I wrote a paper about the technical basis of digital currencies for a seminar at the university. It is an introduction into the market of digital currencies and a technical description of the most important systems: Bitcoin as well as the Bitcoin forks Litecoin, Peercoin (PPCoin) and Primecoin. So if you are interested in digital currencies in general or one of these systems, go read my paper 😉
Technical Basis of Digital Currencies Paper (PDF) (2889 Downloads)
If you have any feedback, I am happy to read it in the comments!