Mastering Blockchain: A technical reference guide to the inner workings of blockchain, from cryptography to DeFi and NFTs, 4th Edition

Mastering Blockchain: A technical reference guide to the inner workings of blockchain, from cryptography to DeFi and NFTs, 4th Edition 4th ed. Edition
by Imran Bashir (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社:Packt Publishing; 4th ed. edition (March 31, 2023)
Language 语言:English
pages 页数:818 pages
ISBN-10 书号:1803241063
ISBN-13 书号:9781803241067

Book Description
Demystify one of the most disruptive modern technologies and gain an understanding of distributed ledger technology, consensus protocols, smart contracts, DApps, blockchain scalability, privacy, security, and more.

Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free eBook in PDF format.

Key Features
Study new blockchains, including Polkadot, Solana, and dive into the architecture of Ethereum's execution and consensus layer
Explore distributed ledger technologies such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, Hyperledger Fabric, and Quorum
Get to grips with Solidity, Web3, NFTs, DeFi, and smart contract development

Book Description
Blockchain is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, with applications in finance, government, media, and more. With a legacy of providing technologists with executable insights, this new edition of Mastering Blockchain is thoroughly revised and updated according to the latest blockchain research. With new chapters on decentralized finance, decentralized identity, blockchain privacy, scalability, security, and bonus online content exploring alternative blockchains, this is an unmissable read for everyone who wants to gain a deep understanding of blockchain.

Although this book covers the basics, including blockchain's technical underpinnings, cryptography, and consensus protocols, it doesn't shy away from advanced topics and practical expertise, such as decentralized application (DApp) development using smart contracts. Throughout the book, you'll explore blockchain solutions beyond cryptocurrencies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) with blockchain, enterprise blockchains, and tokenization, and gain insight into the future scope of this fascinating and disruptive technology.

By the end of this blockchain book, you will have gained a thorough understanding of the various facets of blockchain and understand the potential of this technology in diverse real-world scenarios.

What you will learn
Grasp the mechanisms behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain protocols
Understand cryptography and its usage in blockchain
Become familiar with blockchain consensus algorithms and develop smart contracts and DApps using Solidity, Remix, Truffle, and Ganache
Solve issues relating to scalability, privacy, and security in blockchain
Explore enterprise blockchains
Delve into emerging trends like decentralized and self-sovereign identity, DeFi, NFTs, and Metaverse
Explore various applications, research topics, and future directions of blockchain
Who this book is for
This book is for blockchain enthusiasts from all backgrounds, including business executives who want to leverage new platforms and students who want to a textbook exploring this fascinating technology. It is also a useful reference guide for blockchain development professionals who want to build fast and highly secure transactional applications. Basic knowledge in any programming language will come in handy.

Table of Contents
1.Blockchain 101
3.Symmetric Cryptography
4.Asymmetric Cryptography
5.Consensus Algorithms
6.Bitcoin Architecture
7.Bitcoin in Practice
8.Smart Contracts
9.Ethereum Architecture
10.Ethereum in Practice
11.Tools,Languages,and Frameworks for Ethereum Developers
12.Web3 Development Using Ethereum
13.The Merge and Beyond
16.Enterprise Blockchain
18.Blockchain Privacy
19.Blockchain Security
20.Decentralized Identity
21.Decentralized Finance
22.Blockchain Applications and What's Next!
23.Alternative blockchains

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