Books towards the top of this list are more beginner friendly than those towards the bottom.
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The Internet of Money (Volume 1) - Andreas Antonopoulo
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 Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of Bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.
The Internet of Money (Volume Two) - Andreas Antonopoulos
The sequel to the best-seller ‘The Internet of Money’ by Andreas Antonopoulos, this volume contains 11 more of his most inspiring and thought-provoking talks. These talks are intellectual fire-starters you won’t want to miss.
Digital Gold: The Untold Story of Bitcoin - Nathaniel Popper
Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement’s colourful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto
The Book Of Satoshi - Phil Champagne
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.
Blockchain Revolution - Don & Alex Tapscott
This book reveals how blockchain technology will shape the future of the world economy, 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.
Bitcoin: The Future of Money? - Dominic Frisby
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 and the much-disputed identity of Nakamoto himself.
Mastering Bitcoin - Andreas Antonopoulos
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.
For non-technical readers, this will be a more difficult read than Andreas’ other books.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Tech - Arvind Narayanan et al.
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary – yet often misunderstood – new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you need to know about the new global money for the Internet age
The Bitcoin Standard - Saifedean Ammous
Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of the technologies of money, explores the benefits of a sound monetary regime, and how Bitcoin could provide a valuable decentralised, neutral, free-market alternative to national central banks.
Cryptoassets - Chris Burniske & Jack Tater
This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world―and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.
This authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution.