The invention of cryptocurrency has opened the door to an era of decentralization and financial literacy. Interest in digital assets is constantly growing, but not everyone has a clear picture of how blockchain technology works. Negative stereotypes prevent people from taking advantage of the incredible relevance of developments and starting to mine, trade or invest in cryptocurrencies.
Despite the rapid introduction of blockchain technology around the world and the active spread of cryptocurrencies, there are relatively few solid books on the subject. The explanation is very simple – technology is advancing as well as the legal framework and the situation on the trade markets are changing faster than authors have time to publish their research and thoughts on cryptocurrencies.
Here we present our Top-5 readings: a selection of current literature with the best ratings.
1. Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
by Neel Mehta, Aditya Agashe, Parth Detroja
Some say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others declare them “the most important invention since the internet.” Bubble or Revolution, authored by industry’s pros from Google, Microsoft and Facebook, cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.
2. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them
by Antony Lewis
This manual helps clearly understand the mechanics of bitcoin and blockchain and provides a straightforward and simple introduction to the things one should know before buying cryptocurrencies. Enjoy reading and valuable advice from one of the best authors on the crypto subject in the world.
3. The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze
by Laura Shin
This is the story by the acclaimed crypto and blockchain journalist Laura Shin, who reveals the real story behind cryptocurrency, its secrets and madness that has brought it to the forefront of global consciousness. A tale of the idealists, technologists and opportunists fighting to bring cryptocurrency to the masses.
4. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World
by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
This book on blockchain technology from bestselling Wikinomics author Don Tapscott, written in collaboration with his son Alex, reveals the theory and practice of bitcoin with the book’s central message of blockchain giving new momentum to human civilization, changing things for the better without creating a burden on users.
5. The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
by Saifedean Ammous
This book is an important resource for a clear understanding of the rise of a decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to the Internet for national central banks. Here economist Ammous analyzes the historical context of bitcoin’s emergence, the economic properties that enabled its rapid growth, and its likely economic, political and social consequences.
These books provide excellent insight into the present and future of blockchain and offer a solid educational foundation for beginners and experienced professionals, traders, investors and other types of users. Stay tuned for AVINOC’s next selection of five worthwhile books that remain beneficial to read in the near future.
The AVINOC selection contains information on market flow but is not investment research, therefore this blog article reflects the subjective point of view and can’t be considered investment advice.