A very interesting cryptocurrency-related book has been made available for purchase on Amazon recently, titled “Cryptocurrency : ‘The Alt-ernative’ A Beginner’s Reference” As you might be able to determine from the book’s title, this book covers both Bitcoin and quite a few altcoins in a historical setting.
The reason for the creation of this book is bringing people up to speed about cryptocurrency, while not focusing on Bitcoin all the time either. By putting no less than 38 different digital currencies in a historical reference frame, readers will have a far easier time to understand terms such as blockchain, proof-of-stake, mining, and others.
Most of cryptocurrency-related books, whether they are in physical or digital format focus solely on Bitcoin, that only tells one part of the story. On top of that, most of those Bitcoin-oriented books are filled with lots of technical information, which does not necessarily benefit the reader, especially if they are novice cryptocurrency enthusiasts;
Cryptocurrency : ‘The Alt-ernative’ A Beginner’s Guide will not shy away from the basic technicalities, yet also try to keep the conversation less complicated. Aspects such as programming, cryptographic code and other harder to grasp concepts are not a part of this beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency.
Readers have to keep in mind this book is not a complete comprehensive historical reference of cryptocurrency, as only major historical events involving Bitcoin and altcoins have been included. However,all the information to be found in this book is sufficient to give novice enthusiasts a decent overview of cryptocurrency and what it is all about.
The list of included cryptocurrencies is rather lengthy :
Anoncoin, Auroracoin, Bitcoin, Blackcoin, Britcoin, Colossuscoin, Crypto Bullion, Darkcoin, Diamond, Digibyte, Digitalcoin, Dogecoin, Fastcoin, Feathercoin, Fedoracoin, Franko, Goldcoin, Hobonickels, Infinitecoin, Kittehcoin, Leafcoin, Litecoin, Maxcoin, Mazacoin, Megacoin, Mintcoin, Mooncoin, Nxt, Peercoin, Primecoin, Quark, Reddcoin, Saturn2coin, Tagcoin, Topcoin2, Ultracoin, Worldcoin and Zetacoin.
As you can see, there are some very interesting choices in there which I personally wouldn’t even think of to mention in a book. Then again, it is becoming increasingly hard to stay on top of each and every altcoin in existence, so maybe this selection is more than adequate to tell the story of cryptocurrency in general.
Note from the author : I will try to get my hands on a copy of the book and post an independent review at a later date. As it stands right now, delivery of the paperback version from Amazon will take up to 36 business days, so I’m looking for different alternatives.
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