Inventing Bitcoin

The Technology Behind The First Truly Scarce and Decentralized Money Explained


If you could use the entire planet as a hard drive, storing 1 byte per atom, using stars as fuel, and cycling through 1 trillion keys per second, you'd need 37 octillion Earths to store it, and 237 billion suns to power the device capable of doing it, all of which would take you 3.6717 octodecillion years.


Most people, upon first hearing about Bitcoin, don鈥檛 really understand it. Is it magical Internet money? Where does it come from? Who controls it? Why is it important? For Yan, understanding all the things that come together to make Bitcoin work - the physics, math, cryptography, game theory, economics, and computer science - was a profound moment. In this book, he hopes to share this knowledge with you in a very simple and easy to understand way. With nothing but a high school level math background, he will walk you through inventing bitcoin, step by step.


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