Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch

Programming Bitcoin

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (March 2, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492031496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492031499

eBook Description:

Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch

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.

  • 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

By the end of the Programming Bitcoin 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.

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