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Blockchain By Example

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Learn
  • Grasp decentralized technology fundamentals to master blockchain principles
  • Build blockchain projects on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Hyperledger
  • Create your currency and a payment application using Bitcoin
  • Implement decentralized apps and supply chain systems using Hyperledger
  • Write smart contracts, run your ICO, and build a Tontine decentralized app using Ethereum
  • Implement distributed file management with blockchain
  • Integrate blockchain into existing systems in your organization
About

The Blockchain is a revolution promising a new world without middlemen. Technically, it is an immutable and tamper-proof distributed ledger of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. With this book, you will get to grips with the blockchain ecosystem to build real-world projects.

This book will walk you through the process of building multiple blockchain projects with different complexity levels and hurdles. Each project will teach you just enough about the field's leading technologies, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Quorum, and Hyperledger in order to be productive from the outset. As you make your way through the chapters, you will cover the major challenges that are associated with blockchain ecosystems such as scalability, integration, and distributed file management. In the concluding chapters, you’ll learn to build blockchain projects for business, run your ICO, and even create your own cryptocurrency. Blockchain by Example also covers a range of projects such as Bitcoin payment systems, supply chains on Hyperledger, and developing a Tontine Bank Every is using Ethereum.

By the end of this book, you will not only be able to tackle common issues in the blockchain ecosystem, but also design and build reliable and scalable distributed systems.

Features
  • Understand the blockchain ecosystem and its terminologies
  • Implement smart contracts, wallets, and consensus protocols
  • Design and develop decentralized applications using Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Hyperledger
Page Count 528
Course Length 15 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781788475686
Date Of Publication 30 Nov 2018
Compiling Bitcoin from source
New cryptocurrency – Readercoin
Summary
Introduction to Ethereum
Building an auction DApp 
Deployment environment – multiple ways to enjoy!
Running the auction DApp
Summary

Authors

Bellaj Badr

Bellaj Badr is an experienced security and software engineer who loves blockchain with a passion. Currently, he is the CTO at Mchain, a blockchain start-up that develops blockchain solutions for companies.

Alongside his role as CTO, he acts as technical consultant, offering strategic and technical consulting to many companies worldwide. Aside from this, he is involved in many blockchain projects involving the establishment of new blockchain business-oriented protocols. Badr is a frequent speaker at developer conferences and is father to two angels.

Xun (Brian) Wu

Xun (Brian) Wu has more than 17 years of extensive, hands-on design and development experience with blockchain, big data, cloud, UI, and systems infrastructure. He has coauthored a number of books, including Seven NoSQL Databases in a Week, Blockchain by Example, Hyperledger Cookbook, Learning Ethereum, and Blockchain Quick Start Guide. He has been a technical reviewer on more than 50 technical books for Packt Publishing. He serves as a board adviser for several blockchain start-ups and owns several patents on blockchain. Brian also holds an NJIT computer science M.Sc degree. He lives in New Jersey with his two beautiful daughters, Bridget and Charlotte.

Richard Horrocks

Richard Horrocks is a freelance Ethereum and full-stack developer based in the UK, and holds a BA and MSc in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge. He worked for many years as a technical lead for Cisco Systems, where he worked on the operating systems of carrier-grade routing hardware, before leaving the world of IT to work as an English teacher.

The advent of cryptocurrency piqued his interest sufficiently to lead him back to IT, and, since 2015, he has been working with Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. His specialist interests are cryptoeconomics and incentive layers, with a particular focus on mechanism design and token engineering.

When not in front of a computer, he enjoys yoga and falling off motorbikes.