Crypto Books 101: Must-reads for beginners

The best books for crypto beginners
The best books for crypto beginners

Today we are talking about the best books for crypto beginners. If you like crypto, and you like to read, you came to the right place. They say learning is an ongoing process, and the moment you stop learning, you are done.

So let’s see which books can help you understand the crypto and blockchain space better.

The best cryptocurrency books for beginners

1. Blockchain: Beginners Guide to Understanding the Technology Behind Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

This book is very important if you are new to crypto because it starts with the essentials and teaches you what is the blockchain and that’s why I put it on the first spot on our list.

I believe you can’t become a good crypto trader if you don’t understand what blockchain is, what the idea of DeFi is in the first place, and then the other strong points of crypto.

In the first of three books from the set by Artemis Caro, you will learn the absolute basics of crypto and the idea behind it. This book’s motto is “What the Internet did for communications, Blockchain will do for trusted transactions.” and there are a bunch of useful chapters which will help you a lot in understanding and learning about crypto.

The goal of this book is not to dig into the depths of mathematical wizardry, but rather to serve as an introduction to the broader architecture and foundational background of cryptocurrency technology.

2. The Crypto-Millionaire Handbook

This handy manual unveils the secrets that will show you how to turn the cryptocurrency market into a goldmine of profits.

The book is not too expensive and you can even find it in PDF form online with great discounts, which is an investment that I am sure will be returned multiple times.

I would recommend this book because it offers a complete view of crypto, with the advantages and disadvantages of trading cryptocurrencies, what a cryptocurrency is in the first place, why you should invest in cryptocurrencies, etc. It is a complete guidance and one of the best cryptocurrency books for beginners.

After all, Neil Forrester claims that with his bits of advice “You Can Turn a $1,000 Investment into Over $1 Million by Trading and Investing in Cryptocurrencies.”, and judged by the user experiences I found online, often delivers good results.

3. The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

This book is a comprehensive and authoritative exploration of Bitcoin and its place in monetary history. Saifedean Ammous, the author of this book analyzes the historical context of the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.

It starts from the beginning and the first mail in 2008. introducing “A new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.” which didn’t catch much attention almost 15 years ago, but evolved into an unstoppable and globally accessible hard money alternative.

The Bitcoin Standard is also unique because it takes the reader on an engaging journey through the history of technologies performing the functions of money, from primitive systems of trading limestones and seashells to metals, coins, the gold standard, and modern government debt.

Although it focuses on Bitcoin, it will widen your sights and make you understand the importance of blockchain technology and the money revolution it brings in general.

4. Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

The creator of this book, Chris Burniske will try to show you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet.  The BTC was the first, but in the modern blockchain universe with thousands of crypto projects alive, it is very difficult to stay on top of it and this clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders will help you a lot with guidance, advice, and staying safe in crypto.

Some of the topics this book covers, like portfolio management techniques, or tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias will help even very experienced crypto investors among us. You will also find a variety of methods to invest in crypto assets, whether through global exchanges trading 24/7 or initial coin offerings (ICOs).

5. Mastering Bitcoin

Mastering Bitcoin is to many crypto enthusiasts the best technical reference for BTC today. Andreas M. Antonopoulos, the author of this book is credited for clearing the haze around Bitcoin and helping a wide audience understand blockchain, Bitcoin, and crypto in general.

The author of “Mastering Series” and many other crypto-related books, did his best to bring us closer to understanding this field. All his books, just like this one are well written and easy to follow, with a very interesting and detailed explanation of Bitcoin. If you are one of us who wishes to know how it all works, down to the last gearwheel of this remarkable technology, take your time and read this book.

Mastering Bitcoin provides essential and wide knowledge about the first successful decentralized digital currency which is still in the early phase of its development.

6. Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption

At the end of this article, I would recommend you to read this fascinating and true story about brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss’s big bet on cryptocurrency. It will make you understand how big potential crypto is, but also the fact that you need to risk a bit if you expect huge returns on your investment. Although these two invested big money in crypto, there is no reason not to begin with what you have and build from there.

From the pen of brilliant Ben Mezrich, you can enjoy an overwhelming story of two brothers winning a legal fight against Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg and what brought them to the best decision of their lives, investing in crypto.

This book isn’t about technical analysis, advising and explanation about blockchain but a true story novel about success and what to expect down the road to it.


There you have the author’s choice of the best cryptocurrency books for beginners. I really hope you will read some of these suggestions, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them.

Naturally, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more good readings about the blockchain space, and I definitely encourage you to explore further. Expand your personal library in this bear market, and be prepared for the next bull season.