Blockchain Developer's Guide

Blockchain Developer's Guide

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Overview

Build real-world projects like a smart contract deployment platform, betting apps, wallet services, and much more using blockchain

  • Apply blockchain principles and features for making your life and business better
  • Understand Ethereum for smart contracts and DApp deployment
  • Tackle current and future challenges and problems relating to blockchain

Blockchain applications provide a single-shared ledger to eliminate trust issues involving multiple stakeholders. It is the main technical innovation of Bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for Bitcoin transactions.

Blockchain Developer's Guide takes you through the electrifying world of blockchain technology. It begins with the basic design of a blockchain and elaborates concepts, such as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), tokens, smart contracts, and other related terminologies. You will then explore the components of Ethereum, such as Ether tokens, transactions, and smart contracts that you need to build simple DApps.

Blockchain Developer's Guide also explains why you must specifically use Solidity for Ethereum-based projects and lets you explore different blockchains with easy-to-follow examples. You will learn a wide range of concepts - beginning with cryptography in cryptocurrencies and including ether security, mining, and smart contracts. You will learn how to use web sockets and various API services for Ethereum.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to build efficient decentralized applications.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Blockchain Quick Reference by Brenn Hill, Samanyu Chopra, Paul Valencourt
  • Building Blockchain Projects by Narayan Prusty
  • Understand how various components of the blockchain architecture work
  • Get familiar with cryptography and the mechanics behind blockchain
  • Apply consensus protocol to determine the business sustainability
  • Understand what ICOs and crypto-mining are, and how they work

Blockchain Developer's Guide is for you if you want to get to grips with the blockchain technology and develop your own distributed applications. It is also designed for those who want to polish their existing knowledge regarding the various pillars of the blockchain ecosystem. Prior exposure to an object-oriented programming language such as JavaScript is needed.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789954722
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2018
Pages: 564
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Brenn Hill is a senior software engineer who has worked with such clients as NASCAR, PGA Tour, Time Warner Cable, and many others. He has experience leading international teams on cannot fail engineering projects. He strives to work with business to ensure that tech projects achieve good ROI and solve key business problems. He has a master's degree in Information Science from UNC-CH and currently travels the world as a digital nomad. Samanyu Chopra is a developer, entrepreneur, and Blockchain supporter with wide experience of conceptualizing, developing, and producing computer and mobile software's. He has been programming since the age of 11. He is proficient in programming languages such as JavaScript, Scala, C#, C++, Swift, and so on. He has a wide range of experience in developing for computers and mobiles. He has been a supporter of Bitcoin and blockchain since its early days and has been part of wide-ranging decentralized projects since a long time. You can write a tweet to him at @samdonly1. Paul Valencourt is CFO of BlockSimple Solutions. He currently helps people launch STOs and invest in cryptocurrency mining. Narayan Prusty is the founder and CTO of BlockCluster, world's first blockchain management system. He has five years of experience in blockchain. He specializes in Blockchain, DevOps, Serverless, and JavaScript. His commitment has led him to build scalable products for start-ups, governments, and enterprises across India, Singapore, USA, and UAE. He is enthusiastic about solving real-world problems. His ability to build scalable applications from top to bottom is what makes him special. Currently, he is on a mission to make things easier, faster, and cheaper using blockchain. Also, he is looking at ways to prevent corruption, fraud, and to bring transparency to the world using blockchain.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
  1. Blockchain 101
  2. Components and Structure of Blockchain
  3. Decentralization Versus Distributed Systems
  4. Cryptography and Mechanics Behind Blockchain
  5. Bitcoin
  6. Altcoins
  7. Achieving Consensus
  8. Advanced Blockchain Concepts
  9. Cryptocurrency Wallets
  10. Alternate Blockchains
  11. Hyperledger and Enterprise Blockchains
  12. Ethereum 101
  13. Solidity 101
  14. Smart Contracts
  15. Ethereum Accounts and Ether Tokens
  16. Decentralized Applications
  17. Mining
  18. ICO 101
  19. Creating Your Own Currency
  20. Scalability and Other Challenges
  21. Future of Blockchain
  22. Understanding Decentralized Applications
  23. Understanding How Ethereum Works
  24. Writing Smart Contracts
  25. Getting Started with web3.js
  26. Building a Wallet Service
  27. Building a Smart Contract Deployment Platform
  28. Building a Betting App
  29. Building Enterprise Level Smart Contracts
  30. Building a Consortium Blockchain

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