Blockchain Quick Start Guide

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Learn
  • Understand how blockchain hashing works
  • Write and test a smart contract using Solidity
  • Develop and test a decentralized application
  • Build and test your application using Hyperledger Fabric
  • Implement business network using Hyperledger Composer
  • Test and interact with business network applications
About

Blockchain is a technology that powers the development of decentralized applications.This technology allows the construction of a network with no single control that enables participants to make contributions to and receive benefits from the network directly.

This book will give you a thorough overview of blockchain and explain how a blockchain works.You will begin by going through various blockchain consensus mechanisms and cryptographic hash functions. You will then learn the fundamentals of programming in Solidity – the defacto language for developing decentralize, applications in Ethereum. After that, you will set up an Ethereum development environment and develop, package, build, and test campaign-decentralized applications.The book also shows you how to set up Hyperledger composer tools, analyze business scenarios, design business models, and write a chain code. Finally, you will get a glimpse of how blockchain is actually used in different real-world domains.

By the end of this guide, you will be comfortable working with basic blockchain frameworks, and develop secure, decentralized applications in a hassle-free manner.

Features
  • Understand the key concepts of decentralized applications and consensus algorithms
  • Learn key concepts of Ethereum and Solidity programming
  • Practical guide to get started with build efficient Blockchain applications with Ethereum and Hyperledger
Page Count 222
Course Length 6 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781789807974
Date Of Publication 27 Dec 2018

Authors

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.

Weimin Sun

Weimin Sun has 20 years' of experience working in the financial industry. He has worked for top-tier investment and commercial banks such as J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, Citibank, and Morgan Stanley, where he also managed large teams for developing IT applications. Weimin has also held corporate titles such as executive director and senior VP in some of these firms. Weimin has in-depth knowledge of the blockchain technology, data science, data architecture, data modeling, and big data platforms. He holds Ph.D, M.B.A and M.Sc degrees. He has co-authored Blockchain Quick Start Guide and published several statistical journal papers.