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There are currently many books on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency/blockchain in general and surely many more will be written. Some are easier to find, some harder. Some are very good, others quite the opposite. Good reviews on websites such as Amazon are not always on par with the quality of the book, and not all books can be found in one place. I propose to provide answers to this question recommending books. The rules are as follows:
- Each answer must propose one book only.
- Each answer must propose a different book.
- The proposal has to contain the book's author and title. A short description and subjective opinion why this book is worth reading is admissible.
The votes for each answer will determine the relative quality of each book. Please refrain from downvoting a book - simply don't upvote it.
The idea behind this question is not to argue which book is the best, but to consolidate the knowledge in one place.