Learning Path – Getting Started with Blockchain: Develop smart applications with Ethereum, JavaScript, Hyperledger Fabric, and Corda

Build real-world projects like a smart contract deployment platform, betting apps, wallet services, and much more using blockchainKey FeaturesApply blockchain principles and features for making your life and business betterUnderstand Ethereum for smart contracts and DApp deploymentTackle current and future challenges and problems relating to blockchainBook DescriptionBlockchain 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.Getting Started with Blockchain 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.Getting Started with Blockchain 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 ValencourtBuilding Blockchain Projects by Narayan PrustyWhat you will learnUnderstand how various components of the blockchain architecture workGet familiar with cryptography and the mechanics behind blockchainApply consensus protocol to determine the business sustainabilityUnderstand what ICOs and crypto-mining are, and how they workCreate cryptocurrency wallets and coins for transaction mechanismsBuild DApps using Solidity and Web3.jsCreate your own Ethereum walletsExplore the consortium blockchain Who This Book Is ForGetting Started with Blockchain 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.

Author: Brenn Hill

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