Mastering Bitcoin
Unlocking digital crypto-currencies
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: April 2014
Pages: 250

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Mastering Bitcoin tells you everything you need to know about joining one of the most exciting revolutions since the invention of the web: digital money. Bitcoin is the first successful digital currency. It's instant, global, frictionless and it is changing money forever. Bitcoin is still in its infancy, and yet it has already spawned an economy valued at nearly $2 billion that is growing exponentially. Established companies like PayPal are considering adding bitcoin as a payment method, and investors are funding a flurry of new startups aiming to stake claims in a new industry that may rival the Internet in terms of scale and impact on daily life.

If you're interested in learning more about the technical operation of bitcoin, or if you're building the next great bitcoin killer­app or business, you will find this book essential reading. From the basic use of a bitcoin wallet to buy a cup of coffee, to running a bitcoin marketplace with hundreds of thousands of transactions, or collaboratively 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.

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    2.0

    Wait until you are finished

    By pixelgypsyp

    from Palm Desert, CA

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      Comments about oreilly Mastering Bitcoin:

      I was let down that the book was not even close to finished. Not just typos, the most important chapters at the end -- I already know that Bitcoin exists!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Title is self explanatory

      By michalis

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        Comments about oreilly Mastering Bitcoin:

        I bought this book because I am going to start an internship on Bitcoin and I have found even the "raw and unedited version" to be really helpful. It starts with explanation of basic use of Bitcoin and goes until describing raw transactions. I recommend it to anyone interested in cryptocurrencies. I can't wait for the full release which I believe will be great.

         
        4.0

        Looks promising

        By Jean

        from Brussels, Belgium

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          Comments about oreilly Mastering Bitcoin:

          Step by step explanation of the technical working of the protocol

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          1.0

          An anomaly among OReilly books

          By Zeroknowledge

          from SF CA

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            Comments about oreilly Mastering Bitcoin:

            General structure follows OReilly formula, but content could do with a great deal of improvement. General rule of thumb of OReilly about author's doesn't seem to hold valid either.
            A greater depth description of protocol and ecosystem could have done better justice to the book.

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            5.0

            Amazing work from an experienced author

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              Comments about oreilly Mastering Bitcoin:

              Despite that I decided not to use Oreilly's "reviewing system" again due to the numerous flaws in it which made it unreliable, I couldn't resist reviewing this book.

              The author is talented, he knows what he is talking about very well, he knows the code behind bitcoin, and most importantly, he is passionate about bitcoin, he is not just looking for profit, but he also wants us to actually use bitcoins and support it like he does.

              You can know a lot about the author before buying the book by a simple search, a good start might be: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP9-lAYngi4

              This book is suitable for all user levels in my opinion, so getting the book will not harm, and will surely be a good contribution to support bitcoin and the author to do more good work.

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              5.0

              This is amazing product!

              By Bitcoin 4ever

              from Web

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              • How To Start Using Btc
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              • Why To Forget Fiat
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                • For All Kind Of Users

                Comments about oreilly Mastering Bitcoin:

                This book will help you to understand why you should use Bitcoin! If you are still considering - read this book. And buy Bitcoin!

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