Mastering Blockchain: Deeper insights into decentralization, cryptography, Bitcoin, and popular Blockchain frameworks

Key Features
Get to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchain
Build powerful applications using Ethereum to secure transactions and create smart contracts
Explore cryptography, mine cryptocurrencies, and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guide
Book Description
Blockchain is a distributed database that enables permanent, transparent, and secure storage of data. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrency — in fact, it’s the shared public ledger upon which the entire Bitcoin network relies — and it’s gaining popularity with people who work in finance, government, and the arts.

Blockchain technology uses cryptography to keep data secure. This book gives an overview of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world.

This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain, teaching you the fundamentals of 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 explore different blockchain solutions and get an exclusive preview into Hyperledger, an upcoming blockchain solution from IBM and the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain beyond currencies, scability with blockchain, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology.

What You Will Learn
Get to grips with the theoretical and technical foundations of blockchain technology
Fully comprehend the concept of decentralization, its impact and relationship with blockchain technology
Experience how cryptography is used to secure data with practical examples
Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and relevant mechanisms behind Bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies
Understand theoretical foundations of smart contracts
Identify and examine applications of blockchain technology outside of currencies
Investigate alternate blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more
Explore research topics and future scope of blockchain technology
Table of Contents
Blockchain 101
Cryptography & Technical Foundations
Alternative Coins
Ethereum 101
Ethereum Development
Alternative Blockchains
Blockchain — Outside of Currencies
Scalability and Other Challenges
Current Landscape & What’s Next