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Blockchain Development for Finance Projects

By : Ishan Roy
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Blockchain Development for Finance Projects

By: Ishan Roy

Overview of this book

Blockchain technology will continue to play an integral role in the banking and finance sector in the coming years. It will enable enterprises to build transparent and secure business processes. Experts estimate annual savings of up to 20 billion dollars from this technology. This book will help you build financial apps using blockchain, guiding you through enhancing popular products and services in the banking and finance sector. The book starts by explaining the essential concepts of blockchain, and the impact of blockchain technology on the BFSI sector. Next, you'll delve into re-designing existing banking processes and building new financial apps using blockchain. To accomplish this, you'll work through eight blockchain projects. By demonstrating the entire process, the book helps you understand everything from setting up the environment and building frontend portals to system integration and testing apps. You will gain hands-on experience with the Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, and Stellar to develop private and public decentralized apps. Finally, you'll learn how to use ancillary platforms and frameworks such as IPFS, Truffle OpenZeppelin, and MetaMask. By the end of this blockchain book, you'll have an in-depth understanding of how to leverage distributed ledgers and smart contracts for financial use cases.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Blockchain Payments and Remittances
Section 2: Blockchain Workflows Using Smart Contracts
Section 3: Securing Digital Documents and Files Using Blockchain
Section 4: Decentralized Trading Exchanges Using Blockchain
Appendix: Application Checklist

Issuing the trading assets

In our exchange, we'll allow the user to buy or sell the gold asset using US dollars. Thus, gold will be our counter asset, that is, the asset that is being bought or sold. US dollars will be our base asset, that is, the asset that is being used to buy or sell.

Before we can build a trading exchange around these assets, we need to create these assets on our blockchain. To do so, we'll create an ERC20 token that represents gold, and an ERC20 token that represents USD. The tokens are fungible and fixed in nature, and can go up to two decimal places. One gold token represents one gram of gold, and one USD token represents one dollar.

Writing the contracts

We'll be using the OpenZeppelin...