Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies book
Library Resource Finder: Table of Contents for: Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologiesPriority Shipping dispatches available items first. Click for more information on our Delivery Options. 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?
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
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All currencies need some way to control supply and enforce various security properties to prevent cheating. In fiat currencies, organizations like central banks control the money supply and add anticounterfeiting features to physical currency. These security features raise the bar for an attacker, but they don't make money impossible to counterfeit. Ultimately, law enforcement is necessary for stopping people from breaking the rules of the system. Cryptocurrencies too must have security measures that prevent people from tampering with the state of the system and from equivocating that is, making mutually inconsistent statements to different people.
Posts Comments. The first complete draft of the Princeton Bitcoin textbook is now freely available. Princeton University Press is publishing the official, peer-reviewed, polished, and professionally done version of this book. It will be out this summer. Check it out here.