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Mastering Blockchain

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Learn
  • Master the theoretical and technical foundations of blockchain technology
  • Fully comprehend the concept of decentralization, its impact and relationship with blockchain technology
  • Experience how cryptography is used to secure data with practical examples
  • Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and relevant mechanisms behind Bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies
  • Understand theoretical foundations of smart contracts
  • Identify and examine applications of blockchain technology outside of currencies
  • Investigate alternate blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more
  • Explore research topics and future scope of blockchain technology
About

Blockchain is a distributed database that enables permanent, transparent, and secure storage of data. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrency – in fact, it's the shared public ledger upon which the entire Bitcoin network relies – and it's gaining popularity with people who work in finance, government, and the arts.

Blockhchain technology uses cryptography to keep data secure. This book gives a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world.

This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain, teaching you the fundamentals of cryptography and how it keeps data secure. You will learn about the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine. You will explore different blockchain solutions and get an exclusive preview into Hyperledger, an upcoming blockchain solution from IBM and the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain beyond currencies, scability with blockchain, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology.

Features
  • Get to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchain.
  • Build powerful applications using Ethereum to secure transactions and create smart contracts.
  • Explore cryptography, mine cryptocurrencies, and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guide.
Page Count 540
Course Length 16 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781787125445
Date Of Publication 17 Mar 2017

Authors

Imran Bashir

Imran Bashir has a master’s degree in information security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has a background in software development, solution architecture, infrastructure management, and IT service management. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and British Computer Society (BCS). Imran has an experience of sixteen years in the public and financial sectors. He worked on large-scale IT projects for public sector before moving to the financial services industry. Since then he has worked in various technical roles for different financial companies in Europe's financial capital, London. Currently, he is working for an investment bank in London.