Cryptocurrencies have never been more popular than they are now. More than just Bitcoin, in recent years, other cryptos have hit the market, including Ethereum, Litecoin, XLM Stellar and even Dogecoin. These digital currencies are based on a special system called the blockchain, where each transaction is completed across the computers of all owners of the currency on the network, rather than in a central hub or bank.
Whether you're looking for a history of cryptocurrencies, practical market analysis for investors, or a general guide for dummies on how to make money off crypto trading, there's a book online to suit your needs. In this article, we rank the top 10 best in the UK on Amazon and eBay, so whatever kind of cryptocurrency book you want, we've got you covered!
A Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money, powered by a system called a "blockchain". A blockchain is a way of spreading the transactions between users across the whole network - instead of through a central third-party (ie. a bank).
In this way, no one user or organisation is in charge of the data or the transaction. It also makes fast, instant and anonymous transactions across the world super easy. Crypto's cheerleaders say that this is a democratisation of money - taking power, money and data away from big banks and into the hands of the market users themselves.
However, others say that the market-defined prices represent an unsustainable bubble, or that crypto's anonymity is great for shady business deals and illicit activities. Whatever the truth, cryptocurrencies now have a market circulation of over $1 trillion between Bitcoin, Ethereum, XLM Stellar, Dogecoin and the many others now out there.
Cryptocurrency is an ever-growing topic of interest, and there's a lot of books out there to choose from. Our helpful guide will give you the framework you need to pick your perfect cryptocurrency book - whether you're a complete newbie to the field, or a veteran in need of some extra tips and advice!
Consider what you want the main focus of the book to be about. As the number one cryptocurrency, and the one most in the public eye, you'll find a lot of books about Bitcoin. These are great entry point for people who don't know much about crypto at all, and want a good overview and history of the market.
These range from popular-science style coverage, all the way-to in-depth discussion and market analysis of the key moments in Bitcoin history. If the words Mt. Gox and Satoshi don't mean anything to you, then these could be the books for you!
If you're looking to go beyond Bitcoin, there are some books that look at the history of the wider cryptocurrency market too. However, since new coins have only really come to the market in the past few years there hasn't been a lot of time for anyone to write a comprehensive history yet.
The other type of cryptocurrency books you'll often see are practical investment guides. These include analysis, predictions and basically anything that can teach people how to make money off cryptocurrency investment or trading. It's an unpredictable and volatile market, so books can only take you so far and should be taken with a grain of salt, but there's some useful information out there for sure!
As with books on any subject, the size and format should be appropriate for your lifestyle and preferences. If you're not a big reader, a weighty 1000+ page hardback filled with crypto graphs and in-depth information might not be the best. On the other hand, a voracious reader might finish a 100 page pamphlet in one sitting. So it's good to pick a length that suits the amount of time you have dedicated to reading.
The other thing to consider is format. These days, most titles are available as eBooks, which you can read on a tablet, e-reader or even your phone. These are great for commuters or those who like to read on the go. Some are available as audiobooks too, which are ideal if you want to get information from a book while you're driving, running, or otherwise engaged.
That said, hardbacks and glossy coffee-table books that you can sit back and take a deep dive into, may be a better choice if you prefer to read at home. It's up to you!
The world of Cryptocurrencies is a very fast-moving one. For example, Bitcoin went from less than £1 per coin to over £300 in just two years between 2011 and 2013, and from 2014 to 2017 it went from £300 to over £8000!
But it's not just the price of Bitcoin that moves quickly. There are currently over 800 different crypto coins on the market, many of which have their own unique spin on the blockchain technology that could see them suddenly become a new big player on the scene. That's why it's important that any investment guide remains fairly up to date.
Unless you're purely interested in history, or it's a truly worthwhile book with advice that remains true no matter regardless of what the current market is like, you really want an investment guide that was published (or at least updated) within the last five years - but preferably in the past two or three.
So, now you know what kind of cryptocurrency book will suit your wants and needs, lets dive into our top ten ranking list! From heavyweight academic treatises on the history of Bitcoin, down to short newbie-friendly investment guides for the casual reader, there's a wide range of styles to suit whatever your specific interests in cryptocurrency may be.
|Focus||Facts and History|
|Formats Available||Paperback, hardback, eBook|
|Date Published||November 2020|
|Formats Available||Glossy paperback|
|Focus||Facts and History|
|Formats Available||Paperback, hardback, eBook, audio book, audio CD|
|Focus||Facts and history|
|Formats Available||Paperback, hardback, eBook, audio book|
|Date Published||June 2014|
|Formats Available||Paperback, eBook|
|Date Published||May 2019|
|Type||Facts and history|
|Formats||Hardcover, eBook, audio CD|
|Date Published||June 2018|
|Focus||Facts and History|
|Formats Available||Paperback, Hardback, Audio CD|
|Date Published||January 2016|
|Focus||Investment guide and history|
|Formats Available||Hardback, eBook, audio CD|
|Date Published||November 2017|
|Formats Available||Glossy paperback, audibook, e-book|
|Date Published||February 2019|
|Focus||History and Facts|
|Formats Available||Paperback, hardback, e-Book|
|Date Published||May 2019|
Neel Mehta, Adi Agashe, Parth Detroja
Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar
Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey
Satoshi Nakamato, Phil Champagne
Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Bitcoin, Blockchains, and Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies
Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
The Crypto Trader: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies
The Book of Satoshi: The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto
Debt : The First 5000 Years
Bitcoin Money: A Tale of Bitville Discovering Good Money
Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency
Past Analysis and Future Predictions From Silicon Valley Insiders
A Practical Guide From the Classic Self Help Series
Comprehensive Coverage for Crypto Investors
Non-Technical and Wide-Ranging Introduction to the Crypto World
An In-Depth look at Bitcoin and Amazon's No#1 Bestseller in Banking
Beginner-Friendly Investment Guide With Practical Strategies
A History Enthusiasts Collection of Primary Sources
An Epic Treatise on the History of Money and Debt
A Bitcoin Book for Kids?!
Previously Untold Story of the People Behind the Technologies that Inspired Crpytocurrency and the Blockchain
|Focus||History and Facts||Investing guide||Investment guide and history||Facts and History||Facts and history||Investment Guide||Facts and history||Facts and History||Kids||Facts and History|
|Length||331 pages||352 pages||368 pages||384 pages||304 pages||250 pages||394 pages||556 pages||28 pages||272 pages|
|Formats Available||Paperback, hardback, e-Book||Glossy paperback, audibook, e-book||Hardback, eBook, audio CD||Paperback, Hardback, Audio CD||Hardcover, eBook, audio CD||Paperback, eBook||Paperback, hardback, eBook, audio book||Paperback, hardback, eBook, audio book, audio CD||Glossy paperback||Paperback, hardback, eBook|
|Date Published||May 2019||February 2019||November 2017||January 2016||June 2018||May 2019||June 2014||2014||2019||November 2020|
Whether it''s politics, environmentalism or spirituality, the potential to learn is limitless. On your mission to making millions in the crypto economy, why not take a short break and expand your horizons with another educational read?
So there you go, ten of the best books about cryptocurrency you can buy in the UK. There's histories that place the crypto movement into a wider context, picture books for explaining Bitcoin to kids and even trading guides that aim to help readers make money from the market. Hopefully one of them will get you started, or take you further, into the exciting cryptocurrency world!
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