"Bitcoin made a big splash in the financial world. This accessible book is an excellent introduction to both monetary theory and crypto technology."
– Markus K. Brunnermeier, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics, Princeton University
"This terrific book lucidly explains the key components of Bitcoin and blockchain, including hashing, public key cryptography, and smart contracts, embedded in an excellent presentation of key concepts from monetary economics and discussion of recent challenges for cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies. If you are looking for one book on this topic, this is it."
– Harald Uhlig, Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor in Economics and the College, University of Chicago