Our goal here at Blockonomi from the very start has been to provide indepth knowledge about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, over the years we have strived to cover as many different topics as possible aimed at complete beginners in these fields up to more advanced topics. Our education section now holds over 180 articles on topics such as wallets, consensus protocols, technological advances and more.
We realize that some people prefer to have information presented to them in a more concise readable form, and eBooks provide the perfect delivery mechanism for this.
Therefore we have decided to start a growing library of books on different blockchain topics and make them available to our readers completely free and today we’re proud to announce the launch of our first 3 books.
You can read more about them below, or simply join our newsletter list to get your copies. Do not worry, we will not constantly spam you with emails, we simply send one email each week on a Friday with a roundup of the week’s Crypto News and topics discussed here on Blockonomi.
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin
- Edition 1.0
- By Brian Curran & Andrew Norry
- 32 Pages
Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency released in 2009 as open-source software. It is a digital currency predicated on cryptographically secure transactions, a proof-of-work consensus model, and a decentralized, P2P distributed ledger network. Bitcoin’s distributed ledger is the first blockchain — a shared and distributed timestamped ledger of data blocks connected through a chain of cryptographic hashes — and solved the double spend problem that had plagued previous iterations of digital currencies.
This eBook walks you through the Development, History & Potential future of the world’s first Cryptocurrency.
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Ethereum
- Edition 1.0
- By Brian Curran
- 11 Pages
Pegged as a distributed world computer, Ethereum is an open-source, public blockchain and decentralized computing platform featuring turing-complete smart contract functionality. Proposed in late 2013, by a then 19 year old Vitalik Buterin, as a platform that could hypothetically leverage the blockchain to store and execute computer programs across an international network of distributed nodes, Ethereum has become the most well-known and established cryptocurrency outside of Bitcoin.
This eBook discusses the ups and downs of Ethereum’s relatively short history and what the future possibilities are.
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Lightning Network
- Edition 1.0
- By Brian Curran & William M. Peaster
- 19 Pages
Lightning Network is the proposed second-layer, off-chain solution for Bitcoin’s scalability. It is the scaling solution being spearheaded by teams within the Bitcoin Core development team, as well as by the company Blockstream. Blockstream itself bills LN as a “micropayment system that supports high volumes of tiny payments.”
This eBook discuss the development around this technology, as well as the pitfalls and problems and proposed solutions.
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