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Learn Blockchain by Building One

A Concise Path to Understanding Cryptocurrencies

Authors: Flymen, Daniel van

  • Study the only learn-by-doing book in the Blockchain space
  • Learn from content that is extremely accessible for beginner and advanced programmers, alike, as well as academics
  • Understand how popular platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum work
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About this book

As crytpocurrencies and their underlying data structure, blockchains, become further intertwined in our daily lives, a full understanding of them is essential to anyone who wants to keep up and remain informed of the future of finance. There is no better learning method than a hands-on one, and Learn Blockchain by Building One offers just that.

Develop your own blockchain using Python with step-by-step instructions from author Daniel van Flyman, an expert in the field. You will come away with a confident working knowledge of popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum and which foundations make them work. Through helpful exercises and real-world examples, you will understand the core concepts of peer-to-peer networking, Proof of Work, hashing, encryption, and digital signatures.

Learn Blockchain by Building One gives you timely, real-world lessons in blockchain and cryptocurrencies that you will need as our modern society becomes increasingly digitally sophisticated. The lasting implications of such technology, such as the security of personal transactions and the role of government regulation, are not to be underestimated. Stay ahead of the curve and become a confident blockchain builder now!


What You Will Learn

  • Develop a fully-fledged blockchain in Python
  • Obtain a ground-up understanding of of Proof of Work
  • Grasp core cryptographic concepts, such as hashing, encryption, and digital signatures
  • Understand how gossip protocols and peer-to-peer networking works by implementing a TCP client-server
  • Realize the differences and trade-offs between popular blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum


Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at intermediate programmers in any area from finance to academia. Readers should be comfortable reading and writing basic Python.

About the authors

Daniel van Flymen is currently a Director of Engineering at Candid in New York City. As a seasoned Python veteran, he’s a regular code contributor to popular open source projects, and is a guest on the Software Engineering Daily podcast, having been on popular episodes such as Understanding Bitcoin Transactions and Blockchain Engineering. He frequently writes on Medium and has a number of popular articles, such as “Learn Blockchains by Building One” and “Learn Blockchains using Spreadsheets.” He is passionate about making Bitcoin accessible to everyone through education.

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: October 17, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5171-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: October 17, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5170-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. Please be advised Covid-19 shipping restrictions apply. Please review prior to ordering.
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learn Blockchain by Building One
Book Subtitle
A Concise Path to Understanding Cryptocurrencies
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Daniel van Flymen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5171-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5171-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5170-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 183
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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