The internet is flooded with texts and tutorials about Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and mining. And as time goes by, there’s more and more content on these topics. Unfortunately, most of this material is junk, and when it’s not, it’s usually not well structured.
I’m very happy that I found these lectures from Princeton University, and I’m sharing them here today in case you didn’t already find this great material.
The lectures approach is theoretic, however I found them pretty interesting and certainly not boring(as you can expect from many university classes). For example, Lecture 5 is called “Bitcoin Mining”, but you won’t find anything practical, like which mining application to use, what pools are the best nor what’s the most profitable coin(lectures are dating back to 2014 anyway). Still, the lecture explains what exactly the miners are doing, how the equipment evolved with difficulty, what are it’s environment effects etc.
If you’re interested in cryptocurrencies, I encourage you to take a look, you’ll certainly learn something valuable. If your equipment is good for CryptoNote mining, I encourage you to take a look at Electroneum mining as well, since it’s certainly the most profitable coin at the moment.