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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)



Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT)

versus Istanbul Fault Tolerance (IBFT) 169


accountability 70

account state, fields

balance 339

code hash 339

nonce 339

storage root 339

accounts type, Ethereum ecosystem

Contract Accounts (CAs) 327

Externally Owned Accounts (EOAs) 327

Active Directory (AD) 670

address 457


Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 88

using, for decryption operations

using, for encryption operations

working with

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 690

aggregate BLS signatures

reference link 138

aggregates signatures 138

aggregation based oracles 306

altcoins 267, 268

providing, methods 268

altcoins, development 288

block rewards 290

block size 290

coinage 290

consensus algorithms 288

difficulty adjustment algorithms 290

hashing algorithms 289

inter-block time 290

interest rate 290