Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology (2016-2018)

Digital Gold Institute
Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Milano
Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, Università Milano-Bicocca

Lessons

  1. Introduction
    slides (2018 ENG): https://bit.ly/2jQjYxt
    video (2017 ITA) http://bit.ly/2t2Cvvt
  2. Blockchain, Mining, and Distributed Consensus
    slides (2018 ENG): https://bit.ly/2KgS20R
  3. Elliptic Curve Asymmetric Cryptography
    slides (2018 ENG): https://bit.ly/2LecIba
  4. Addresses, Transactions, and Blocks
    slides (2018 ENG): http://bit.ly/2NuNBAL
  5. Wallets and Deterministic Key Sequences
    slides (2018 ENG): http://bit.ly/2C1kp2s
  6. Monetary (and Token) Engineering
    slides (2018 ENG): http://bit.ly/2JV31xx
    video (2017 ITA) http://bit.ly/2MyYPVD
  7. Distributed Ledger Technology and Non-monetary Applications
    slides (2018 ENG): http://bit.ly/2PjqKdk
    video (2017 ITA) http://bit.ly/2yhCmt5

Python code and Excel spreadsheets

https://github.com/dginst/BitcoinBlockchainTechnology

Papers

Technical books

Cryptography

Monetary books

  • Saifedean Ammous, “The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking”, Wiley
  • Friedrich A. Hayek, “Denationalisation of Money: The Argument Refined”, http://bit.ly/2DJYcZ8