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Blockchain with Hyperledger Fabric - Second Edition

By : Nitin Gaur, Anthony O'Dowd, Petr Novotny, Luc Desrosiers, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Salman A. Baset
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Blockchain with Hyperledger Fabric - Second Edition

By: Nitin Gaur, Anthony O'Dowd, Petr Novotny, Luc Desrosiers, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Salman A. Baset

Overview of this book

Blockchain with Hyperledger Fabric - Second Edition is a refreshed and extended version of the successful book on practical Hyperledger Fabric blockchain development. This edition includes many new chapters, alongside comprehensive updates and additions to the existing ones. Entirely reworked for Hyperledger Fabric version 2, this edition will bring you right up to date with the latest in blockchain. Using a real-world Trade Finance and Logistics example, with working code available on GitHub, you’ll really understand both how and why Hyperledger Fabric can be used to maximum effect. This book is your comprehensive guide and reference to explore and build blockchain networks using Hyperledger Fabric version 2. This edition of the book begins by outlining the evolution of blockchain, including an overview of relevant blockchain technologies. Starting from first principles, you’ll learn how to design and operate a permissioned blockchain network based on Hyperledger Fabric version 2. You will learn how to configure the main architectural components of a permissioned blockchain network including Peers, Orderers, Certificate Authorities, Channels, and Policies. You’ll then learn how to design, develop, package, and deploy smart contracts, and how they are subsequently used by applications. This edition also contains chapters on DevOps, blockchain governance, and security, making this your go-to book for Hyperledger Fabric version 2.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Index

Fundamentals of the Hyperledger project

To start building an understanding of Hyperledger, let's look at some of the key players and fundamental elements of the Hyperledger Fabric space.

The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation (LF) is a world leader in supporting open technology development, and it is highly esteemed in the developer community. The LF fosters partnerships that address some of the world's biggest challenges through open source computing. It has made enormous investments in open source projects since it was founded in 2000 and helped to build an ecosystem that paved the way for the technologies discussed in this book.

Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source project that came out of the LF and was created to help advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It's a global open source collaboration involving leaders from numerous industries.

Open source and open standards

As noted previously, the open computing movement...