The #AustinBlockchain Bookshelf

Pete Harris
Dec 9, 2019 · 4 min read

For those that want to learn more about blockchain and crypto technology and applications, the following short list of recent books authored by #AustinBlockchain (current and past-but-still-friends) leaders could be of interest.

Crypto in New York: A storybook about bitcoin for children

By Richard Hurley

Crypto in New York is a delightful and simple story about a child buying presents for her friends all over the world. She needs bitcoin to make purchases across all time zones in all parts of the world. She buys everything from Starbuck’s latte for her friend in Prague to a song in Hong Kong. In the end she returns to her home town New York where to her delight she can also use bitcoin.

Available for Kindle on Amazon here.

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Cryptocurrencies: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technologies that Powers Them

By Fito Kahn

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Cryptocurrencies provides readers with comprehensive introduction cryptocurrencies and the many technologies that are associated with them. Whether you are are a student, a business person, or an educator, this book tells you everything you need to know about these new global currencies and digital assets in an easy to understand format.

Available from Amazon here.

Blockchain as a Service

By Karen Kilroy

While the merits of cryptocurrency continue to be debated, the underlying technology — the blockchain — can be applied in many other ways to solve problems that have plagued organizations for years. To spur adoption of blockchain for these newer use cases, many technology providers and leading businesses have begun offering cloud-based blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) options. This report brings you up to speed on these emerging opportunities.

Available from O’Reilly Media here.

Blockchain for Dummies (2nd Edition)

By Tiana Laurence

Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world’s biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can’t do).

Available from Amazon here.

Introduction to Blockchain Technology: The many faces of blockchain technology in the 21st century

By Tiana Laurence

Blockchain technology has come a long way since the initial vision published by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Big buzz words like “bitcoin,” “blockchain,” and “cryptocurrency” are everywhere. Companies and governments have started to use blockchain technology in earnest and will increasingly do so for the foreseeable future. This book takes an in-depth look at blockchain technology and how users can take advantage of its potential.

Available from Amazon here.

Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch

By Jimmy Song

Dive into Bitcoin technology with this hands-on guide from one of the leading teachers on Bitcoin and Bitcoin programming. Author Jimmy Song shows Python programmers and developers how to program a Bitcoin library from scratch. You’ll learn how to work with the basics, including the math, blocks, network, and transactions behind this popular cryptocurrency and its blockchain payment system.

Available from Amazon here.

Blockchain 2035: The Digital DNA of Internet 3.0

By Jared Tate and Andrew Knapp

The 2020s and 2030s will be witness to some of the most rapid, significant, and tumultuous changes in world history. The monetary and information systems that defined the late 20th and early 21st centuries will face their natural limits in the coming decade and quickly get disrupted by swift technological innovation. This time of crisis will define the remainder of the 21st century, much as 1914–1945 defined the 20th century. By the mid-2020s, the entire world will have become embroiled in the collapse of a sovereign debt bubble that has been building since the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system in 1971. At the same time, nation-states and corporations will struggle with the limitations of a fundamentally insecure internet, where emerging technologies and threats will redefine the backbone of commerce and governance. Blockchain technology is key to how this process evolves, as it offers a way to re-architect both the monetary system and the internet networks, devices, and systems our world operates on.

Available from Amazon here.

Happy reading. Be sure to leave comments and reviews of these books on their eCommerce websites. And do let us know if you are working on a book for inclusion in our #AustinBlockchain bookshelf.

#AustinBlockchain

This is the official blog of the Austin Blockchain Collective, which advocates for, showcases and nurtures the blockchain, Web 3.0 and crypto innovation that is exploding in Austin, TX. More at www.austinblockchaincollective.com.

Pete Harris

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Blockchain Business Accelerator — Go To Marketing, Thought Leadership, Events, Community. Based in Austin, TX.

#AustinBlockchain

This is the official blog of the Austin Blockchain Collective, which advocates for, showcases and nurtures the blockchain, Web 3.0 and crypto innovation that is exploding in Austin, TX. More at www.austinblockchaincollective.com.

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