Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch

by O'Reilly Media

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Author: Song, Jimmy

Brand: O'Reilly Media

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 322

Release Date: 02-03-2019

Details: Product Description Dive into Bitcoin technology with this hands-on guide from one of the leading teachers on Bitcoin and Bitcoin programming. Author Jimmy Song shows Python programmers and developers how to program a Bitcoin library from scratch. You’ll learn how to work with the basics, including the math, blocks, network, and transactions behind this popular cryptocurrency and its blockchain payment system. By the end of the book, you'll understand how this cryptocurrency works under the hood by coding all the components necessary for a Bitcoin library. Learn how to create transactions, get the data you need from peers, and send transactions over the network. Whether you’re exploring Bitcoin applications for your company or considering a new career path, this practical book will get you started. Parse, validate, and create bitcoin transactions Learn Script, the smart contract language behind Bitcoin Do exercises in each chapter to build a Bitcoin library from scratch Understand how proof-of-work secures the blockchain Program Bitcoin using Python 3 Understand how simplified payment verification and light wallets work Work with public-key cryptography and cryptographic primitives Review "The exercises in this book will not only teach you the mechanics of working with the blockchain but also [give you] an intuition for the elegance and beauty of this technology."--Ken Liua winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards. His science fiction story about the blockchain, Byzantine Empathy, was originally published by MIT Press About the Author Jimmy Song is a programmer with 20 years of experience, the last 4 being in Bitcoin. He’s the editor of and blogs at He’s contributed to Bitcoin Core as well as other Bitcoin projects. He was the former VP of Engineering at Armory, a Bitcoin wallet

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English