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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)


In this chapter, we started with an introduction to enterprise solutions and blockchain. We saw some limiting factors in public chains that make then unsuitable for enterprise use cases. We also looked at some requirements that, when met, will make a blockchain suitable for enterprise use cases.

We also covered how to design enterprise blockchain solutions and made a case to see the enterprise blockchain solutions in the context of the enterprise architecture. Next, we explored cloud computing and the definition of Blockchains as a Service. We briefly looked at the efforts being made to standardize enterprise Ethereum specifications. The last sections of this chapter covered enterprise blockchain platforms, including Quorum and Corda, and finally we set up an IBFT network using Quorum to demonstrate how privacy is achieved using Quorum.

In the next chapter, we will introduce scalability, security, and other challenges that blockchains face, how many of these limitations...