The book compares bitcoin with its predecessors and competitors, and demonstrates the benefits of cryptocurrency over any other existing methods of payments.
Author: Slava Gomzin
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.
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 the
Author: Vijay Mukhi
Publisher: BPB Publications
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
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 S
Author: Yvo G. Desmedt
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.
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
Author: Maria Grazia Vigliotti
Publisher: Springer Nature
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.
I've tried to include just enough about Bitcoin for the reader to understand this “
cryptocurrency,” but I've deliberately omitted ... David Kahn's massive The
Codebreakers is a daunting read, especially for nonmathematical types like me,
but it's ...
Author: Brad Vance
Publisher: Brad Vance
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…
Since a clear understanding of how this scheme functions is essential to
understanding the extensions to be described later , we rephrase in
nonmathematical terms what has just been said geometrically . Any two members
of the first group ...
Author: Shafi Goldwasser
The papers in this volume were presented at the CRYPTO '88 conference on theory and applications of cryptography, held in Santa Barbara, California, August 21-25, 1988. The papers were chosen for their perceived originality and often represent preliminary reports on continuing reserach. The main sections deal with the following topics: Zero-Knowledge, Number Theory, Pseudorandomness, Signatures, Complexity, Protocols, Security, Cryptoanalysis. As such, they will give the committed reader a unique insight into the very latest developments in the field.
Many of them are where crypto meets a particular branch of mathematics (
number theory , algebraic geometry ... covers a lot of ground at a level a
nonmathematician can understand , and which has C source code for a number
of algorithms .
Author: Ross Anderson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
This reference guide to creating high quality security software covers the complete suite of security applications referred to as end2end security. It illustrates basic concepts of security engineering through real-world examples.
Coverage of Russian, Eurasian and East European issues.