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Blockchain By Example

By : Bellaj Badr, Richard Horrocks, Xun (Brian) Wu
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Blockchain By Example

By: Bellaj Badr, Richard Horrocks, Xun (Brian) Wu

Overview of this book

The Blockchain is a revolution promising a new world without middlemen. Technically, it is an immutable and tamper-proof distributed ledger of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. With this book, you will get to grips with the blockchain ecosystem to build real-world projects. This book will walk you through the process of building multiple blockchain projects with different complexity levels and hurdles. Each project will teach you just enough about the field's leading technologies, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Quorum, and Hyperledger in order to be productive from the outset. As you make your way through the chapters, you will cover the major challenges that are associated with blockchain ecosystems such as scalability, integration, and distributed file management. In the concluding chapters, you’ll learn to build blockchain projects for business, run your ICO, and even create your own cryptocurrency. Blockchain by Example also covers a range of projects such as Bitcoin payment systems, supply chains on Hyperledger, and developing a Tontine Bank Every is using Ethereum. By the end of this book, you will not only be able to tackle common issues in the blockchain ecosystem, but also design and build reliable and scalable distributed systems.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)


The main purpose of this chapter was to present the basic steps for creating a cryptocurrency by shamelessly cloning Bitcoin. Although it only scratches the surface of building cryptocurrencies,this chapter was an opportunity to enrich your knowledge of the Bitcoin protocol and also provided a short initiation to understanding Bitcoin's source code.

This chapter concludes our short excursion into the land of Bitcoin; I hope you enjoyed it. Again, here's the GitHub repository: can catch up on any things you may have missed, or just get a better look at the code. If you face any issues, you can make a pull request.

In the next chapter, we'll continue our learning journey with blockchain technology by diving deep into the very promising project, Ethereum, which is often referred to as Blockchain 2.0.