With constant locks and travel advice from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 feels like the perfect year to discover and read new books.
Thus, Cointelegraph has compiled a list of recommendations for the 10 largest think tanks in the field of uncoded blockchains. Sheila Warren, Caitlin Long, Alex Machinsky, Tim Draper and others have been tricked into sharing their favorite or most interesting readings, which shows how their worldview and perspectives are shaped through literature.
Here are the top 10 books these influencers recommend:
“Espionage Secrets” by Heather Vicent, Adrian Gilbert and Rob Coulson
It was recommended by Brian Bellendorf, CEO of Hyperledger
Hyperledger CEO Brian Bellendorf told Cointelegraph that the book he recently read and loved is The Secret of Spies. This novel tells the story of spies from ancient times to the present day, with an emphasis on the most important historical events. Belendorf commented:
“People need to think more than a hacker thinks when they’re designing things that make them collision resistant, so it’s interesting to read about how spies and spaceships represent some of the first hostile environmental ideas that hackers later adopted that really took advantage of.” Blockchain design.
“Suppressed pedagogy” by Paulo Freire
Recommended by Sheila Warren, Chair of Blockchain & DLT, World Economic Forum
Sheila Warren, head of blockchain technology and distributed governance at the World Economic Forum, told Cointelegraph the book that shaped her thinking was The Origins of Repressed Teaching by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. Warren said she came across this romance in law school while working on a project with the now defunct Institute of Art and Social Dialogue:
“This novel completely changed my understanding of power. Among other essences, the book lays the foundations for thinking about developing dialogue based on cooperation, unity, organization and cultural synthesis. I found myself browsing this book over and over again” again, and this was the first thing I thought about when I read the article on Satoshi. for the first time. My second suggestion is Strank and White, Elements of Style, because a bad writer never hurts anyone! ”
Ernst Klein is “second player ready”
Featured by Tim Draper, Venture Capitalist, and Bitcoin Investor
Venture capital owner and Bitcoin investor Tim Draper told Cointelegraph that he enjoys reading science fiction stories, noting that Ernst Klein’s Ready Player 2 book is one of his favorite books. The New York Times bestseller was released this year and is the sequel to the worldwide bestseller.
Unlike the first book, Ready Player Two has a different story, but all of the previous characters are involved. The novel focuses on a new technology called “ONI” that allows users to record their real-life experiences. This groundbreaking book outlines the dangers of addictive technology, while noting what an AI-powered future might look like.
“When Money Dies,” by Adam Ferguson
Featured by Caitlin Long, founder and CEO of Avanti Financial.
Caitlin Long, founder and CEO of Avanti Financial, told Cointelegraph that her favorite book is When Money Dies by British historian Adam Ferguson. This book, written in 1975, is the historian’s view of the 1923 hyperinflation in Weimar Germany. Long said she will always remember this book because she taught her how to identify which patterns to use in the event of a coin collapsing:
Economists tend to look at currency crashes on the charts, but the record charts mask the “tear your face” and “it’s finally over” rallies on the currency’s path to collapse – it never happens in a straight line, charts are flattening in Germany the widening of the market moves towards The ending is amazing: first, the coin moved 2% during the day, then 5%, then 10%, then 20% and finally 50% – during the day – relative to value. Stocks and the ratio of equity value. Crystallized into more stable coins with a lot of fake advances. It seems that the “turning point” for the currency comes when society largely realizes the reason for the rise in prices, that is, the denominator of the price (currency) decreases in the division. All prices are simply ratios expressed in the value of a commodity (meter) in relation to the currency (denominator). ”
Long stated that after reading this book, she wonders whether stock exchange meetings are evidence that companies are creating economic value, or are they simply the result of a real decline in the purchasing power of money.
“Truman” by David McCullough
Recommended by Alex Tapscott, Co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute.