Mastering Monero first edition has been released

Published at December 21, 2018 – 2 min read

“Mastering Monero: The future of private transactions” is your guide through the world of Monero, a leading cryptocurrency with a focus on private and censorship-resistant transactions. This book contains everything you need to know to start using Monero in your business or day-to-day life, even if you’ve never understood or interacted with cryptocurrencies before.

Cryptocurrencies have revolutionized the financial landscape by allowing anybody with an internet connection to instantly access secure, robust, censorship-free systems for receiving, storing, and sending funds. This paradigm shift was enabled by blockchain technology, in which thousands of participants store matching copies of a “public ledger”. While this brilliant approach overcomes many economic hurdles, it also gives rise to a few severe downsides. Marketing corporations, snooping governments, and curious family members can analyze the public ledger to monitor your savings or study your activities.

What will you learn?

  • A broad introduction to blockchains and the importance of privacy - ideal for non-technical users (including businesses).

  • User stories (illustrating how Monero protects your privacy), analogies, examples, legal/ethical discussions, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts.

  • Privacy shortcomings of other cryptocurrencies (e.g. Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin, etc) and discussion of specific solutions provided by Monero.

  • Details of Monero’s decentralised network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles.

  • Introductions to technical foundations of Monero, intended for developers, engineers, software architects, and curious users.

  • New developments such as Kovri, bulletproofs, hardware wallets, OpenAlias, and more!

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