For anyone serious about understanding the technical inner workings of Bitcoin, Princeton University Press will be releasing a new textbook later this year: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies. After studying this book and doing the exercises, you will understand how Bitcoin works in detail, and see why there is so much commercial interest surrounding blockchain technology, not to mention the potential social and political ramifications. This book is both technically rigorous and very accessible—an indispensable reference for any serious student of cryptocurrencies. CryptoIQ’s very own Research Director, Albert Szmigielski, is mentioned in the Introduction for his help in reviewing the text. A free draft version of the book is available here. Check it out!