Blockchain: The Best Guide for Beginners to Investing and Understanding the Fantastic World Of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. (Paperback)

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Develop a deep understanding of the theoretical foundations of blockchain technology and learn how to write smart contracts and build decentralized applications.

Blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media, and many other industries. With a legacy of providing technologists with executable insights, the third edition of Mastering Blockchain is thoroughly revised and updated with the latest blockchain research, including four new chapters on consensus algorithms, Serenity (Ethereum 2.0), tokenization, and enterprise blockchains.


Apart from covering the basics, including blockchain's technical underpinnings, cryptography, and consensus protocols, this book provides you with expert knowledge on decentralization, decentralized application development on Ethereum, Bitcoin, alternative coins, smart contracts, alternative blockchains, and Hyperledger.


Furthermore, you will explore how to implement blockchain solutions beyond cryptocurrencies, such as the Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, enterprise blockchains, and tokenization using blockchain, and the future scope of this fascinating and disruptive technology.

By the end of this book, you will have gained a thorough understanding of the various facets of blockchain technology and be comfortable applying them to diverse real-world scenarios.


What you will learn
  • A Brief History of Blockchain Technology
  • Blockchain Basics - Managing Digital Transactions
  • The SHA-256 Hashing Algorithm
  • Cryptocurrency Beyond Bitcoin
  • Implications of Blockchain: Big Data, Privacy, and Personal Data
  • The Human Touch: Or, The 51% Problem
  • Explore research topics and the future scope of blockchain technology

Who this book is for

If you are a technologist, business executive, a student or an enthusiast who wishes to explore the fascinating world of blockchain technology, smart contracts, decentralized applications and distributed systems then this book is for you. Basic familiarity with a beginner-level command of a programming language would be a plus.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9781802836998
ISBN-10: 1802836993
Publisher: Christopher Hicks
Publication Date: June 30th, 2021
Pages: 44
Language: English