Best Blockchain Books for 2022 (with Reader Ratings)

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blockchain for everyoneWhether you are a novice or an expert in blockchain technology, there are a number of books that should be on your must-read list. Here are our picks for the best blockchain books for 2022!

Our #1 book would have to be Blockchain Success Stories: Case Studies from the Leading Edge of Business, available in print from Amazon and audiobook from Audible. As this book was co-written by our publisher Sir John Hargrave, we have not included it in our official ratings.

To rate and review the top blockchain books, we compiled the quality and quantity of user reviews on major booksellers, looking for overall clarity and readability. Read on.


NameAuthorGood Reads RatingAuthorityNumber of Ratings on Amazon
Difficulty levelWriting and Content QualityScore
Blockchain BasicsDaniel Drescher4.014441154.5
Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside StoryNathaniel Popper4.175664354.5
Mastering BitcoinAndreas Antonopoulos4.315704554
The Business BlockchainWilliam Mougayar3.474168354
Blockchain RevolutionDon Tapscott, Alex Tapscott3.385191344
The Age of CryptocurrencyPaul Vigna and Michael J. Casey3.855321344
The Internet of MoneyAndreas Antonopoulos4.085976454
Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s GuideChris Burniske, Jack Tate3.975586454
Blockchain Bubble or RevolutionNeel Mehta, Aditya Agashe, and Parth Detroja4.451,326354
The Basics of Bitcoins and BlockchainsAnthony Lewis4.641,046154.0
Blockchain Technology ExplainedAlan Norman44545343.5
The Book of SatoshiPhil Champagne4.1042322.543.5
Attack of the 50 Foot BlockchainDavid Gerard3.972252343.5
Blockchain for DummiesTiana Laurence3.153217133.5
The Bitcoin StandardSaifedean Ammous4.1743,181453.5
Blockchain Enabled ApplicationsVikram Dhillon, David Metcalf, and Max Hopper3.4441443.5
Cryptocurrency Trading & InvestingAimee Vo4.193101343.5
An Altcoin Trader’s HandbookNik Patel4.073360343.5
Blockchain: Blueprint For a New EconomyMelanie Swan3.333137133
Blockchain and the LawPrimavera De Filippi, Professor Aaron Wright3.93362443
Introducing Ethereum and SolidityChris Dannen3.31462543
Mastering BlockchainImran Bashir4.42397443

blockchain basicsBlockchain Basics

Author: Daniel Drescher

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 441

This book is arguably the best basic introduction to blockchain technology for novices. It does not require prior knowledge or understanding of computer science, math, cryptography, or any other related terms in order to grasp the principles. Daniel Drescher does a great job explaining blockchain technology in the simplest way through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.

Ultimately, Blockchain Basics is a great beginner-friendly book that covers the technical concepts about the blockchain and its application in modern businesses. (BMJ Score: 4.5)

digital goldDigital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

Author: Nathaniel Popper

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 664

New York Times journalist Nathaniel Popper tells the story of bitcoin through the eyes of some of the movement’s most colorful characters. For readers who like bitcoin, technology, and history, this book makes for an amusing and interesting read.

Digital Gold is an easy-to-read book with a great flow that presents a very in-depth history of bitcoin. This makes it a good place to start for anyone looking to learn the creation of bitcoin. (BMJ Score: 4.5)

mastering bitcoinMastering Bitcoin

Author: Andreas Antonopoulos

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 704

Mastering Bitcoin is best suited for those who already have a basic understanding of programming and cryptography. It is written by Andreas Antonopoulos, a vocal bitcoin advocate and computer scientist, who gives a thorough explanation of the infrastructure of the bitcoin blockchain.

Mastering Bitcoin is a great book that introduces you to the concepts behind bitcoin and later gives a detailed explanation of how the system works. It is a great read for anyone who wants a basic understanding of how to create a blockchain of their own. (BMJ Score: 4.5)

the business blockchainThe Business Blockchain

Author: William Mougayar

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 168

William Mougayar, a man with over 30 years of experience in business and technology, provides an easy-to-understand introduction into the advantages that blockchain technology holds for businesses.

The Business Blockchain is written from a business perspective for business executives and entrepreneurs looking to understand how blockchain technology can be an addition to their organizational structure.  (BMJ Score: 4.0)

blockchain revolutionBlockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World

Author: Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 191

Written by father/son duo Don and Alex Tapscott, this book delves into how blockchain technology can change money and business, and society in never-before-seen ways. The book highlights where this innovative new technology can take us in the coming decades.

The Tapscotts give examples of how blockchains could impact governance, finance, etc. A good read for business people who may want to understand possible applications of blockchains. (BMJ Score: 4.0)

age of cryptocurrencyThe Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

Authors: Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 321

Written by Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey, The Age of Cryptocurrency answers the question: “Why should I care about Bitcoin?” The book delves into how cryptocurrencies have the potential to restructure traditional financial services and social structures.

The duo showcases their journalism prowess with this properly researched book giving you a comprehensive overview of the core principles of cryptocurrency. (BMJ Score: 4.0)

the internet of moneyThe Internet of Money

Author: Andreas Antonopoulos

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 976

The Internet of Money is another book by Andreas Antonopoulos, the vocal bitcoin advocate, and computer scientist.  The book contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays covering the maturation of the digital currency over time.

Through the series of three books, The Internet of Money delves into the “why bitcoin?” question, giving you another point of view from most books that explain the “how.” (BMJ Score: 4.0)

cryptoassetsCryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Authors: Chris Burniske, Jack Tate

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 586

Cryptoassets is the go-to book for professional investors who want to learn more about digital currencies and tokens. Chris Burniske and Jack Tate go into great detail on everything from tools for valuing digital assets to portfolio management techniques. This book is a must-read for anyone who is serious about investing in cryptocurrencies. (BMJ Score: 4.0)

bubble or revolutionBlockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Authors: Neel Mehta, Aditya Agashe, and Parth Detroja

Goodreads Rating: 4.4

Number of Amazon Ratings: 1326

Blockchain Bubble or Revolution provides a comprehensive overview of blockchain concepts and also delves into the technical and social issues with public blockchains.

The trio breaks down complex tech concepts into a digestible comprehensive guide into the future, benefits, and challenges of blockchain. (BMJ Score: 4.0)

blockchain technologyBlockchain Technology Explained: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide About Blockchain Wallet, Mining, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero, Ripple, Dash, IOTA and Smart Contracts

Author: Alan Norman

Goodreads Rating: 4.0

Number of Amazon Ratings: 545

Blockchain Technology Explained by Alan Norman exclusively focuses on how blockchain works and how it may be applied in the future. Alan Norman goes into how the blockchain can be applied outside of finance, and the problems faced by bitcoin.

Generally, a mid-scoring book that will give you an understanding of blockchain in the present and what it could become. (BMJ Score: 3.5)

bitcoins and blockchainsThe Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them

Author: Anthony Lewis

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 1,046

Anthony Lewis gently takes you on a journey of understanding bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrencies. The book also gives you insight into investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. A good read for beginners looking to learn the workings of the crypto markets and the digital asset world in general. (BMJ Score: 3.5)

the book of satoshiThe Book of Satoshi

Author: Phil Champagne

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 232

The book of Satoshi provides all of Nakamoto’s online posts in a chronological manner with added commentary from the author, Phil Champagne. He delivers a comprehensive compilation of all publications posted online by bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator.

Overall, a unique book that takes an exhaustive look into the origin story of bitcoin, for those looking to learn more about Satoshi Nakamoto and bitcoin’s past.  (BMJ Score: 3.5)

attack of the 50 foot blockchainAttack of the 50 Foot Blockchain

Author: David Gerard

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 252

David Gerard is a bitcoin and blockchain skeptic who does a good job of encapsulating the major challenges facing the cryptocurrency sector. This book provides a contrarian view of blockchain to help readers understand the main criticisms with which the sector struggles, so that readers can form a well-rounded opinion about blockchain technology.

David Gerard explains the concept of bitcoin exhaustively making this book highly readable and informative for anyone interested to hear both sides of the crypto story. (BMJ Score: 3.5)

blockchain for dummiesBlockchain for Dummies

Author: Tiana Laurence

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 217

This book is an excellent introduction to digital currencies and blockchain technology.

The book covers the technology behind the blockchain and introduces a range of existing distributed ledger technology solutions. Blockchain for Dummies gives you a clear picture of what blockchains can do and teaches you how to interact with the technology. (BMJ Score: 3.5)

bitcoin standardThe Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

Author: Saifedean Ammous

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 3,181

Written by academic and Austrian economist Saifedean Ammous, The Bitcoin Standard discusses the history of money, the relationship between economics and society, and why bitcoin constitutes “good money.”

The book touts bitcoin as an excellent alternative to central banking, which makes it a must-read for open-minded lawmakers and bankers alike. (BMJ Score: 3.5)

blockchain enabled applicationsBlockchain Enabled Applications: Understand the Blockchain Ecosystem and How to Make it Work for You

Authors: Vikram Dhillon, David Metcalf, and Max Hopper

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 768

Blockchain Enabled Applications delves deep into how the blockchain can disrupt various industries beyond financial services. The authors share case studies and practical insights into the challenges that blockchain startups face and how to overcome them.

It is a good read for developers interested in learning about blockchain as a data structure and the current progress of the technology. (BMJ Score: 3.5)

cryptocurrency trading and investingCryptocurrency Trading & Investing: Beginners Guide To Trading & Investing In Bitcoin, Altcoins & ICOs

Author: Aimee Vo

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 101

Blockchain advocate Aimee Vo provides an excellent guide to investing in digital currencies. This book is a useful read for beginners who want to learn more about this new digital asset class. A decent place to start if you are new to the blockchain and bitcoin, and want to learn to trade and invest in different digital assets. (BMJ Score: 3.5)

an altcoins traderAn Altcoin Trader’s Handbook

Author: Nik Patel

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 360

Written by digital currency investor Nik Patel, An Altcoin Trader’s Handbook is a guide for navigating the ever-growing altcoin market from a trader’s point of view. In the first half of the book, Nik Patel introduces you to digital assets then he goes on to give his insights into digital assets in the second half of the book.

The book is a decent read for budding crypto traders who want to improve their investment knowledge. (BMJ Score: 3.5)

blockchain blueprintBlockchain: Blueprint For a New Economy

Author: Melanie Swan

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 137

This book is written by Melanie Swan, founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies and a well-known personality in the blockchain sector. Melanie provides a basic understanding of blockchain technology as well as a deep dive into the potential use cases of the technology.

It covers a wide array of sectors and shows how blockchain technology can be used, albeit theoretically, to disrupt. (BMJ Score: 3.0)

blockchain and the lawBlockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code

Authors: Primavera De Filippi, Professor Aaron Wright

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 62

Written by Primavera De Filippi and Professor Aaron Wright, Blockchain and the Law highlights the need for adequate laws and regulations for blockchain technology to succeed and change the world in the many ways it potentially can.

This book is a good read for lawmakers who want to learn more about the blockchain, digital currencies, and decentralization. (BMJ Score: 3.0)

introducing ethereum and solidityIntroducing Ethereum and Solidity: Foundations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners

Author: Chris Dannen

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 62

Introducing Ethereum and Solidity is a how-to guide for budding Ethereum developers who want to learn how to use Solidity to build applications on the Ethereum blockchain. From explaining how Ethereum works to learning how to deploy your own dApp, this book provides a gateway for creative technologists.

A good read for programmers who want to learn how to code DApps, create digital tokens, and deploy smart contracts. (BMJ Score: 3.0)

mastering blockchainMastering Blockchain: Deeper Insights into Decentralization, Cryptography, Bitcoin and Popular Blockchain Forums

Author: Iman Bashir

Goodreads Rating: 4.1

Number of Amazon Ratings: 97

Mastering Blockchain goes deep into the working of the blockchain, teaching you how to develop smart contracts, mine digital currencies, and more. The book covers the core concepts of blockchain making it a good read for technologists, business executives, or enthusiasts. (BMJ Score: 3.0)

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