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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)
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Index

Summary

First in this chapter, a few trends were discussed that are expected to continue as the technology progresses. We also explored some areas outside technology that will have to be addressed before the blockchain is accepted into society, such as its use in illegal activity. Some research topics were suggested that are being pursued by researchers and organizations around the world, and should be considered for personal research by any student or academic. Furthermore, convergence with other fields such as the IoT and AI were also explored. Finally, some predictions regarding the growth and adoption of blockchain technology were made. Most of these predictions are likely to come true within the next decade or so, while some may take longer.

Blockchain technology has the potential to change our lives, and the impact is already noticeable. This growth is evident in the form of successful PoC implementations and production deployments. Moreover, the number of enthusiasts and...