The release of a book on cryptocurrency in French is always an event that we like to highlight on Cryptonews, especially if the book in question is good, which is the case with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, understand well before investinga book published by Larousse editions and written by our colleagues on the site Cryptocast (Clement Wardzala, Valentin Deme, Alexis Nouaille and Thomas Herbst) under the direction of Robin Berné.
Update: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will be available in bookstores in Quebec from 1er June 2022.
This is good news, the list of good “crypto books” is starting to grow and the reading options for information are multiplying over the months. We presented to you The perfect book to get started with the NFTs of Thibault Throw Pillow (also author of Understand Bitcoin in just 2 hours! And Understand Ethereum in just 2 hours! ), book Become an expert in stock chart analysis of Vincent Launay or the book of David St-Onge Everything about Bitcoin, understanding it and using it without forgetting the reference work of Saifedean Ammous L’Bitcoin Stallion (The Bitcoin Standard).
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, understand well before investing is a 150-page book aimed at beginners, but also at those who already have the basics of the world of cryptocurrencies, but would like to consolidate them.
The authors had the good idea to start with a chapter on the history of money in which they “set the table” by returning in particular to the classic definition of money, the gold standard, the concept of reserve of value, the increase in the money supply, the manufacture of fiduciary money or even the loss of the purchasing power of the dollar from 1913 to the present day. Once these basics have been laid, it becomes easier for the reader to understand the extent to which Bitcoin is a viable alternative option to cash as it exists today.
The second chapter is logically devoted to Bitcoin and is particularly well provided, the authors returning among other things to the creation of BTC, the key figures who allowed its existence, the key dates, etc. The group of journalists does not hesitate to go into fairly technical considerations (UTXO, principle of Bitcoin transactions, operation of public/private keys) while making them very digestible for crypto-neophytes.
The use of many color visuals, graphs, computer graphics and other explanatory boxes make reading this book particularly pleasant. We also appreciate the use of QR codes that link directly to the articles for those who want to dig into this or that subject a little deeper.
The examples are very concrete and rooted in reality to explain the blockchain for example “Five friends go on vacation and do the accounts as and when they spend on a blank notepad…”.
Altcoins are not left out and the main other blockchains (Ethereum, Solana, Polkadot, Avalanche, etc.) are reviewed. Decentralized finance (DeFi) and the now essential NFTs are also explained.
We particularly like the conclusion, as lucid as it is tangy.
“Think you have it all figured out about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies? You are wrong”.
Very positive verdict therefore for this book which costs €14.95 and which will find its place in your crypto library.
Contents of the book Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, understand well before investing (Larousse Editions):
- History and philosophy of cryptocurrencies
- What is Bitcoin?
- Other cryptocurrencies
- Buy, sell and store
- Fundraising in cryptocurrencies
- Decentralized finance
- Non-fungible tokens (NFT)
- Tokenization and the token economy
- Taxation and regulation
- These French people and these French companies that make Bitcoin
- A bit of foresight (4 scenarios for 2030)
- Glossary: all the specific terms that are present in the book
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