How are cryptographic primitives employed in Bitcoin? What are hashes and digital signatures? How does elliptic curve cryptography work?
See details in Chapters 4 and 6 of ‘Mastering Bitcoin’: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook/blob/f8b883dcd4e3d1b9adf40fed59b7e898fbd9241f/ch04.asciidoc
These questions are from the MOOC 9.3 session which took place on March 2nd 2018. Andreas is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia. The first course in their Master of Science in Digital Currency degree, DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies, is offered for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning about the fundamental principles.
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Introduction to Bitcoin – https://youtu.be/l1si5ZWLgy0
Bitcoin: Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail – https://youtu.be/HaJ1hvon0E0
Advanced Bitcoin Scripting: Transactions and Multisig – https://youtu.be/8FeAXjkmDcQ
The war on cash and crypto – https://youtu.be/BAlRKfvBnvw
MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures – https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0
Mixing services – https://youtu.be/rKoMvOH4zoY
Atomic swaps – https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg
Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA – https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM
Decentralised exchanges with fiat – https://youtu.be/3Url8tbQEkA
Decentralised exchanges and counterparty risk – https://youtu.be/hi_jaw0dT9M
The Lightning Network – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi
Secure, tiered storage system – https://youtu.be/uYIVuZgN95M
Using paper wallets – https://youtu.be/cKehFazo8Pw
Re-using addresses – https://youtu.be/4A3urPFkx8g
How to get people to care about security – https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E
Migrating to post-quantum cryptography – https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.
He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
[NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388
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