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Best Blockchain Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Blockchain books.

1. Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps (2017)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionIn 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. Everyone who wants to…
Author(s): Daniel Drescher

2. Blockchain Technology Explained: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide About Blockchain Wallet, Mining, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero, Ripple, Dash, IOTA And Smart Contracts (2017)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionInstead of talking about investing, this book will focus on how blockchain technology works and how it might be used in the future. Topics you can expect to see in this book include: Whew, that's a lot of questions. If you're ready to tackle them, I'm ready #15,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2 in Green Business (Books) #33 in Environmental Economics (Books) #15 in Digital Currencies Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Alan T. Norman

3. Mastering Blockchain: Distributed ledger technology, decentralization, and smart contracts explained, 2nd Edition (2018)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionKey Features Book DescriptionA blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world.This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the…
Author(s): Imran Bashir

4. Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (2019)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionSome experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they’re “the most important invention since the internet.” It’s hard to tell who’s right. You’ll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed! What’s inside: #18,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1 in EPOC-Symbian Programming #1…
Author(s): Neel Mehta , Aditya Agashe , et al.

5. Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain (2017)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionJoin the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started.Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it's already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone…
Author(s): Andreas M. Antonopoulos

6. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World (2018)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your Attention  In this revelatory book, Don and Alex Tapscott bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and essential book about the technology driving the future of the economy.    Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolution­ary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s best known as the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital cur­rencies, it also has the potential to go far beyond currency, to record virtually…
Author(s): Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott

7. Blockchain for Business (2019)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionThe Pragmatic Guide to Driving Value and Disrupting Markets with Blockchain “Blockchain’s potential to transform businesses has generated a tremendous amount of excitement across industries. However, it can be difficult for decision makers to develop a practical approach to blockchain for their specific business requirements. By identifying and clearly describing the value of blockchain for enterprises, as well as the processes required to harness blockchain to achieve business objectives, Blockchain for Business presents a startlingly concise…
Author(s): Jai Singh Arun , Jerry Cuomo , et al.

8. Blockchain For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) (2019)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your Attention  Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world’s biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can’t do). This revised edition walks you through how a blockchainsecurely records data across independent networks. It offers a tour of some of the world’s best-known blockchains, including those that power Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It also provides a glance at how…
Author(s): Tiana Laurence

9. Unblocked: How Blockchains Will Change Your Business (and What to Do About It) (2019)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionRemember the dawn of the internet or the advent of mobile computing and social media? Yet another digital revolution is now underway. Like its predecessors, blockchains are about to transform the way we live, work, and play, while disrupting entrenched industries and shattering conventional business models.This practical guide takes you past the hype to show you exactly what blockchains do and how they’re poised to change our world. Author Alison McCauley explains how blockchains provide an open, distributed ledger for recording transactions in a verifiable and permanent way. You will learn how…
Author(s): Alison McCauley

10. Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code (2019)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionBitcoin has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer science degree confused: how do you “mine” money from ones and zeros?The answer lies in a technology called blockchain. A general-purpose tool for creating secure, decentralized, peer-to-peer applications, blockchain technology has been compared to the Internet in both form and impact. Blockchains are being used to create “smart contracts,” to expedite payments, to make financial instruments, to organize the…
Author(s): De Filippi, Primavera, Aaron Wright

11. Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions (2018)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionDevelop, validate, and deploy powerful decentralized applications using blockchain  Get the most out of cutting-edge blockchain technology using the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive resource. Written by a team of technology and legal experts, Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions demonstrates each topic through a start-to-finish, illustrated case study. The book includes financial, technology, governance, and legal use cases along with advantages and challenges. Validation, implementation,…
Author(s): Joseph J. Bambara , Paul R. Allen , et al.

12. Token Economy: How Blockchains and Smart Contracts Revolutionize the Economy (2019)

 Best Blockchain Books Worth Your AttentionThe book caters to an interdisciplinary audience, academics & practitioners alike, and is also an ideal primer to the technology and token use-cases, and could also serve as a textbook for students. It is blockchain/DLT agnostic and covers the technology basics from a token perspective. The book introduces a token taxonomy from an economic and governance perspective and deep-dives into selected use cases (stable tokens, asset tokens, social media tokens (Steemit), attention tokens (BAT), token curated registries (TCRs), purpose-driven tokens like CO2 tokens), and other aspects like…
Author(s): Shermin Voshmgir

Best Blockchain Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some blockchain books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Blockchain Technology and Applications

Author(s): Raj, Pethuru; Saini, Kavita; Surianarayanan, Chellammal
ID: 2784423, Publisher: Auerbach Book/CRC Press, Year: 2021, Size: 31 Mb, Format: pdf

Blockchain: Hype or Innovation

Author(s): Tatiana Gayvoronskaya, Christoph Meinel
ID: 2855242, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Applications of Blockchain in Healthcare

Author(s): Suyel Namasudra, Ganesh Chandra Deka
ID: 2883513, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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