Mastering Bitcoin

Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491902647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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Want to join the technological revolution that’s taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading. Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and it’s already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included). This book includes: A broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles Offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, including alternative chains, currencies, and applications User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
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Mastering Bitcoin

Programming the Open Blockchain

Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491954361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Join the technological revolution that’s taking the financial world by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you’re building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started. Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion-dollar global economy open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion. The second edition includes: A broad introduction of bitcoin and its underlying blockchain—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles New developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning Network A deep dive into blockchain applications, including how to combine the building blocks offered by this platform into higher-level applications User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Arvind Narayanan,Joseph Bonneau,Edward Felten,Andrew Miller,Steven Goldfeder

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884152

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary yet often misunderstood new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you need to know about the new global money for the Internet age. How do Bitcoin and its block chain actually work? How secure are your bitcoins? How anonymous are their users? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? These are some of the many questions this book answers. It begins by tracing the history and development of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and then gives the conceptual and practical foundations you need to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network as well as to integrate ideas from Bitcoin into your own projects. Topics include decentralization, mining, the politics of Bitcoin, altcoins and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, the future of Bitcoin, and more. An essential introduction to the new technologies of digital currency Covers the history and mechanics of Bitcoin and the block chain, security, decentralization, anonymity, politics and regulation, altcoins, and much more Features an accompanying website that includes instructional videos for each chapter, homework problems, programming assignments, and lecture slides Also suitable for use with the authors' Coursera online course Electronic solutions manual (available only to professors)
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Blockchain

Blueprint for a New Economy

Author: Melanie Swan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491920475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Bitcoin is starting to come into its own as a digital currency, but the blockchain technology behind it could prove to be much more significant. This book takes you beyond the currency ("Blockchain 1.0") and smart contracts ("Blockchain 2.0") to demonstrate how the blockchain is in position to become the fifth disruptive computing paradigm after mainframes, PCs, the Internet, and mobile/social networking. Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas. Topics include: Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchain Using the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavors Enabling censorship?resistant organizational models Creating a decentralized digital repository to verify identity Possibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nations Blockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining network Personal health record storage, including access to one’s own genomic data Open access academic publishing on the blockchain This book is part of an ongoing O’Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
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Understanding Bitcoin

Cryptography, Engineering and Economics

Author: Pedro Franco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119019141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Discover Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has the finance worldbuzzing Bitcoin is arguably one of the biggest developments in financesince the advent of fiat currency. With UnderstandingBitcoin, expert author Pedro Franco provides financeprofessionals with a complete technical guide and resource to thecryptography, engineering and economic development of Bitcoin andother cryptocurrencies. This comprehensive, yet accessible workfully explores the supporting economic realities and technologicaladvances of Bitcoin, and presents positive and negative argumentsfrom various economic schools regarding its continuedviability. This authoritative text provides a step-by-step description ofhow Bitcoin works, starting with public key cryptography and movingon to explain transaction processing, the blockchain and miningtechnologies. This vital resource reviews Bitcoin from the broaderperspective of digital currencies and explores historical attemptsat cryptographic currencies. Bitcoin is, after all, not just adigital currency; it's a modern approach to the secure transfer ofvalue using cryptography. This book is a detailed guide to what itis, how it works, and how it just may jumpstart a change in the waydigital value changes hands. Understand how Bitcoin works, and the technology behind it Delve into the economics of Bitcoin, and its impact on thefinancial industry Discover alt-coins and other available cryptocurrencies Explore the ideas behind Bitcoin 2.0 technologies Learn transaction protocols, micropayment channels, atomiccross-chain trading, and more Bitcoin challenges the basic assumption under which the currentfinancial system rests: that currencies are issued by centralgovernments, and their supply is managed by central banks. To fullyunderstand this revolutionary technology, UnderstandingBitcoin is a uniquely complete, reader-friendly guide.
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Blockchain - The Future of All Database-Based Technology - Understanding the Technology Behind Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and Its Impact on Money, Busin

Author: David Morales

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781723818806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 94

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BLOCKCHAIN - UNDERSTAND THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND BITCOIN, CRYPTOCURRENCY, AND ITS IMPACT ON MONEY, BUSINESS, AND THE WORLD This book is a layman's book intended to help people totally unfamiliar with bitcoin's base technology, blockchain. Get a practical understanding of how it works. Make no mistake, blockchain is poised to revolutionize every industry that uses some sort of database or ledger. In other words, it is poised to irreversibly disrupt how data is stored, handled, processed, routed, and implemented. Blockchain may have first gained worldwide notice with the rise of Bitcoin's cryptocurrency open source software. It has taken on a life of its own since then. More and more industries are looking at blockchain as a way to solve bottlenecks involved in the one to many setup and architecture of most ledgers and database systems. This guide steps you through the different features within blockchain that provides a more secure, more efficient, and less tamper-proof alternative to ledgers and databases. Since this technology focuses on how data is stored, processed, passed, and implemented, it stands to revolutionize how companies and societies pass on and come up with information. Talk about a disruptive technology! Everything that uses a database is a potential target for the tremendous technological sea change blockchains can bring to the table. Everything from file sharing or file folder systems to auction or ecommerce systems to online banking to any kind of data interaction stand to be disrupted by blockchain. This technology brings a distributed data system that is less prone to hacking and manipulations. Also, since database data is distributed throughout a network, even if a large chunk of the network goes down, business will still proceed as usual. As awesome as blockchain technology may be, please note that it does have its disadvantages. This book steps you through these weak spots and their consequences for the technology as a whole as well as their impact on the practicality of a whole range of applications that can possibly use blockchain as a foundation technology. This book gives you a clear understanding of blockchain technology so you can get a better understanding of one of the few current technologies poised to revolutionize many different aspects of our modern life. Get in the know now before the technology continues to evolve and get closer and closer to becoming downright incomprehensible. Get this book TODAY on Limited Time Discount Only. Go To The Top Right Of This Page and Click Buy Now! Tags: revolution books basics programming la revolucion audiobook textbook 2018 for kids mathematics regulation java 3.0 audible insurance ethereum development evolution law private app trust unlocking history economics mastering eos explained implementation story prophecy ethics design security identity certification python beginning developer investing a non-technical introduction in 25 trading beginners standard 5 grokking
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