The best 16 Cryptocurrencies books

The NFT Handbook

The NFT Handbook

Matt Fortnow and QuHarrison Terry
How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens
4.5 (621 ratings)

What's The NFT Handbook about?

The NFT Handbook (2022) is your go-to guide to “non-fungible tokens” – a new kind of digital asset that’s changing the way we think about ownership in the internet age. Written by two leading experts on NFTs, this explainer covers everything from how NFTs work to how you can enter this booming global market.

Who should read The NFT Handbook?

  • Crypto enthusiasts 
  • Self-starters and entrepreneurs 
  • Anyone wondering what the NFT hype is all about



Mauro F. Guillén
How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything
4.2 (700 ratings)

What's 2030 about?

2030 (2020) isn’t a crystal ball – but it might be the next best thing. Drawing on current sociological trends, demographic trajectories, and technological advancements, it paints a convincing picture of the global changes we can expect to see and experience in the coming decade.

Who should read 2030?

  • Tech workers and marketing professionals keen to stay ahead of the curve
  • Eco-warriors looking for solutions to the climate crisis
  • Anyone curious to see what the future might hold

Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain Revolution

Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business and the World
4.4 (436 ratings)

What's Blockchain Revolution about?

Blockchain Revolution (2016) sheds light on a new technology that may soon change the way we bank and do business. Blockchain is the technology behind the Bitcoin – but it could be so much more. If we utilize it fully, we could do away with costly middlemen and create a transparent financial system free from the endless corruption and dark money that plagues the world.

Who should read Blockchain Revolution?

  • Students of economics
  • Readers interested in an alternative to banks
  • Business people curious about online trust



Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar
The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
4.4 (507 ratings)

What's Cryptoassets about?

Cryptoassets (2017) is both a brief history of Bitcoin and a detailed guide to investing in cryptoassets. It explains how blockchain technology came into existence and will help potential investors get their bearings in the world of cryptoassets.

Who should read Cryptoassets?

  • Innovative investors
  • Students of information technology
  • People interested in the world of finance

Narrative Economics

Narrative Economics

Robert J. Shiller
How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events
4.3 (375 ratings)

What's Narrative Economics about?

Narrative Economics (2019) describes how popular narratives influence the way economies behave. From Bitcoin’s sudden rise to stock-market crashes, Narrative Economics looks beyond the statistics to the collective human stories that drive these events. 

Who should read Narrative Economics?

  • Financial analysts looking to broaden their horizons
  • Forecasters of any kind
  • Anyone interested in the economy and global events



Stephen P. Williams
The Next Everything
4.3 (747 ratings)

What's Blockchain about?

Blockchain (2019) takes a look at what many are calling the most groundbreaking technological innovation since the Internet, the blockchain. It breaks down how this unhackable digital ledger works, how it inherently subverts traditional hierarchies, and why experts think it could radically affect businesses, governments, banking, culture, and communication.

Who should read Blockchain?

  • Blockchain novices eager to understand this new technology
  • Economists, sociologists and artists
  • Readers disillusioned with today’s social and financial institutions

Life After Google

Life After Google

George Gilder
The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy
4.0 (292 ratings)

What's Life After Google about?

Life After Google (2018), shows how the future may instead lie in the “cryptocosm” and its blockchain architecture, which allows everyone to exert individual control of data and security online. Since the dawn of the internet, there have been tremendous progress in technology and the way people live their lives. And at the heart of it all is Google, a company that has managed to build a global way of thinking around their business model and vision. But it’s also falling rapidly out of favor with users for its lack of security precautions. Google may once have dominated, but we should prepare for a world that is no longer defined by it.

Who should read Life After Google?

  • Business buffs who want to know where the future is headed
  • Technology enthusiasts who want to understand the latest developments
  • Anyone with an interest in their online data security

The Bitcoin Standard

The Bitcoin Standard

Saifedean Ammous
The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
4.5 (462 ratings)

What's The Bitcoin Standard about?

The Bitcoin Standard (2018) traces the story of money, from the very first rock currencies to the Victorians’ love affair with gold and today’s new kid on the block – digital cryptocurrency. Saifedean Ammous, an economist convinced that we need to embrace the forgotten virtues of sound money, believes Bitcoin might just be the future. Like yesteryear’s gold reserves, it has unique properties that mean it’s ideally placed to act as a medium of exchange that can’t be manipulated by bumbling governments. And that’s great news if we want to return our economies to stability and growth and put the cycle of boom and bust behind us.

Who should read The Bitcoin Standard?

  • People interested in the history of money
  • Economists and business buffs
  • Anyone with an eye on the future



Brett Scott
Cash, Cards, Crypto, and the War for Our Wallets
4.2 (512 ratings)

What's Cloudmoney about?

Cloudmoney (2022) provides an overview of our present payment landscape. As it turns out, the age-old question of “cash or card” is not as simple as it seems. Underneath the push toward cashless is a murky world of powerful interests trying to extract profit and data from people’s purchases. And the disappearance of cash has more disadvantages than you might think. 

Who should read Cloudmoney?

  • Literally everyone – we all use money
  • Anyone considering getting rid of cash altogether
  • Students of finance, economics, or politics



Henning Diedrich
Blockchains, Digital Assets, Smart Contracts, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
4.3 (374 ratings)

What's Ethereum about?

Ethereum (2016) introduces readers to the world of blockchains, digital currencies and smart contracts, while paying special attention to how the Ethereum cryptocurrency works. It provides a compelling account of where this technology is heading, explaining both how blockchains may revolutionize society and commerce and why Ethereum is currently the most advanced blockchain available.

Who should read Ethereum?

  • Readers eager to learn more about digital currencies
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts
  • Anyone curious about future technologies

The Age of Cryptocurrency

The Age of Cryptocurrency

Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey
How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
4.2 (289 ratings)

What's The Age of Cryptocurrency about?

The Age of Cryptocurrency gives an overview of the history and nature of Bitcoin. It explores the definition of “money” and explains the dramatic impacts that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin will have on our economy and the world at large.

Who should read The Age of Cryptocurrency?

  • Anyone who wants to know how Bitcoins work
  • Anyone curious about the future of money

The Promise of Bitcoin

The Promise of Bitcoin

Bobby C. Lee
The Future of Money and How It Can Work for You
4.2 (324 ratings)

What's The Promise of Bitcoin about?

The Promise of Bitcoin (2021) is an introduction to the financial revolution that began in 2009 – the year an anonymous coder who called himself Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin. Rooted in the conviction that old monetary systems have failed us, this digital currency promises a more trustworthy, decentralized, and democratic alternative. How does it work? Few people can explain that better than Bobby Lee, a Bitcoin pioneer who’s been on the barricades since the revolution’s earliest days. 

Who should read The Promise of Bitcoin?

  • Investors looking for new opportunities
  • Critics of the banking system 
  • Technophobes wondering what all the Bitcoin fuss is about

Digital Gold

Digital Gold

Nathaniel Popper
The Untold Story of Bitcoin
4.4 (190 ratings)

What's Digital Gold about?

Digital Gold (2015) tells the story of the many different individuals – including cypherpunks, nerds, investors, gamblers and visionaries – that contributed to the rise of the world’s most successful cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The book gives an overview of the way Bitcoin developed, showing how its value rose from nothing to over $1 billion, and telling the story of its troubled early stages.

Who should read Digital Gold?

  • People curious about the future of money
  • Concerned citizens who don’t trust banks
  • Anyone selling goods on the internet

Crypto Wars

Crypto Wars

Erica Stanford
Faked Deaths, Missing Billions, and Industry Disruption
4.2 (190 ratings)

What's Crypto Wars about?

Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions, and Industry Disruption (2021) lifts the lid on some of the cryptosphere’s most audacious scams and notorious scandals. From the missing cryptoqueen, Dr. Ruja Ignatova, to the tech whiz kid who – according to his creditors, at least – faked his own death, Crypto Wars shares this secretive industry’s most compelling stories.

Who should read Crypto Wars?

  • Crypto enthusiasts after the inside dirt on some of the market’s biggest scams
  • Interested investors who want a rundown of the red flags in the crypto world
  • Anyone who’s ever wondered if they could make a cool million – or billion – in crypto

The Dark Net

The Dark Net

Jamie Bartlett
Inside the Digital Underworld
3.1 (56 ratings)

What's The Dark Net about?

The Dark Net (2014) is a window into the internet’s nefarious underbelly. These blinks detail a trove of hidden online activity, from drug deals to illegal pornography to troubling discussions among suicidal teenagers.

Who should read The Dark Net?

  • Adventurous people who want to uncover everything the internet has to offer
  • Anyone concerned about all the terrible things happening online
  • Aspiring porn stars and anyone who wants to buy marijuana from their couch

Who Can You Trust?

Who Can You Trust?

Rachel Botsman
How Technology Brought Us Together – and Why It Could Drive Us Apart
4.3 (58 ratings)

What's Who Can You Trust? about?

Who Can You Trust (2017) analyzes the past, present and future of trust. Rachel Botsman addresses the most pressing questions of our networked age, asking why it is that we now trust complete strangers with the most intimate aspects of our lives. She also explores how new technologies like blockchains will continue to revolutionize our relationship with others.

Who should read Who Can You Trust??

  • Anyone fascinated by the big ideas that make the world tick
  • People interested in the cutting edge of technological change
  • Futurologists burning to know what our societies will look like in ten years

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