Career opportunities in blockchain technology are going to skyrocket in the near future. Many diverse technical as well as non technical branches will get a revamp thanks to blockchain. Hence, it is necessary for a budding developer to have a thorough understanding about said technology to stand out. Although a lot of videos and blogs are available online, the age old medium of books still delivers what its alternatives cannot; A concrete base covering all the necessary aspects of a particular topic without any bias to one aspect. Therefore, if you want to see the full picture about blockchain as a medium or tool to achieve what previously was not possible, you should consider reading the books I recommend below.
Here's the list without description of each book. Read further to know what each book is about!
The Blockchain Developer by Elad Elrom
Elad Elrom wrote “The Blockchain Developer” keeping in mind developers who are just starting on the path of blockchain programming. He explains all the concepts with an ease that can only come with experience. He talks about the structure and working of a blockchain and moves to its various applications like bitcoin, Ethereum, HyperLedger etc. Although it is a bit outdated, it will clear your fundamental concepts and give you a detailed understanding of this upcoming technology.
The Book of Satoshi by Phil Champagne
The emergence of Bitcoin and Blockchain has been shrouded in mystery because no one is sure who Satoshi Nakamoto, the person(s) behind this technology is. This is what makes “The Book of Satoshi” such an engaging read! It contains a definitive collection of notes, papers, emails, blog posts and other writings of Satoshi Nakamoto. More importantly, the book provides Nakamoto's explanation about Blockchain and how it works. Hence no other book can explain the raw concept of blockchain as well as this book can.
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
The “Three-Body Problem” is a work of fiction that tries to visually explain Game Theory. Hence, to understand the math that works under all the software of blockchain, this should be your goto book. Thanks to it being presented as a story, the mathematics part never seems boring or laborious. Strictly speaking, a developer might not need to know the mathematics of blockchain, but if you want to pursue research in this field, you will learn a lot from this book.
So along with your daily dose of informative videos and blogs, set aside half an hour to gain deep insight about blockchain, which will help you leave a mark in this field!