Mastering Blockchain: A deep dive into distributed ledgers, consensus protocols, smart contracts, DApps, crypto, 3rd Edition

Mastering Blockchain: A deep dive into distributed ledgers, consensus protocols, smart contracts, DApps, crypto, 3rd Edition

English | 2020 | ISBN-13 : 978-1839213199 | 817 Pages | True PDF | 29.9 MB

Develop a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations of blockchain technology and learn how to write smart contracts and build decentralized applications
Key Features

Updated with four new chapters on consensus algorithms, Ethereum 2.0, tokenization, and enterprise blockchains
Dive deep into foundational pillars of blockchain technology such as decentralization, cryptography, and consensus protocols
Get to grips with Solidity, Web3, cryptocurrencies, smart contract development and solve scalability, security, and privacy issues
Discover the architecture of different distributed ledger platforms including Ethereum, Bitcoin, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, Corda, and Quorum

Book Description

Blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media, and many other industries. With a legacy of providing technologists with executable insights, the third edition of Mastering Blockchain is thoroughly revised and updated with the latest blockchain research, including four new chapters on consensus algorithms, Serenity (Ethereum 2.0), tokenization, and enterprise blockchains.

Apart from covering the basics, including blockchain's technical underpinnings, cryptography, and consensus protocols, this book provides you with expert knowledge on decentralization, decentralized application development on Ethereum, Bitcoin, alternative coins, smart contracts, alternative blockchains, and Hyperledger.

Furthermore, you will explore how to implement blockchain solutions beyond cryptocurrencies, such as the Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, enterprise blockchains, and tokenization using blockchain, and the future scope of this fascinating and disruptive technology.

By the end of this book, you will have gained a thorough understanding of the various facets of blockchain technology and be comfortable applying them to diverse real-world scenarios.
What you will learn

Grasp the mechanisms behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and alternative cryptocurrencies
Understand cryptography and its usage in blockchain technology
Understand the theoretical foundations of smart contracts
Develop decentralized applications using Solidity, Remix, Truffle, Ganache, and Drizzle
Identify and examine applications of blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies
Understand the architecture and development of Ethereum 2.0
Explore research topics and the future scope of blockchain technology

Who this book is for

If you are a technologist, business executive, a student or an enthusiast who wishes to explore the fascinating world of blockchain technology, smart contracts, decentralized applications and distributed systems then this book is for you. Basic familiarity with a beginner-level command of a programming language would be a plus.
Table of Contents

Blockchain 101
Symmetric Cryptography
Public Key Cryptography
Consensus Algorithms
Introducing Bitcoin
The Bitcoin Network and Payments
Bitcoin Clients and APIs
Alternative Coins
Smart Contracts
Ethereum 101
Further Ethereum
Ethereum Development Environment
Development Tools and Frameworks
Introducing Web3

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