Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies
Arvind Narayanan
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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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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction
2016, Princeton University Press
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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).

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies

a comprehensive introduction

This edition was published in


Edition Description

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).

Table of Contents

Introduction to cryptography and cryptocurrencies
How Bitcoin achieves decentralization
Mechanics of Bitcoin
How to store and use Bitcoins
Bitcoin mining
Bitcoin and anonymity
Community, politics, and regulation
Alternative mining puzzles
Bitcoin as a platform
Altcoins and the cryptocurrency ecosystem
Decentralized institutions: the future of Bitcoin?
Conclusion.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
332.1/78
Library of Congress
HG1710 .N35 2016

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxvii, 304 pages
Number of pages
304

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27236171M
ISBN 10
0691171696
ISBN 13
9780691171692
LC Control Number
2016014802
OCLC/WorldCat
948878724

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