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Ethereum Projects for Beginners

By : Kenny Vaneetvelde
Book Image

Ethereum Projects for Beginners

By: Kenny Vaneetvelde

Overview of this book

Ethereum enables the development of efficient, smart contracts that contain code. These smart contracts can interact with other smart contracts to make decisions, store data, and send Ether to others.Ethereum Projects for Beginners provides you with a clear introduction to creating cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and decentralized applications. As you make your way through the book, you’ll get to grips with detailed step-by-step processes to build advanced Ethereum projects. Each project will teach you enough about Ethereum to be productive right away. You will learn how tokenization works, think in a decentralized way, and build blockchain-based distributed computing systems. Towards the end of the book, you will develop interesting Ethereum projects such as creating wallets and secure data sharing.By the end of this book, you will be able to tackle blockchain challenges by implementing end-to-end projects using the full power of the Ethereum blockchain.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Contributor
Preface
Index

Chapter 1. Workflow Setup and Thinking Blockchain

Blockchains are the new fad in the word of cryptocurrency; we have witnessed the remarkably growing popularity of Bitcoins. Ethereum uses a technology similar to Bitcoin, and the coin that it trades in is known as ether. There is not much difference between the two except for smart contracts that are nothing but the codes that are written using the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which automates as well as executes agreements in an immutable ledger. We will get to know more about this later. To dive in further, first we are going to go over some use cases—they're very interesting. Next we will provide an overview of the Ethereum blockchain and blockchain in general. We will look at some of the benefits and limitations of blockchain. Then, we are going to get into setting up an efficient workflow so that we can get into further chapters without anything holding us back.

Topics that we'll be covering in this chapter are as follows:

  • Ethereum-based projects
  • An overview of blockchain and Ethereum
  • Benefits and limitations
  • Setting up an efficient workflow