Building Blockchain Apps : 9780135172322

Building Blockchain Apps

Yuan & Kwon
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Blockchain development is entering a period of explosive growth, as real applications gain traction throughout multiple industries, and cryptocurrencies earn greater acceptance throughout the traditional financial sector. Now, for the first time, there’s a comprehensive guide to developing these solutions with today’s most advanced blockchain programming models and architectures.

Building on his pioneering experience, Michael Yuan introduces today’s most popular blockchain development paradigm, Ethereum Smart Contract programming. Yuan guides you through working with Dapps, ERC20 tokens, programming for ICOs, and more. Next, he introduces next-generation Tendermint / Cosmos programming models and software architectures that overcome key limitations of previous blockchain environments, reducing congestion and enabling unprecedented scalability. Finally, he introduces potential blockchain applications in key sectors, including Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Finance, Exchanges, and Healthcare.

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: An Introduction to Blockchain
  • Chapter 2: Reaching Consensus
  • Chapter 3: Your First Blockchain App
  • Chapter 4: Getting Started
  • Chapter 5: Concepts and Tools
  • Chapter 6: Smart Contracts
  • Chapter 7: Decentralized Applications (Dapps)
  • Chapter 8: Alternatives to Dapps
  • Chapter 9: Inside Ethereum
  • Chapter 10: Blockchain Data Services
  • Chapter 11: Smart Contract Search Engine
  • Chapter 12: Smart Contract Security and Best Practices
  • Chapter 13: The Future of Ethereum
  • Chapter 14: Extending the Ethereum Protocol
  • Chapter 15: Extending Ethereum Tools
  • Chapter 16: Example Dapps
  • Chapter 17: Business Rules and Contracts
  • Chapter 18: Building an Application-Specific EVM
  • Chapter 19: Getting Started with Tendermint
  • Chapter 20: The Business Logic
  • Chapter 21: Creating a Blockchain Client
  • Chapter 22: The Cryptoeconomics of Token Design
  • Chapter 23: Initial Coin Offerings
  • Chapter 24: Cryptocurrency Exchanges
  • Appendix: Getting Started with CyberMiles
Features & benefits

Students will:

  • Master cutting-edge blockchain development technologies including Tendermint and Cosmos
  • Build decentralised blockchain applications for e-commerce, marketplaces, finance, supply chains, healthcare, content distribution, and more
  • Help financial institutions enable virtual currencies and achieve revolutionary process improvements
  • Preview next-generation techniques that transcend the limitations of today’s cryptocurrencies