Hands-On Bitcoin Programming with Python

Hands-On Bitcoin Programming with Python

by Harish Kumar Garg

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Overview

Simplified Python programming for Bitcoin and blockchain

Key Features

  • Build Bitcoin applications in Python with the help of simple examples
  • Mine Bitcoins, program Bitcoin-enabled APIs and transaction graphs, and build trading bots
  • Analyze Bitcoin transactions and produce visualizations using Python data analysis tools

Book Description

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that’s changing the face of online payments. Hands-On Bitcoin Programming with Python teaches you to build software applications for mining and creating Bitcoins using Python.

This book starts with the basics of both Bitcoin and blockchain and gives you an overview of these inherent concepts by showing you how to build Bitcoin-driven applications with Python. Packed with clear instructions and practical examples, you will learn to understand simple Python coding examples that work with this cryptocurrency.

By the end of the book, you’ll be able to mine Bitcoins, accept Bitcoin payments on the app, and work with the basics of blockchain technology to create simply distributed ledgers.

What you will learn

  • Master the Bitcoin APIs in Python to manipulate Bitcoin from your Python apps
  • Build your own Bitcoin trading bots to buy Bitcoins at a lower price and sell them at a higher price
  • Write scripts to process Bitcoin payments through a website or app
  • Develop software for Bitcoin mining to create Bitcoin currency on your own computer hardware
  • Create your own keys, addresses, and wallets in Python code
  • Write software to analyze Bitcoin transactions and produce reports, graphs, and other visualizations

Who this book is for

Hands-On Bitcoin Programming with Python consists of examples that will teach you to build your own Bitcoin application. You will learn to write scripts, build software for mining, and create Bitcoins using Python. Anyone with prior Python experience, who wants to explore Python Bitcoin programming and start building Bitcoin-driven Python apps, will find this book useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789537000
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 08/30/2018
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Harish Kumar Garg founder of BignumWorks Software LLP, is a data scientist and a lead software developer with 17 years' experience in the software industry. BignumWorks Software LLP is an India-based software consultancy that provides consultancy services in the area of software development and technical training. Harish has worked for McAfee and Intel for over 11 years. He is an expert in creating data visualizations using R, Python, and web-based visualization libraries.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Getting started with Bitcoin
  2. Programming Bitcoin and Blockchain with Python
  3. Earning Bitcoin programmatically
  4. Bitcoin Data Analysis

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