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The 5 must read Bitcoin Books

In this daily blog post we listed a HolyTransaction the 5 Must Read Bitcoin Books.
The crypto world is very intricated and internet is full of articles, whitepapers and ebooks about Bitcoin, so it could be difficult to figure out which authors or books are more interesting to read.
As we don’t want you to waste your time we listed 5 must read Bitcoin books. 

Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

Some months ago we wrote about Don Tapscott and his idea on how the blockchain could disrupt services as AirBnb. 
This is just one example of Tapscott’s suggestions about the Blockchain and how this ledger is a great innovation that can change the worlds as we know it.
Don and his son Alex are the authors of the new book “Blockchain Revolution”, in which they commented on the lots of Blockchain applications, starting from the music industry. This is one of the few books that explains the blockchain technology.

The Bitcoin Bible by Benjamin Guttman

This is a very easy-to-understand book with interviews and articles written by the most insightful experts of the Bitcoin community.
In its more than 200 pages Guttman explains everything you need to know about Bitcoin with pratical examples, charts and curiosities.
The first part of the book is related to the Bitcoin basis: what it is, how a transaction works, how we can obtain Bitcoin, etc.
The second chapter is about social aspects and opinions so you can find articles about how this cryptocurrency can help countries in crisis or in development.
The third one is about mining, and if you go on reading this book you can also find everything you need to know about exchanges, legal aspects, bitcoin venture capitalists and more.

The Bitcoin Big Bang: How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World by Brian Kelly

Written by one of the CNBC authors, in this book Brian Kelly explains the origins of this digital currency, the evolution of the payment system, how the Bitcoin network can facilitate instant trasfer of values and the Bitcoin mining, so how to invest in it.

Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos

It is impossible to write a top list of the Bitcoin books without quoting the one by Andres Antonopoulos, one of the most important people in this community.
Antonopoulos founded several bitcoin-related businesses and launched lots of open-source projects. He also writes articles on bitcoin and is a permanent host on the program “Let’s Talk Bitcoin”. To know more about Andreas M. Antonopoulos’s read his profile page.

5) Bitcoin revolution: La moneta digitale alla conquista del mondo by Davide Capoti, Emanuele Colacchi, Matteo Maggioni

This is an Italian book only, so in this case we are talking with our Italian readers.
Bitcoin revolution is a simple guide on the Bitcoin world and it explains how mining works and how to invest in this cryptocurrency.
This is not a book for just technical experts of this field, but it aims at speaking with a wide range of people to let them understand how important Bitcoin can be for our daily life.

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Amelia Tomasicchio

AirBnB wants to use the blockchain

Some months ago Don Tapscott, author of Blockchain Revolution book, explained how blockchain technology could replace services like Uber and AirBnB.
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In fact, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Switzerland, Tapscott suggested: 

“Why do you need a 60 billion dollar corporation called Uber? You can have a real sharing economy which it would be a distributed application on the Blockchain […] and the same is for AirBnb”. 

AirBnB replies…

Well, even if might not be because of Tapscott’s suggestions, AirBnb is now interested in using the blockchain technology for its service. 
During a recent interview conducted by City A.M., in fact, Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk annonunced the possible blockchain application among the company plans for this year.
These were Blecharczyk words:

“I think that, within the context of Airbnb, your reputation is everything, and I can see it being even more so in the future, whereby you might need a certain reputation order to have access to certain types of homes. But then the question is whether there’s a way to export that and allow access elsewhere to help other sharing economy models really flourish. We’re looking for all different kinds of signals to tell us whether someone is reputable, and I could certainly see some of these more novel types of signals being plugged into our engine”.

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Amelia Tomasicchio