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 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
Implement real-world decentralized applications using Python, Vyper, Populus, and Ethereum Key Features Stay up-to-date with everything you need to know about the blockchain ecosystem Implement smart contracts, wallets, and decentralized applications(DApps) using Python libraries Get deeper insights into storing content in a distributed storage platform Book Description Blockchain is seen as the main technological solution that works as a public ledger for all cryptocurrency transactions. This book serves as a practical guide to developing a full-fledged decentralized application with Python to interact with the various building blocks of blockchain applications. Hands-On Blockchain for Python Developers starts by demonstrating how blockchain technology and cryptocurrency hashing works. You will understand the fundamentals and benefits of smart contracts such as censorship resistance and transaction accuracy. As you steadily progress, you'll go on to build smart contracts using Vyper, which has a similar syntax to Python. This experience will further help you unravel the other benefits of smart contracts, including reliable storage and backup, and efficiency. You'll also use web3.py to interact with smart contracts and leverage the power of both the web3.py and Populus framework to build decentralized applications that offer security and seamless integration with cryptocurrencies. As you explore later chapters, you'll learn how to create your own token on top of Ethereum and build a cryptocurrency wallet graphical user interface (GUI) that can handle Ethereum and Ethereum Request for Comments (ERC-20) tokens using the PySide2 library. This will enable users to seamlessly store, send, and receive digital money. Toward the end, you'll implement InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) technology in your decentralized application to provide a peer-to-peer filesystem that can store and expose media. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed in blockchain programming and be able to build end-to-end decentralized applications on a range of domains using Python. What you will learn Understand blockchain technology and what makes it an immutable database Use the features of web3.py API to interact with the smart contract Create your own cryptocurrency and token in Ethereum using Vyper Use IPFS features to store content on the decentralized storage platform Implement a Twitter-like decentralized application with a desktop frontend Build decentralized applications in the shape of console, web, and desktop applications Who this book is for If you are a Python developer who wants to enter the world of blockchain, Hands-On Blockchain for Python Developers is for you. The book will be your go-to guide to becoming well-versed with the blockchain ecosystem and building your own decentralized applications using Python and library support.
Become an Ethereum Blockchain developer using a blend of concepts and hands-on implementations Key Features Understand the Ethereum Ecosystem and its differences from its rich cousin Bitcoin Explore the Solidity programming language and smart contract optimizations Get a developer’s perspective of Blockchain-as-a-technology with exposure to common challenges faced while building decentralized applications Book Description Ethereum is a public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality. This book is your one-stop guide to blockchain and Ethereum smart contract development. We start by introducing you to the basics of blockchain. You'll learn about hash functions, Merkle trees, forking, mining, and much more. Then you'll learn about Ethereum and smart contracts, and we'll cover Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) in detail. Next, you'll get acquainted with DApps and DAOs and see how they work. We'll also delve into the mechanisms of advanced smart contracts, taking a practical approach. You'll also learn how to develop your own cryptocurrency from scratch in order to understand the business behind ICO. Further on, you'll get to know the key concepts of the Solidity programming language, enabling you to build decentralized blockchain-based applications. We'll also look at enterprise use cases, where you'll build a decentralized microblogging site. At the end of this book, we discuss blockchain-as-a-service, the dark web marketplace, and various advanced topics so you can get well versed with the blockchain principles and ecosystem. What you will learn Know how to build your own smart contracts and cryptocurrencies Understand the Solidity language Find out about data types, control structure, functions, inheritance, mathematical operations, and much more See the various types of forks and discover how they are related to Ethereum Get to know the various concepts of web3.js and its APIs so you can build client-side apps Build a DAO from scratch and acquire basic knowledge of DApps on Ethercast Be guided through the project so you can optimize EVM for smart contracts Build your own decentralized applications (DApps) by taking a practical approach Who this book is for If you want to know the ins and outs of the Ethereum network and build your own decentralized applications, then this book is what you need! This book is for anyone who is interested in blockchain and wants to become an Ethereum developer. It’s ideal for existing Ethereum developers who want to develop Ethereum using smart contracts. Basic knowledge of cryptography is expected but is not mandatory.
Following the economic crisis of 2008, the website ‘bitcoin.org’ was registered by a mysterious computer programmer called Satoshi Nakamoto. A new form of money was born: electronic cash. Does Bitcoin have the potential to change how the world transacts financially? Or is it just a passing fad, even a major scam? In Bitcoin: The Future of Money?, MoneyWeek’s Dominic Frisby's explains this controversial new currency and how it came about, interviewing some of the key players in its development while casting light on its strange and murky origins, in particular the much-disputed identity of Nakamoto himself. Economic theory meets whodunnit mystery in this indispensable guide to one of the most divisive innovations of our time.
Learn how to program in Python while making and breaking ciphers—algorithms used to create and send secret messages! After a crash course in Python programming basics, you’ll learn to make, test, and hack programs that encrypt text with classical ciphers like the transposition cipher and Vigenère cipher. You’ll begin with simple programs for the reverse and Caesar ciphers and then work your way up to public key cryptography, the type of encryption used to secure today’s online transactions, including digital signatures, email, and Bitcoin. Each program includes the full code and a line-by-line explanation of how things work. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to code in Python and you’ll have the clever programs to prove it! You’ll also learn how to: - Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs - Use dictionary files to instantly detect whether decrypted messages are valid English or gibberish - Create test programs to make sure that your code encrypts and decrypts correctly - Code (and hack!) a working example of the affine cipher, which uses modular arithmetic to encrypt a message - Break ciphers with techniques such as brute-force and frequency analysis There’s no better way to learn to code than to play with real programs. Cracking Codes with Python makes the learning fun!
Do you want to completely change your life in 6 months? This book will show you what you have to do but more important how you can do it and how I (An ex-army) became a Crypto Millionaire in 6 months If you don’t know much about Cryptocurrency, don’t worry. We all start with nothing. For those who do commit to learning the art of cryptocurrency trading, you will never look at or enjoy the life same way ever again. The purpose of this book is to provide a full perspective of cryptocurrency trading, including how to make money investing in cryptocurrencies and how to know more about the cryptocurrency world. So, how can you make insane money with cryptocurrencies? One word: Altcoins. Altcoins stand for ‘alternative coins’, or in simple terms, the cryptocurrency that’s NOT Bitcoin. There’s Bitcoin and then there’s ‘everything else’. 'Everything else' is what altcoins are. Invest in altcoins, the right ones, and you can make insane amounts of money and fast. So, we will discuss all these in detail inside the book including my own story about how I became a crypto millionaire in 6 months and will show you how you can do it as well In this book you will learn: Introducing Cryptocurrency The Most Common Cryptocurrencies How I Became a Crypto Millionaire in 6 Months Understanding Blockchain Technology How Does Cryptocurrency Work? Investment Mining Cryptocurrency Exchanges How to Store and Secure Cryptocurrency 6 Mistakes to Avoid While Trading Cryptocurrency The Pros and Cons of Cryptocurrency Smart Contracts How Cryptocurrency Can and Will Disrupt the Financial System Ways to Make Money with Cryptocurrency The Future of Cryptocurrency And Much, Much More! “Cryptocurrency is such a powerful concept that it can almost overturn governments” - Charles Lee, The creator of Litecoin “So my view’s quite clear. I believe cryptocurrencies, bitcoin is the first example, I believe they’re going to change the world.” – Richard Brown, Executive Architect at IBM Final Words: Even if you think you know everything discussed here, give this book a shot. It's an informative and entertaining read, and you may pick up some valuable tools and new ways of thinking you've never read or heard of before. Would You Like to Know More? Scroll to the top and click that buy button, and Get your copy Today! See you inside!
LITECOIN Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price! The last year saw a great surge in the popularity and public awareness of cryptocurrencies. Most of this hype was driven by the massive rocketing in the price of Bitcoin, the world's first cryptocurrency. While Bitcoin remains the most well-known cryptocurrency, there are several other popular and promising cryptocurrencies. One of this is Litecoin. Litecoin is an advanced, next-generation digital currency that allows anonymous and heavily encrypted transactions between people across a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. Like most other cryptocurrencies, Litecoin is based on blockchain technology and is not backed or controlled by any government, central bank, or central authority. Litecoin is an open source cryptocurrency, which means that anyone has the right to study its code, modify it, and distribute the software as they wish and for any purposes. Like any other currency, Litecoin can be offered in exchange for goods and services. Litecoin was released on 7 October 2011, two years after the release of Bitcoin. It was created by a former Google programmer known as Charles Lee in a bid to fix some of the shortcomings and challenges he saw in Bitcoin. Litecoin was created, or 'forked', from Bitcoin's source code, which means there are some similarities between Litecoin and Bitcoin. Since Litecoin is an offshoot of Bitcoin, it would be impossible to completely understand Litecoin without comparing the two. Therefore, there will several references to Bitcoin in this book. According to its creator, Litecoin was created to be the silver to Bitcoin's gold. Where Bitcoin is seen as the 'digital gold', as a store of value, Litecoin aims to be the 'digital silver' than can be used for daily transactions.Despite having started from very humble origins and only having a few subtle technical improvements over its big brother, Litecoin has also experienced massive growth to become the sixth largest cryptocurrency by market cap. To put the growth of Litecoin in context, I will compare it to the growth of Bitcoin. In 2017, the price of Bitcoin rose by over 1,800%, from below $1,000 in January to a few hundred dollars shy of $20,000 by the close of the year. While this might seem astronomical, it is nothing compared to the price of Litecoin, which rose by over 9,000% in the same period, starting at about $4 in January and hitting $371 by the end of the year. Litecoin currently has a market cap of about $10 billion. Here Is What You'll Learn About... Introduction To Litecoin How Litecoin Works How To Buy Litecoins Litecoin Wallets - Keeping Your Litecoins Safe Everything You Need To Know About Litecoin Mining Understanding The Impact Of SegWit And Lightning Network On Litecoin The Future Of Litecoin Should You Invest In Litecoin? Much, much more! Order your copy of this fantastic book today!