Top 12 Cryptocurrency Books For 2024


Rickie Sanchez


Tags 2024

Reading time

5 mins
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Rickie Sanchez





Reading time

5 mins
Last update


Rickie Sanchez



Reading time

5 mins
Last update

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Key Takeaways

  • Cryptocurrency books can be a great way to learn about this exciting and ever-evolving industry.
  • They cover many topics, from the basics of blockchain technology to the latest investment strategies.
  • Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned investor, there’s a cryptocurrency book out there for you.

A common theme ties people like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Mark Cuban together. They are massively successful figures with billions of dollars of net worth, but they are also known to be some of the biggest bookworms in the world.

Notably, Warren Buffet dedicates 80% of his day to reading and claims that knowledge from reading builds up over time, just like compound interest.

It is no secret that reading is one of the best habits that you could pick up. If you want to learn something new or make yourself better, there is a book out there that can help you with this. The same goes for wanting to know about the crypto space. After all, becoming a good investor starts with a reasonable investment: in yourself!

This article will explore the top ten crypto reading lists covering the cryptocurrency revolution’s economics, history, and human aspects.

The Bitcoin Standard – Saifedean Ammous

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The book starts by exploring the economics and history of hard money, tracing the ancient money trail from old currencies like seashells, limestones, cattle, and metals to modern-day financial instruments like government debts and bonds.

The concept of Bitcoin is introduced, and you will learn how it could revolutionize not only the monetary order of the world but also the arts, politics, culture, and more.

The author’s passion as a Bitcoin Maximalist is noticeable throughout the book, so if you need reasons to believe that the digital currency will be the invention of the century, look no further than The Bitcoin Standard.

The Fiat Standard – Saifedean Ammous

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In his second book, the author examines our modern-day system of government-backed fiat money, brutally dissecting and criticizing its failures and the cascading effects this has had on our politics, society, and economy.

The book provides multiple insights into the weaknesses of our broken monetary system and shows how Bitcoin could be the way forward. So, for readers who were entertained by the first book and want to go deeper, consider giving “The Fiat Standard” a try, too.

Check Your Financial Privilege – Alex Gladstein

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According to Alex Gladstein, anyone born into a reserve currency like the Euro, the Dollar, or the Pound has financial privilege over 89% of the population born into weaker systems, and Bitcoin could help level the playing field.

The book covers stories of Bitcoin worldwide, from human rights activists opposing authoritarian regimes in Nigeria to the everyday struggles of a family in El Salvador.

Digital Gold – Nathaniel Popper

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Digital Gold” by Nathaniel Popper is a blow-by-blow account of the rise of Bitcoin told through the lenses of Satoshi Nakamoto and a few other central characters, including the Winklevoss twins and a Chinese entrepreneur.

If you have ever wondered what gives money value, how it came about, and where it will go, “Digital Gold” is the book for you.

The Cryptopians – Laura Shin

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The Cryptopians” by Laura Shin traces the historical journey behind Ethereum’s inception and the hardships and drama endured by the founding members of crypto legends like Vitalik Buterin, Charles Hoskinson, Gavin Wood, Joe Lubin, and more.

The book focuses more on the human aspects of Ethereum’s story and how its founders navigated the early crypto scenes to launch the second-largest coin in history.

Pick this book up if you want to learn all the scoop behind Ethereum’s Genesis story.

The Missing Cryptoqueen – Jamie Bartlett

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The Missing Cryptoqueen” by Jamie Bartlett is an account of the biggest crypto fraud in the world.

The book follows the story of Dr. Ruja Ignatova, an Oxford-educated, self-styled Cryptoqueen who promised a financial revolution to the world. 

By March 2017, more than $4 billion had been invested in Ignatova’s OneCoin, but the Cryptoqueen herself vanished without a trace.

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide To Bitcoin And Beyond – Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar

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Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond” examines crypto from an investor’s perspective, delving deep into the many different types of crypto assets, coins, and tokens, how to evaluate them, how to invest in them, and, most importantly, how to avoid getting scammed.

Bitcoin Money: A Tale Of Bitville Discovering Good Money – Michael Caras

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Bitcoin Money” by Michael Caras may be a book for kids, but it is great for adults, especially those just starting their crypto journey.

The book answers the burning question “Why Bitcoin?” and presents concepts of sound money and cryptocurrency in an easy-to-understand manner.

If you have ever wondered how Bitcoin could be explained to a five-year-old, this book is it.

Mastering Bitcoin – Andreas Antonopoulos

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Mastering Bitcoin” by the famous Andreas is one of the go-to reads for all things Bitcoin.

The book covers Bitcoin’s core concepts, including cryptography, blockchain technology, transaction processing, and mining. It delves into the technical details while maintaining a clear and understandable approach.

If you are interested in gaining a thorough understanding of Bitcoin, this book is a recommended resource.

Inventing Bitcoin – Yan Pritzker

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For laymen who do not want to get bogged down by the technical details, “Inventing Bitcoin” by Yan Pritzker is the perfect alternative for those who have absolutely no idea what Bitcoin is or how it works.

The Infinite Machine: How An Army Of Crypto-hackers Is Building The Next Internet With Ethereum – Camila Russo

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The Infinite Machine” by Camila Russo documents the story of Ethereum and all the trials it faced during its inception.

The book provides a deep view of its chaotic beginnings while delivering blockchain concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.

(Re)Thinking Crypto: The Crash Of FTX And The Rise Of Safer, Stronger Digital Assets – Tony Edward

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Tony Edward’s book “(Re)Thinking Crypto: The Crash of FTX and the Rise of Safer, Stronger Digital Assets” explores the crypto industry after the FTX collapse.

The Thinking Crypto Podcast host explores the future of cryptocurrencies, discussing how the industry can learn from the FTX collapse and build safer and stronger digital assets.

The book also offers guidance on safely and effectively investing in cryptocurrency, including avoiding emotional investing and portfolio diversification.

Final Thoughts

Before 2024 ends, let’s try to read at least one curated book from the list mentioned above. 2024 and 2025 are bullish years for the crypto markets, so we must be prepared. Happy reading!