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The Essential Guide to Web3

By Vijay Krishnan
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    Part 1 – Introduction to Web3
About this book
Web3, the new blockchain-based web, is often hailed as the future of the internet. Driven by technologies such as cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DAOs, decentralized finance, and more, Web3’s aim is to give individuals more control over the web communities they belong to. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced developer, this book will help you master the intricacies of Web3 and its revolutionary technologies. Beginning with a concise introduction to blockchain and the Ethereum ecosystem, this book quickly immerses you in real-world blockchain applications. You’ll work on carefully crafted hands-on exercises that are designed for beginners as well as users with prior exposure. The chapters show you how to build and deploy smart contracts, while mastering security controls and discovering best practices for writing secure code. As you progress, you’ll explore tokenization and gain proficiency in minting both fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with the help of step-by-step instructions. The concluding chapters cover advanced topics, including oracles, Layer 2 (L2) networks, rollups, zero knowledge proofs, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). By the end of this Web3 book, you’ll be well-versed in the Web3 ecosystem and have the skills to build powerful and secure decentralized applications.
Publication date:
November 2023
Publisher
Packt
Pages
366
ISBN
9781801813471

 

Part 1 – Introduction to Web3

Introduction to Web3 is your gateway to understanding the fundamentals of blockchain technology and diving into the exciting world of Ethereum. This part takes you on a journey, starting with the foundational concepts of blockchain and Web3 technology. It provides a clear and beginner-friendly introduction, making complex ideas accessible. As you progress, you’ll explore the Ethereum ecosystem and embark on your first Ethereum transaction, gaining hands-on experience in a step-by-step manner. Whether you’re a newcomer curious about blockchain or an enthusiast eager to enter the Web3 realm, this part offers a solid foundation and practical guidance to get you started on your blockchain journey.

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About the Author
  • Vijay Krishnan

    Vijay Krishnan, an experienced expert in blockchain and Web3, holds the position of head of SysOps for Linea, a Layer 2 blockchain at Consensys. With a rich background in blockchain, he's guided Fortune 100 companies from ideation to product build. With over 50 projects and 300+ use cases to his credit, Vijay has left an indelible mark on the industry. Prior to Consensys, he pioneered the AWS Partner Blockchain ecosystem and led IBM North America's Blockchain Practice. With two decades on Wall Street, he possesses deep financial and tech insights. Vijay, a leader and subject matter expert, empowers clients in DeFi, NFTs, gaming, and the metaverse. Beyond work, he's a mentor, speaker, author, and organic farmer. His knowledge and innovation continue to shape the blockchain and Web3 landscape.

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