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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

Present-day banking and finance systems

The global banking and financial system plays a huge role in the life of the modern human being. It moves more than a trillion dollars around the world in a day, and more than a billion people are directly or indirectly served by it every day. It is the backbone of global trade finance and it enables enterprises, from start-ups to conglomerates, to run their businesses smoothly in any part of the world. The technology that makes this ecosystem tick has evolved in leaps and bounds in the last two decades, especially with the advent of the internet.

However, owing to compliance restrictions, reliance on legacy systems, and a conservative outlook on technology, most banking IT systems today are yet to adapt to advancements in technology and are unable to keep up with the nefarious means employed by malicious individuals. As a results close...