TLA Book Club: Andreas Antonopolous – Mastering Bitcoin The latest in our series of summaries from the TLA Book Club is in. Thank you to TLA developer and Dot Net Liverpool founder Joshua Duxbury, who has shared his thoughts on Mastering Bitcoin. Our growing collection in the TLA Book Club has been introduced as part of our ongoing commitment to support and encourage self-improvement throughout the business. Find out Joshua’s take on ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ below. 1.What have you been reading? Just finished Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas Antonopoulos 2.What was the book about? An in depth look at how bitcoin works internally and how everything from encryption to consensus rules work on a decentralized network. 3. What were the key takeaways/learnings? Understanding what elliptic curve cryptography is. How bitcoin auto manages and configures the difficulty of blocks being mined And why the blockchain is so secure and the potential risks of attacks on the network. 4. Who would enjoy reading it? Anyone with an interest in decentralised networks and overcoming issues. IT users who want to start mining bitcoins and want to understand where to begin. Intermediates who want that next level understanding of how the blockchain fundamentally works And programmers who want to create DAPPS and smart contracts on an immutable network. What have you read lately? Let us know what has inspired you and we’ll add it to the TLA library.