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Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Andreas Bolfing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862840
eISBN:
9780191895463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862840.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Many online applications, especially in the financial industries, are running on blockchain technologies in a decentralized manner, without the use of an authoritative entity or a trusted third ... More


Introduction

Andreas Bolfing

in Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862840
eISBN:
9780191895463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862840.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter gives an outline of Nakamoto’s main idea when introducing Bitcoin as first blockchain system in history of computer sciences. The scope of the book and its outline is described.


Introduction to Blockchain Technology

Andreas Bolfing

in Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862840
eISBN:
9780191895463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862840.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter gives an introduction to blockchain technology which was proposed by the pseudonymous Nakamoto (2008) with his well-known Bitcoin paper to enable online payments in a decentralized ... More


Bitcoin

Andreas Bolfing

in Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862840
eISBN:
9780191895463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862840.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Bitcoin was proposed by Nakamoto (2008) as the first electronic payment system, which fully relies on cryptographic primitives in order to work over a purely peer-to-peer system, where everyone can ... More


Next Steps

Chris Bleakley

in Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198853732
eISBN:
9780191888168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853732.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Chapter 13 investigates cryptocurrency and quantum computing. Bitcoin – the world’s first cryptocurrency - was released by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. Unlike conventional money, Bitcoin transactions ... More


Matters of faith

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

Although there is a tendency to see Buddhism as being in constant decline during this period, this is a misreading of the situation. Although Buddhist institutions had lost the secular power they had ... More


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