At Bitcoin.com, our web portal hosts a developer section aimed at providing Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers with the resources and tools to program killer applications using the BCH protocol. The developer.Bitcoin.com section has now added an educational resource for newcomers and veterans called Mastering Bitcoin Cash. The documentation offers a comprehensive overview of BCH basics and technical operation of the protocol.
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Mastering Bitcoin Cash: A Lesson on the Most Innovative Technology of Our Time
The developer.Bitcoin.com section of our website has recently added some literature based on the Creative Commons licensed book Mastering Bitcoin written by the well-known cryptocurrency educator Andreas Antonopoulos. Bitcoin luminary Antonopoulos has been educating the masses on this technology for years and his work has changed the lives of many individuals in the crypto space. Bitcoin.com’s Mastering Bitcoin Cash edition explains in great detail subjects like what bitcoin cash is, how it works, and the various public and private keys, addresses, and wallets tethered to the network.
Additionally, the literature teaches people about the network and blockchain, transactions, mining and consensus, and bitcoin cash security. For example, the “What is Bitcoin Cash (BCH)” introduction states:
Bitcoin Cash is a collection of concepts and technologies that form the basis of a digital money ecosystem — Units of currency called bitcoins are used to store and transmit value among participants in the Bitcoin Cash network.
The first chapter also explains that BCH users communicate with one another through the internet, but other networks can be utilized. It further explains the technology is a protocol stack that’s available to the open source development community. Essentially, bitcoin cash transfers can do anything traditional currencies can and more according to the Mastering Bitcoin Cash introduction. “Unlike traditional currencies, bitcoins are entirely virtual. There are no physical coins or even digital coins per se,” explains the first chapter. In the following four chapters, the book gives a great explanation of how BCH actually works and the basics of a bitcoin cash transaction.
“Transactions are the most important part of the Bitcoin Cash system. Everything else in Bitcoin Cash is designed to ensure that transactions can be created, propagated on the network, validated, and finally added to the global ledger of transactions (the blockchain),” explains the overview section on BCH transactions.