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Learn Ethereum

By : Xun (Brian) Wu, Zhihong Zou, Dongying Song
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Learn Ethereum

By: Xun (Brian) Wu, Zhihong Zou, Dongying Song

Overview of this book

Ethereum is a blockchain-based, decentralized computing platform that allows running smart contracts. This book provides a basic overview of how Ethereum works, its ecosystem, mining process, and the consensus mechanism. It also demonstrates a step-by-step approach for building decentralized applications. This book begins with the very basics of Blockchain technology. Then it dives deep into the Ethereum architecture, framework and tools in its ecosystem. It also provides you an overview of ongoing research on Ethereum, for example, Layer 1 and 2 scaling solution, Stablecoin, ICO/STO/IEO, etc. Next, it explains Solidity language in detail, and provides step-by-step instructions for designing, developing, testing, deploying, and monitoring decentralized applications. In addition, you’ll learn how to use Truffle, Remix, Infura, Metamask, and many other Ethereum technologies. It’ll also help you develop your own cryptocurrency by creating ERC20, and ERC721 smart contracts from scratch. Finally, we explain private blockchains, and you learn how to interact with smart contracts through wallets.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Section 1: Blockchain and Ethereum Basics
5
Section 2: Blockchain Development Cycle
8
Section 3: Ethereum Implementations
12
Section 4: Production and Deployment
16
Section 5: Conclusion

Section 5: Conclusion

This section provides a concluding chapter where we will briefly touch on a few fascinating areas, including cross-blockchain interoperability, technology fusion, and the convergence between blockchain, AI/ML, and IoT.

This section comprises of the following chapter:

  • Chapter 12, Conclusion