Amazing Books on Bitcoin

Learn more about the future of money

There are many aspects to Bitcoin that make it a difficult topic to fully understand.  The good news is you do not need to understand how it works to benefit from its monetary properties.  A basic understanding can be found on our “What is Bitcoin” page and getting started is easy to do via Swanbitcoin or a number of other exchanges. Once your curiosity is piqued and you have some skin in the game, you’ll want to learn more about it.  The books below are highly recommended sources that dive deeply into bitcoin at the topics surrounding it. 



The Bitcoin Standard

by Saifedean Ammous

When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications. 

The Price of Tomorrow

by Jeff Booth

In this extraordinary contrarian book, Jeff Booth, a leading mind and CEO in e-commerce and technology for 20 years, details the technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future, and the choices we face as we go forward—a potentially alarming, but deeply hopeful situation.  Pick up The Price of Tomorrow on Amazon.

Magic Internet Money

by Jesse Berger

What is money? The question is simple, but the answer is not. Pulling back the curtain on ideas at the heart of the modern monetary renaissance, Magic Internet Money takes you on a timely journey through the intertwined worlds of money and Bitcoin. Discussing a variety of related topics – such as banking, cryptography, economics, and governance – in plain language, this illuminating tale examines many common assumptions about money, challenging readers to re-think its role in society. Packed with striking imagery and descriptions, this book is as entertaining as it is insightful, shattering popular misconceptions and unraveling the promise of sound money – and in particular, Bitcoin – to usher in a brighter future for all of us.

Inventing Bitcoin

by Yan Pritzker

Swan Bitcoin cofounder and CTO Yan Pritzker’s book, Inventing Bitcoin, is the best introduction to how the Bitcoin system works.

Bitcoin may well be the greatest invention of our time, and most people have no idea what it is, or how it works. Walking through its invention step by step, this short two hour read is critical before you invest.

No technical expertise required! Read it, then share it with your loved ones.

“Having read virtually every Bitcoin explainer, I believe it’s the best from-scratch introduction to Bitcoin, requiring no prior knowledge at all. I will be referring newcomers to it from now on.” – Nic Carter, Castle Island Ventures

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