Foundations of Blockchain: The pathway to cryptocurrencies and decentralized blockchain applications

Foundations of Blockchain: The pathway to cryptocurrencies and decentralized blockchain applicationsFoundations of Blockchain: The pathway to cryptocurrencies and decentralized blockchain applications
By 作者: Koshik Raj
ISBN-10 书号: 1789139392
ISBN-13 书号: 9781789139396
Release Finelybook 出版日期: 2019-01-29
pages 页数: (372 )

$39.99

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Blockchain technology is a combination of three popular concepts: cryptography, peer-to-peer networking, and game theory. This book is for anyone who wants to dive into blockchain from first principles and learn how decentralized applications and cryptocurrencies really work.

This book begins with an overview of blockchain technology, including key definitions, its purposes and characteristics, so you can assess the full potential of blockchain. All essential aspects of cryptography are then presented, as the backbone of blockchain. For readers who want to study the underlying algorithms of blockchain, you’ll see Python implementations throughout.

You’ll then learn how blockchain architecture can create decentralized applications. You’ll see how blockchain achieves decentralization through peer-to-peer networking, and how a simple blockchain can be built in a P2P network. You’ll learn how these elements can implement a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, and the wider applications of blockchain work through smart contracts. Blockchain optimization techniques, and blockchain security strategies are then presented. To complete this foundation, we consider blockchain applications in the financial and non-financial sectors, and also analyze the future of blockchain. A study of blockchain use cases includes supply chains, payment systems, crowdfunding, and DAOs, which rounds out your foundation in blockchain technology.

Contents
1: INTRODUCTION
2: A BIT OF CRYPTOGRAPHY
3: CRYPTOGRAPHY IN BLOCKCHAIN
4: NETWORKING IN BLOCKCHAIN
5: CRYPTOCURRENCY
6: DIVING INTO BLOCKCHAIN – PROOF OF EXISTENCE
7: DIVING INTO BLOCKCHAIN – PROOF OF OWNERSHIP
8: BLOCKCHAIN PROJECTS
9: BLOCKCHAIN OPTIMIZATIONS AND ENHANCEMENTS
10: BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY
11: WHEN SHOULDN’T WE USE BLOCKCHAIN?
12: BLOCKCHAIN USE CASES
What You Will Learn
The core concepts and technical foundations of blockchain
The algorithmic principles and solutions that make up blockchain and cryptocurrencies
Blockchain cryptography explained in detail
How to realize blockchain projects with hands-on Python code
How to architect the blockchain and blockchain applications
Decentralized application development with MultiChain, NEO, and Ethereum
Optimizing and enhancing blockchain performance and security
Classical blockchain use cases and how to implement them
Authors
Koshik Raj
Koshik Raj is an information security enthusiast who holds a master’s degree in computer science and information security. He has a background of working with RSA, a network security company. He has also worked as a senior developer in CoWrks, Bengaluru.

Koshik has been studying blockchain technology since he was introduced to Bitcoin while pursuing his master’s. He is currently advising an educational start-up looking to implement blockchain technology in the education space. He is also setting up a blockchain incubation center for students and researchers in Bengaluru to aid mentorship and networking, and even the launching and marketing of their ideas.

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