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8 Great Cryptocurrency Books You Must Read

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Whether you want to invest in cryptocurrency, or you are just inquisitive, these 8 cryptocurrency books are sure to offer you as much exposure as possible.

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Unless you’ve not done online transactions, or you have not been exposed to the crypto sphere, you have must-read or heard about cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Just in case you have heard about blockchain or cryptocurrency, they have changed the most a growing population of people do transactions and invest.

The ‘blockchain’ technology is the basis on which ‘cryptocurrencies’ are created. The blockchain technology is a fairly new one – just about a decade old.

The journey started with application currencies such as Litecoin and Bitcoin, but as time went by, the combo of both technologies has carved a unique niche for itself.

Even though technologies like this are yet to be embraced fully in the present, the days when people will have no choice but to embrace them is not so far.

Therefore, if you desire to stay one step ahead of others in knowing all there is to learn about these new technological advancements, below are some great Bitcoin, Blockchain and cryptocurrency books that I think you need to read.

Best Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Books

1. Holding- A Bitcoin Wallet Handbook

This is one amazing book that covers all the aspect of Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency and also how to secure Bitcoin using wallets. Below are a few chapters from the hodling book:

  • An introduction to Bitcoin Wallet
  • What is Bitcoin Private Key?
  • –Different types of Bitcoin wallets (Paper wallet, Hardware wallet, Mobile wallet, Desktop wallet, Web wallet)
  • – What is Cold Storage in Cryptocurrency (aka Cold Wallets)
  • – What are Bitcoin hardware wallets?
  • – What is a Brain wallet & how to make one?
  • – What are multisig wallets?
  • – The Best Bitcoin Wallets:(Hardware, Mobile & Desktop)
  • – The security risk of using Mobile wallet/ Desktop wallet/Web wallet
  • – When to use a mobile wallet (For quick transactions, when traveling to use Bitcoins, some times to show off)

2. Blockchain Revolution

This is one of the first books that A couple of people read in order to understand why Bitcoin and the technology behind this virtual currency, and the blockchain, will change money, businesses, and the entire world for good.


The Blockchain revolution is authored by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, who are actually father and son in real life. The book explores quite a good number of uses for blockchain across various industries.

Considering the fact that there isn’t so much to compare, too many it comes off like a mere fantasy in a number of areas. But this is a really great book for boob’s, beginners, and non-techies, to really get to understand what the blockchain technology is about.

3. Bitcoin Standard

Since Satoshi Nakamoto birthed the Bitcoin, many great thinker and researchers have made several attempts to understand and explain the Bitcoin.

And now a different economist has tried to demystify Bitcoin and have declared it as an alternative to traditional central banking. The books that explain all you need to know about bitcoin is called ‘The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking’ and it is a best seller.

The book is loved by so many readers that some of them have even suggested that it gets included in school curriculums. The bitcoin standard book also talks about the hype of application of blockchain technology apart from than Bitcoin.

So if you are in search of something holistic to help with the understanding of Bitcoin then this just has to be your go-to book.

4. The Age Of Cryptocurrency

Without a doubt, the age of cryptocurrency is a great book on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies for people who are starting out.

The book is authored by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey. It is a literature that offers you a bird’s eye view of the past, present and probable future of Bitcoin which can be a fate of lots of other cryptocurrencies that came after Bitcoin.

Also, the literature becomes more readable and engaging as you follow through because it takes you gradually through the extended use and cases of the blockchain and crypto tech. This book is highly recommended for individuals who aspire to gain an understanding of bitcoins and blockchains in detail.

5. The Business Blockchain

If you run a business, this is a blockchain book that you would love to read, especially if you are an executive or a manager looking into the blockchain technology.


The author of the book – William Mougayar – is not just a cryptocurrency enthusiast, but an entrepreneur himself and a blockchain technology researcher.

If you are a person who wants to understand the implications of blockchains on different financial services, as well as develop some POCs & projects around it, then this is something your must-read. If you are new to blockchain, this shouldn’t be your first book.

6. Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Technologies

If you are a student, a businessman, a software developer, a researcher in computer science, or a tech entrepreneur, this book is a wonderful tool to help enlighten yourself about ‘Internet Money’.

This amazing book is Co-authored by five intelligent people, and it gives you a factual picture of every in-depth concept of Bitcoin and the tech behind it.

7. Mastering Bitcoin

This book is one of the best sellers when it comes to Bitcoin for both programmers and techies. The book is written by a very popular Bitcoin speaker and a prolific computer security scientist.

If you wish to know the nitty-gritty of Bitcoin’s infrastructure as well as the foundational cryptographic elements, the mastering bitcoin book is for you.

Please, note that this is not an introduction to Bitcoin as it is tailored for programmers and crypto programming. The book also requires basic know-how of the Python and C++ programming languages.

Anyone who has that kind of programming skills can event build their own cryptocurrency and blockchain using the help of this book.

8. Mastering Ethereum

Are you looking, to begin with, Ethereum protocol?

Well, there is nothing better than having a copy of Mastering Ethereum at this time. Mastering Ethereum is not just any other book on Ethereum, it is comprehensive literature on Ethereum open source technology for enthusiasts, developers, integrators and system administrators.


The authors of the book are famous personalities in the cryptocurrencies and blockchain world which makes the book an absolutely great investment.

So if you are someone who is looking to learn about the pioneer Ethereum technology that birthed the concept of smart contracts and decentralized applications, then there is no telling how much value this book will give you.

You can get almost any of these cryptocurrency books online, so do not make excuses today.

Let us know what you think, leave a comment below.

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