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Title: Mastering Bitcoin (2nd ed.): Programming the Open Blockchain

Author: Andreas M Antonopoulos

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Publisher: O'Reilly

Mastering Bitcoin (2nd ed.): Programming the Open Blockchain
Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Publisher: O'Reilly
Published: 2017-06-04
Topic: Bitcoin
Source: bitcoinbook
License: CC BY-SA 4.0

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

This EPUB was generated from the Github edition with

a2x -f epub book.asciidoc -d book -L

Command courtesy bclermont on GitHub.

This new edition lacks the excellent section Using Bitcoin Core’s JSON-RPC API from the Command Line, which shows how to create a raw transaction with createrawtransaction, of the first edition the first edition.

Izzy's note:

Though this book dives deep into technical details rather relevant to developers and computer scientists, even beginners can follow the easy to understand examples with Bob, Alice and their friends. Simply skip the code parts, and you'll get a much better understanding on how Bitcoin works than any of the „quick intros“ can ever give. I strongly recommend this book to those just getting started as well as those who want to dig deeper!

And my special thanks to Andreas for making this book available under a free license!

Download: ePub (4,218kB) 

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