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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)

Enterprise Blockchain

In this chapter, we'll investigate enterprise blockchains. What is the standard architecture of enterprise blockchains? Why they are required? We will answer these questions, and will also try to answer the big question of why current public blockchains are not necessarily a suitable choice for enterprise use cases.

We will also introduce several enterprise blockchain platforms, including Quorum and Corda. Along the way, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Enterprise solutions and blockchain
  • Limiting factors
  • Requirements
  • Enterprise blockchain versus public blockchain
  • Use cases of enterprise blockchains
  • Enterprise blockchain architecture
  • Designing enterprise blockchain solutions
  • Blockchain in the cloud
  • Currently available enterprise blockchains
  • Enterprise blockchain challenges
  • Corda
  • Quorum
  • Setting up Quorum with IBFT
  • Other Quorum projects

We discussed...