Top 10 Best Books on Cryptocurrencies

Here is a selection of 7 books that will help you get the best education to optimize your investments in crypto-currencies.

1 – From blockchain to crypto-investor: understanding blockchain technology and investing strategically in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple & Co. by Jens Helbig, 2019

Recently released, this book is arguably the most comprehensive guide to Bitcoin, blockchain technology, or even smart contracts. It is an excellent primer for novices wishing to better understand these new technologies in order to invest. 

2 – Apple, Bitcoin, Paypal, Google: the end of banks? How technology will change your money, by Philippe Herlin, 2015

An essay on the very current issue of the evolution of payment methods and savings management in our technological society. It deals of course with crypto-currencies centrally, but also with the many recent initiatives of GAFA in these areas that tend to be disrupted.

3 – Bitcoin: the acephalous currency, by Jacques Favier, 2017

A particularly comprehensive guide to Bitcoin, the very first cryptocurrency created in 2009. The author is the founder of the first French association created around the famous crypto asset. This book, written in clear language and illustrated with numerous examples, is a reference for understanding everything about the world of crypto-currencies.  

4 – The Internet of Money, by Andreas M. Antonopoulos, 2019

The great Bitcoin expert Andreas Antonopoulos approaches the issue of cryptocurrencies from a new angle in this book. Rather than explaining how this technology works, the author focuses on its purpose and objectives. He also discusses the philosophical, historical and social implications of cryptocurrencies.

5 – Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, by Primavera de Filippi, 2018

This book deals with the question of the concrete implications of cryptocurrencies on our daily lives. A leading expert on blockchain, Primavera de Filippi describes in a clear style the many political and social consequences of digital currencies, while explaining how they work.

6 – Bitcoin – metamorphoses: from fool’s gold to digital gold? by Jacques Favier, Benoît Huguet, and Adli Takkal Bataille, 2018

A book that summarizes and analyzes the history of Bitcoin since its creation. The three authors provide a rational and mature view of the world of cryptocurrencies, supported by numerous figures. The essay also offers thoughts on the likely future of digital currencies.

7 – Bitcoin, free currency, by Pierre Noizat, 2013

Aimed mainly at novices, this book explains the global functioning of blockchain technology, as well as the genesis and evolution of Bitcoin. It is a good synthetic introduction to the world of virtual currencies, in a language accessible to the uninitiated.

8 – I buy bitcoin: a practical guide to betting on new investments – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Token, Ico, by Philippe Herlin, 2018

A practical investment-oriented guide, this book effectively popularizes the technology related to cryptocurrencies to offer readers the most interesting investments. In particular, the author explains how to select, buy and store cryptoassets, and discusses the blockchain and tokens.

9 – Mastering Bitcoin: programming the open blockchain, by Andreas M. Antonopoulos, 2017

Primarily aimed at computer coders, this book is a real textbook on the Bitcoin protocol. Reading it does not require any prior knowledge in the field of cryptocurrencies, as it contains all the key information on the blockchain and even allows you to start in the practice of mining.

10 – Digital gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money, by Nathaniel Popper, 2016

Reading like a novel, this book traces the history of Bitcoin since its inception in 2009. It focuses primarily on how each of the future major players in the cryptocurrency industry – coders, investors, entrepreneurs… – discovered the famous crypto asset.


This is not investment advice. Do your own research and only invest money you can afford to lose.