Ethereum Smart Contract Development

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  • Know how to build your own smart contracts and cryptocurrencies
  • Understand the Solidity language
  • Find out about data types, control structure, functions, inheritance, mathematical operations, and much more
  • See the various types of forks and discover how they are related to Ethereum
  • Get to know the various concepts of web3.js and its APIs so you can build client-side apps
  • Build a DAO from scratch and acquire basic knowledge of DApps on Ethercast
  • Be guided through the project so you can optimize EVM for smart contracts
  • Build your own decentralized applications (DApps) by taking a practical approach

Ethereum is a public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality. This book is your one-stop guide to blockchain and Ethereum smart contract development.

We start by introducing you to the basics of blockchain. You'll learn about hash functions, Merkle trees, forking, mining, and much more. Then you'll learn about Ethereum and smart contracts, and we'll cover Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) in detail. Next, you'll get acquainted with DApps and DAOs and see how they work. We'll also delve into the mechanisms of advanced smart contracts, taking a practical approach.

You'll also learn how to develop your own cryptocurrency from scratch in order to understand the business behind ICO. Further on, you'll get to know the key concepts of the Solidity programming language, enabling you to build decentralized blockchain-based applications. We'll also look at enterprise use cases, where you'll build a decentralized microblogging site.

At the end of this book, we discuss blockchain-as-a-service, the dark web marketplace, and various advanced topics so you can get well versed with the blockchain principles and ecosystem.

  • Understand the Ethereum Ecosystem and its differences from its rich cousin Bitcoin
  • Explore the Solidity programming language and smart contract optimizations
  • Get a developer’s perspective of Blockchain-as-a-technology with exposure to common challenges faced while building decentralized applications
Page Count 288
Course Length 8 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781788473040
Date Of Publication 23 Feb 2018


Mayukh Mukhopadhyay

Mayukh Mukhopadhyay started his career as a BI developer. After the 2008-09 financial crisis, he was at Tata Consultancy Services for one of their Fortune 500 clients in the telecom sector. Holding a master's in software engineering from Jadavpur University, he is presently working as a data insight developer, where he focuses on applying data science and machine learning to raw telecom equipment logs to generate business insights. He has a varied list of academic interests, ranging from audio signal processing, structural bioinformatics, and bio-inspired algorithms to consciousness engineering. Apart from being an Oracle Certified Specialist, he is a Certified Bitcoin Professional, recognized by C4 (Crypto Currency Certification Consortium). He tries to apply blockchain as a technology to different business domains.