Free eBook - Learn Ethereum

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By Xun (Brian) Wu , Zhihong Zou , Dongying Song
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  1. Section 1: Blockchain and Ethereum Basics
About this book
Ethereum is a blockchain-based, decentralized computing platform that allows running smart contracts. This book provides a basic overview of how Ethereum works, its ecosystem, mining process, and the consensus mechanism. It also demonstrates a step-by-step approach for building decentralized applications. This book begins with the very basics of Blockchain technology. Then it dives deep into the Ethereum architecture, framework and tools in its ecosystem. It also provides you an overview of ongoing research on Ethereum, for example, Layer 1 and 2 scaling solution, Stablecoin, ICO/STO/IEO, etc. Next, it explains Solidity language in detail, and provides step-by-step instructions for designing, developing, testing, deploying, and monitoring decentralized applications. In addition, you’ll learn how to use Truffle, Remix, Infura, Metamask, and many other Ethereum technologies. It’ll also help you develop your own cryptocurrency by creating ERC20, and ERC721 smart contracts from scratch. Finally, we explain private blockchains, and you learn how to interact with smart contracts through wallets.
Publication date:
September 2019


Section 1: Blockchain and Ethereum Basics

Since its inception, blockchain has fundamentally changed how people can transfer values such as ether and establish trust between parties without any intermediary. In this section, we will learn all about blockchain. We will also learn about the architecture and ecosystem that Ethereum functions on.

This section comprises of the following chapters:

About the Authors
  • Xun (Brian) Wu

    Xun (Brian) Wu is a senior blockchain architect and consultant. With over 20 years of hands-on experience across various technologies, including Blockchain, big data, cloud, AI, systems, and infrastructure, Brian has worked on more than 50 projects in his career. He has authored nine books, which have been published by O'Reilly, Packt, and Apress, focusing on popular fields within the Blockchain industry. The titles of his books include: Learn Ethereum (First Edition), Learn Ethereum (Second Edition), Blockchain for Teens, Hands-On Smart Contract Development with Hyperledger Fabric V2, Hyperledger Cookbook, Blockchain Quick Start Guide, Security Tokens and Stablecoins Quick Start Guide, Blockchain by Example, and Seven NoSQL Databases in a Week.

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  • Zhihong Zou

    Zhihong Zou is an innovative technology leader with over 20 years of experience delivering cutting-edge enterprise solutions. He has led transformative solutions in telecommunications, healthcare, and government that leverage blockchain, AI/ML, and modern cloud architectures to solve complex business challenges. As an insightful visionary and trusted advisor, Zhihong is passionate about driving digital transformation and future-proofing organizations. He holds an M.Sc degree in computational mathematics and an M.Sc in computer science. Zhihong has authored multiple papers on numerical computing and two popular editions of the book Learn Ethereum. In his free time, Zhihong enjoys sharing his blockchain expertise as an advocate and writer.

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  • Dongying Song

    Dongying Song has been a noteworthy leader in Blockchain, Ethereum, big data, ML, data science, and the cloud application development space for over 8 years. As an experienced software engineer and data scientist, she has worked for top-tier banks and pharmaceutical and technology companies. Dongying holds a master's degree in statistics from Columbia University and majored in mathematics during her undergraduate years. Her recent activities focus on Blockchain, Ethereum, and smart contract developments.

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Latest Reviews (2 reviews total)
Good intro to ethereum crypto.
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