Author: Kapil Jain
Publisher: BPB Publications
No. of Pages: 358
Genre: Computer Science
In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto released a codebase and whitepaper for a network that came to be known as the Blockchain. It was the first successful attempt to create electronic money after decades of failed attempts across the world. However, the basis of its success is not just the digitalization of currency into electronic form, but its peer-to-peer node network and the public storage of all transactions in time-stamped blocks chained together called as Timechain in the whitepaper. It also introduces a non-trusted third-party transaction processor, which replaces the current centralized trust-based systems. What happened next is history, and today, it is a multi-billion-dollar industry across the world. Bitcoin Satoshi Vision Blockchain restored the original version of the Bitcoin protocol and it is now a thriving developer, business and enterprise ecosystem.
This book offers a practical deep dive into every aspect of the Bitcoin protocol. It includes the math behind the Cryptography and a detailed overview of the application-level protocol, which works on top of the Bitcoin Blockchain network. It also focuses on the core principles and fundamental concepts of Bitcoin to explain the constructs of a Blockchain type system.
Kapil Jain is a technology professional working in the IT departments of large US and European organizations working in the Banking and Financial industry. He has done his engineering degree from Sri GS institute of technology and sciences, Indore, and has played the role of programmer, business analyst, architect, project, and program manager over the 18 years of his experience in the industry. He continues to work in his professional capacity for a global bank’s core payment department.
He comes from a wealth of experience in Financial applications built on Mainframes and works to modernize those applications using Microsoft and Java-based tech stacks, cloud infrastructure, including building serverless applications. He has also developed applications with open-source tech stack like MERN and experimented with AI/ML algorithms. He has been deeply involved in the Bitcoin protocol for the last 3 years and also has experimented with various other blockchains like Ethereum, Hyperledger and Ripple.
He has also been a panel member at a couple of conferences organized by Alliance University on blockchain and AI. In his leisure time, he likes to attend workshops and conferences and likes to play chess.