Inventing Bitcoin by Yan Pritzker


Ministry of Nodes Review

This is a 100 page book you can smash through in about 2-3 hours. One of the key call outs of this book is that the author does a fantastic job of explaining how Bitcoin mining works under the hood and the game theory behind it. It explains how we’re able to remove the need for trusted third parties in a monetary system, describing how Bitcoin arrives at one of its key principles – decentralisation. The author’s non-technical language and conversation based tone makes for a rather enjoyable read.

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Most people, upon first hearing about Bitcoin, don’t really understand it. Is it magical Internet money? Where does it come from? Who controls it? Why is it important? For me, understanding all the things that come together to make Bitcoin work – the physics, math, cryptography, game theory, economics, and computer science – was a profound moment. In this book, I hope to share this knowledge with you in a very simple and easy to understand way. With nothing but a high school level math background, we will walk through inventing bitcoin, step by step.