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Blockchain Developer's Guide

By : Brenn Hill, Samanyu Chopra, Paul Valencourt, Narayan Prusty
Book Image

Blockchain Developer's Guide

By: Brenn Hill, Samanyu Chopra, Paul Valencourt, Narayan Prusty

Overview of this book

Blockchain applications provide a single-shared ledger to eliminate trust issues involving multiple stakeholders. It is the main technical innovation of Bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for Bitcoin transactions. Blockchain Developer's Guide takes you through the electrifying world of blockchain technology. It begins with the basic design of a blockchain and elaborates concepts, such as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), tokens, smart contracts, and other related terminologies. You will then explore the components of Ethereum, such as Ether tokens, transactions, and smart contracts that you need to build simple DApps. Blockchain Developer's Guide also explains why you must specifically use Solidity for Ethereum-based projects and lets you explore different blockchains with easy-to-follow examples. You will learn a wide range of concepts - beginning with cryptography in cryptocurrencies and including ether security, mining, and smart contracts. You will learn how to use web sockets and various API services for Ethereum. By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to build efficient decentralized applications. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Blockchain Quick Reference by Brenn Hill, Samanyu Chopra, Paul Valencourt • Building Blockchain Projects by Narayan Prusty
Table of Contents (37 chapters)
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About Packt


Monax is a blockchain and a smart contract technology that was founded in 2014. It started its journey as Eris Industries, but changed its name to Monax in October of 2016.

Monax has a lot to offer. Some of these include various frameworks, SDKs, and tools that allow accelerated development of blockchains and their deployment for businesses. The idea behind the Monax application platform is to enable development of ecosystem applications that use blockchains in their backend. It also allows integration with multiple blockchains and enables various third-party systems to interact with other blockchain systems, and offers a high level of compatibility. This platform makes use of smart contracts written in solidity language. It can interact with blockchains such as Ethereum or Bitcoin. All commands are standardized for different blockchains, and the same commands can be used across the platform.

Monax is being actively used for the following applications:

  • Fleet leasing 
  • Corporate governance...