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Cryptography

Mastering Ethereum

If you're looking to get started with the Ethereum protocol--or are among the many open source developers, integrators, and system administrators already working with this platform--Mastering Ethereum is the definitive book on the topic. Ethereum represents the gateway to a worldwide, decentralized computing paradigm. This platf...

Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition

Blockchain is a distributed database that enables permanent, transparent, and secure storage of data. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrency and it is gaining popularity with people who work in the finance, government, and arts sectors. This book is an up-to-date, one-stop guide to this leading technology an...

The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age

A Top 10 Book of Essays & Literary Criticism for Fall 2017, Publishers Weekly | Books We Can’t Wait to Read in the Rest of 2017, Chicago ReaderThe slippery online ecosystem is the perfect breeding ground for identities: true, false, and in between. The Internet shorthand IRL—“in real life”—now seems naïve. We no longer question ...

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies [draft]

There’s a lot of excitement about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Optimists claim that Bitcoin willfundamentally alter payments, economics, and even politics around the world. Pessimists claimBitcoin is inherently broken and will suffer an inevitable and spectacular collapse.Underlying these differing views is significant confusio...

Mastering Bitcoin Open Edition

"Mastering Bitcoin es la mejor referencia técnica disponible hoy sobre bitcoin. Y visto en retrospectiva, bitcoin es probablemente la tecnología más importante de esta década. Como tal, este libro es absolutamente imprescindible para cualquier desarrollador, especialme...

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies provides a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary yet often misunderstood new technologies of digital currency. Whether you are a student, software developer, tech entrepreneur, or researcher in computer science, this authoritative and self-contained book tells you everything you ...

Serious Cryptography: A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption

This practical guide to modern encryption breaks down the fundamental mathematical concepts at the heart of cryptography without shying away from meaty discussions of how they work. You’ll learn about authenticated encryption, secure randomness, hash functions, block ciphers, and public-key techniques such as RSA and elliptic cu...