Five Books on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Beginners

Handy Tips / 26.02.2020

The Market of Blockchain Educators

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency form a technology that involves multiple streams of knowledge to function. Some of them, but not limited to, include Economics, Network Theory, Cryptography, Distributed Computing, and Game Theory.

It makes sense why people who are new to the field are easily discouraged to continue learning. Getting to understand Blockchain and cryptocurrency involves rigor and openness to learning new fields of knowledge.

To help people understand the technology, a new market has developed – the Market for Educators. Being as complex as it is, having someone guide you through the process will help in the easy perception and understanding of the technology. The Educators have come up to use different mediums of communication, best suits their needs. Some do it through video, while some are comfortable by releasing podcasts. Some have developed full-fledged academic courses, and some do so by writing books.

To filter out the increasing number of educators and help our readers choose the right path to understanding, we have a list of the Top 5 Books about Bitcoin and Blockchain. The list has been carefully assessed to ensure any person with any level of expertise can start to grasp the technology.

The Best Books in the Market

Mastering Bitcoin – Andreas M Antonopolous

mastering bitcoin should be the first book a crypto newbie should read first.

Considered one of the seminal books in the market, Mastering Bitcoin is a full proof guide to understanding economics and Bitcoin’s technical side. Bitcoin was the first and still is the most influential cryptocurrency in the market. The author, Andreas M Antonopolous, is a self-proclaimed educator of Bitcoin technologies.

Andreas has used his experience in Distributed computing, along with a natural curiosity, to come up with a book covering all the aspects, from understanding the fundamentals of the Bitcoin Blockchain to bootstrapping the code of the Bitcoin Network. Due to the high technical detail level, the book may not be good for everyone, but it is a major tool for anyone working on Bitcoin or cryptocurrency applications.

The Blockchain Revolution – Don and Alex Tapscott

blockchain revolution is an amazing book to read to understand how the blockchain technology is changing the world as we know it.

A father and son duo, Don and Alex Tapscott, have written the “Blockchain Revolution.” The Tapscott’s have used the book to explain the impact of cryptocurrencies, and majorly Blockchain, in the not-so-distant future. The book goes with a narrative and tries to make its readers fantasize about Blockchain’s impact and what it could mean for the future. In their own words, the fully open platform of blockchain technology will expand and transform what we can do online, the way we do it, and who can participate.

Blockchain Revolution has a whole section to discuss the problems of blockchain. Writers not only use Blockchain to solve every problem they could think of but also go on to explain the problems with their problem solver. Some may even regard it as a fantasy, but the book is perfect for newbies and non-tech people who want to get their wet feet on this new wave of technology.

The Business Blockchain – William Mougayar

the business blockchain book talks about the importance of the blockchain and its economic potential

In the field of blockchain, most books are specifically targeted for a particular audience. There are technical books for developers and innovators, introductory books for newcomers, and non-technical audiences. The Business Blockchain by William Mougayar is a book specifically targeted at business professionals and executives. The author himself is a blockchain technology researcher and entrepreneur, and his target audience is not misplaced at all. He uses his own experience to tell business people how they could capitalize on Blockchain.

This book is recommended for anyone who wants to understand the relevance of blockchain technology in financial services. It is also recommended for people who want to develop projects that utilize Blockchain technology.

Life After Google – George Gilder

the life after google book

Although quite unconventional, the book Life After Google, by legendary author George Gilder, is an excerpt from personal thoughts and experiences. George Gilder is an 80-year-old political writer, technology guru, and the internet economy’s main influencers. In his newest book, Gilder uses his experience to predict technological influences to scrap down the Internet era’s giants and replace them with a Blockchain-based future.

It would be an understatement to say Gilder sees blockchain as humanity’s salvation into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To George, blockchain offers a way to escape the liberal globalist theology that Google and similar establishments embody and their empire’s fallacies.


This book is advised for the intermediate readers, who have developed a reasonable understanding of the technology and wish to move forward.

The Age of Cryptocurrency – Michael J Casey and Paul Vigna

the age of cryptocurrency book

This book is one of the most important books to read as it focuses on how cryptocurrencies are challenging the global economic order. The book tells Bitcoin’s story through Afghan women’s eyes, earning their income through the internet. The Age of Cryptocurrency also touches on the history of crypto, the nascent industry’s state, and its players.

The Vigna and Casey book goes through several relatively well-established examples. The challenge is that the examples we know the best are the ones that have gotten the most publicity and awareness.

Audiences of all levels of expertise, background, and influences are recommended to read a book.

Special Mention

The Internet of Money Series – Andreas M Antonopolous

thei nternet of money is yet another book written by the bitcoin advocate andreas andreopoulos

Sudarshan M is a long time crypto-enthusiast. Pulled in by bitcoin early on, it did not take long for Sudarshan to divert all of his academic attention from business studies to blockchain by doing his Masters and eventually pursuing his PhD in the subject.