Bitcoin in terms of the history of currency, ‘The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking' by Saifedean Ammous is the book to read.

In the book Ammous, who is a professor of economics, describes the present monetary system as ‘an historic anomaly'.

He talks about how the economy in the past prospered on gold as currency and how a future where Bitcoin is dominant will reduce the “consuming habits of Humanity”, encouraging people to save more rather than spend, which will, in turn, reduce the destruction of our delicate ecosystem by reducing waste and unnecessary manufacturing.

B is For Bitcoin

The last reading recommendation is for the little ones. If you have children and you want to start them off early in the cryptosphere, the books and resources stated above will be too overwhelming for them. So we recommend the book by a crypto enthusiast, Graham Moore ‘B is for Bitcoin‘.

In a video on Twitter by @vicecanada they said

“This book might have your kid mining Bitcoin by their next birthday.”

The book has been simplified down to the basic ABCs for the understanding of the cryptosphere by little children. However, you also need to be able to explain certain terms in the simplest way to them, like ‘D is for Decentralize', you will have to break what decentralization means to them. So you'll have to read up yourself.

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