Crypto Books & Podcasts

Crypto Books

What are the best crypto books for newcomers looking to learn about the subject? Learn Crypto is compiling the ultimate list of crypto books to help you quickly scale the learning curve.

The Bitcoin Standard (Saifdean Ammous)

If you're looking for a well reasoned argument for Bitcoin, read the Bitcoin Standard. Regarded as one of the best cases for Bitcoin it analyses the historical context, the economic properties and future implications.

Mastering Bitcoin (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Mastering Bitcoin is one of the most comprehensive and thoughtful guides to what Bitcoin is, who might use it and how it works. Great for anyone thinking about it from a coding perspective or simply wanting to see under the hood.

The Infinite Machine (Camila Russo)

A great insight into the origins and history of Ethereum written as a narrative focused on the characters, their motivations and the drama, rather than technical details. If you like Michael Lewis (Flashboys, The Big Short) you’ll love this.

The Price of Tomorrow (Jeff Booth)

Jeff Booth's book isn’t explicitly about crypto, but he clearly had it in mind presenting a compelling argument for how deflation is the only sensible route out of the mess that fiat money has landed modern economies in. Must read.

Where does money come from? (Josh Ryan-Collins)

Crypto is described as the antidote to uncontrolled central bank money printing, but what does that really mean, and where does money actually come from? Read this book for an answer that is fascinating and surprising in equal parts.

When Money Dies (Adam Ferguson)

To really 'get' crypto you have to imagine what life would be like if money stopped working. Adam Ferguson's brilliant account of hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic details what happens when money dies. Spoiler isn't pretty.


The Innovative Investors's Guide to Bitcoin (Burniske & Tatar)

Crypto moves at lightning speed, so the fact that this book - published in November 2017 - is still relevant is a testament to its combination of fundamental analysis and crypto context, both of which remain relevant today.

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The Sovereign Individual (Rees Mogg & Dales Davidson)

Opening with the quote 'The future is disorder' this is a long and gloomy read written in the last 90s and full of predictions that have proven to be pretty wide of the mark. What it did get right was the emergence of crypto, and is worth reading for that alone.

Debt: The First 5,000 years (David Graeber)

David Graeber examines the history of money, debunking many widely held ideas along the way, and tracing its roots to the concept of debt across social, religious and economy relationships.

Crypto Podcasts

What are the best crypto podcasts for newcomers who want to binge on great crypto-focused analysis and interviews? Learn Crypto is compiling the ultimate list of crypto podcasts to subscribe to in your favourite streaming service.

What Bitcoin Did

Peter McCormack has developed one of the most listened to Bitcoin podcasts by combining an engaging, relaxed style with great content. He isn’t the most technically sophisticated, which is why the show works so well for newcomers.

The Pomp Podcast

Anthony Pompliano, commonly known as The Pomp - is one of the biggest cheerleaders in the Bitcoin space. An aggressive crypto advocate, his style isn't to everyone’s taste, but he pulls no punches and is fully invested.

The Breakdown

Approaching 100 episodes, Coindesk’s flagship podcast, hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore, provides a daily cross-section of the biggest stories in crypto, deftly mixing up short 15 minute daily bites, with interviews and long reads.


Running since 2016 ‘Unchained’ is one of the oldest and most respected crypto podcasts out there. Laura Shin has great journalistic pedigree, as the first mainstream reporter to cover crypto assets full-time,

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Bitcoin Fundamentals

Preston Pysh hosts a collection of Bitcoin focused podcasts within a wider network of investment related content. Actively managing a portfolio, Pysh takes a deep dive into the overlap between macro economic issues and Bitcoin.


One of the longest-running podcasts, Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Probably a bit dry for most, its early series looked at the technical, economic, and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Today, this is where you look for in-depth discussions about the very latest Web3 and modern blockchain technologies