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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)

Emerging concepts

With the advent of blockchain and tokenization, several new concepts have emerged over the last few years. We will introduce some of them now.

Tokenomics/token economics

Tokenomics or token economics is an emerging discipline that is concerned with the study of economic activity, economic models, and the impact of tokenization. It deals with the goods and assets that have been tokenized and the entities that are involved in the entire process of token issuance, sale, purchase, and investment.

You might have heard another term, cryptoeconomics, which is a related but slightly different term. Cryptoeconomics is concerned with the same topics but it is a superset of tokenomics. In other words, tokenomics is a subset of cryptoeconomics. Tokenomics is only concerned with tokens and tokenization ecosystems, but does not include the broader blockchain networks, protocols, and cryptocurrencies.

With the use of the proof of work (PoW...