My book, which I've been working on-and-off for more than a year, is now completed. You can read it online for free.
I began this project after I got tired of the news, my friends, my coworkers and people in online communities continuously claiming that cryptocurrencies have no use case and are just digital beanie babies. With this book I hope to put these ideas to rest in an approachable manner.
The focus isn't on any single cryptocurrency, but on the potential of the cryptocurrency idea. Some of the topics we'll cover are:
What money is and how cryptocurrencies have excellent money properties
The usefulness of cheap and irreversible digital payments
Why uncensorable donations are important
How cryptocurrencies allow you to reclaim some of your financial privacy
The moral hazard and warped incentives behind the 2008 financial crisis
Provably fair gambling
If you want another summary check out the introductory chapter Why cryptocurrencies in five minutes or head over to About the book or the list of chapters.
The online part of the book is finished (or as finished as it'll ever be). Next I'll work on creating an e-book and a paperback, but I don't know how long that might take.
If you enjoyed the book please help spread the word or consider donating.