Top 10 books about Bitcoin

Get your hands on the best Bitcoin and blockchain books to learn everything about it and start earning Bitcoin.

By ZBD   •   2 years ago

No matter where you live or what you do, one thing is sure about the most popular chit-chat topics these days.

Regardless of where you live or what you do, there’s a big chance that your small talk often consists of one of two topics: coronavirus or crypto. Both have had a massive influence on our lives, but only one’s influence has been for the better. No need to spell it out. So to give you something fun, educational and useful to do during the n-th lockdown, we've listed some of the best books about Bitcoin and blockchain in this article. Put on your reading glasses and grab all the knowledge you need to be on top of any Bitcoin discussion.


When Bitcoin hit the markets in 2009, few knew what it was and even fewer dreamt of what it could become. But the difficulties in getting to grips with blockchain technology didn't stop early adopters from engaging with it. Since then, we've seen many bullish and some bearish runs, as the popularity of Bitcoin only kept increasing. And with it, the materials you could consume to learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin and blockchain. As there are many great resources on the market, we've asked ZEBEDEE's most passionate Bitcoin lovers to recommend you the best one they've read.

The Internet of Money (Andreas M. Antonopoulos)

While many books explain the how of Bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of Bitcoin. The Internet has essentially transformed how people worldwide interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we could never have imagined. Bitcoin is now fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political and economic problems through decentralized technology. The acclaimed author examines the significance of Bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.

Layered Money (Nik Bhatia)

A paradigm-shifting book that provides an intuitive mental model to view the history, evolution and future of money. The author consistently turns intimidating concepts into approachable knowledge with concise explanations and examples. Read the book and learn why money is inherently hierarchical, know the fragilities that exist within the current monetary infrastructure and find out how Bitcoin may provide the antifragile solution that humanity needs.

The Bullish Case for Bitcoin (Vijay Boyapati)

With the price of Bitcoin surging to new highs every year, the bullish case for investors might seem so obvious it does not need stating. But from a beginner's point of view, not everything looks so bright and easy. The author discusses the significant risks to investing in Bitcoin and argues there is still an immense opportunity. The foreword was written by Michael Saylor, which definitely gives this book a meaning beyond the covers themselves.

The Bitcoin Standard (Saifedean Ammous)

Is Bitcoin mining a waste of energy? Is Bitcoin for criminals? Who controls Bitcoin? How can Bitcoin be killed? Are you asking yourself these questions? Well, this book has all the answers for you. The author takes you on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money. In the end, you'll understand the need for the rise of the Internet's decentralized, apolitical, free-market alternative to national central banks.

Bitcoin: Hard Money You Can't F*ck With (Jason A. Williams)

The book focuses on the current global economic situation with the increased volume of printing fiat money. Jason is the first author to put Bitcoin in the context of the 2020 crisis – a year of financial disaster and unprecedented money creation. He talks about the impact this has on the Bitcoin price and the value of fiat money. The text explains Bitcoin in simple, readable terms and maps out how this magic internet money will grow into the best form of money we've ever had.

Bitcoin Billionaires (Ben Mezrich)

On November 26, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first Bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. They "accidentally" ran into cryptocurrency but soon realized that crypto could be the next big thing. There was nothing left to do but to make a bet.

The Price of Tomorrow (Jeff Booth)

The author has been a leading mind and CEO in e-commerce and technology for 20 years. In this book, he points out we need to build a new framework for our local and global economies, accept deflation and embrace the abundance it can bring. He details the technological and economic realities shaping our present, future and the choices we face as we go forward – a potentially alarming but profoundly hopeful situation.

The Book of Satoshi (Phil Champagne)

Like the rest of the world, have you also speculated who Bitcoin’s anonymous creator is? Like the currency he/she/they created, the identity of Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto is virtual, existing only online. The book provides a convenient way to parse what Bitcoin's creator wrote over the two years before disappearing from the Internet. It shows Satoshi thought so much beforehand and that the idea of the blockchain is here to stay and will dominate every facet of every industry.

Bitcoin Clarity (Kiara Bickers)

A fresh approach to Bitcoin without price hype or industry jargon. The book uses conceptual models and visuals to unfold the hidden knowledge of how the blockchain works and why it's valued. Because understanding Bitcoin doesn't come by someone telling you exactly what Bitcoin is, but by giving you a new perspective to see from it. The book has fantastic illustrations that make reading even more enjoyable.

Digital Gold (Nathaniel Popper)

The author investigates the anonymous creator and early days of Bitcoin and tells the story of digital currency through the eyes of many of the currency's central characters. They include South American and Asian millionaires, the Winklevoss twins, and the anonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto. The author also analyzes Bitcoin and makes comparisons of the digital currency to gold, stating how Bitcoin may have become the global standard for the "store of value".

Books about Bitcoin and blockchain

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This post was updated in June 2023.

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