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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)

Development frameworks

There are various development frameworks now available for Ethereum. As seen in the examples discussed earlier, it can be quite time-consuming to deploy the contracts via manual means. This is where Truffle and similar frameworks such as Embark can be used to make the process simpler and quicker. We have chosen Truffle because it has a more active developer community and is currently the most widely used framework for Ethereum development. However, note that there is no best framework as all frameworks aim to provide methods to make development, testing, and deployment easier.

You can read more about Embark here:

In the next section, you will be introduced to an example project to demonstrate the usage of the Truffle framework.

Using Truffle to develop a decentralized application

We discussed Truffle briefly in Chapter 14, Development Tools and Frameworks. In this section, we will see an...