Bitcoin for Nonmathematicians

Bitcoin for Nonmathematicians

governed by the rules defined by computer programmers. This is one of the major differences between the traditional and cryptocurrencies that makes bitcoin extremely transparent, understandable, and therefore trustworthy.

Author: Slava Gomzin

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781627340717

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It's thoughtless to start using something you don't trust. It's difficult to start trusting something you don't understand. Bitcoin for Nonmathematicians contains answers to the following questions: how bitcoin is different from other payment systems, and why we can trust cryptocurrencies. The book compares bitcoin with its predecessors and competitors, and demonstrates the benefits of cryptocurrency over any other existing methods of payments. Bitcoin for Nonmathematicians starts from overview of the evolution of payment systems from gold and paper money to payment cards to cryptocurrencies, and ends up with explaining the fundamentals of security and privacy of crypto payments by explaining the details of cryptography behind bitcoin in layman's terms.
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THE UNDOCUMENTED INTERNALS OF THE BITCOIN ETHEREUM AND BLOCKCHAINS

THE UNDOCUMENTED INTERNALS OF THE BITCOIN ETHEREUM AND BLOCKCHAINS

A big word which impresses nonmathematicians. The next example brings in another big math word, addition is also associative which means that (2 + 3) + 4 = 2 + (3 + 4). As mentioned earlier, 3 * G = G + G + G. It does not matter whether ...

Author: Vijay Mukhi

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9789387284968

Category: Computers

Page: 909

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Description:In the year 2017, Bitcoin touched a market capitalisation of over 100 billion dollars. In the year 2014, one Bitcoin could buy about 500 dollars, just three years later one Bitcoin buys 5,000 dollars. The Initial Coin offering is becoming the preferred method of raising money. Many countries like Dubai have announced their own crypto currency called emCash.Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain are the most difficult technologies to understand. That's why most people including technology folks cannot understand the future direction of these technologies. The only way to understand anything complex is by going back to the basics.This is what we do in this book. We explain every byte of the Bitcoin blockchain that is downloaded on your computer. only by going back to your roots can you understand anything complex.Most of the code in this book is written in Python as today, it is the easiest language to use. The Bitcoin Source is written only in C++. Most of the important Bitcoin data structures are only documented in code, a bare knowledge of reading and not writing C++ will help. Finally, the official client for Ethereum is written in the programming language Go.It is written for a programmer, We use code and not words to describe a blockchain. We believe that all kinds of people including non technology folks will need some programming knowledge to grasp the basic concepts of the blockchain. There is no other way to understand this technology.Finally, we end the book with the biggest use of smart Contracts which is raising money using a ICO. Our primary focus is on Bitcoin and Blockchains and not on Ethereum and smart contracts which comprises only 4 chapters.International Currency transfers are very expensive today. With the advent of the Lighting Network and sideshains, the Bitcoin blockchain can scale to a level where it can handle transactions faster than any credit card transaction.One of the recent bigger innovations of Blockchain technology is the Initial Coin offering or a ICO. This will enable millions of people to invest in companies using blockchain technology. This will help us understand the technologies under the hood that makes it happen.Table of contents:Chapter 1: Basics of the Bitcoin Block HeaderChapter 2: Transactions - BasicsChapter 3: Computing the Merkle HashChapter 4: Bitcoin AddressesChapter 5: Vanity Bitcoin AddressesChapter 6: Difficulty and NonceChapter 7: Storing Bitcoin Transactions using SQLChapter 8: Transactions - Inputs and OutputsChapter 9: Hiding Data in the blockchainChapter 10: Signing TransactionsChapter 11: Roll your own transactionChapter 12: Client and ServerChapter 13: Notaries and OP_RETURNChapter 14: Pay to Script Hash or Multi-Sig Bitcoin addressesChapter 15: Basic NetworkingChapter 16: More NetworkingChapter 17: Hashes SHA0 and SHA1Chapter 18: Hashes - Sha-256 and RipeMD-160Chapter 19: ECC with Sage - Part 1Chapter 20: ECC with Sage Part 2Chapter 21: Sending our own transactionChapter 22: Sending one transaction without using library functionsChapter 23: Index folderChapter 24: UTXO DatasetChapter 25: WalletsChapter 26: Rev/Undo filesChapter 27: peers.dat and banlist.datChapter 28: Miners, blocks and moreChapter 29: fee_estimates.datChapter 30: Building the Bitcoin Source codeChapter 31: Testing Bitcoin for bugsChapter 32: Ethereum SolidityChapter 33: Ethereum leveldb keys and GOLANGChapter 34: Ethereum Unravelling the State MachineChapter 35: Bitcoin Cash vs Segwit vs Segwit2xChapter 36: Bitcoin Core 0.15, UTXO and moreChapter 37: Transactions and Blocks - Error ChecksChapter 38: ICO and Smart Contract SecurityChapter 39: What is a Bitcoin and a BlockchainChapter 40: AI and Blockchain - Never The Twain Shall Meet
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Crypto Basics

Crypto Basics

Author Slava Gomzin has created two cryptocurrencies and describes in this book the technology and economics of cryptocurrencies as preparation for crypto trading, investing, and other business activities.

Author: Slava Gomzin

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484283201

Category: Computers

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This is a practical guide for developers and entrepreneurs explaining how to create and run your own cryptocurrency step by step, written by the creator of two cryptocurrencies. The book also describes the technology and economics of cryptocurrencies as a preparation for crypto trading, investing, and other business activities. In addition, it contains a detailed overview of special topics such as security, privacy, and usability of crypto as a mainstream payment system. Part I, Understanding Crypto, sets the scene for the following two parts by explaining the technology, economic, security, and usability aspects of crypto. This is an introduction to the world of cryptography, blockchain tech, and other elements of crypto such as security, privacy, and payment processing reviewed in detail. Part II, Using Crypto, provides practical knowledge necessary to dive into the crypto business such as investment, trading, and even creating your own crypto project. Part III, Creating Your Own Crypto, explains exactly that – how to launch your own crypto project and create your own full-blown cryptocurrency. What you’ll learn How cryptography, Bitcoin, and other cryptos work. How crypto becomes money. How to use crypto as a payment method. How to buy your first crypto and what exchange should you use. What are the biggest crypto attacks and breaches and what to do about security and privacy. How to create your own crypto, including advice for DIY or outsourcing the project. How to create your own token, from selecting the platform to economic and finances. Who This Book Is For Crypto inventors, entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and advisors who are thinking about creating their own cryptocurrency; Traders and Investors, both professional and amateur, looking to enter the crypto markets; and software architects, developers, managers, consultants, executives, and crypto enthusiasts working for merchants, banks, fintech companies, and many other businesses that start accepting crypto payments or start dealing with other aspects of crypto.
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Advances in Cryptology CRYPTO 94

Advances in Cryptology     CRYPTO    94

More exactly, S-Boxes of DES are defined in a nonmathematical way using tables. S-Boxes of FEAL are defined mathematically using modular addition calculation with two bits left rotation. So it seems easier to find some property of ...

Author: Yvo G. Desmedt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540486589

Category: Computers

Page: 438

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The CRYPTO ’94 conference is sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), in co-operation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy. It has taken place at the Univ- sity of California, Santa Barbara, from August 21-25,1994. This is the fourteenth annual CRYPTO conference, all of which have been held at UCSB. This is the first time that proceedings are available at the conference. The General Chair, Jimmy R. Upton has been responsible for local organization, registration, etc. There were 114 submitted papers which were considered by the Program Committee. Of these, 1 was withdrawn and 38 were selected for the proce- ings. There are also 3 invited talks. Two of these are on aspects of cryptog- phy in the commercial world. The one on hardware aspects will be presented by David Maher (AT&T), the one on software aspects by Joseph Pato (Hewlett- Packard). There will also be a panel discussion on “Securing an Electronic World: Are We Ready?” The panel members will be: Ross Anderson, Bob Blakley, Matt Blaze, George Davida, Yvo Desmedt (moderator), Whitfield Diffie, Joan Feig- baum, Blake Greenlee, Martin Hellman, David Maher, Miles Smid. The topic of the panel will be introduced by the invited talk of Whitfield Diffie on ”Securing the Information Highway. ” These proceedings contain revised versions of the 38 contributed talks. Each i paper was sent to at least 3 members of the program committee for comments.
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The Executive Guide to Blockchain

The Executive Guide to Blockchain

Chapter 3 examines cryptography, a word to strike horror in the hearts of non-mathematicians but which we think you will come to enjoy. Understanding how Bitcoin and blockchain work is made simple in Chapter 4, where we also examine the ...

Author: Maria Grazia Vigliotti

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030211073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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Keeping up with fast evolving technology is a challenge that every business leader faces. As organisations start to wake up to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s becoming more important than ever to be able to utilise and exploit new digital platforms. With the simple aim of demystifying blockchain for business leaders, The Executive Guide to Blockchain offers a jargon-free explanation and framework to better understand blockchain technologies and their impact on organizations. Enabling any business leader with or without specific computing knowledge to reap the benefits of blockchain whilst understanding the limitations, this book will empower you to: Identify opportunities for blockchain in your own business sectors Understand smart contracts and their relationship with the law Create a blockchain strategy and business case Implement blockchain technologies and maximise their potential. Written by experts in non-technical language, this practical resource can be applied to any industry, and arm you with the knowledge needed to capture the possibilities of digital business.
Categories: Business & Economics

Strength In Numbers

Strength In Numbers

I've tried to include just enough about Bitcoin for the reader to understand this “cryptocurrency,” but I've deliberately ... David Kahn's massive The Codebreakers is a daunting read, especially for nonmathematical types like me, ...

Author: Brad Vance

Publisher: Brad Vance

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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They’re back! In their first adventure, Marc Julian, software billionaire, and Jesse Winchester, hacker extraordinaire, survived the evil plans of the Krom brothers and Jesse’s first lover, Chip. But Jesse has old debts to pay to Russian gangster Leonid Ivanov. Now Leonid is calling in those debts, demanding that Jesse find a great treasure for him, and a new game is set in motion… The mysterious “Satoshi,” creator of the cybercurrency Bitcoin, has been hiding $375 million worth of the currency for years. But now, he has chosen to start a quest for the keys to the Hoard, and he who controls the keys controls the fortune. And this will be a quest that will test the strength, the will, and the character of those who pursue it. But Marc and Jesse aren’t the only ones on the hunt, as old enemies resurface to try and beat them to the treasure… And even if they reach it first, they must ask themselves – do they really want to give a Russian gangster $375 million to pursue his deadly enterprises? And what would be the consequences if they don’t? The pursuit will take them from Andorra to Barcelona, through the museums of Tokyo, the streets of Buenos Aires, and the coast of Mexico, in a desperate and dangerous race to keep the fortune in digital gold from the hands of all their enemies…
Categories: Fiction

The Most In depth Hacker s Guide

The Most In depth Hacker s Guide

Security people don't always understand the available crypto tools, and crypto people don't always understand the ​realworld problems. ... Computer security people often ask for nonmathematical definitions of cryptographic terms.

Author: Dawood Khan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329727687

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Hidden Keys to Software Break Ins and Unauthorized

Hidden Keys to Software Break Ins and Unauthorized

Besides that, the programmer mustn't forget that breakage of the crypto— graphic component of security can remain ... Block Ciphers Perhaps, block encryption algorithms are used Chapter 6: Cryptography for Nonmathematicians 81 What ...

Author: Dmitry Sklyarov

Publisher: БХВ-Петербург

ISBN: 9781931769303

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Primarily for software developers but also useful for those who want to grasp the integral ideas and problems of modern data protection technologies, this book deals with the basic problems concerning software and data security. Stressed are the most common mistakes made by developers and the main principles to be reckoned with when developing security tools. Also provided is information on cryptography and cryptanalysis and a review of the means and methods commonly used for software security, as well as a demonstration of the weak points of these methods. In addition, the problems associated with implementing digital rights management (DRM) systems are covered along with the current methods and technologies used to look for weak areas in a program.
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Cryptography

Cryptography

Very accessible introduction to practical cryptography for non-mathematicians. • Introduction to Modern Cryptography ... External links • Crypto Glossary and Dictionary of Technical Cryptography50. implications of such notices on fair ...

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Publisher: PediaPress

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Page: 557

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Third Generation Wireless Systems Post Shannon signal architectures

Third Generation Wireless Systems  Post Shannon signal architectures

But he was really a crypto-polymath, who ranged into three different megadomains—electronics, genetics, and communications—and brought his striking originality of ... To non-mathematicians we point out that it is a commonplace Shannon 27.

Author: George M. Calhoun

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580530439

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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Annotation Offers you an in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying today?s most advanced wireless architectures, with a special emphasis on physical layer techniques and philosophies used in constructing interference-resistant wireless signals. You find in-depth coverage of a wide range of critical topics, including signal hardening, signal shaping techniques, signal expansion techniques, and active receiver concepts and techniques. A common theoretical framework is developed around the idea of a post-Shannon approach to designing communications systems. In many ways, modern wireless technology is pushing beyond the conventional limits of Claude Shannon?s celebrated communications theory. Topics like multipath fading and other channel phenomena are viewed in a new light no longer as simply unavoidable sources of degradation, but as potential resources for additional information and signal robustness.
Categories: Technology & Engineering