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Practical Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

By : Ganesh Prasad Kumble
Book Image

Practical Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

By: Ganesh Prasad Kumble

Overview of this book

AI and blockchain are two emerging technologies catalyzing the pace of enterprise innovation. With this book, you’ll understand both technologies and converge them to solve real-world challenges. This AI blockchain book is divided into three sections. The first section covers the fundamentals of blockchain, AI, and affiliated technologies, where you’ll learn to differentiate between the various implementations of blockchains and AI with the help of examples. The second section takes you through domain-specific applications of AI and blockchain. You’ll understand the basics of decentralized databases and file systems and connect the dots between AI and blockchain before exploring products and solutions that use them together. You’ll then discover applications of AI techniques in crypto trading. In the third section, you’ll be introduced to the DIApp design pattern and compare it with the DApp design pattern. The book also highlights unique aspects of SDLC (software development lifecycle) when building a DIApp, shows you how to implement a sample contact tracing application, and delves into the future of AI with blockchain. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to converge AI and blockchain technologies to build smart solutions using the DIApp design pattern.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Overview of Blockchain Technology
Section 2: Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
Section 3: Developing Blockchain Products

Monitoring a DIApp

In this section, we will discuss the common practices used by many to monitor transactions of applications in blockchains.


Most of the decentralized solutions are deployed on a public blockchain network or digital ledger. In most of the public networks, blockchain explorers are available to look up information concerning a transaction or block. However, if the DIApp solution is implemented in a private or permissioned environment, these public blockchain explorers may not be able to provide information on transactions belonging to a private network or private ledgers. Hence, we must be able to deploy existing blockchain explorers and plug them into the endpoints of a private service. This is the only way to facilitate users' monitoring of their transactions in a private environment. Several open source implementations of blockchain explorers are available, which could be downloaded and connected to private services.

Some examples of public blockchain...