Bitcoin Q&A: Block height, syncing, and validation
What is the purpose of the getblock command? Why would you need to know the block height? How do I see the balances of other addresses? Why can't we download a pre-synced copy of the blockchain without validating?
These questions are from the February monthly subscriber session and the fifth session of MOOC 11, which took place on February 23rd and March 1st 2019. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop
What is a private key? -
Public keys vs. addresses -
Re-using addresses -
Cryptographic primitives -
Derivation paths and watch-only wallets -
Key storage best practices -
Key management and inheritance -
Data integrity and validation of keys -
Randomness and vanity address generation -
Malicious updates and deterministic builds -
SIGHASH_NOINPUT and custodial wallets -
Governance and social attack immunity -
Wallets, nodes, and monetary sovereignty -
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in Bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” “The Internet of Money" series, and "Mastering Ethereum."
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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9
Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations...
Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, 'Internet del Dinero' (v1) - https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq
German, 'Das Internet des Geldes' (v1) - https://amzn.to/2LEiyqO
German, 'Das Internet des Geldes' (v2) - https://amzn.to/2VCzse5
French, 'L'internet de l'argent' (v1) - https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-large...
Russian, 'Интернет денег' (v1) - https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomi...
Vietnamese, 'Internet Của Tiền Tệ' (v1) - https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang
MASTERING ETHEREUM: https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK