Top 10+ Free Blockchain Books for Developers

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The post is roughly ordered for popularity—we used Amazon ratings where possible to determine this more or less objectively.


Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain, 2nd Edition (2017)

405 pages

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond (2017)

368 pages

Blockchain For Dummies (2017)

175 pages

Introducing Ethereum and Solidity (2017)

197 pages

Blockchain and the Law: The Rule of Code (2018)

311 pages

Investigating Cryptocurrencies: Understanding, Extracting, and Analyzing Blockchain Evidence (2018)

396 pages

Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing (2018)

321 pages

Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin (2017)

258 pages

Bitcoin for the Befuddled (2014)

298 pages

Understanding Bitcoin: Cryptography, Engineering and Economics (2018)

291 pages

Blockchain Enabled Applications (2017)

225 pages

Beginning Blockchain: A Beginner’s Guide to Building (2018)

396 pages

IoT, AI, and Blockchain for .NET (2018)

321 pages

Owning Bitcoin: The Illustrated Guide to Security, Privacy, and Potential (2017)

603 pages

Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy (2015)

149 pages

Build Your First Ethereum DApp (2018)

174 pages

Learn Ethereum: The Collection (2018)

518 pages

Bitcoin and Blockchain Security (2016)

233 pages

Bitcoin for Nonmathematicians (2016)

158 pages