Hear Me Out: Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency has been receiving significant attention in public discourse, with many left wondering whether to dismiss the buzz or begin investing. Below are several titles that will help you explore the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and the questions that it raises for us as consumers in regards to the future of banking, industry, and the digital divide.

This book list was created in part to help promote the April 2022 virtual program, ‘Hear Me Out’ Dialogue Series: Cryptocurrency.  Click here to access the speaker interview, and click here to access the pre-recorded presentation. 

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The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

In The Truth Machine , Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna demystify the blockchain and explain why it can restore personal control over our data, assets, and identities; grant billions of excluded people access to the global economy; and shift the balance of power to revive society’s faith in itself. They reveal the disruption it promises for industries including finance, tech, legal, and shipping.

The Bitcoin Guidebook: How to Obtain, Invest, and Spend the World’s First Decentralized Cryptocurrency

This revised edition of The Bitcoin Guidebook has the most up-to-date info and recommended approaches for anyone who doesn’t want to be left behind in the next technological revolution. It is an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand guide that explains everything the reader needs to know about how Bitcoin and other digital currencies work, what they can be used for, and how they will shape our society in the future.

eFormats available: This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla.

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption

From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires — the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss’s big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.

eFormats available: This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby and eAudio on Hoopla.