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Hands-On Blockchain with Hyperledger

By : Nitin Gaur, Luc Desrosiers, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Petr Novotny, Salman A. Baset, Anthony O'Dowd
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Hands-On Blockchain with Hyperledger

By: Nitin Gaur, Luc Desrosiers, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Petr Novotny, Salman A. Baset, Anthony O'Dowd

Overview of this book

Blockchain and Hyperledger technologies are hot topics today. Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer are open source projects that help organizations create private, permissioned blockchain networks. These find application in finance, banking, supply chain, and IoT among several other sectors. This book will be an easy reference to explore and build blockchain networks using Hyperledger technologies. The book starts by outlining the evolution of blockchain, including an overview of relevant blockchain technologies. You will learn how to configure Hyperledger Fabric and become familiar with its architectural components. Using these components, you will learn to build private blockchain networks, along with the applications that connect to them. Starting from principles first, you’ll learn to design and launch a network, implement smart contracts in chaincode and much more. By the end of this book, you will be able to build and deploy your own decentralized applications, handling the key pain points encountered in the blockchain life cycle.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Trading and letter of credit

Step back in history to a time when merchants traveled across continents to buy cloth in one country to sell in another country. As a Florentine wool merchant, you might make a journey to Amsterdam to buy fine wool in that newly formed city-state, whose port collected resources from the whole of Northern Europe and beyond. You could then transport the wool to Florence, where it could be sold to tailors making fine garments for their wealthy clients. We're talking about 1300 AD—a time when it was not safe to carry gold or other precious metals as a form of currency to buy and sell goods. What was necessary was a form of currency that worked across country boundaries, one that could be used in Amsterdam and Florence, or anywhere! Marco Polo had been to China and had seen how commerce was conducted in that thriving economy. At the heart of the successful Khan empire were advanced financial techniques that we would recognize today. Fiat currencies, paper money, promissory...