- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (July 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781491954386
- ISBN-13: 978-1491954386
- ASIN: 1491954388
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 114 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Andreas is a passionate technologist, who is well-versed in many technical subjects. He is a serial tech-entrepreneur, having launched businesses in London, New York, and California. He has earned degrees in Computer Science and Data Communications and Distributed Systems from UCL. With experience ranging from hardware and electronics to high level business and financial systems technology consulting and years as CTO/CIO/CSO in many companies — he combines authority and deep knowledge with an ability to make complex subjects easy to understand. More than 200 of his articles on security, cloud computing and data centers have been published in print and syndicated worldwide. His expertise includes Bitcoin, crypto-currencies, Information Security, Cryptography, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Linux, Open Source and robotics software development. He also has been CISSP certified for 12 years.
As a bitcoin entrepreneur, Andreas has founded three bitcoin businesses and launched several community open-source projects. He often writes articles and blog posts on bitcoin, is a permanent host on Let’s Talk Bitcoin and prolific public speaker at technology events. Andreas serves on the advisory boards of several bitcoin startups.
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I would suggest this book for anyone technically minded that wants to take the deep dive into understanding blockchain technology.
It is starting to get a little outdated in as much as there have been a few advances with Bitcoin that this book either mentions only briefly or doesn't include. Segregated Witness is mentioned in an appendix, and Bech32 isn't mentioned at all. The 2nd edition was published in July 2017, so it's only about a year out of date currently. Also, explanations of the new technology can be found online in various places, and you still need the understanding of Bitcoin that the rest of the book provides.