Blockchain, over the years, has gained a lot of popularity, and rightfully so, because it can be decentralised and the data is cryptographically stored where no one can touch whats inside it. Blockchain is a revolution in digital ownership and digital privacy, which will eventually become a part of our daily lives. Many companies like Facebook and WhatsApp are already implementing blockchain to safeguard the way their users exchange money. Banking and investing probably make the most out of the blockchain technology than any other sectors. So, in recent years, blockchain has piqued interest from everyone looking to invest because of bitcoin.
Naturally, if one is interested in it, then one has to read about it. Here we list down books on blockchain in no particular order that one should be reading:
Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper might be the perfect book for beginners. In this book, the author has entailed some of the riveting tales filled with innovators which might pique interest from beginners who want to understand blockchain. The author presents events form millionaires, criminals and programmers who were hell-bent on creating a new form of digital money.
What’s interesting about this book is that anyone with no knowledge about blockchain can read it and by the time they are finished, they will have a strong understanding and ready to jump to the next level.
Price- ₹775 (Paperback)
Blockchain: The Complete Guide to Understanding Blockchain technology
Miles Price’s book gives details about the implementation of blockchain, the technical underpinnings and also how to earn profit through mining cryptocurrencies. This is a short and sweet guide to blockchain implementation along with its history, mechanics and limitations of blockchain and much more. This book is another example of a great beginner’s guide.
The Bitcoin Standard
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralised Alternative to Central Banking is a book that can be read by both blockchain beginners and intermediate readers. Saifedean Ammous’s book is one of the best books at demystifying bitcoins and money. Everyone, whether it be a beginner or intermediate level blockchain enthusiast, can get an understanding of the sophisticated transformational technology after reading this book.
Price- ₹1,693 (hardcover)
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World by Dan and Alex Tapscott is an excellent resource for one who has a basic understanding of blockchain. This book is a unique combination of casual reading packed with technical information. This book assumes that the reader is an investor, so it might be better if someone with prior knowledge of blockchain investing is reading it.
For advanced reading
Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies
Mastering Bitcoin is from Andreas M. Antonopoulos, which strictly speaking, is for everyone who has a basic understanding of what blockchain is. This book gives a deep dive of the bitcoin, and by the time one finishes the book, one will know how to write the next cryptocurrency applications.
“The invention of the Bitcoin Blockchain represents an entirely new platform to build upon, one that will enable an ecosystem as wide and diverse as the Internet itself. As one of the preeminent thought leaders, Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the perfect choice to write this book.” – Roger Ver, Bitcoin Entrepreneur & Investor
Mastering Ethereum, another book by the same author, is also a great read and gives details about smart contracts and an additional layer of security.