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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.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 transactionsLearn Script, the smart contract language behind BitcoinDo exercises in each chapter to build a Bitcoin library from scratchUnderstand how proof-of-work secures the blockchainProgram Bitcoin using Python 3Understand how simplified payment verification and light wallets workWork with public-key cryptography and cryptographic primitives

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“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 Liu
a 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 bitcointechtalk.com and blogs at medium.com. He’s contributed to Bitcoin Core as well as other Bitcoin projects. He was the former VP of Engineering at Armory, a Bitcoin wallet

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 transactionsLearn Script, the smart contract language behind BitcoinDo exercises in each chapter to build a Bitcoin library from scratchUnderstand how proof-of-work secures the blockchainProgram Bitcoin using Python 3Understand how simplified payment verification and light wallets workWork with public-key cryptography and cryptographic primitives

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