Not everything is about trading, difficult concepts, and serious stuff within the crypto-world. There’s a lot of funny and curious things around here, and one of those is the fiction books touching the topic… or the topics. Because they’re not just one: Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, ICOs, the Satoshi Nakamoto mystery, anecdotes, decentralization, parodies…

Some good authors out there have already discovered the infinite possibilities, and they’re taking advantage of it in different fiction formats: novel, comic, tale, and even visuals, but that’s another story. For now, we’re going to show you some entertaining fictional books featuring cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Let’s start!

Bitcoin: The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious Bitcoin creator? We don’t know, and that actually could be a movie, because we really, really want to know it. The main characters of this book want it as well since they’re literally in the hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto.

Their biggest suspect is Bob, a beardy geek who’s now pursued by criminal groups and secret services. And he makes us understand why Satoshi prefers anonymity. The comic comes from Alex Preukschat, Josep Busquet, and José Ángel Ares, and was launched in 2014. So, this is probably the first Bitcoin comic in existence.

¿Algo curioso al respecto? Una copia de este cómic se vendió en una subasta por 20,4 BTC en 2015. El precio proviene del hecho de que fue firmado por 105 celebridades dentro del mundo criptográfico, incluidos Jeff Garzik, Vitalik Buterin, Andreas Antonopoulos y Roger Ver. Por lo general, el costo of this one is just 5 – 10 USD.

Dios es un jugador

“Enter a world where money means nothing. Martyrs are villains. Predators are prey. And… God is a gamer”. This is how is introduced the book about Bitcoin by the best-seller Indian author Ravi Subramanian. The “Who’s Satoshi” thing is here as well, but there’s more to see in this thriller full of lies, manipulations, deaths, and even explosions.

Un jugador, un banquero, un político y un terrorista se mezclan aquí con Bitcoin y Darknet, developing a plot where you have to discover who’s pulling the strings from the background. Published in 2014, “God is gamer” has to be one of the firsts fictional books of its kind.

¿Recuerdas cuando dijimos que alguien debería hacer una película con este tema? Bueno, la empresa india Viacom 18 Motion Pictures ya ha comprado the rights for this book and it’s planning to make that movie. At the moment, we can acquire the book for 14 – 16 USD on Amazon.

Consensusland: una utopía de criptomonedas

Frente de Consensusland. Fuente: Amazon

¿Alguna vez has imaginado un lugar que funcione completamente con criptomonedas y cadenas de bloques? Sí, conocemos al artista Akon quiere construir esa ciudad de Senegal, pero antes que él (2018) el autor Mark Helfman escribió sobre Consensusland, un pequeño país-isla donde todo funciona con su propia criptomoneda.

Quentin Taylor, un emprendedor biomédico, quiere construir su propia sede de vanguardia para su empresa, and he receives a once-in-a-lifetime offer from the government of Consensusland, who’s investing in foreign startups. Quieren financiarlo, pero tiene que renunciar a todo lo que sabía sobre el significado del dinero y mudarse a la isla para vivir en una sociedad muy diferente.

The author explores this way how it’d be to live with cryptocurrencies and decentralization as normal in every aspect. And you puede tener este libro for 3 – 30 USD, depending on the edition.


If you were inside the crypto-world by 2017, you should know it was bonkers. Bitcoin subiendo a la luna, Las Ofertas Iniciales de Monedas (ICO) aparecen en todas partes, Bitconneeeect aumenta miles de millones con su criptomoneda sospechosa (y totalmente fallida más tarde) y, en general, todos están llenos de Miedo a Perderse (FOMO).

En ese año mágico algunos estudiantes universitarios podrían haberse convertido en millonarios con solo escribir un código torpe para crear un nuevo token inútil with promises of greatness and aggressive marketing. And that’s the topic of this novel, written by the Welsh author Haydn Wilks.

As Future Synergy Coin becomes a multi-billion dollar enterprise, the lives of Graham, Guus, Alicia, and many others around the world changes radically. Wilks left the question: “With billions of dollars to play for, who will survive the SHITCOIN’s rise?” We can discover it for 8 – 19 USD en Amazon.

Catcoin: la historia ficticia de una criptomoneda

Frente de Catcoin. Fuente: Amazon

“I can’t wait to fuck Bitcoin in its ass!” is one of the golden phrases you can find in this bizarre, funny, and feline novel by Frank Edler. And not precisely because he hates Bitcoin (the work is dedicated to Satoshi Nakamoto), it’s more because he likes it and wanted to write the story of One, the first Catcoin in existence.

Catcoin es una criptomoneda creada por Catoshi Nakamoto, an Italian citizen “with Asian features and American sensibilities”. One used to be an alcoholic cat on the streets of Roma, but he became the first Catcoin unit thanks to his new master, Nakamoto. He still loves wine, though. Meanwhile, “Friendships are forged, lovers are loved and Durian fruit is smashed”, and, of course, el mundo entero está trastornado mediante un mejor método de pago.

If you’re into cryptocurrencies, cats and laughs, this is most likely obligatory reading. We can find it en Amazon, entre 3 y 10 USD.

Un villancico de criptomonedas

Frente de villancico de criptomonedas. Fuente: Amazon

Yes, you probably want to save this one for Christmas. As you may know by now, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens has like thousands of different adaptations to date, it’s a total classic, almost obligatory for the holidays. So, why don’t mix it up con criptomonedas? El autor Jefferson Nunn pensó que era una gran idea, así que lo hizo en 2018.

In this version, the reluctant miser is the old Mr. Keynes, owner of his own business, Keynes Investments, and a fervent hater of Bitcoin and technology. The man is just waiting for the crypto to be “dead as a doornail” and he strikes as “toxic” everything not related to making (fiat) money. Then, a ghosty Bitcoin-iPad appeared to him, followed by the Genesis Block (the Ghost of Bitcoin’s past), a Node (the Ghost of Bitcoin’s present), and a self-conscious Artificial Intelligence (the Ghost of Bitcoin’s future).  

Podemos leer este cuento clásico divertido y entrañable gratis en Forbes, para tener una muy feliz Navidad.

Estos libros son una excelente manera de pasar por cosas como una larga cuarentena, ¿eh? Y, por supuesto, una oportunidad entretenida para aprender sobre criptomonedas y blockchain sin hacer grandes esfuerzos mentales.


Profesional de la literatura en el mundo criptográfico desde 2016. Escritor, investigador y bitcoiner. Trabajando por un mundo mejor, con más descentralización y café.

Escribir un comentario