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Mastering Blockchain - Third Edition

By : Imran Bashir
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Mastering Blockchain - Third Edition

By: Imran Bashir

Overview of this book

Blockchain is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, with applications in finance, government, media, and other industries. With a legacy of providing technologists with executable insights, this new edition of Mastering Blockchain is thoroughly revised and updated to the latest blockchain research with four new chapters on consensus algorithms, Serenity (the update that will introduce Ethereum 2.0), tokenization, and enterprise blockchains. This book covers the basics, including blockchain’s technical underpinnings, cryptography and consensus protocols. It also provides you with expert knowledge on decentralization, decentralized application development on Ethereum, Bitcoin, alternative coins, smart contracts, alternative blockchains, and Hyperledger. Further, you will explore blockchain solutions beyond cryptocurrencies such as the Internet of Things with blockchain, enterprise blockchains, tokenization using blockchain, and consider the future scope of this fascinating and disruptive technology. By the end of this book, you will have gained a thorough comprehension of the various facets of blockchain and understand their potential in diverse real-world scenarios.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)

Remix IDE

There are various Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) available for Solidity development. Most of the IDEs are available online and are presented via web interfaces. Remix (formerly browser Solidity) is the most commonly used IDE for building and debugging smart contracts. It is discussed here.

Remix is the web-based environment for the development and testing of contracts using Solidity. It is a feature-rich IDE that does not run on a live blockchain; in fact, it is a simulated environment in which contracts can be deployed, tested, and debugged. It is available at

An example interface is shown as follows:

Figure 13.12: Remix IDE

On the left-hand side, there is a column with different icons. These icons represent various plugins of the Remix IDE. When you run Remix for the first time, it won't show any of the plugins. In order to add plugins to Remix IDE, you need to access the plugin manager to activate the plugins...