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Maybe you’re an investor who has decided to take their first steps into the world’s most well-known and popular cryptocurrency – Bitcoin. Or, maybe, you’re someone who is already into the industry as a miner, or owner of a mining operation, and you want to expand your knowledge.

In either case, here are a few books you can buy today to start reading up on this growing industry.

To get you started, definitely consider this list from Investopedia that covers many of these topics.


Stand outs include:

Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Good for: Investors, Beginners, and Miners

This is a good place to start if you’re interested in Bitcoin’s basics as an investor and is highly regarded. It was written in 2014, so keep in mind the factors of today’s world, especially when considering cryptocurrency as an investment.

Cryptoassets by Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar

Good for: Investors

This book is more for the investor minded Bitcoin enthusiast. It contains a more in-depth history of BitCoin and explorations of the industry and other cryptocurrencies and trends.


If your reading interests trend more towards heady topics like theory and history, then you’ll want to give CNBC’s book recommendations a gander. They also have a list (a few books from the first link overlap, but not many) of interesting reads to get you acquainted with BitCoin.


Books of note:

The Internet of Money by Andreas Antonopoulos

Good for: Economists, policy wonks

The Internet of Money is a fascinating run-down of current economic thinking and how the explosion of crypto money has impacted the “real world” and the current economic systems. If you’re into theory and history, this is the read for you.

American Kingpin by Nick Bilton

Good for: Mystery, history, and true-crime fans

This excellent read by Nick Bilton is an examination of the man who created the dark web’s “Silk Road,” an illicit online market where anything could be bought and sold. The website reached over a billion dollars in revenue before it was shut down. The currency of choice for these purchases? BitCoin.

Whichever link you follow, you’re in for a plethora of information on the world’s newest economic force: Bitcoin.