Best Blockchain Books for 2018

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As the popularity of the blockchain sector grows, there is no shortage of books on the subject. As a result of the ever-growing number of books and guides being released, it can get confusing to sift through the publications in order to find the title that best meets your needs.

Whether you are a novice or possess some understanding of blockchain technology, there are a number of books that should be on your must-read list.

In this review, you will find a list of the seven best blockchain books for 2018.

TitleDescriptionGoodreads RatingAuthority (0-5)Number of Ratings on AmazonDifficulty level (0-5)Writing and Content Quality (0-5)Score
Mastering Bitcoin-Written by Andreas Antonopoulos, a computer scientist, who gives a thorough explanation of the infrastructure of the Bitcoin blockchain

-Not suited for novices or those simply looking to have a basic understanding of bitcoin

-Best suited for those who already have a basic understanding of programming and cryptography

-Provides a basic understanding of how to create a blockchain of your own
Blockchain Basics-Written by Daniel Drescher

-Provides a simple and uncomplicated introduction to blockchain technology

-Does not require prior knowledge or understanding of computer science, math, cryptography or any other related terms in order to grasp the principles

-Arguably the best basic introduction to blockchain technology for novices
The Business Blockchain-Written by William Mougayar, a man with over 30 years of experience in business and technology, with a forward by Vitalik Buterin

-Provides an easy-to-understand introduction into the advantages that blockchain technology holds for business

-Written for business executives and entrepreneurs looking to understand how blockchain technology can be an addition to their organizational structure
The Book of Satoshi-Written by Phil Champagne as an exhaustive compilation of all publications posted online by bitcoin’s pseudonymus creator

-Posts all of Nakamoto's online posts in a chronological manner with added commentary from the author

-Provides an interesting look into the creation of the original blockchain as well as the thought and principles that went into creating it

-Is an exhaustive delve into bitcoin’s history for those looking to learn more about Satoshi Nakamoto and bitcoin’s past
Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain-Written by David Gerard, a bitcoin and blockchain skeptic, who does a good job of encapsulating the major challenges facing the cryptocurrency sector

-Provides a contrarian view of blockchain to help readers understand the main criticisms with which the sector struggles

-Allows readers to familiarize themselves with points and counterpoints to form a well-rounded opinion about blockchain technology
Blockchain: Blueprint For a New Economy-Written by Melanie Swan, founder of the Institute for blockchain studies and a well-known personality in the blockchain sector

-Provides deep-dive into the potential use cases of the technology as well as a basic understanding of blockchain technology

-Covers a wide array of sectors and shows how blockchain technology can be used, albeit theoretically, to disrupt
Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Technologies-Written by Hideki Kiyoko as an introduction to the world of cryptocurrencies perfect for those who are new to digital currencies

-Provides information on how to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in order to make a profit

-Provides related information such as how to safely store cryptocurrencies as well as how to avoid scams

-Provides a good introduction to cryptocurrency trading and investing.

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