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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)


This chapter started with the introduction of Web3. We explored various methods to develop smart contracts. Also, we saw how the contract can be tested and verified using local test blockchain before implementation on a public blockchain or private production blockchain.

We worked with various tools such as Ganache, the Geth client console, and the Remix IDE to develop, test, and deploy smart contracts. Moreover, the Truffle framework was also used to test and migrate smart contracts. We also explored how IPFS can be used to host the webpages that we created for our DApp, serving as the decentralized storage layer of the blockchain ecosystem.

In the bonus content for this chapter, which we strongly encourage you to use, we practiced the techniques we learned in this chapter, plus other advanced topics such as Drizzle, to create the frontends for DApps easily.

In the next chapter, we will introduce Serenity, Ethereum 2.0, which is the final version of...