The Mathematics Behind Crypto-Currencies

The mathematics behind crypto-currencies

Crypto-currencies (bitcoin et al) have caught the attention of Governments, enforcement agencies, geeks, and the general public. This course provides a simple introduction to crypto-currencies and briefly introduces terms such as cryptography, hash functions, proof-of-work, digital signatures, mining, Merkle root & tree, crypto-currency addresses, and wallets. Note: Although this course mentions Bitcoin, most of it applies …

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