The buzz about cryptocurrency has been going for some time now, and one thing has become clear: This is no passing fad. But what impact will crypto have on our nation’s economies—and on our own wallets? To bone up on everything crypto, bitcoin, and the future of money, take a look at the five eye-opening books below.
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The Truth About Crypto: A Practical, Easy-to-Understand Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, NFTs, and Other Digital Assets
By Ric Edelman
Featuring the prophetic insights you’d expect from such an acclaimed financial advisor, The Truth About Crypto is fun to read and easy to understand—and most importantly gives readers the sound, practical advice we all need to succeed with this new asset class. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Ric Edelman, in the Next Big Idea App
The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze
By Laura Shin
The recent growth of crypto would have been all but impossible if not for a brilliant young man named Vitalik Buterin and his creation: Ethereum. In this book, a tech journalist takes readers inside the founding of this novel cryptocurrency network. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Laura Shin, in the Next Big Idea App
Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto, and the War for Our Wallets
By Brett Scott
Cloudmoney takes us to the front lines of a war for our wallets that is also about our freedom, from marketing strategies against cash to the weaponization of COVID-19 to push fintech platforms, and from there to the rise of the cryptocurrency rebels and fringe groups pushing back. View on Amazon
The Bullish Case for Bitcoin
By Vijay Boyapati
Boyapati presents the theory of money, the anatomy of Bitcoin, the reasons it is superior to the gold and fiat standards that came before it, and the promise that it offers to human civilization. View on Amazon
Check Your Financial Privilege: Inside the Global Bitcoin Revolution
By Alex Gladstein
For people around the world, outside of Wall Street, Bitcoin offers a means of freedom from inflation, political strife, and an outdated monetary system. For these people, the majority of the world’s population, it might even save their lives. View on Amazon
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