Have a friend or family member behind the times on the past, present, and potential future of Bitcoin? Looking for a last minute birthday gift for your compadre lacking the precise knowledge of crypto-currency that changes by the hour in your blog? You’re in luck: a plethora of books explaining the nuts and bolts of Bitcoin and other digital currencies are available to purchase.

The Upside

Understanding the intricacies of digital currencies is no easy task. If you’re late to the game and are intrigued at the idea of Bitcoin, questions about security, how to earn money, the history of crypto-currency, economic trends, and many others are sure to arise on your first day of studying.

Sam Patterson, writing a description for his book Bitcoin Beginner: A Step By Step Guide to Buying, Selling and Investing in Bitcoins, promises thorough analyses of the aforementioned aspects without “overly technical language.” So convenience is a must. And scanning the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” section in Amazon.com, you can tell that’s a major selling point.

And obviously some people are on board. An Amazon reviewer gave Bitcoin Exposed: Today’s Complete Guide to Tomorrow’s Currency four out of five stars, stating:

“While I don't plan to be investing in Bitcoins anytime soon, I would recommend this book for someone who is interested in learning more about Bitcoins. It doesn't get greatly technical, but there is a technical appendix, though it was mostly over my head and didn't seem written very well.”