Book Review: ‘Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies’ by Nik Bhatia

A friend of mine read this and told me to check it out, even though I knew most of what this book contained.

That being said, it’s still a must read for those who care about these things and it’s the best quick primer on the history of money and where it’s going.

I like that this was about 150 pages without a single page wasted. It was a great, condensed but thorough history on the different eras of currency. For those just learning about this stuff, there is a lot here to peak one’s interest and inspire further research on the topics.

I especially liked the sections on the Federal Reserve, its role, and how due to its economic meddling, cryptocurrencies have risen from the ashes of their chaotic monetary policy.

This actually came out this year, so the crypto sections of the book are as current as they can be.

All in all, this is a solid, quick read and its certainly a great primer for those just waking up to the bullshit around us.

Rating: 9.5/10