Programming Bitcoin (O'Reilly)
Friday, 08 March 2019

Dive into Bitcoin technology with this hands-on guide. 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, the author has illustrated how this cryptocurrency works under the hood by coding all the components necessary for a Bitcoin library. Examples show how to create transactions, get the data needed from peers, and send transactions over the network.

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Author: Jimmy Song
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: March 2019
Pages: 322
ISBN: 978-1492031499
Print: 1492031496
Kindle: B07NM32WGH
Audience: Python developers interested in Bitcoin
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Category: Python and Theory & Techniques

 

  • Parse, validate, and create bitcoin transactions
  • Learn how to use the Bitcoin Script smart contract language
  • Work with exercises in each chapter to build a Bitcoin library from scratch
  • Understand how to secure a blockchain by verifying proof of work
  • Program Bitcoin using Python 3 and libraries including pycoin
  • Understand how simplified payment verification and light wallets work
  • Work with public-key cryptography and cryptographic primitives

 

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