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.
Uma coisa curiosa sobre isso? Uma cópia deste quadrinho foi vendida em leilão por 20,4 BTC em 2015. O preço vem do fato de ter sido assinado por 105 celebridades dentro do mundo criptográfico, incluindo Jeff Garzik, Vitalik Buterin, Andreas Antonopoulos e Roger Ver. Usualmente, o custo of this one is just 5 – 10 USD.
Deus é um jogador
“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.
Um jogador, um banqueiro, um político e um terrorista estão misturados aqui com Bitcoin e 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.
Lembra quando dissemos que alguém deveria fazer um filme com esse assunto? Bem, a empresa indiana Viacom 18 Motion Pictures já comprou 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: uma utopia da criptomoeda
Você já imaginou um lugar totalmente baseado em criptomoedas e blockchains? Sim, conhecemos o artista Akon quer construir aquela cidade no Senegal, mas antes dele (2018) o autor Mark Helfman escreveu sobre Consensusland, uma pequena ilha no interior onde tudo funciona com sua própria criptomoeda.
Quentin Taylor, um empresário biomédico, quer construir sua própria sede de última geração para sua empresa, and he receives a once-in-a-lifetime offer from the government of Consensusland, who’s investing in foreign startups. Eles querem financiá-lo, mas ele tem que desistir de tudo que sabia sobre o significado do dinheiro e se mudar para a ilha para viver em uma sociedade muito diferente.
The author explores this way how it’d be to live with cryptocurrencies and decentralization as normal in every aspect. And you pode ter este livro for 3 – 30 USD, depending on the edition.
If you were inside the crypto-world by 2017, you should know it was bonkers. Bitcoin escalando para a lua, Ofertas iniciais de moedas (ICOs) estourando em todos os lugares, Bitconneeeect aumentando bilhões com sua criptomoeda suspeita (e falhou totalmente depois) e, geralmente, todo mundo cheio de medo de perder (FOMO).
Naquele ano mágico, alguns estudantes universitários poderiam ter se tornado milionários apenas escrevendo algum código desajeitado para criar um novo 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 na amazon.
Catcoin: a história fictícia de uma criptomoeda
“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 é uma criptomoeda criada 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, o mundo inteiro está perturbado por um método de pagamento melhor.
If you’re into cryptocurrencies, cats and laughs, this is most likely obligatory reading. We can find it na amazon, entre 3 e 10 USD.
Uma canção de criptomoeda
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 com criptomoedas? O autor Jefferson Nunn achou que era uma ótima ideia, então ele a fez em 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 ler este conto clássico engraçado e cativante gratuitamente na Forbes, para ter um feliz Natal.
Esses livros são uma ótima maneira de passar por coisas como uma longa quarentena, hein? E, claro, uma oportunidade divertida de aprender sobre criptomoeda e blockchain sem fazer grandes esforços mentais.