Top 5 favorite reads from 2021
- 5 Curations
- Dec 22, 2021
loved this book, it does an incredible job laying out how the existing financial system…
by Nik Bhatia
In this fascinating deep dive into the evolution of monetary systems around the globe, Nik Bhatia takes us into the origins of how money has evolved to function in a "layered" manner. Using gold as an example of this term, he traces the layers of this ancient currency from raw mined material, to gol
This book does an amazing job illustrating the existing financial system in Bitcoin terms - which for...
This book does an amazing job illustrating the existing financial system in Bitcoin terms - which for me was a really interesting and informative way to present ideas…
In The Fiat Standard, world-renowned economist Saifedean Ammous applies his unique analytical lens to the fiat monetary system, explaining it as a feat of engineering and technology just as he did for bitcoin in his global bestseller The Bitcoin Standard. This time, Ammous delves into the world's
This is an older book but was an outstanding overview of how the American electrical grid works and h...
This is an older book but was an outstanding overview of how the American electrical grid works and how it’s evolving.
America’s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It’s not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair. Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources--solar, wind, and other alternatives--t
This book is definitely for people that are running a #Bitcoin full node and intending on opening cha...
This book is definitely for people that are running a #Bitcoin full node and intending on opening channels - if that doesn’t apply to you, then this book probably isn’t going to be useful for you.
by Andreas Antonopoulos and 2 others
Launched in early 2018, the Lightning Network (LN) is rapidly growing in users and capacity. This second-layer payment protocol works on top of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to provide near-instantaneous transactions between two parties. With this practical guide, authors Andreas M. Antonopoulo
by George Skaff Elias and 4 others
"Characteristics of Games" offers a new way to understand games: by focusing on certain traits--including number of players, rules, degrees of luck and skill needed, and reward/effort ratio--and using these characteristics as basic points of comparison and analysis. These issues are often discussed
So, I read a bunch of books each year, and I’m going to start highlighting my top 5 favorites reads at the end of each year. So here it goes for 2021: