How Does Bitcoin Work?by@wasteofserver

How Does Bitcoin Work?

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The current trend is to dumb down the mechanics of Bitcoin behind multiple levels of abstraction. Here we explore how it actually works without generalizing too much. How are the blocks tied together? A hashing function maps data of variable size to a fixed-size value. And it's generally at this stage that you'll hear that cryptography glues it together.

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