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Develop a deeper understanding of what’s under the hood of blockchain with this technical reference guide on one of the most disruptive modern technologies
Key FeaturesUpdated with four new chapters on consensus algorithms, Ethereum 2.0, tokenization, and enterprise blockchainsLearn about key elements of blockchain theory such as decentralization, cryptography, and consensus protocolsGet to grips with Solidity, Web3, cryptocurrencies, smart contract development and solve scalability, security and privacy issuesDiscover the architecture of different distributed ledger platforms including Ethereum, Bitcoin, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, Corda and QuorumBook Description
Blockchain is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, with applications in finance, government, media, and other industries. With a legacy of providing technologists with executable insights, this new edition of Mastering Blockchain is thoroughly revised and updated to the latest blockchain research with four new chapters on consensus algorithms, Serenity (the update that will introduce Ethereum 2.0), tokenization, and enterprise blockchains.
This book covers the basics, including blockchain’s technical underpinnings, cryptography and consensus protocols. It also provides you with expert knowledge on decentralization, decentralized application development on Ethereum, Bitcoin, alternative coins, smart contracts, alternative blockchains, and Hyperledger.
Further, you will explore blockchain solutions beyond cryptocurrencies such as the Internet of Things with blockchain, enterprise blockchains, tokenization using blockchain, and consider the future scope of this fascinating and disruptive technology.
By the end of this book, you will have gained a thorough comprehension of the various facets of blockchain and understand their potential in diverse real-world scenarios.
What you will learnGrasp the mechanisms behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and alternative cryptocurrenciesUnderstand cryptography and its usage in blockchainUnderstand the theoretical foundations of smart contractsDevelop decentralized applications using Solidity, Remix, Truffle, Ganache and DrizzleIdentify and examine applications of blockchain beyond cryptocurrenciesUnderstand the architecture and development of Ethereum 2.0Explore research topics and the future scope of blockchainWho 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 ContentsBlockchain 101DecentralizationSymmetric CryptographyPublic Key CryptographyConsensus AlgorithmsIntroducing BitcoinThe Bitcoin Network and PaymentsBitcoin Clients and APIsAlternative CoinsSmart ContractsEthereum 101Further EthereumEthereum Development EnvironmentDevelopment Tools and FrameworksIntroducing Web3SerenityHyperledgerTokenizationBlockchain – Outside of CurrenciesEnterprise BlockchainScalability and Other ChallengesCurrent Landscape and What’s Next
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The architectural view of a generic blockchain
Master blockchain with Imran Bashir Explore the foundational pillars of blockchain technology Discover the architecture of different distributed ledger platforms Become familiar with Web3, smart contract development and solve scalability
What’s new in this third edition of Mastering Blockchain?
This 3rd edition of Mastering Blockchain has 4 new chapters on hot topics such as blockchain consensus, Ethereum 2, and Enterprise blockchains. All chapters have been updated to include the latest information and new and advanced topics, such as zero-knowledge proofs, zk-SNARKS, Tezos, EOS, formal methods, and blockchain security.
This book provides a holistic view of most areas of blockchain technology, along with hands-on exercises using Ethereum, Bitcoin, Quroum, and Hyperledger.
The architecture and development of Ethereum 2.0 The mechanisms behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and alternative cryptocurrencies The identification and examination of blockchain applications of blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies
What are the key takeaways of the book?
Whether you are a seasoned technologist, student, business executive or merely a blockchain enthusiast, it’s essential to focus on the underlying principles and core theoretical concepts such as distributed systems, consensus, cryptography and development using no helper tools in the start.
This book is an excellent combination of both the breadth and depth of blockchain technology. As a mastering book, it can be used not only as a reference at work, but also very effectively as a textbook in a classroom or for self-learning. There is currently no other book that provides a comprehensive overview of blockchain technology with sufficient practical knowledge.
My main goal is to create a remarkable combination of theory and practice. I aim to provide a comprehensive and in-depth reference of distributed ledger technology that not only serves the expert, but is also accessible for beginners.
I especially focus on describing the core characteristics of blockchain, so that readers can establish a strong foundation on which to build further knowledge and expertise. I also envisage that with this approach, the book will remain useful in the future despite constant advancements.
Table of Contents: Blockchain 101 Consensus Algorithms The Bitcoin Network and Payments Alternative Coins and Smart Contracts Ethereum 101 Hyperledger and Tokenization Blockchain – Outside of Currencies Current Landscape and What’s Next
Publisher : Packt Publishing; 3rd ed. edition (August 31, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 816 pages
ISBN-10 : 1839213191
ISBN-13 : 978-1839213199
Item Weight : 3.04 pounds
Dimensions : 7.5 x 1.84 x 9.25 inches