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.

Une chose curieuse à ce sujet? Une copie de cette bande dessinée a été vendue aux enchères pour 20,4 BTC en 2015. Le prix vient du fait qu'elle a été signée par 105 célébrités dans le monde crypto, y compris Jeff Garzik, Vitalik Buterin, Andreas Antonopoulos et Roger Ver. D'habitude, le coût of this one is just 5 – 10 USD.

Dieu est un joueur

“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 joueur, un banquier, un politicien et un terroriste sont mélangés ici avec Bitcoin et 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.

Tu te souviens quand on a dit que quelqu'un devrait faire un film avec ce sujet? Eh bien, la société indienne Viacom 18 Motion Pictures a déjà acheté 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: une utopie de crypto-monnaie

Front Consensusland. Source: Amazon

Avez-vous déjà imaginé un endroit fonctionnant entièrement sur les crypto-monnaies et les blockchains? Oui, nous connaissons l'artiste Akon veut construire cette ville du Sénégal, mais avant lui (2018), l'auteur Mark Helfman a écrit sur Consensusland, une petite île-pays où tout fonctionne avec sa propre crypto-monnaie.

Quentin Taylor, entrepreneur biomédical, souhaite construire son propre siège à la pointe de la technologie pour son entreprise, and he receives a once-in-a-lifetime offer from the government of Consensusland, who’s investing in foreign startups. Ils veulent le financer, mais il doit abandonner tout ce qu'il savait sur la signification de l'argent et s'installer sur l'île pour vivre dans une société très différente.

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


If you were inside the crypto-world by 2017, you should know it was bonkers. Bitcoin grimper sur la lune, Les offres initiales de pièces de monnaie (ICO) apparaissent partout, Bitconneeeect augmente des milliards avec sa crypto-monnaie suspecte (et a totalement échoué plus tard) et, généralement, tout le monde est plein de peur de manquer (FOMO).

En cette année magique, certains étudiants universitaires auraient pu devenir millionnaires simplement en écrivant un code maladroit pour créer un nouveau jeton inutile 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 sur Amazon.

Catcoin: L'histoire fictive d'une crypto-monnaie

Avant Catcoin. Source: 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 est une crypto-monnaie créée par 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, le monde entier est perturbé par une meilleure méthode de paiement.

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

Un chant de crypto-monnaie

Crypto-monnaie carol avant. Source: 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 avec les crypto-monnaies? L'auteur Jefferson Nunn a pensé que c'était une excellente idée, alors il l'a fait 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).  

Nous pouvons lire gratuitement ce conte classique amusant et attachant sur Forbes, pour passer un très joyeux Noël.

Ces livres sont un excellent moyen de passer par des choses comme une longue quarantaine, hein? Et, bien sûr, une occasion divertissante d'en apprendre davantage sur la crypto-monnaie et la blockchain sans faire de gros efforts d'esprit.


Professionnel de la littérature dans le monde de la cryptographie depuis 2016. Écrivain, chercheur et bitcoiner. Travailler pour un monde meilleur, avec plus de décentralisation et de café.

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