#1 in Computers top-reviewsDistributed ledgers, decentralization and smart contracts explained About This Book • 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. Who This Book Is For This book appeals to those who wish to build fast, highly secure, transactional applications. This book is for those who are familiar with the concept of blockchain and are comfortable with a programming language. What You Will 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 In Detail 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. Style and approach This comprehensive guide allows you to build smart blockchain applications and explore the power of this database. The book will let you quickly brush up on the basics of the blockchain database, followed by advanced implementations of blockchain in currency, smart contracts, decent
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Reviewed by Miles
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Tuesday 11 April, 2017
This is a Brilliant book. Right balance of theory and practice. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Mark Naylor
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Wednesday 05 April, 2017
Reading this book now, almost halfway through and I find it very comprehensive and thorough. I would give this book 4.5 , not 5 because I think there are a few areas where it could be improved. I think this is the only book you need to jumpstart your career as a Blockchain engineer or business analyst.
Reviewed by Carla Stephen
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Tuesday 04 April, 2017
Thought provoking and very insightful.
|Size: ||32.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||Packt Publishing|
|Date published: || 2017|
|ISBN: ||9781787129290 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|