With thousands of “crypto” projects out there, they say Bitcoin is old and boring, but nothing could be further from the truth. This book will guide you through the latest developments in Bitcoin, as seen through the eyes of one of its many developers.
You’ll learn about the latest soft fork known as Taproot, the challenges of keeping open source software free of money-stealing bugs and malware, new ways to protect nodes against evildoers on the internet, how to deal with the ever-growing blockchain, and more!
Each chapter links to a corresponding episode of the Bitcoin, Explained podcast. The book also links to more than two hundred articles, videos, podcasts, and even the source code. And thanks to a tiny QR code next to every link, you’ll never have to type long URLs.
The author is a software developer based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He has been working in the Bitcoin industry since 2014 and became a Bitcoin Core contributor in 2017, giving him a front row seat to all the latest and most exciting technical developments. He is a co-host on the Bitcoin Magazine podcast Bitcoin, Explained.
Find the book at your favorite online retailer, order it from your local book store, or try one of the links below.
Let me know if you find better options than the ones suggested above.
I’m not aware of any physical book store that has the book on a shelf, but in many countries they can order it for you. ISBN:
Here’s the table of contents and Chapter 1.
You can also buy a printer friendly PDF for an individual chapter (⚡ only).
I’d like to get more physical copies safely distributed across the globe before selling an electronic version. You can make one yourself though: just clone the Github repository and run:
./make-book.sh --paperback (see README for more details)