Top 10 books on blockchain to help you through the bear winter of 2019

top 10 books on blockchain

We have survived the bear market in 2018 and now a lot of those that entered the space in the boom of 2017 are wondering if they did the right thing?

Maybe digging a little deeper into the technology might help get you back on track and understand that even if you have your holdings at a loss your instincts were right. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are set to change internet as we know it.

So I have prepared a reading list of the top books to read on both topics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain.  These should help you in the Bear cave during the winter sleep.  

Also do not forget to scroll to the bottom for bonus book of this series that might surprise you and make for an original gift

1.The Bitcoin standard by Saifedean Ammous

Ammous’ firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders.

This is truly the decentralised alternative to central banking

2. Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos

Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to start in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this book provides essential detail to get you started.

  • A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—ideal for non-technical users.
  • Details of the bitcoin decentralised network.
  • A deep dive into blockchain applications.
  • And much more…

Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.

3. A life after Google by George Gilder

The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it’s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder—the peerless visionary of technology and culture—explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns.

The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the “cryptocosm”—the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives.

4.The Internet of Money volume 1 by Andreas Antonopoulos

While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Andreas examines and contextualises the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.

In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label “digital currency” by illuminating bitcoin’s philosophical, social, and historical implications.

5.The Internet of Money volume 2 by Andreas Antonopoulos

The Internet of Money Volume Two builds on the momentum of the amazing first part and offers an opportunity to experience the inspiring and thought-provoking talks from this amazing speaker in print. It also includes a bonus Q&A section, where Andreas answers some of the most frequently asked questions. The Internet of Money Volume Two is a sequel that rivals, even exceeds, the first, in content, scope, and vision. Make this book part of your collection and see why Andreas M. Antonopoulos is considered the most powerful and engaging voice in the crypto-currency and blockchain space.

6. Blockchain for dummies by Tiana Laurence

Blockchain For Dummies covers the essential things you need to know about this exciting technology’s promise of revolutionizing financial transactions, data security, and information integrity. The book covers the technologies behind Blockchain, introduces a variety of existing Blockchain solutions, and even walks you through creating a small but working Blockchain-based application.

  • Find out how to apply a Blockchain solution
  • See how to make data more secure
  • Learn how to work with vendors

7. Blockchain Revolution by Don and Alex Tapscott

In this revelatory book, father and son Tapscott bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable book about the technology driving the future of the economy. 
Blockchain is the ingeniously revolution­ary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. It also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually everything of value to humankind. 
As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, blockchain technology will create winners and losers. This book shines a light on where this blockchain revolution can lead us in the next decade and beyond.

8.The truth machine

In 25 steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.
This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. 

Blockchain basics is for everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it

9.The truth machine by Michael Casey & Paul Vigna

Both experienced authors demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities. It grants billions unbanked access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping.

The Truth Machine reveals the empowerment possible when self-interested middlemen give way to the transparency of the blockchain, while highlighting the job losses, assertion of special interests, and threat to social cohesion that will accompany this shift.

10. The Business Blockchain by William Mougayar

William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change. He is a blockchain industry insider whose work has already shaped and influenced the understanding of blockchain for people around the world, via his generous blogging and rigorous research insights. The Business Blockchain is an invitation for technologists to better understand the business potential of the blockchain, and for business minded people to grasp the many facets of blockchain technology. This book teaches you how to think about the blockchain but should not be your first purchase if you are new to this topic

BONUS BOOK: Blockchain for babies

To finish off this top 10 list of must read books on blockchain we thought we had to add this one as a bonus. This book might be an idea to give as a present to those people that really do not want to listen to your advice or actually to your children or the kids of your friends and family as a hint to the parents.

The perfect original educational gift

Help your future genius become the smartest kid in the room by introducing them to cryptology technology from of the Baby University

Full of scientific information from notable experts, this is the perfect book to teach complex concepts in a simple, engaging way. Blockchain for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the technology behind Bitcoin for cryptologists of all ages. It’s never too early to become a scientist!

So did I give you enough information and things to read?

  • Are you convinced I am missing an essential book of this list?

  • Did you read any of these your self and what where your thoughts?

    If so, then please let me know by leaving a quick comment.

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