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If you’re interested in bitcoin basics, bitcoin’s technical operation, or planning to build the next great bitcoin killer app or business, Mastering Bitcoin is essential reading. From using a bitcoin wallet to buy coffee to running a bitcoin marketplace with hundreds of thousands of transactions or building new financial innovations that will transform our understanding of currency and credit, this book will help you engineer money. You’re about to unlock the API to a new economy. This book is your key.
You’ll learn everything you need to know about decentralized digital money, one of the most exciting technical revolutions in decades. Just as the Internet transformed dozens of industries, decentralized digital money—in the form of crypto-currencies—has the ability to transform the foundations of money, credit, and financial services. As the first successful digital currency, bitcoin is the natural starting point for anyone interested in decentralized digital money, its implications, and applications.
- Get a broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users to investors and business executives seeking to better understand bitcoin
- Learn the technical foundations of bitcoin and other cryptographic currencies, from cryptography basics to data structures and network protocols
- Understand technical topics through user stories, elegant analogies and examples, and code snippets illustrating the key concepts
Technical details of bitcoin’s operation and is aimed at professional developers, engineers, software and systems architects, systems administrators, and other technically minded people.
Bitcoin is still in its infancy, and yet it’s already spawned a multi-billion dollar, global economy. Both new and established companies are adding bitcoin as a payment method, and investors are funding a flurry of new bitcoin and related startups. Mastering Bitcoin can help you become part of this vibrant new economy.