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Blockchain The Comprehensive Guide to Blockchain Development, Ethereum, Solidity, and Smart Contracts

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654 pages, , Print edition paperback
ISBN 978-1-4932-2513-2
654 pages,
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654 pages, , Print edition paperback
E-book formats: EPUB, PDF, online
ISBN 978-1-4932-2515-6
Demystify the blockchain—and learn how to use it—with this practical guide. Start from the ground up: What is Ethereum? What is Solidity? And how are they used to create smart contracts? Then see how to implement your own blockchain, including configuring a peer-to-peer network, managing miner accounts, and more. Follow step-by-step instructions and detailed code examples to develop smart contracts and dApps. Work with cutting-edge technologies such as Bitcoin, DeFi, NFTs, and more. Welcome to the world of blockchain!
  • Master blockchain fundamentals and implement applications on the Ethereum network
  • Develop smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps) with Solidity
  • Test, debug, and secure your blockchain applications
About the Book About the E-book 650 pages, paperback. Reference book format 7 x 10 in. Printed black and white on 50# offset paper from sustainable sources. Reader-friendly serif font (TheAntiquaB 9.5 Pt.). One-column layout. E-book in full color. PDF (19 MB) and EPUB files (9 MB) for download, DRM-free with personalized digital watermark. Copy and paste, bookmarks, and print-out permitted. Table of contents, in-text references, and index fully linked. Including online book edition in dedicated reader application.

In this book, you’ll learn about:

  1. Blockchain Basics

    You’ve heard the hype around Bitcoin, NFTs, and crypto mining. But how does the underlying blockchain technology work? Understand the fundamentals of the distributed ledger, and learn how to create and manage your own blockchain.

  2. Application Development

    Master smart contracts, from programming with Solidity to testing, debugging, deployment, and beyond. Develop decentralized applications (dApps) and expand them into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) by implementing a frontend with ethers.js.

  3. Tips from the Experts

    Follow guidance from experienced blockchain programmers. Use commented code examples as templates for your projects to get started building your own blockchain and smart contracts in the real world.

Highlights include:

  • Blockchain basics and creation
  • Smart contracts and dApps
  • Development with Solidity
  • Testing, debugging, and security
  • Web APIs
  • Peer-to-peer frameworks
  • Accounts and balances
  • Transaction and block verification
  • Gas optimization
  • Decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • Non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
  • Yul and Huff contracts

Prof. Dr. Tobias Fertig has worked as a smart contract developer and researcher since 2015. He has been enthusiastic about Ethereum since its beginning and has taught programming, software engineering, and distributed systems for several years.

Andreas Schütz studied computer science and has been enthusiastic about blockchain technology for more than ten years.

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