Last year, in 2017, did you see the value of bitcoin climb of the ladder? It went from under $1,000 to around $20,000 at its highest peak. During this time, Cryptocurrency was plastered all over news channels and investors were able to rack up a market cap that went over $250 billion. The Cryptocurrency as a whole rocketed to the top, with new ICOs, coins, startups and modes of investment popping up on every corner.
If you have always wanted to get into Cryptocurrency, yet you don’t know where to start, here are some of the best books for you to read in order to learn about Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain and everything in between.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive introduction to the world of digital currency, then “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction” is a great book to read. Regardless of who you are, whether you’re a software developer, student, researcher in computer science or any of the above, this self-contained book will tell you everything you should know about cryptocurrency.
In this book, your answers like “How secure are bitcoins?” “How do Bitcoin and blockchain work?” and “How anonymous are their users?” will be answered. In all honesty, there are so many questions this book answers.
Mind you, it’s not all about Bitcoin. Topics include mining, decentralization, the politics of Bitcoin, the future of Bitcoin and much more.
Also, as a bonus, an accompanying website that includes instructional videos is given for each chapter, which I personally found pretty helpful.
“Ethereum: Blockchains, Digital Assets, Smart Contracts, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations” is a book I recommend if you’re trying to learn about Ethereum. This book is centered around Ethereum and is aimed at helping the reader gain an understanding of blockchains in general.
You don’t have to be a programmer or anything special in order to understand this book – the words are written in a manner that the normal person could understand. By reading it, you will be learning the basics needed in order to cut through the hype and be able to identify blockchain opportunities.
First, you’ll start out by looking at the benefits nesting behind Ethereum, and how it is used and what can be done with it – then, the book moves forward to explain blockchain machinery.
I found the index pretty interesting – it reads like an FAQ and if you like, you can use the book like that. There is a strong build up with one chapter leading to the next.
Building Blockchain Projects: Building Decentralized Blockchain Applications with Ethereum and Solidity
For those of you that would really like to dig in and learn everything you need to know about Blockchain, then the book titled “Building Blockchain Projects: Building Decentralized Blockchain Applications with Ethereum and Solidity” would be a great read.
By reading this book, you will learn what Blockchain is, how to create real-world Blockchain projects by using Ethereum and how it maintains data integrity. By using real-world projects, you will learn how to write what is called smart contracts – these run as programmed, without censorship, third-party interference of a chance of fraud.
You’ll also be learning about concepts like cryptography in cryptocurrencies, mining smart contracts, ether security, solidity, various API services for Ethereum, web sockets, and so much more.
Cryptocurrency: Beginners Bible – How You Can Make Money Trading and Investing in Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Etherum and Altcoins
If you’re looking for a book on Cryptocurrency that would be great for beginners, then the book titled “Cryptocurrency: Beginners Bible – How You Can Make Money Trading and Investing in Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Altcoins” is a great choice.
In this book, you’ll discover the step by step process you should take to buy, sell and profit from cryptocurrency – even if you don’t know the different between Bitcoin and Blockchain.
The cryptocurrency beginners bible covers topics like: How to safely store your cryptocurrency after you’ve purchase it, how you can buy Ethereum, Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies, the fundamentals behind the technology that backs up cryptocurrence, how to get your information regarding cryptocurrency and so much more.
Cryptocurrency involves investment, and where there are investments, there are certain risks. This book will help you stay informed and armed with the knowledge you need in order to lower those risks.
If you feel the need, and would like to know everything regarding to cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Blockchain and Ethereum, you could get all of these books. If you’re completely new to the world of cryptocurrency, I suggest going for the Cryptocurrency: Beginners Bible first, then move up the list from there.