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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)

Other Quorum projects

Some of the projects and features are listed here.

Remix plugin

This is a plugin for the popular Remix IDE, which supports private smart contracts on the Quorum blockchain. More information on this is available here:

Pluggable architecture

Quorum supports a pluggable architecture that allows us to add new features to the Quorum client as plugins. This approach allows us to keep the core Quorum services separate from the new features, which allows greater modularity and extensibility without modifying the core client. More information on this feature is available here:

Quorum is a large project with many excellent enterprise features. It is not possible to cover all of them in this chapter. However, the material provided should get you started with Quorum blockchain setup, plus an understanding...