Actor Ben McKenzie and Jacob Silverman were suspicious of cryptocurrency long before it cratered, and the arrests happened. They extensively document the fraud and criminality. This is a must-read. McKenzie being a well-known actor helped on this because he was able to get interviews with crypto hustlers even when they knew he was anti-crypto. All the recently indicted crypto fraudters are here!
Earlier, also essential, book on crypto scams. A skeptic when few others were.
Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain. David Gerard
The book concludes with:
“Everything to do with cryptocurrencies and blockchains is the domain of fast-talking conmen. If anyone tries to sell you on either, kick them in the nuts and run.”
The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism. David Golumbia
This seminal, important book details how bitcoin was birthed in and is influenced by extremist right-wing libertarian ideology.