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Recommended Readings

Shelling Out: The Origins of Money

Nick Szabo

There are specific traits that allow for some objects to serve as money more effectively than others.


Money Dethroned: A Historical Journey

Emil Sandstedt

A fantastic survey of the many moneys people have used throughout history. 

Chasing Gold: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe's Bullion

George M. Taber

The difficulties to secure a physical money. 

Joseph J Wang

A comprehensive overview of the fiat financial system.

Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

An engrossing look at a system creatively designed to bring money into the 21st century.

The Blocksize War: The battle over who controls Bitcoin’s protocol rules

The battle over the immutability of the Bitcoin protocol.


The Bitcoin Standard:

The decentralized alternative to central banking 

Saifedean Ammous

An easy read about Economics and Bitcoin.


Bitcoin Money:

A Tale of Bitville Discovering Good Money

Michael Caras

The best way to help explain Bitcoin to children. 


Cryptoeconomics: Fundamental Principles of Bitcoin

Theory about Bitcoin and its economics


Grokking Bitcoin

Kalle Rosenbaum

The technical details of Bitcoin


The Economics and Ethics of Private Property

Hans-Hermann Hoppe

A marvelous piece of libertarian literature.


Murray N. Rothbard

The organisation of aggressions against private property. 

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