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Bitcoin and Lightning Network on Raspberry Pi

Running Nodes on Pi3, Pi4 and Pi Zero

Authors: Brakmic, Harris

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  • Build your own bank to be in control of your own money
    Use proven current popular blockchain technologies like Bitcoin
    Run web-apps on top of Bitcoin like the Lightning Network to make for a more user-friendly experience

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About this book

Compile and run Bitcoin full nodes, lightning nodes, and user-friendly web-apps that help abstract the complexities of Bitcoin. This book not only explains the tools and techniques to help readers build their own banks and banking apps, but it also tells a story. Starting with the origins of Bitcoin—what it is and why we need it—find out what its strengths and limitations are. Understand the nature of mining and why so much energy is put into it.  The blockchain itself will be reviewed, as well, and compared to other options such as a normal SQL database or a simple spreadsheet.

With this book, you can control Bitcoin wallets via RPC commands on a Raspberry Pi. Configure, compile, and run two implementation of the Lightning Network-compatible daemons: LND and c-lightning. And employ user-friendly web apps that abstract the complexities of Bitcoin/Lightning-Network.

The Internet of Information is currently transitioning to the Internet of Things, which in turn may well  be followed by the Internet of Value (or Money). However, there is no evolution without happy users and Bitcoin will never reach the same heights like the original internet without having offered “useful” and “easy to use” tools. Just like nobody would ever want to use UUCP to send messages via web the same applies to current cryptocurrency tools. These are hard to use and very unforgiving. But, the evolution doesn’t stop here and many easy-to-use tools are already available. We will meet some of them when building apps for the Lightning Network, a new technology running on top of Bitcoin’s blockchain that makes it possible to generate billions of transactions within a single second.  

What You'll Learn
  • Control Bitcoin wallets via console RPC commands
  • Run two implementation of the Lightning Network compatible daemons
  • Simplify the complexities of Bitcoin and the Lightning network with user-friendly web apps
Who This Book Is For
This book is for Makers familiar with the basics of Linux command line processes.

About the authors

Harris Brakmic is a senior software engineer from Germany. He has experience working C#, Java, JavaScript, Angular, React, and NodeJS. Occasionally he has worked on projects targeting Android and iOS platforms. He discovered Bitcoin a few years ago, but decided to approach it differently. While most people working in the cryptocurrency space were looking for quick gains, Harris ignored the whole monetary component and concentrated on learning Ethereum’s programming language. Ethereum itself is an alternative blockchain implementation that unlike Bitcoin script offers a turing-complete programming language, Solidity. Gaining a solid understanding of the programming behind cryptocurrency in general, he returned to Bitcoin to see what he could do with the world’s most popular cryptocurrency.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • What Is Bitcoin?

    Pages 3-31

    Brakmić, Harris

  • Bitcoin Technology

    Pages 33-85

    Brakmić, Harris

  • Environment Setup

    Pages 87-122

    Brakmić, Harris

  • Running Bitcoin

    Pages 123-138

    Brakmić, Harris

  • Bitcoin Core Wallet

    Pages 141-164

    Brakmić, Harris

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5522-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5521-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bitcoin and Lightning Network on Raspberry Pi
Book Subtitle
Running Nodes on Pi3, Pi4 and Pi Zero
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Harris Brakmić
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5522-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5522-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5521-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 364
Number of Illustrations
181 b/w illustrations
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