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Mastering blockchain: distributed ledger technology, decentralization, and smart contracts explained

By: Bashir, Imran.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: United Kingdom Packt Publishing 2018Edition: 2nd.Description: xvi, 633p. With index.ISBN: 9781788839044.Subject(s): Bitcoin | Blockchains--databases | Electronic funds transfersDDC classification: 004 Summary: A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the fundamentals of distributed systems, 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 also explore different other blockchain solutions and get an introduction to business blockchain frameworks under Hyperledger, a collaborative effort for the advancement of blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain solutions beyond currencies, Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology. https://prod.packtpub.com/in/big-data-and-business-intelligence/mastering-blockchain-second-edition
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Table of Content

1 Blockchain 101
2 Decentralization
3 Symmetric Cryptography
4 Public Key Cryptography
5 Introducing Bitcoin
6 Bitcoin Network and Payments
7 Bitcoin Clients and APIs
8 Alternative Coins
9 Smart Contracts
10 Ethereum 101
11 Further Ethereum
12 Ethereum Development Environment
13 Development Tools and Frameworks
14 Introducing Web3
15 Hyperledger
16 Alternative Blockchains
17 Blockchain – Outside of Currencies
18 Scalability and Other Challenges
19 Current Landscape and What's Next

A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the fundamentals of distributed systems, 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 also explore different other blockchain solutions and get an introduction to business blockchain frameworks under Hyperledger, a collaborative effort for the advancement of blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain solutions beyond currencies, Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology.

https://prod.packtpub.com/in/big-data-and-business-intelligence/mastering-blockchain-second-edition

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