Bitcoin is the first digital currency in human history that does not require a central clearing authority. The technological implication of this invention is profound: it opens the possibility of building a completely distributed financial system where no centralized authorities are needed to conduct financial transactions. Some even venture to predict that such a system will eventually lead to the end of central banking and the cease of nation-states.
This book is the ultimate answer to the often asked, but even-more-often unsatisfactorily answered question: HOW DOES BITCOIN WORK?
This is the first book that dissects the Bitcoin source code. It opens the Bitcoin black-box, examines all its parts, and shows you all the details you ever need to know about the Bitcoin system.