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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)

Projects under Hyperledger

There are four categories of projects under Hyperledger. Under each category, there are multiple projects. The categories are:

  • Distributed ledgers
  • Libraries
  • Tools
  • Domain-specific

Currently, there are six distributed ledger projects under the Hyperledger umbrella: Fabric, Sawtooth, Iroha, Indy, Besu, and Burrow. Under libraries, there are the Aries, Transact, Quilt, and Ursa projects. The tools category of Hyperledger includes projects such as Avalon, Cello, Caliper, and Explorer. There are also domain-specific projects such as Hyperledger Grid and Hyperledger Labs.

The following diagram visualizes the categorization of Hyperledger projects:

Figure 17.1: Projects under Hyperledger

A brief introduction to all of these projects follows.

Distributed ledgers

Distributed ledgers, as we covered in Chapter 1, Blockchain 101, are a broad category of distributed databases that are decentralized, shared...