Top 4 Christmas Gift Books for the Crypto Enthusiast in Your LifeSteven Allison
It’s never easy buying gifts. It’s especially difficult to buy gifts for loved ones who have quirky, niche passions like Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. This year, we’d like to help you get the perfect surprise for that Hodler in your life.
Here are some holiday gift ideas for the crypto enthusiast in your life. And, in the spirit of crypto, they can all be given digitally.
The Internet of Money: Talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Book by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Author Andreas Antonopoulos was one of the earliest Bitcoin adopters and is now one of the most influential minds in the industry. His 2016 book The Internet of Money is a series of essays and public speeches Antonopoulos has delivered since he got involved with the technology.
The book is an extensive examination of Bitcoin’s impact on the global economy and society’s idea of value. Antonopolous’ approachable tone and straightforward prose are matched by his deep intellect. If your loved one is fascinated by Bitcoin’s early history and core principles, this is the best holiday gift for them.
Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
Book by Nathaniel Popper
Published in the same year as The Internet of Money, this book is just as popular with Bitcoin enthusiasts. While Antonopolous takes a technical approach to Bitcoin, Popper takes a more documentarian one. His book charts the stunning rise in Bitcoin through the perspective of key personalities such as Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.
Unlike other entries on this list, Digital Gold also spends a considerable amount of time questioning the origins and motivations of Bitcoin’s mysterious creator Satoshi Nakamoto. This book promises to be a fun journey for any crypto enthusiast.
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
Book by Saifedean Ammous
Economist Dr. Saifedean Ammous couldn’t have known how influential his book would be. Like any good academic, Dr.Ammous examined Bitcoin’s underlying technology with a critical eye and tried to fit it in with a historical analysis of monetary policy. His book delves into important questions about Bitcoin’s energy consumption, vulnerabilities, use in criminal activities and viability as a global currency. Above all, he dives into the economic potential of the technology. His conclusions are now the cornerstone of the industry’s core philosophies.
This is considered the best book on Bitcoin by many in the community, and a must read for any passionate Bitcoin hodler.
The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything
Book by Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna
While all the other books on this list are focused on Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, Vigna and Casey wanted to investigate the blockchain, its underlying technology. The result is a comprehensive book that explores all the possibilities of this groundbreaking innovation.
Andreas Antonpolous called the book, “thoughtful and well researched,” while former US Treasury Secretary said it was, “best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention of anyone concerned with our economic future.”
Share in the joy and excitement of this growing field by giving a gift that will make cryptocurrencies a stronger part of your life.