No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | January 9, 2015

    Chris Faatz: IMG Jill Maxick of Prometheus Books: The Powells.com Interview



    For decades, Prometheus Books has put out titles we both love and respect. Prometheus is the leading publisher in the United States of books on free... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$36.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Internet- eBusiness

More copies of this ISBN

Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies

by

Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

If youre interested in bitcoin basics, bitcoins technical operation, or planning to build the next great bitcoin killer app or business, Mastering Bitcoin is essential reading. From using a bitcoin wallet to buy coffee to running a bitcoin marketplace with hundreds of thousands of transactions or building new financial innovations that will transform our understanding of currency and credit, this book will help you engineer money. Youre about to unlock the API to a new economy. This book is your key.

Youll learn everything you need to know about decentralized digital money, one of the most exciting technical revolutions in decades. Just as the Internet transformed dozens of industries, decentralized digital money—in the form of crypto-currencies—has the ability to transform the foundations of money, credit, and financial services. As the first successful digital currency, bitcoin is the natural starting point for anyone interested in decentralized digital money, its implications, and applications.

  • Get a broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users to investors and business executives seeking to better understand bitcoin
  • Learn the technical foundations of bitcoin and other cryptographic currencies, from cryptography basics to data structures and network protocols
  • Understand technical topics through user stories, elegant analogies and examples, and code snippets illustrating the key concepts

Technical details of bitcoins operation and is aimed at professional developers, engineers, software and systems architects, systems administrators, and other technically minded people.

Bitcoin is still in its infancy, and yet its already spawned a multi-billion dollar, global economy. Both new and established companies are adding bitcoin as a payment method, and investors are funding a flurry of new bitcoin and related startups. Mastering Bitcoin can help you become part of this vibrant new economy.

Synopsis:

Want to join the technological revolution thats taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether youre building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading.

Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and its already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included).

This book includes:

  • A broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
  • An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
  • Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
  • Offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, including alternative chains, currencies, and applications
  • User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Andreas is a passionate technologist, who is well-versed in many technical subjects. He is a serial tech-entrepreneur, having launched businesses in London, New York, and California. He has earned degrees in Computer Science and Data Communications and Distributed Systems from UCL. With experience ranging from hardware and electronics to high level business and financial systems technology consulting and years as CTO/CIO/CSO in many companies — he combines authority and deep knowledge with an ability to make complex subjects easy to understand. More than 200 of his articles on security, cloud computing and data centers have been published in print and syndicated worldwide. His expertise includes Bitcoin, crypto-currencies, Information Security, Cryptography, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Linux, Open Source and robotics software development. He also has been CISSP certified for 12 years.

As a bitcoin entrepreneur, Andreas has founded three bitcoin businesses and launched several community open-source projects. He often writes articles and blog posts on bitcoin, is a permanent host on Lets Talk Bitcoin and prolific public speaker at technology events. Andreas serves on the advisory boards of several bitcoin startups and serves as the Chief Security Officer of Blockchain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449374044
Author:
Antonopoulos, Andreas M.
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Internet-eBusiness
Subject:
Electronic Commerce
Subject:
bitcoin;block chain;cryptocurrency;cryptography;digital money;mining;peer-to-peer;satoshi;wallet
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20141231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Small Businesses » General
Business » Start Up Business
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Services
Computers and Internet » Internet » eCommerce

Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$36.25 In Stock
Product details 298 pages O'Reilly Media - English 9781449374044 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

Want to join the technological revolution thats taking the world of finance by storm? Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help you participate in the internet of money. Whether youre building the next killer app, investing in a startup, or simply curious about the technology, this practical book is essential reading.

Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its infancy and its already spawned a multi-billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides you with the knowledge you need (passion not included).

This book includes:

  • A broad introduction to bitcoin—ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
  • An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
  • Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
  • Offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, including alternative chains, currencies, and applications
  • User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.