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Solidity Programming Essentials: A beginner’s guide to build smart contracts for Ethereum and blockchain

Learn the most powerful primary programming language for writing smart contracts and discover how to write, deploy, and test smart contracts in EthereumKey FeaturesGet up and running with the Solidity programming languageUse Solidity as a scripting language to build smart contracts in EthereumLearn to test and deploy smart contracts to your private blockchainBook DescriptionSolidity is a contract-oriented language with a syntax that is highly influenced by JavaScript, and designed to compile code for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Solidity Programming Essentials is your guide to understanding Solidity programming to build smart contracts for Ethereum and blockchain from ground-up.The book will begin by taking you through concepts like blockchain, and Ethereum, in addition to highlighting their most important components. Next, you'll delve into the technicalities of installing the necessary tools to write, test, and debug Solidity contracts on Ethereum. You'll then go on to explore the layout of a Solidity source file and work with the different data types. The next set of recipes will help you to work with operators, control structures, and data structures while building your smart contracts. As you progress further, you'll study function calls, return types, function modifiers, and recipes in object-oriented programming with Solidity. You'll [...]
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Building Blockchain Projects: Building decentralized Blockchain applications with Ethereum and Solidity

Develop real-time practical DApps using Ethereum and JavaScriptKey FeaturesCreate powerful, end-to-end applications for Blockchain using EthereumWrite your first program using the Solidity programming languageChange the way you think and design your applications by using the all new database-BlockchainBook DescriptionBlockchain is a decentralized ledger that maintains a continuously growing list of data records that are secured from tampering and revision. Every user is allowed to connect to the network, send new transactions to it, verify transactions, and create new blocks, making it permission-less.This book will teach you what Blockchain is, how it maintains data integrity, and how to create real-world Blockchain projects using Ethereum. With interesting real-world projects, you will learn how to write smart contracts which run exactly as programmed without any chance of fraud, censorship, or third-party interference, and build end-to-end applications for Blockchain.You will learn about concepts such as cryptography in cryptocurrencies, ether security, mining , smart contracts, solidity, and more. You will also learn about web sockets, various API services for Ethereum, and much more.The blockchain is the main technical innovation of bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for bitcoin transactions.What you will learnWalk through the basics of the Blockchain technologyImplement Blockchain's technology and its [...]
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Blockchain By Example: A developer’s guide to creating decentralized applications using Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Hyperledger

Implement decentralized blockchain applications to build scalable Dapps Key Features Understand the blockchain ecosystem and its terminologies Implement smart contracts, wallets, and consensus protocols Design and develop decentralized applications using Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Hyperledger Book Description The Blockchain is a revolution promising a new world without middlemen. Technically, it is an immutable and tamper-proof distributed ledger of all transactions across a peer-to-peer network. With this book, you will get to grips with the blockchain ecosystem to build real-world projects. This book will walk you through the process of building multiple blockchain projects with different complexity levels and hurdles. Each project will teach you just enough about the field's leading technologies, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Quorum, and Hyperledger in order to be productive from the outset. As you make your way through the chapters, you will cover the major challenges that are associated with blockchain ecosystems such as scalability, integration, and distributed file management. In the concluding chapters, you'll learn to build blockchain projects for business, run your ICO, and even create your own cryptocurrency. Blockchain by Example also covers a range of projects such as Bitcoin payment systems, supply chains on Hyperledger, and developing a Tontine Bank [...]
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Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies: National and International Perspectives (Palgrave Studies in Financial Services Technology)

The book highlights the rise of Bitcoin, which is based on blockchain technology, and some of the many types of coins and tokens that emerged thereafter. Although Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have made national and international news with their dramatic rise and decline in value, nevertheless the underlying technology is being adopted by both industry and governments, which have noted the benefits of speed, cost efficiency, and protection from hacking. Based on numerous downloaded articles, laws, cases, and other materials, the book discusses the digital transformation, the types of cryptocurrencies, key actors, and the benefits and risks. It also addresses legal issues of digital technology and the evolving U.S. federal regulation. The varying treatment by individual U.S. states is reviewed together with attempts by organizations to arrive at a uniform regulatory regime. Both civil and criminal prosecutions are highlighted with an examination of the major cases that have arisen. Whether and how to tax cryptocurrency transactions both in the U.S. and internationally are analyzed, and ends with a speculative narrative of future developments.     [...]
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Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors.This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications.What You'll LearnWhat the blockchain isWhy it is needed and what problem it solvesWhy there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potentialMajor components and their purposeHow various components of the blockchain work and interactLimitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome themMajor application scenariosWho This Book Is For Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it [...]
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La Technologie Blockchain (French Edition)

La blockchain, surtout connu comme la technologie de base derriere le Bitcoin, est l'une des plus chaudes et des plus intrigantes technologies actuellement sur le marche, mais de quoi s'agit-il exactement - et il peut vous aider en quelque sorte? Simplement mis, la blockchain est l'equivalent numerique d'un grand livre du banquier, un qui enregistre et securise les transactions entre deux parties. Situe dans le cyberespace, ce type de programmation permet le transfert non seulement des donnees, mais de valeur - ce qui le rend un element unique et fondamental de notre avenir emergent. La technologie de la blockchain a ete developpee en 2009 pour permettre aux individus et aux organisations de traiter les transactions sans avoir besoin d'une banque centrale ou d'un autre intermediaire, en utilisant des algorithmes complexes et des consensus pour verifier les transactions. Maintenant, elle a ete adoptee et modifiee par les entreprises et les startups dans le monde entier, et est examinee de pres par les banques mondiales comme la prochaine etape logique dans la finance numerique. Ce livre explique la Blockchain en totalite; son histoire, usages, potentiel, inconvenients, et meme son avenir. Comprendre ce precieux systeme ouvert est essentiel pour creer la liberte financiere [...]
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Blockchain Revolution

The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence.It’s called the blockchain.The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation—powered by blockchain technology—is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, the underlying framework has the potential to go far beyond these and record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims and even votes.Why should you care? Maybe you’re a music lover who wants artists to make a living off their art. Or a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from. Perhaps you’re an immigrant who’s sick of paying big fees to send money home to loved ones. Or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to [...]
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Solidity Programming Essentials: A beginner’s guide to build smart contracts for Ethereum and blockchain

Learn the most powerful primary programming language for writing smart contracts and discover how to write, deploy, and test smart contracts in EthereumKey FeaturesGet up and running with the Solidity programming languageUse Solidity as a scripting language to build smart contracts in EthereumLearn to test and deploy smart contracts to your private blockchainBook DescriptionSolidity is a contract-oriented language with a syntax that is highly influenced by JavaScript, and designed to compile code for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Solidity Programming Essentials is your guide to understanding Solidity programming to build smart contracts for Ethereum and blockchain from ground-up.The book will begin by taking you through concepts like blockchain, and Ethereum, in addition to highlighting their most important components. Next, you'll delve into the technicalities of installing the necessary tools to write, test, and debug Solidity contracts on Ethereum. You'll then go on to explore the layout of a Solidity source file and work with the different data types. The next set of recipes will help you to work with operators, control structures, and data structures while building your smart contracts. As you progress further, you'll study function calls, return types, function modifiers, and recipes in object-oriented programming with Solidity. You'll [...]
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Mastering Blockchain: Distributed ledger technology, decentralization, and smart contracts explained, 2nd Edition

Learn about cryptography and cryptocurrencies, so you can build highly secure, decentralized applications and conduct trusted in-app transactions.Key FeaturesGet to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchainBuild powerful applications using Ethereum to secure transactions and create smart contractsExplore cryptography, mine cryptocurrencies, and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guideBook DescriptionA blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the fundamentals of distributed systems, cryptography and how it keeps data secure. You will learn about the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine. You will also explore different other blockchain solutions and get an introduction to business blockchain frameworks under Hyperledger, a collaborative effort for the advancement of blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. You will also be [...]
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IoT, AI, and Blockchain for .NET: Building a Next-Generation Application from the Ground Up

Create applications using Industry 4.0. Discover how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities can be enhanced using the Internet of things (IoT) and secured using Blockchain, so your latest app can be not just smarter but also more connected and more secure than ever before. This book covers the latest easy-to-use APIs and services from Microsoft, including Azure IoT, Cognitive Services APIs, Blockchain as a Service (BaaS), and Machine Learning Studio.As you work through the book, you’ll get hands-on experience building an example solution that uses all of these technologies―an IoT suite for a smart healthcare facility. Hosted on Azure and networked using Azure IoT, the solution includes centralized patient monitoring, using Cognitive Services APIs for face detection, recognition, and tracking. Blockchain is used to create trust-based security and inventory management. Machine learning is used to create predictive solutions to proactively improve quality of life. By the end of the book, you’ll be confident creating richer and smarter applications using these technologies.What You’ll LearnKnow the technologies underpinning Industry 4.0 and AI 2.0Develop real-time solutions using IoT in AzureBring the smart capabilities of AI 2.0 into your application using a simple API callHost and manage your solution on AzureUnderstand [...]
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