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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

Introduction to LightWallet

LightWallet is an HD wallet that implements BIP32, BIP39, and BIP44. LightWallet provides APIs to create and sign transactions or encrypt and decrypt data using the addresses and keys generated using it.

LightWallet API is divided into four namespaces, that is, keystore, signing, encryption, and txutils. signing, encrpytion, and txutils provide APIs to sign transactions, asymmetric cryptography, and create transactions respectively, whereas a keystore namespace is used to create a keystore, generated seed, and so on. keystore is an object that holds the seed and keys encrypted. The keystore namespace implements transaction signer methods that requires signing the we3.eth.sendTransaction() calls if we are using Hooked-Web3-Provider. Therefore the keystore namespace can automatically create and sign transactions for the addresses that it can find in it. Actually, LightWallet is primarily intended to be a signing provider for the Hooked-Web3-Provider.

A keystore instance...