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Cryptocurrency Books To Read (Our Top Picks)

With the number of innovations currently going on in the world we live in today, there is a need for a list of worthwhile cryptocurrency books to read for anybody curious about the crypto industry. Some of the innovations which have been in the news the most have been the subject of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, Decentralized Finance, Cryptocurrency, and the metaverse.

All these initiatives have the potential to change the world, not just in terms of finance, but even in economics, politics, journalism, and governance. Unfortunately, the people who stand to benefit most from these changes cannot because they do not understand what the above-named issues are.

Therefore, we have compiled a list of twelve (12) cryptocurrency books to read that are worth the while for any enthusiasts, innovators, brand managers, or even government agents who wish to start their journey into the world of web 3.0, or just wish to gain more insight about the industry in general.

Our Cryptocurrency Books to Read Top Picks


The Metaverse: And How it will Revolutionize Everything

The Metaverse is no longer a question of “If” or when, it is already with us, and major tech giants, sporting brands, luxury brands, and all kinds of innovators are taking advantage of it.

In this book, Matthew Ball  takes you through an expansive tour of the “next internet.” The book attempts a comprehensive definition of the Metaverse, how it started and where it currently is before explaining the technologies that will power it―and the breakthroughs that will be necessary to make it a reality.

In this book you will also find out about the governance challenges the Metaverse face; the role that Web3 will play in the “new internet”, other assets like blockchains, and NFTs that will be used in the metaverse, and the people who will win and the people who will lose the metaverse. Most importantly, Ball’s book features on our cryptocurrency books to read list because it looks at many of the Metaverse’s almost unlimited applications and what they can do.


Navigating the metaverse” by Cathy Hackl, Dirk Lueth, and Tommaso Di Bartolo

The Metaverse is the next stage in human connectivity for work, lifestyle, and socialization. Like the internet, it is bringing people together in virtual and real environments and creating a lot of economic opportunities. Many innovators, brands, and organizations are already joining the metaverse and helping to shape metaverse culture.

If you are an entrepreneur, an innovator, or an executive, you will find this book useful. The authors deliver an easy-to-read and well-researched analysis of the opportunities in the metaverse and how to make the most of them.

In this book, you will find

  • market analysis that shows how the metaverse is the next big thing,
  • everything you need to know about Web 3 and metaverse technology
  • The definition of NFTS and how you can use them in the Metaverse
  • The nexus between metaverse environments, business communities, and digital products.

Token Economy: How Web3 reinvents the Internet by Shermin Voshmgir

How much do you know about Web 3.0 the next phase of the internet?  Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) and everything that comes with it is the future of global connectivity and if you want a simple succinct explanation of the various components from a writer of multiple published books on the subject, then this book is a must-have.  The author attempts to summarize existing knowledge about the components of DAO such as blockchain networks and other distributed ledgers, and how they will serve as the backbone of Web3.  More important than just defining the book tries to contextualize the socio-economic implications of the Web3 applications such as smart contracts, tokens, and DAOs to the concepts of money, economics, governance, and decentralized finance (Defi).


The infinite machine – Camila Russo

You know Bitcoin, the biggest cryptocurrency in the World, but do you know the story of Ethereum, currently the second largest and the cryptocurrency and the blockchain that has the potential to become the bedrock of the metaverse?

The book is the story of  Vitalik Buterin, a  gifted nineteen-year-old autodidact who saw the promise of blockchain when the technology was in its earliest stages. It is also the story of the crack group of coders that he convinced to join him in his quest to make a super-charged, global computer.

Camila Russo, herself, a financial journalist and cryptocurrency expert interrogates Vitalik’s ingenious idea and the sweat, blood, and shoulder-to-the-wheel struggles that characterized Ethereum’s beginnings. It explores the various brilliant innovations that make the Ethereum platform an infinitely adaptable foundation for experimentation and new applications―has unleashed and the consequences that resulted as the frenzy surrounding it grew: increased regulatory scrutiny, incipient Wall Street interest, and the founding team’s effort to get the Ethereum platform to scale so it can eventually be accessible to the masses.

Financial journalist and cryptocurrency expert Camila Russo details the wild and often wacky seeming adventures of a team of hippy techies, reluctantly led by an ambivalent visionary, and lays out how and why Ethereum is being touted as the new foundation for Web 3.0 and the metaverse. Finally, she delivers her take on why Ethereum will spur both transformation and fraud, turning some into millionaires and others into felons―and changing the way we think about money.

Mastering Ethereum By A. Antonopoulos

Ethereum,  the second most popular cryptocurrency blockchain in the world, has already been regarded as the “bedrock of the metaverse” by technology innovators. Such is the massive potential of Ethereum that  IBM, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and hundreds of other organizations and brands are experimenting with it.

 In this book, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Gavin Wood provide everything you need to know about the A-Z of Ethereum and how you can use the features it offers. In this book, you will find a practical guide to building smart contracts and DApps on Ethereum and other virtual-machine blockchains.

Ethereum represents the gateway to a worldwide, decentralized computing paradigm. You will also find descriptions of other use cases of Ethereum, especially in Web 3.0 functions

This is a book for newbies and professionals alike. So whether you are just looking to start your ETH journey, or you are an innovator, a business executive, or even a government official, this is a must-have book

Cryptopians – Laura Shin

Have you ever wondered how cryptocurrencies went from a barely known method of trading through computer files, to a multi-billion dollar enterprise that has gone through booms, busts, and internecine wars, and has now reached a market valuation of more than $2 trillion? What does it take to keep the central promise of crypto—vast fortunes made from decentralized networks not controlled by any single entity and not yet regulated by many governments alive? Who are the people that built cryptocurrency and who are the people at the center of making it tick?

In this expose on the recent growth of cryptocurrency  Crypto expert and Freelance Journalist Laura Shin takes us into the world of Vitalik Buterin and his creation: Ethereum.  Shin tells the story of the founding of this novel cryptocurrency network, which enabled users to launch their new coins, thus creating a new crypto fever.

Larger-than-life characters like Buterin, the Web3 prodigy, Charles Hoskinson, his short-lived CEO, and Joe Lubin, a former Goldman Sachs VP who became one of crypto’s most well-known billionaires.

This fascinating book features on our cryptocurrency books to read list because it shows the crypto market for what it is: a deeply personal struggle to influence the coming revolution in money, culture, and power.

Blockchain for business – Nitin Gaur

Many people don’t understand the use cases for blockchain beyond the fact that they are used to store cryptocurrencies. However the blockchain does more than store crypto tokens, they are  technologies that have of changing the world we live in, with use cases beneficial to government, economics, health, even journalism, and activism

Written from a business perspective by three of IBM’s leading consultants, Blockchain for Business brings clarity and pragmatism to blockchain technologies and opportunities.,  The authors give real-world examples that demonstrate what blockchain can and can’t do. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, the authors go beyond the hype and the fluff to critically examine the current state of blockchain technology, introduce industry-specific and cross-industry use cases, and also critically review what is being done (and what can be done) in the implementation and governance of blockchain.


The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

Everybody knows that Bitcoin is the most valuable cryptocurrency in the world, but what makes it so, and how it happened to be that way might as well be arcane magic to most people. This book explains how bitcoin works In an easily understood manner centralized, distributed piece of software that converts electricity and processing power into indisputably accurate records, thus allowing its users to utilize the Internet to perform the traditional functions of money without having to rely on, or trust, any authorities or infrastructure in the physical world. Bitcoin is thus best understood as the first successfully implemented form of digital cash and digital hard money. With an automated and perfectly predictable monetary policy, and the ability to perform the final settlement of large sums across the world in a matter of minutes, Bitcoin’s real competitive edge might just be as a store of value and network for the final settlement of large payments—a digital form of gold with a built-in settlement infrastructure.

Ammous’ firm grasp of the technological possibilities as well as the historical realities of monetary evolution provides for a fascinating exploration of the ramifications of voluntary free market money. As it challenges the most sacred of government monopolies, Bitcoin shifts the pendulum of sovereignty away from governments in favor of individuals, offering us the tantalizing possibility of a world where money is fully extricated from politics and unrestrained by borders.


Move over brokers, here comes the blockchain – Keir Finlow-Bates

So far the use cases of the blockchain as invented by Satoshi Nakamoto have been in the area of mathematics, cryptography, and computer networks. But lately, with the technology it has spawned, like Decentralized Finance, Decentralized Social and Smart contracts, its potential economic, sociological, and even political use cases are starting to be recognized. It is these alternative use cases that  Keir focuses on in this book. The reader gets to understand how blockchain works, what led it its creation, and how far it will affect how we see the world

This book is a worthwhile read as explains concepts in a typical, educational, entertaining, and irreverent manner.

Inventing Bitcoin by Yan Pritzker

Bitcoin is the most popular and most valuable cryptocurrency, and it is much more than any other type of virtual currency that has changed the way we view money. But how much do you know about how and why Bitcoin has become this big?

Go along with Yan as he breaks down everything about bitcoin into easy-to-understand technical language. This book features on our cryptocurrency books to read list because it caters to beginners who are seeking to start their bitcoin journey or who wish to understand the concept more. This is a great resource for crypto beginners/enthusiasts to have.


The Wall Street Era is Over by DeFiYieldApp

Decentralized finance (de-fi) is the new money concept taking the world by storm, and as a businessman or innovator looking to grow, you cannot be left behind.  Enter the world of decentralized finance with a guide that teaches you how to invest and succeed in De-fi.

In this book you will learn about De-Fi and its role in crypto, why De-Fi is different from traditional finance, the most important De-fi protocols and which one can earn the most revenue, the role of smart contract auditing, and the future of De-fi including NFTs. This book features on our cryptocurrency books to read list because it illustrates a step-by-step process of the wins and losses that the team has incurred over the years since they started. You will not get a more essential  and comprehensive guide on the market

Virtual Society: The Metaverse and the New Frontiers of Human Experience

Human beings have thought about building worlds since we learned to think, and it is the same desire that led to structures like the Pymarids of Giza, and the great Aztec Temples that is leading to building the metaverse, a vast construction of virtual worlds for people to play work and socialize in. However, the contours of the Metaverse remain elusive. Is it merely an immersive virtual reality playground, one that Tech giants and other big brands will seize for themselves? Is it simply the next generation of massively multiplayer online games like Ready Player One? Or is it something more revolutionary?

Follow Leading Metaverse Technologist Herman Narula as he goes beyond the surface and interrogates the very nature of the metaverse, why it is set to become an $800 billion before the end of this century and why you as an innovator or executive should be an early adopter of the metaverse.

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Cryptocurrency Books To Read (Conclusion)

We hope you have found this reading list useful in your cryptocurrency and Web 3.0 journey. Of course, these books are only introductions to the concepts in Web 3.0 and there are still a lot of resources that you can use to build yourself as an innovator in web 3.0 initiatives such as cryptocurrency, DAO, and the metaverse. Want to start your crypto journey, check out the Tectum Blockchain today.