There’s a lot more to the blockchain than mining Bitcoin. This secure system for registering and verifying ownership and identity is perfect for supply chain logistics, health records, and other sensitive data management tasks. Blockchain in Action unlocks the full potential of this revolutionary technology, showing you how to build your own decentralized apps for secure applications including digital democracy, private auctions, and electronic record management.
About the technology
Blockchain is more than just the tech behind Bitcoin—much more! Combining impenetrable security, decentralized transactions, and independently verifiable supply chains, blockchain applications have transformed currency, digital identity, and logistics. Platforms such as Ethereum and Hyperledger make it easy to get started by using familiar programming languages.
About the book
Blockchain in Action teaches you how to design and build blockchain-based decentralized apps, and is written in a clear, jargon-free style. First, you’ll get an overview of how blockchain works. Next, you’ll code your first smart contract using Ethereum and Solidity, adding a web interface, trust validation, and other features until your app is ready for deployment. The only thing you need to get started is standard hardware and open source software.
Blockchain compared with other distributed systems
Development in Solidity
Identity, privacy, and security
On-chain and off-chain data and operations
1. Blockchain basics
2. Smart contracts
3. Techniques for trust and integrity
4. From smart contracts to Dapps
PART 2 - TECHNIQUES FOR END-TO-END DAPP DEVELOPMENT
5. Security and privacy
6. On-chain and off-chain data
7. Web3 and a channel Dapp
8. Going public with Infura
PART 3 - A ROADMAP AND THE ROAD AHEAD
9. Tokenization of assets
10. Testing smart contracts
11. A roadmap to Dapp development
12. Blockchain: The road ahead