Over the last few years, blockchain technology has been rapidly evolving. Because of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, what was once a relatively obscure method of storing information is now front and center for everyone.
Although the blockchain industry is best known for cryptocurrencies, few are aware of its potential to transform businesses.
This knowledge gap has created opportunities for blockchain enthusiasts, technology educators, and book authors to create educational content and bring more people into the blockchain fold.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of blockchain-related books to read in 2022. We tried to keep the list diverse for all audiences, and we hope there’s something here for readers from all walks of life.
Legalize Blockchain: How States Should Deal with Today’s Most Promising Technology to foster prosperity (Thomas G. Duenser, BoD – Books on Demand, 2020)
Our first book on the list is authored by Thomas G. Duenser, a Ph.D. qualified mechanical engineer who now works with banks. Duenser turned his extensive experience with, knowledge, and passion for cryptocurrency into a best-selling book.
The author explains why financial regulations can help governments navigate the challenges that surround blockchain technology today. He calls for a deeper look into what he calls the ‘Token Economy’ – the financial market that revolves around cryptographic tokens that grant staking rights and governance privileges.
Duenser provides his perspective on the need for innovation and government legislation of blockchain technology in the context of European legislation.https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Thomas-G-Duenser/dp/3751944451
The NFT Handbook: The 2022 Crash Course (4 Books in 1) - Become an Expert in Creating, Selling, and Buying Non-Fungible Tokens, Using Cryptocurrencies on the blockchain, and Investing in NFT Crypto (Nathan Real, self-published, 2022)
You’ve probably heard about non-fungible tokens (NFTs) if you have been following blockchain technology. But if you haven’t, NFTs are digital assets stored on a server that is linked to a blockchain network.
NFTs can be confusing to anyone unfamiliar with blockchain technology. They have been one of the most controversial aspects of blockchain technology since they were launched a few years ago.
But that has not stopped some people from taking advantage of the NFT economy. In fact, some have made a fortune off of it.
That’s where this 4-book set comes in handy. This set serves as a definitive guide to the world of NFTs. It teaches the basics of NFTs and how to create and sell them on blockchain marketplaces.
It also brings some interesting information and lesser-known facts to engage the reader (Did you know that NFTs can be more than just a bunch of pixels?). Pick this up if you want to know all about NFTs on the blockchain.https://www.amazon.com/NFT-Handbook-Non-Fungible-Cryptocurrencies-Blockchain-ebook/dp/B09V7GBFTW/
Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts (David Gerard, Self-published, CreateSpace, 2017)
Blockchain technology has been upgrading at a break-neck speed. There seems to be no slowing down the technology and cryptocurrency fads that accompany it.
Over the years, many people have attempted to sell the idea of decentralized networks for trading cryptocurrencies, but the sales pitch often overlooks to talk about some of the downsides.
This best-seller by David Gerard is a great read on getting an overall picture of cryptocurrency technology and its early impact on digital currency trading.
He covers the history of the technology, including the creation of Bitcoin, and the beginning of the next generation of blockchains, like Ethereum.
But he does not solely focus on appreciating the possibilities blockchains offer for business enterprises. Unlike his contemporaries, Gerard goes on to highlight and discuss some of the adverse events that shook the world of NFTs, thereby having a profound impact on the confidence of investors.
If you are looking to work for a cryptocurrency company or set up your own blockchain business, this is the book you should definitely buy and read.https://www.amazon.com/Attack-50-Foot-Blockchain-Contracts/dp/1974000060/
Mastering Ethereum: Building Smart Contracts and DApps (Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Gavin Wood Ph. D., O’Reilly Media 2018)
This book provides an introduction to the Ethereum platform for beginners. It covers the basics of the blockchain technology behind it, including the processes and methods used for creating smart contracts and Decentralized Apps on Ethereum.
If you are interested in learning more about Ethereum-based app development, this book is a good place to start.https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Ethereum-Building-Smart-Contracts/dp/1491971940
A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin (Matthew R. Kratter, Self-published, 2021)
A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin is highly recommended for anyone who wants to familiarize themselves with the Bitcoin basics. It is a short and interesting read, available free on Kindle and Audible trials, and the paperback is also good value.
Each chapter offers a bite-sized nugget on Bitcoin that is easily digestible for any reader. It explains what Bitcoin is and how you can trade it.https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-Bitcoin-Matthew-Kratter/dp/B08RRKNNBK
Cryptocurrency Mining for Dummies (Peter Kent, For Dummies, 2019)
If we had to include a “For Dummies” book, this one has to be it.
‘Cryptocurrency Mining for Dummies’ is a simple introduction to mining digital currencies. It covers the ABCs of cryptos and explains how you can make some money by mining from blockchains.
The notable blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero are all covered in the book. The author also gives simple tips for choosing the right blockchain for your needs.
A bonus offered is how you can calculate an ROI on your investment. All information covered in this book is explained in a simple, reader-friendly style.
Overall, this is a good starting point for anyone who wants to make money from cryptocurrency in a simple way. There’s an updated version coming in July 2022.https://www.amazon.com/Cryptocurrency-Mining-Dummies-Computer-Tech/dp/1119579295/
Defi for Beginners: The Definitive Guide on Decentralized Finance to Rapidly Start Earning Interest, Borrow, Lend, Buy Insurance, Trade Assets, and Derivatives Without All the Associated Costs (Daniel Rogers, Self-published, 2022)
Recent blockchain technologies have revolutionized the world of digital finance by paving the way for automated, independent, and trustless financial organizations (DeFis). These organizations are virtual entities that offer a range of financial services for investors.
This new book introduces readers to the world of decentralized finance. It covers the basics of DeFis in an easy-to-digest approach. The book covers several investment options, such as interest-based investments, derivatives, and lending options - all of which are made easy to understand by the simple presentation and straightforward writing style the book follows.
Important information, like cryptocurrency investment risks and technical jargon, is also covered in detail.
It’s a different book on blockchain technology for sure, but worth the money if you want to learn how to invest in DeFis.https://www.amazon.com/DeFi-Beginners-Definitive-Decentralized-Derivatives-ebook/dp/B09ZJ8CWMH/
The Only Cryptocurrency Investing Book You’ll Ever Need: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Biggest “Millionaire Maker” Asset of 2022 and Beyond - Including How to Make Money from NFTs (Freeman Publications, 2022)
There are plenty of books with dramatic catchy titles that make lots of promises of riches to readers. This book might look like one of those, but it is far from being one.
Written by a team of expert investors, this book gives you a glimpse into the blockchain world with a simple introduction to crypto trading and investment. It provides an in-depth explanation of what investing in cryptocurrencies really means. A guide to NFTs is also given.
Unlike many books that are strictly educational, this book provides a market overview of cryptocurrencies with practical implications. This unique combo of content makes it an ideal book for both beginners and seasoned investors who want to dabble in digital asset portfolios.https://www.amazon.com/Only-Cryptocurrency-Investing-Book-Youll/dp/B09RFWRZVQ/
Blockchain Wars: The Future of Big Tech Monopolies and the Blockchain Internet (Evan McFarland, Self-published, 2021)
It’s no secret that data can be weaponized for financial and political gains. Big tech firms have been at the forefront of the technologies that rely on big data. Blockchain technology has created a new model for how the internet can be used for disruptive technologies that can challenge the position of big tech firms.
In ‘Blockchain Wars,’ the author explains how blockchain tech controls the digital landscape in the present and the future. It provides insights into how blockchains can give rise to innovative solutions for data management, finance, and other industries harnessing a decentralized network system.
The book is an engaging read, lending the real-world context to some of the bold claims made about blockchain technology today.https://www.amazon.com/Blockchain-Wars-Future-Monopolies-Internet/dp/1736544101/
Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps (Daniel Drescher, Apress, 2017)
Okay, so ‘Blockchain Basics’ might seem like just another blockchain guide that hits the market from time to time. But this one is a bit more granular in its approach to explaining the topic. And if you are a beginner, that approach really works.
As the title indicates, the book is divided into twenty-five chapters that introduce the reader to the world of blockchains, clearly outlining their purpose, mechanism, limitations, and uses. The author’s method is intuitive and works well for the general reader.https://www.amazon.com/Blockchain-Basics-Non-Technical-Introduction-Steps/dp/1484226038/
While our list doesn’t cover every book you will find on the internet, it is a good reference point for anyone who wants to quickly get up to speed on the world of blockchains. We hope you enjoy our suggested reads.