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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

Data management in a DAO

A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is a computer program representing a group of stakeholders and entities and is not influenced by external environments. A DAO is programmed by a set of rules and governance protocols to ensure that transactions occur between parties without the chance of any conflict. Dash and BitShares are some of the earliest implementations of a DAO. In the past few months, many more DAOs have been launched on blockchains such as Ethereum and Bitcoin.


Aragon is an open source DAO running on the Ethereum blockchain network. Aragon leverages Solidity smart contracts for business logic, and IPFS for decentralized files and governance record management, thereby creating a truly P2P operating system for a whole new generation of organizations, called aragonOS. Users can perform operations and govern their DAOs using the Aragon Network Token (ANT).

Aragon has integrated IPFS very closely into its command-line interface (CLI) program...