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We highly recommend you watch these videos from Andreas Antonopoulos. They’re masterpieces of first principles thinking on the value proposition of crypto. Andreas goes over the problems of the current financial system and how crypto solves them.

Books on Crypto

None of these books are about crypto per se. They highlight the problems that crypto is trying to solve. Once you grasp the problems then you’ll realize the upside potential of the solutions.

Knowing the history of money will do more than help you decipher crypto, it’ll help you put the world economy into context and what we’re going through right now. The background of precious metals, fiat money, and central banking are subjects that anyone with curiosity can grasp.

If you struggle to appreciate the value of decentralization, free markets, and capitalism, then remember the destruction caused by centralization, controlled markets, and communism.

The Bitcoin Standard

By Saifedean Ammous

The Bitcoin Standard spends more time reviewing the history of various forms of money than bitcoin itself. The author looks into the past through the lens of Austrian Economics. By doing so, you can see how bitcoin is the future.

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Debt: The First 5000 Years

by David Graeber

An anthropologist goes through the historical record to corroborate the accepted view of humanity evolving from barter to money to debt. What he found was the exact opposite. Humans went from debt to money to barter. With the whole world wrapped up in a debt bubble, reading Debt: The First 5,000 Years will give you insight into how it will pop and why money was invented.

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The Creature from Jekyll Island

By G. Edward Griffin

A study on monetary history isn’t complete without reviewing the origins of the US Federal Reserve and modern-day central banking. When you understand how central banking works and the inevitable consequences, you can’t help but wonder: is it by accident? or by design? The Creature from Jekyll Island has the answer.

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Covid-19: The Great Reset

By Klaus Schwab & Thierry Malleret

You’ve probably heard politicians like Justin Trudeau talk about The Great Reset, or Joe Biden and Boris Johnson say Build Back Better. When you hear people say these things they’re referring to this book, a modern day Communist Manifesto. It was sent to every major politician in the world by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF started The Great Reset initiative “to improve the state of the world” so you should know what the powers that be are planning for you. 

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The Communist Manifesto

By Karl Marx & Frederick Engels

You've heard of the Communist Manifesto but have you actually read it? It’s very short, only 48 pages long. Understand what communism is and you’ll see how prevalent it is today. Communism, or centralization, is responsible for the most destruction of wealth and life throughout history. Whereas decentralization creates wealth and preserves life.

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