Top 7 Best Blockchain Books to Read in 2019

The top nine best blockchain books to read and enhance your skills for this year are listed below:


1. Blockchain Basics – A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps

Author: Daniel Drescher

Daniel Drescher holds a doctorate in econometrics from the Technical University of Berlin and a Masters in software engineering from the University of Oxford. Daniel Drescher is an expert banking professional. His recent ventures have focused on machine learning, big data and automation about security trading.

Blockchain Basics is undoubtedly the best basic introduction to blockchain technology for beginners. It does not require any prior knowledge or understanding of computer science, math, cryptography or any other related terms in order to understand the principles of the blockchain.

The book introduces readers to the world of blockchain technology in a simple yet uncomplicated way. Drescher uses pictures, metaphors and analogies to describe terminologies in his book.

This is arguably one of the best books to read for a beginner in blockchain or cryptocurrency, once you complete reading all the 25 steps you should have a reasonably fair idea about the general principles associated with the blockchain.

2. Blockchain Revolution – How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World

Author: Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

Don Tapscott (CEO of the Tapscott Group) is one of the most influential living scholars about business and society.

Alex Tapscott (CEO and founder of Northwest Passage Ventures – an advisory firm developing blockchain companies).

Blockchain Revolution is a book penned by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott. The Tapscotts together have written a well-researched book that looks at the future of the advanced economy. It looks at the blockchain and the technology is revolutionizing various sectors in different ways from cryptocurrencies to the food, energy, music, education and many more.  

The book details how various multinational organizations have already begun researching into the blockchain technology that can be utilized for fast and secure transactions.

While the book recognizes the numerous opportunities that this technology will bring, the authors are also keen to suggest that the risks of dislocation and disruption should not be neglected.

3. The Business Blockchain – Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology

Author: William Mougayar

Foreword: Vitalik Buterin

William Mougayar has over 30 years of experience in the technology and business world. Mougayar, General Partner -Virtual Capital Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund.

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, has written the foreword for this book. Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.

The book presents an easy-to-understand introduction to the benefits that blockchain technology holds for businesses.

This book has been written for entrepreneurs and business executives looking to understand how blockchain technology can be utilized for developing their business.

4. The Book of Satoshi – The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Author: Phil Champagne

Phil Champagne pens the Book of Satoshi is an exhaustive collection of all the publications that were ever posted online by Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. The book describes bitcoin’s creation and also includes all the Nakamoto’s online posts in chronological order with added commentary from the author.

The book gives an exciting look into the original blockchain development and the thoughts and principles that were used in building it. The Book of Satoshi is perfect for anyone interested in learning about Satoshi Nakamoto.

5. Mastering Bitcoin – Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Mastering Bitcoin is penned by a vocal bitcoin advocate and computer scientist and he is also a celebrated figure in the bitcoin community. The author gives a well-detailed explanation of how the blockchain works and how bitcoin functions. The book is best suited for those who already have a basic understanding of programming and cryptography; but it is an excellent read for techies such as programmers, system admins, security specialists as well as technical support specialists.

The book explains the technical foundation of bitcoin and also other digital currencies, data structures, basics of cryptography, mining mechanisms and network protocols. Mastering Bitcoin can also be adopted as a textbook to teach courses on digital currencies such as bitcoin.

6. Digital Gold – Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

Author: Nathaniel Popper

Digital Gold is written by Nathaniel Popper, a reporter at the New York Times. Popper before joining the NY Times was working at the Los Angeles Times and Forward. Nathaniel is a graduate of Harvard College.

This book illustrates the story of bitcoin through the eyes of some of the movement’s most colorful characters.

This book is for the readers who like bitcoin, technology and history; this book makes for an entertaining and engaging read.

7. The Bitcoin Standard – The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

Author: Saifedean Ammous

Saifedean Ammous is an Austrian economist and has written the book The Bitcoin Standard. The book takes a glimpse at the historical context that has carried forward the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have traversed to its rapid growth and it’s political, economic and social relationships.

Ammous outlines the properties of money from a historical view and the evolvement of what we term currency today as well as how these technologies got their monetary role, setting the spotlight for economic analysis.

The book promotes bitcoin as an excellent alternative to central banking, which makes it a must-read for open-minded lawmakers and bankers.


The books listed in this article will educate you from the basics to advanced level in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. We have provided you with the best selling and top blockchain books with the aim of educating viewers about the blockchain and its technology.

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