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I fell in love with the promises of Eth and Ada, then learned more about BTC through Mastering Bitcoin. After the recent crash and altcoin scams realized Bitcoin was the real deal and everything is a cheap knockoff and the bear market is doing a great job of exposing the scams.
Techniquement je trouve la blockchain sortie de la tête d'un génie, je conseille Mastering Bitcoin au moins pour l'introduction à la techno.
Maintenant j'avais commencé à "jouer" avec les cryptos vers 2017, aujourd'hui j'ai la moitié de mon épargne en crypto. Je me suis fait aussi un bot pour faire du trading h24 de stablecoin et générer un petit revenu passif.
Vu la volatilité je ne conseille cependant jamais à mon entourage d'investir, ou alors de n'y mettre que ce dont ils sont prêts à perdre.
Tu possèdes actuellement quoi comme crypto ?
To be honest I have more trouble selling bch than buying.
Try bitcoin.com for desktop and mobile wallet or Electron for desktop wallet.
Fees are at the moment below £0.02 for transfer.
Bittylicious is accepting gbp bank transfer, but it is not the cheapest site. Not most expensive either tbf.
When it comes to exchanges you have to read their rules individually as they are not the same.
Edit: I also highly recommend this book.
First edition was better, but this will save you a lot of money in long run.
Then why is it for sale? Even the kindle version is for sale.
Maybe I'm wrong - can you point to where he said he intended the book to be free?
Unfortunately that's beyond my level, but someone else may chime in.
You might find "Mastering Bitcoin" by Andreas M. Antonopoulos to be helpful or at least interesting. Even though it's not Monero-centric it still has good info. The newest version on Amazon is releasing in about 2 weeks.
Great, some other resources -
or buy the book - https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388
It's a book written by Andreas Antonopoulos.
Mastering Bitcoin. Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain https://www.amazon.com/dp/1491954388/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Kq6eFbBDNDF05
I’m not sure how technical you want to get, but the bible here is considered:
Yes they’re somewhat dated, but will give you a rock solid understanding of the fundamentals.
Andreas makes it very accessible too.
Some introductory book like The Bitcoin Standard is probably a good idea as well as the original whitepaper by satoshi.
Read Mastering Mastering Bitcoin first, this is the best introduction, I'm currently livestreaming my experience with it on my YT channel.
While reading the above get an audible account and listen to Inventing Bitcoin, when you have spare time.
I would also recommend listening to the block size wars as well.
This is also a great time to learn how to setup a node from scratch, I have a walkthrough here showing you how to set it up with a raspberry pi. This will allow you to follow along with the examples in Mastering Bitcoin.
Read Programming Bitcoin, in this book you will learn how to create Bitcoin from scratch using python. I recommend re-listening to Inventing Bitcoin during this to refresh yourself on the big ideas again.
Read Mastering Lightning this is by the author of the first book and will give a solid understanding of the lightning network. I also recommend listending to the audiobook Layered Money before or while you're reading this book to get a deeper understanding of building in layers.
Avoid BitSoy and BitSoy clones all together, except for maybe Robert Breedlove's podcast, and some of Jack Maller's interviews.
Understand Bitcoin is not written in any particular programming language, it's just a set of rules and a big distributed database. However the reference implementation called Bitcoin Core is written in C++, and most node providers use that as the standard.
Yep, those screenshots you shared don't inspire much confidence.
You seem very bright for your age, and I think you would enjoy exploring the Bitcoin ecosystem further. Trading and price prediction are among the most dull things that happen in this space. Bitcoin encompasses a fascinating blend of many things: Cryptography, computer science, economics and finance, energy grids and electrical engineering (miners), politics, etc.
If you were interested in learning about programming on Bitcoin with Python, I recommend Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos and Programming Bitcoin by Jimmy Song.
I’m currently reading Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos. Very interesting and a good read for me.
I'd recommend starting with bitcoin, because there are TONS more resources available for it than any other coin, so it will be massively easier to learn and build something if you are starting from scratch.
I would highly recommend this book as it is quite good for those starting out
Buy and read this.
It is more like a high school final exam, not too difficult. Depends how much you know about bitcoin though. Funny thing is, the exam requires payment in bitcoin only, and that is a test on its own. If you used bitcoin wallets to transact you are probably half way through.
Here is the study guide
You can just use this to research the internet to clarify those aspects you don't know. The generic questions such as what is money etc are easy. Concentrate on cryptography, mining and wallets, i.e. the technical stuff specific to bitcoin.
The exam is mostly true/false choices, but pace is very fast. You have to answer questions within 16 seconds on average (20 minutes for 75 questions).
If you use bitcoin on a regular basis you are probably a bitcoin professional without the exam.
Andreas Antonopoulos, who is on board of this exam, can answer almost all your questions. Just google topics, and if you see one of his videos definitely watch it. Last but not least, if you read through his book Mastering Bitcoin you are good to go.
Free book here https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook
Buy on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
Did you read one or the two books below? Should I've read them before diving into this one?
If you're learning software development, I can highly recommend the book "Mastering Bitcoin" (Amazon | Free online) to get a good understanding of Bitcoin. I promise it's not scary once you really get it.
If you're okay with C#, I can also highly recommend "Programming the blockchain in C#" which goes along with the NBitcoin library. It's well written, clear, and has easy to follow steps that you can actively do as you're learning.
Regarding the transaction description in the wallet: that's just for you. It's not written to the blockchain at all, and therefore other people don't see it.
> does this not slow down the network?
no. IF youre running a full node, it has all the UTXOs in a database, with a record of which ones changed each block and references that to see if your keys are unspent.
IF youre using a mobile/desktop wallet that doesnt hold the ledger, the wallet is referencing some other copy of the blockchain.
Dont think of it as data written to a HDD as we are used to. It doesnt need to be sequential. It seems youre really interested in the detailed "how" BTC works. I suggest you subscribe to the dev mailing list and start reading further. Books like Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook OR if you want a hard copy https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388 would be a good start.
I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know what the difficulty level is, but here's a series of freely available lectures from a course about the technicals of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCywSzGiWWcUG1gTp45YdPUQ/videos
You can also try Andreas's Mastering Bitcoin book (which, again, I didn't have time to read either...) https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388/, this should be pretty newbie-friendly (and you can also watch his whole Youtube channel).
Also look around for blockchain meetups in your neighborhood, e.g. in my town there's a group that organizes various lectures and workshops and I once went to their workshops where we played with some simple Ethereum smart contracts and tried to add features to them (although for that you'll need some programming knowledge).
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>1.If you are hesitating to buy bitcoin,just buy it with the money you are not afraid of losing, then forget it.
2.Buy this book: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388/ref=zg_bs_379367011_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=W3EMGM5HXDA8YWST2TEH
>3.Learn it and understand it.
>4.Check the price, yep,it has doubled.
>5.Learn it again and again.
>6.Come to the [r/bitcoin](/r/bitcoin) .
<li>Never go to the [r/btc](/r/btc) *
The hero I needed and did not deserve. Thank you! PS - I just realized this is related to (the same as?) the O'Reilly book by the same author which I purchased a week ago but haven't yet dived into. I've been reading a different book I bought at the same time, which attracted me with its svelte thickness and sexy lemmas and formulas. It's great on theory, but less useful (so far) for the practical logistics.
You should read this book
yes, buy this: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388
Goes pretty deep into tech and not all is necessary to know, but its a great book.
mastering bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
There are a lot of great resources available. It looks a little daunting at first, but I highly recommend reading the original bitcoin whitepaper, and then spending some time watching some videos. I would first recommend this one, followed by anything that looks interesting to you from Andreas Antonopoulos - He literally wrote the book on bitcoin.
My second graduate degree is an MBA in finance, and I have studied TA for years. I've read a couple of books on blockchain and bitcoin. I am currently reading, and highly recommend, Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain, Second Edition by Andreas Antonopoulos and Introducing Ethereum and Solidity: Foundations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners by Chris Dannen. What more should I do to cure my "ignorance" and to learn the basics of investing before putting money into crypto? Don't interpret you being an asshole as me being ignorant.