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Oracle Blockchain Quick Start Guide

By : Vivek Acharya, Anand Eswararao Yerrapati, Nimesh Prakash
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Oracle Blockchain Quick Start Guide

By: Vivek Acharya, Anand Eswararao Yerrapati, Nimesh Prakash

Overview of this book

Hyperledger Fabric empowers enterprises to scale out in an unprecedented way, allowing organizations to build and manage blockchain business networks. This quick start guide systematically takes you through distributed ledger technology, blockchain, and Hyperledger Fabric while also helping you understand the significance of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS). The book starts by explaining the blockchain and Hyperledger Fabric architectures. You'll then get to grips with the comprehensive five-step design strategy - explore, engage, experiment, experience, and in?uence. Next, you'll cover permissioned distributed autonomous organizations (pDAOs), along with the equation to quantify a blockchain solution for a given use case. As you progress, you'll learn how to model your blockchain business network by defining its assets, participants, transactions, and permissions with the help of examples. In the concluding chapters, you'll build on your knowledge as you explore Oracle Blockchain Platform (OBP) in depth and learn how to translate network topology on OBP. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with OBP and have developed the skills required for infrastructure setup, access control, adding chaincode to a business network, and exposing chaincode to a DApp using REST configuration.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Exploring OBP

As we already know, OBP is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric. But for enterprise, Fabric is not enough because it is not pre-assembled. Here are some of the high-level requirements for building a working blockchain network for an enterprise from the ground up:

  • Set up all the prerequisites, configurations, and containers.
  • Set up container life cycle management to manage all the containers of peers, channels, chain codes, and so on.
  • Install security such as user management, which is one of the most important components for enterprise.
  • Manage the system upgrade plans and patches to align with the rapid changes. As Hyperledger Fabric is open source, there will be continuous evolution in technology, so you need to continually manage the system upgrade plans and patches.
  • Ensure high availability and scalability of all the resources.
  • Offer security to data and...