Blockchain Quick Reference

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Learn
  • Understand how blockchain architecture components work
  • Acquaint yourself 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
  • Understand the use of Ethereum for smart contract and DApp development
About

Blockchain Quick Reference takes you through the electrifying world of blockchain technology and is designed for those who want to polish their existing knowledge regarding the various pillars of the blockchain ecosystem.

This book is your go-to guide, teaching you how to apply principles and ideas for making your life and business better. You will cover the architecture, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), tokens, smart contracts, and terminologies of the blockchain technology, before studying how they work. All you need is a curious mind to get started with blockchain technology. Once you have grasped the basics, you will explore components of Ethereum, such as ether tokens, transactions, and smart contracts, in order to build simple Dapps. You will then move on to learning why Solidity is used specifically for Ethereum-based projects, followed by exploring different types of blockchain with easy-to-follow examples. All this will help you tackle challenges and problems.

By the end of this book, you will not only have solved current and future problems relating to blockchain technology but will also be able to build efficient decentralized applications.

Features
  • Resolve common challenges and problems faced in the Blockchain domain
  • Study architecture, concepts, terminologies, and Dapps
  • Make smart choices using Blockchain for personal and business investments
Page Count 350
Course Length 10 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781788995788
Date Of Publication 9 Aug 2018
Principles of security
Historical perspective – classical cryptography
Types of cryptography
Summary

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.

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.