Blockchain Developer's Guide

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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
  • Create cryptocurrency wallets and coins for transaction mechanisms
  • Build DApps using Solidity and Web3.js
  • Create your own Ethereum wallets
  • Explore the consortium blockchain
About

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 cryptography in cryptocurrencies and including ether security, mining, and smart contracts. You will learn how to use web sockets and various API 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
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
Page Count 564
Course Length 16 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781789954722
Date Of Publication 21 Dec 2018

Authors

Samanyu Chopra

Samanyu Chopra is a developer, entrepreneur, and Blockchain supporter with wide experience of conceptualizing, developing, and producing computer and mobile software's. He has been programming since the age of 11. He is proficient in programming languages such as JavaScript, Scala, C#, C++, Swift, and so on. He has a wide range of experience in developing for computers and mobiles. He has been a supporter of Bitcoin and blockchain since its early days and has been part of wide-ranging decentralized projects since a long time. You can write a tweet to him at @samdonly1.

Narayan Prusty

Narayan Prusty is a full-stack developer. He works as a consultant for various start-ups around the world. He has worked on various technologies and programming languages but is very passionate about JavaScript, WordPress, Ethereum, Solr, React, Cordova, MongoDB, and AWS. Apart from consulting for various start-ups, he also runs a blog titled QNimate and a video tutorial site titled QScutter, where he shares information about a lot of the technologies he works on.

Brenn Hill

Brenn Hill is a senior software engineer who has worked with such clients as NASCAR, PGA Tour, Time Warner Cable, and many others. He has experience leading international teams on cannot fail engineering projects. He strives to work with business to ensure that tech projects achieve good ROI and solve key business problems. He has a master's degree in Information Science from UNC-CH and currently travels the world as a digital nomad.

Paul Valencourt

Paul Valencourt is CFO of BlockSimple Solutions. He currently helps people launch STOs and invest in cryptocurrency mining.