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Beginning Blockchain

A Beginner's Guide to Building Blockchain Solutions

Authors: Singhal, Bikramaditya, Dhameja, Gautam, Panda, Priyansu Sekhar

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  • Presents a detailed explanation of the prerequisite fundamentals of Blockchain
  • Includes in-depth coverage of the building blocks of Blockchain
  • Covers cryptographic fundamentals in detail
  • Provides an introduction to programming Blockchain from scratch
  • Contains real-world code examples and case studies on Blockchain
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About this book

Understand the nuts and bolts of Blockchain, its different flavors with simple use cases, and cryptographic fundamentals. You will also learn some design considerations that can help you build custom solutions.

Beginning Blockchain is a beginner’s guide to understanding the core concepts of Blockchain from a technical perspective. By learning the design constructs of different types of Blockchain, you will get a better understanding of building the best solution for specific use cases. The book covers the technical aspects of Blockchain technologies, cryptography, cryptocurrencies, and distributed consensus mechanisms. You will learn how these systems work and how to engineer them to design next-gen business solutions.

What You'll Learn
  • Get a detailed look at how cryptocurrencies work
  • Understand the core technical components of Blockchain
  • Build a secured Blockchain solution from cryptographic primitives
  • Discover how to use different Blockchain platforms and their suitable use cases
  • Know the current development status, scope, limitations, and future of Blockchain
Who This Book Is For

Software developers and architects, computer science graduates, entrepreneurs, and anyone wishing to dive deeper into blockchain fundamentals. A basic understanding of computer science, data structure, and algorithms is helpful.

About the authors

Bikramaditya Singhal is a Blockchain expert and AI practitioner with experience working in multiple industries. He is proficient in Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, cryptography, cyber security, and data science. He has extensive experience in training and consulting on Blockchain and has designed many Blockchain solutions. He worked with companies such as WISeKey, Tech Mahindra, Microsoft India, Broadridge, Chelsio Communications, and he also co-founded a company named Mund Consulting that focuses on big data analytics and artificial intelligence. He is an active speaker at various conferences, summits, and meetups. He has also authored a book entitled Spark for Data Science.

Gautam Dhameja is a blockchain application consultant based out of Berlin, Germany. For most of this decade, he has been developing and delivering enterprise software including Web & Mobile apps, Cloud-based hyper-scale IoT solutions, and more recently, Blockchain-based decentralized applications (DApps). He possesses a deep understanding of the decentralized stack, cloud solutions architecture and object-oriented design. His areas of expertise include Blockchain, Cloud-based enterprise solutions, Internet of Things, Distributed Systems and Native & Hybrid Mobile apps. He is also an active blogger and speaker and regularly speaks at tech conferences and events.

Priyansu Panda is a research engineer at Underwriters Laboratories, Bangalore, India. He has worked with other IT companies such as Broadridge, Infosys Limited, and Tech Mahindra. His areas of expertise include Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger, game theory, IoT, and artificial intelligence. Priyansu's current research is on building next-gen applications leveraging Blockchain, IoT, and AI. His major research interests include building Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO), and the security, scalability, and consensus of Blockchains.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction to Blockchain

    Singhal, Bikramaditya (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • How Blockchain Works

    Singhal, Bikramaditya (et al.)

    Pages 31-148

  • How Bitcoin Works

    Singhal, Bikramaditya (et al.)

    Pages 149-217

  • How Ethereum Works

    Singhal, Bikramaditya (et al.)

    Pages 219-266

  • Blockchain Application Development

    Singhal, Bikramaditya (et al.)

    Pages 267-317

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eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3444-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3443-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Blockchain
Book Subtitle
A Beginner's Guide to Building Blockchain Solutions
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Bikramaditya Singhal, Gautam Dhameja, Priyansu Sekhar Panda
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3444-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3444-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3443-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 386
Number of Illustrations
117 b/w illustrations
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