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hpr2866 :: Intro to Bitcoin for techies

Survey of Bitcoin: blockchains, blocks, transactions, miners, PoW, hashing, addresses, wallets

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Hosted by mightbemike on 2019-07-29 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency.
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Part of the series: Blockchain

A open series on the Blockchain, cryptographic hash, cryptocurrency, bitcoin etc

This is a broad introduction to Bitcoin from a technical perspective. We do not talk about finance or economics, and we don’t compare distributed ledger technologies. We’re not addressing exchanges, layer 2 technologies, mainstream adoption, etc.

We’re also going to avoid going deep into forks, fungibility, mining or the math of Bitcoin.

In this episode we introduce these fundamental Bitcoin topics:

  • What is Bitcoin?
  • Blockchains and blocks
  • What are transactions?
  • What are miners and what do they do?
  • Proof of Work in Bitcoin - SHA256 hashing
  • Bitcoin consensus mechanism
  • How do wallets work?
  • Brief discussion about various types of wallets and wallet security

I hope this is accessible and informative and look forward to doing more in the future.


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