Blockchain Developer’s Guide

Book Description

Build real-world projects like a smart contract deployment platform, betting apps, wallet services, and much more using blockchain

Key Features

  • Apply blockchain principles and features for making your life and business better
  • Understand Ethereum for smart contracts and DApp deployment
  • Tackle current and future challenges and problems relating to blockchain

Book Description

Blockchain applications provide a single-shared ledger to eliminate trust issues involving multiple stakeholders. It is the main technical innovation of Bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for Bitcoin transactions.

Blockchain Developer's Guide takes you through the electrifying world of blockchain technology. It begins with the basic design of a blockchain and elaborates concepts, such as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), tokens, smart contracts, and other related terminologies. You will then explore the components of Ethereum, such as Ether tokens, transactions, and smart contracts that you need to build simple DApps.

Blockchain Developer's Guide also explains why you must specifically use Solidity for Ethereum-based projects and lets you explore different blockchains with easy-to-follow examples. You will learn a wide range of concepts - beginning with in cryptocurrencies and including ether security, mining, and smart contracts. You will learn how to use web sockets and various services for Ethereum.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to build efficient decentralized applications.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Blockchain Quick Reference by Brenn Hill, Samanyu Chopra, Paul Valencourt
  • Building Blockchain Projects by Narayan Prusty

What you will learn

  • Understand how various components of the blockchain architecture work
  • Get familiar with cryptography and the mechanics behind blockchain
  • Apply consensus protocol to determine the business sustainability
  • Understand what ICOs and crypto-mining are, and how they work

Who this book is for

Blockchain Developer's Guide is for you if you want to get to grips with the blockchain technology and develop your own distributed applications. It is also designed for those who want to polish their existing knowledge regarding the various pillars of the blockchain ecosystem. Prior exposure to an object-oriented language such as JavaScript is needed.

Table of Contents

  1. Blockchain 101
  2. Components and Structure of Blockchain
  3. Decentralization Versus Distributed Systems
  4. Cryptography and Mechanics Behind Blockchain
  5. Bitcoin
  6. Altcoins
  7. Achieving Consensus
  8. Advanced Blockchain Concepts
  9. Cryptocurrency Wallets
  10. Alternate Blockchains
  11. Hyperledger and Blockchains
  12. Ethereum 101
  13. Solidity 101
  14. Smart Contracts
  15. Ethereum Accounts and Ether Tokens
  16. Decentralized Applications
  17. Mining
  18. ICO 101
  19. Creating Your Own Currency
  20. Scalability and Other Challenges
  21. Future of Blockchain
  22. Understanding Decentralized Applications
  23. Understanding How Ethereum Works
  24. Smart Contracts
  25. Getting Started with web3.js
  26. Building a Wallet
  27. Building a Smart Contract Deployment Platform
  28. Building a Betting App
  29. Building Enterprise Level Smart Contracts
  30. Building a Consortium Blockchain

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