Mastering Bitcoin

Mastering Bitcoin

Book - 2014
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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

Publisher: Beijing :, O'Reilly,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781449374044
Characteristics: xxi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Oct 18, 2017

just refreshing the hold thanks!

Dec 16, 2016

This book is aimed mainly at the programmer. The information is highly technical and it's not the best introduction to Bitcoin. For an easier way to learn about Bitcoin try the book "Bitcoin for the Befuddled".

Mar 10, 2015

Very technical analysis of bitcoin. Detailed description of the encryption and protocol layers. This is a difficult read if you just want to read about bitcoin in general and how it is being used. Or just want some history of bitcoin.... there isnt much here.
I have to admit that I skimmed a lot of this one. It would take a long time read and understand everything this book describes. If you really want to use this book properly, you will probably want to own a copy as a reference guide.
Still, this is probably not technical enough if you want to write your own wallet, but gives you enough to get you looking in the right places.


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Dec 16, 2016

glenneaton thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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