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Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Andreas Bolfing


Many online applications, especially in the financial industries, are running on blockchain technologies in a decentralized manner, without the use of an authoritative entity or a trusted third party. Such systems are only secured by cryptographic protocols and a consensus mechanism. As blockchain-based solutions will continue to revolutionize online applications in a growing digital market in the future, one needs to identify the principal opportunities and potential risks. Hence, it is unavoidable to learn the mathematical and cryptographic procedures behind blockchain technology in order to ... More

Keywords: Blockchain, cryptography, cryptographic primitives, Nakamoto, Bitcoin, quantum computers, mathematics, algebra, computing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198862840
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198862840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Bolfing, author
Maths teacher, Professional Baccalaureate School.