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By Paul Huang

Bitcoin is the 1st electronic foreign money in human background that doesn't require a imperative clearing authority. The technological implication of this invention is profound: it opens the potential for development a totally allotted economic system the place no centralized experts are had to behavior monetary transactions.

This ebook is the last word resolution to the customarily requested, yet even-more-often unsatisfactorily spoke back query: HOW DOES BITCOIN WORK?

This is the 1st e-book that dissects the unique Bitcoin resource code written by way of Satoshi Nakamoto. It opens the Bitcoin black-box, examines all its elements, and exhibits you all of the info you ever want to know in regards to the Bitcoin system.

The complete e-book has 10 chapters. This model you're approximately to buy comprises the 1st four chapters.

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Nowadays, you can easily find many answers to this question on the Web: from blogs to magazine articles, to books, to video lectures. The actual contents of these answers vary widely: from hand-waving introductions to conceptual accounts of the ideas behind Bitcoin, to painstaking illustrations of the nitty-gritty details of the bits-and-bytes layouts of the Bitcoin protocol. After spending countless hours on reading many of these answers, somehow, I was still unsatisfied. If Bitcoin is a black-box, then the best among all these answers provide a blueprint of this black-box.

5 ALPHA". This is the version number of the source code this book covers. org/. 12". bat". Issue the following commands in the MinGW command-line shell to compile the wxWidgets library. org/. 2d". 2d" and issue the following command to compile the openssl library. com/. NC". NC/build_unix" and issue the following command to compile the BerkeleyDB library. org/. Unzip the source files to directory "bc/boost_1_35_0". Go to directory "bc/bitcoin", modify the make file "makefile" to reflect the locations of the headers and compiled libraries needed to build Bitcoin.

First == OP_PUBKEYHASH (Script A). second contains . This Bitcoin address is used to find the corresponding public key from a global map mapPubKeys (line 30), which maps your Bitcoin addresses to your public keys that were used to generate those address (check function AddKey() in Section Bitcoin address in this chapter). Next, the public key found is used to find the corresponding private key from mapKeys. The private key is then used to sign the second argument hash. Both the signature and the public key are serialized to scriptSigRet and returned (scriptSigRet << vchSig << vchPubKey at line 42).

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