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Cryptocurrencies Sound Cryptic to Me – But These Books Have Helped Me Understand Them

Thanks to Blinkist's crash course, I finally understand Cryptocurrency. Here’s what I learned.
by Chris Allmer | Dec 20 2023

Let me make a confession: I’ve arrived somewhat late to the cryptocurrency party. While everyone around me seems to be mining Bitcoin in their spare time, I find myself utterly bewildered. However, for 2024, I decided to decipher the cryptocurrency maze once and for all.

“Blinkist caters to readers with more curiosity than time.”

But when I embarked on my research, I quickly stumbled upon an old issue. The amount of must-read books on cryptocurrency would take me more than a year to finish.

It was at this point that I turned to Blinkist and their 14-day Crypto Crash Course—a thorough guide to what is considered one of today’s most intricate subjects. Continue reading to discover what I learned through Blinkist and equip yourself with essential knowledge about cryptocurrency.

How I Became A Crypto Expert With Blinkist’s Crash Course

Blinkist’s 14-day Crypto Crash Course is a curated collection of 13 books about digital currency taken from Blinkist’s library of 6,000+ titles, each fully explained by the Blinkist team. In less than two weeks, I learned from the insights of economists, investment experts, and industry-savvy professionals on the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and its reverberations globally.

Here’s just a snapshot of what you can learn from:

1. The Age of Cryptocurrency

The Age of Cryptocurrency provides a comprehensive historical outline and dissection of Bitcoin. It delves into the essence of “money” and forecasts the profound effect that cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, will influence our global economy and society on a larger scale. 

Its authors, Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey are both esteemed journalists from the Wall Street Journal. Apart from journalism, Vigna serves as an anchor on MoneyBeat. Meanwhile, Casey further contributes to the field through his literary works, Che’s Afterlife and The Unfair Trade, and frequently shares his insights on the BBC.

2. Ethereum

From Henning Diedrich, Ethereum presents a captivating exploration of the world of blockchains, digital currencies, and smart contracts, with a particular emphasis on the functions of the Ethereum cryptocurrency. The book offers a thought-provoking glimpse into the future of this technology, explaining how blockchains have the potential to transform society and commerce.

Furthermore, it lends insight into why Ethereum stands as the most sophisticated blockchain on the market today. 

3. The Bitcoin Standard

From Saifedean Ammous, The Bitcoin Standard guides readers through the evolution of money, exploring its journey from primitive stone currencies through the Victorian era’s fascination with gold all the way to today’s emerging digital cryptocurrencies. The book’s author, economist Saifedean Ammous, ardently advocates for a return to the robust concept of sound money and posits Bitcoin as a potential path forward.

Drawing parallels with gold reserves of the past, Ammous argues that Bitcoin’s certain attributes equip it perfectly to serve as a medium of exchange, immune to meddling by inefficient government bodies. This holds great promise for steering our economies back towards stability and growth, and terminating the recurring pattern of economic booms and busts.

Bitcoin Explained In Just 15 Minutes

While a wealth of information about cryptocurrency can be found in numerous bestsellers, many people simply don’t have the time to delve into such extensive literature. That’s where Blinkist can assist.

The Blinkist team distills key insights from top non-fiction cryptocurrency books, condensing them into digestible, bite-sized summaries. In as little as 15 minutes, you can read or listen to these summaries, conveniently fitting them into even the busiest of schedules.

With Blinkist, learning about cryptocurrency becomes an easily manageable addition to your day-to-day routine, a mind-expanding habit endorsed by Sharma himself.

Over 94 Thousand 5- Star Reviews 

To date, over 90 thousand Blinkist fans have given the app five-star ratings across the Android and Apple stores—nearly 75% of all Blinkist ratings are five stars. The variety of learners who gave Blinkist such glowing reviews represents the range of ways you can use the app for learning. Let’s take a look at what the users had to say: 

“After I got my MBA, I really got fed up with reading, I felt that my brain couldn’t take any more information. The fact is, I was only reading business-related articles or books.  With Blinkist, I can now search for new subjects that give my brain more openings to different world opinions and to different theories. I just love it and truly recommend it to everyone.”

– Anonymous user review. 

“I love this app. As a single mother of two teenagers. I do not have time to put into reading a book to see if I like it or not. If I’m not working, I’m making dinner or going to some sort of practice! But that doesn’t mean I dislike learning. I just don’t have the time to read something. With this wonderful app, I no longer have that issue!”

– Anonymous user review.   

Learning On The Go

The Blinkist app can be your portable guide to learning about cryptocurrency. For over 6,000 titles it offers audio explainers that you can absorb while preparing breakfast, commuting to work, working out, or even running errands.

So, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, Blinkist can accompany you, unfolding the mysterious realm of cryptocurrency bit by bit.

With 70 new titles added each month, you will always find something new and exciting to learn. The versatility of Blinkist ensures a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips, whether you want to establish new habits with the insights from Atomic Habits by James Clear or glean wisdom from Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, which delves into the routines of billionaires and top performers.

Whatever your desire, with thousands of titles — and more being added all the time — there’s no better time to join the Blinkist learning revolution. There are 28 million users who are already getting the key insights from the best nonfiction books and fitting learning into their day.

If you want access to the world’s best authors, ideas, and thinkers, all with one app, download Blinkist now and take it for a spin.

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