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Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction
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  • Title Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction
  • Author(s) Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller, Steven Goldfeder
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1st Ed. (July 19, 2016); eBook (first complete draft)
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • eBook PDF (308 pages)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 0691171696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691171692
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Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary yet often misunderstood new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you need to know about the new global money for the Internet age.

How do Bitcoin and its block chain actually work? How secure are your bitcoins? How anonymous are their users? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? These are some of the many questions this book answers.

  • An essential introduction to the new technologies of digital currency
  • Covers the history and mechanics of Bitcoin and the block chain, security, decentralization, anonymity, politics and regulation, altcoins, and much more
  • Features an accompanying website that includes instructional videos for each chapter, homework problems, programming assignments, and lecture slides
  • Also suitable for use with the authors' Coursera online course
  • Electronic solutions manual (available only to professors)
About the Authors
  • Arvind Narayanan is assistant professor of computer science at Princeton University.
  • Joseph Bonneau is a postdoctoral researcher at the Applied Cryptography Group at Stanford University.
  • Edward Felten is director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Andrew Miller is a PhD student in computer science at the University of Maryland.
  • Steven Goldfeder is a PhD student in computer science at Princeton.
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