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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)
Title Page
About Packt

Typical aspects of an ICO campaign

Most ICOs have a typical trajectory for their marketing activities. Each of these activities exists to attract interest and investment in the company and present the project to the world at large.


For most projects, the most critical piece is the whitepaper. The project whitepaper introduces the purpose of the project, the problems it tries to solve, and how it goes about solving it.

A good white paper will discuss the utility of the token and the market. Key sections of most whitepapers include:

  • An introduction to the project
  • A history of the market and prior solutions
  • An introduction to the new solution using blockchain
  • The utility of the token and tokenomics
  • Future applications and synergies
  • Addressing concerns and risks
  • Team and team backgrounds
  • A summary

Most whitepapers will include sections such as these, as well as others, depending on the exact nature of the project and the target market. The whitepaper will be used extensively for all future marketing...