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Building Blockchain Projects

By : Narayan Prusty
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Building Blockchain Projects

By: Narayan Prusty

Overview of this book

Blockchain is a decentralized ledger that maintains a continuously growing list of data records that are secured from tampering and revision. Every user is allowed to connect to the network, send new transactions to it, verify transactions, and create new blocks, making it permission-less. This book will teach you what blockchain is, how it maintains data integrity, and how to create real-world blockchain projects using Ethereum. With interesting real-world projects, you will learn how to write smart contracts which run exactly as programmed without any chance of fraud, censorship, or third-party interference, and build end-to-e applications for blockchain. You will learn about concepts such as cryptography in cryptocurrencies, ether security, mining, smart contracts, solidity, and more. You will also learn about web sockets, various API services for Ethereum, and much more. The blockchain is the main technical innovation of bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for bitcoin transactions.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Ethereum Wallet

Ethereum Wallet is an Ethereum UI client that lets you create account, send ether, deploy contracts, invoke methods of contracts, and much more.

Ethereum Wallet comes with geth bundled. When you run Ethereum, it tries to find a local geth instance and connects to it, and if it cannot find geth running, it launches its own geth node. Ethereum Wallet communicates with geth using IPC. Geth supports file-based IPC.


If you change the data directory while running geth, you are also changing the IPC file path. So for Ethereum Wallet to find and connect to your geth instance, you need to use the --ipcpath option to specify the IPC file location to its default location so that Ethereum Wallet can find it; otherwise Ethereum Wallet won't be able to find it and will start its own geth instance. To find the default IPC file path, run geth help, and it will show the default path next to the --ipcpath option.

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