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By Paul Huang

Bitcoin is the 1st electronic foreign money in human heritage that doesn't require a significant clearing authority. The technological implication of this invention is profound: it opens the potential for construction a totally dispensed economic system the place no centralized specialists are had to behavior monetary transactions.

This booklet is the final word resolution to the customarily requested, yet even-more-often unsatisfactorily spoke back query: HOW DOES BITCOIN WORK?

This is the 1st booklet that dissects the unique Bitcoin resource code written via Satoshi Nakamoto. It opens the Bitcoin black-box, examines all its components, and exhibits you all of the information you ever want to know concerning the Bitcoin system.

The complete e-book has 10 chapters. This model you're approximately to buy comprises the 1st four chapters.

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Issue the following commands in the MinGW command-line shell to compile the wxWidgets library. org/. 2d". 2d" and issue the following command to compile the openssl library. com/. NC". NC/build_unix" and issue the following command to compile the BerkeleyDB library. org/. Unzip the source files to directory "bc/boost_1_35_0". Go to directory "bc/bitcoin", modify the make file "makefile" to reflect the locations of the headers and compiled libraries needed to build Bitcoin. Three variables in "makefile" need to be changed, they are INCLUDEPATHS, LIBPATHS, and LIBS.

Operators << and >> of CDataStream CDataSteam overloads operators << and >> for serialization and de-serialization. 1: class CDataStream 2: { 3: //...... 4: template 5: CDataStream& operator<<(const T& obj) 6: { 7: // Serialize to this stream 8: ::Serialize(*this, obj, nType, nVersion); 9: return (*this); 10: } 11: template 12: CDataStream& operator>>(T& obj) 13: { 14: // Unserialize from this stream 15: ::Unserialize(*this, obj, nType, nVersion); 16: return (*this); 17: } 18: //......

It has an unsigned int array of length 160/32=5 to hold the hash code. These two classes share the same base class base_uint. 1: template 2: class base_uint 3: { 4: protected: 5: enum { WIDTH=BITS/32 }; 6: unsigned int pn[WIDTH]; 7: //...... read((char*)pn, sizeof(pn)); 21: } 22: //...... 23: } 24: typedef base_uint< 160 > base_uint160; 25: typedef base_uint< 256 > base_uint256; 26: class uint160 : public base_uint160 27: { 28: //...... 29: }; 30: class uint256 : public base_uint256 31: { 32: //......

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