Mastering Blockchain: Distributed ledger technology, decentralization, and smart contracts explained, 2nd Edition

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How easy is it to get started with Blockchain? What are the benefits of learning it and can it only be applied to Bitcoin?

Breaking into Blockchain may seem a bit difficult in the first instance, especially for those who are coming to learn it from fields other than computer science or IT. But if a solid foundation is built from the start, then it becomes easier to understand blockchain technology as a whole.

It should also be noted that although blockchain technology underpins all cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, the first blockchain, it has applications in almost all industries and it is not something that applies to only cryptocurrencies. As a technology Blockchain has applications in government, media, arts, science, finance, medical and in fact almost all sectors. Currently, there is also a shortage of blockchain developers, and anyone who learns blockchain technology now will have excellent career prospects.

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What’s changed in the new and updated edition of Mastering Blockchain?

Blockchain is a rapidly growing and changing technology. It has attracted researchers, academics and professionals from various industries due to its potential to have a positive impact on all sectors. Due to the efforts being made to make this technology mature there is a lot of research being carried out in this area.

As such, a lot has changed since the first edition of this book in one year! This new edition contains the latest updated content about blockchain technology and has been thoroughly reviewed by industry-leading experts.

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What do you want the reader to come away with having read this book?

This book is a comprehensive and complete introduction to blockchain technology. Not only will you be introduced to theoretical concepts including distributed systems, cryptography and decentralisation, there’s also a proper focus on practical aspects, including smart contract programming using solidity, and relevant frameworks such as ganache, testRPC and metamask.

After reading this book, you’ll be equipped with a solid understanding of blockchain technology, such as smart contracts and cryptocurrencies, and also blockchain platforms including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Hyperledger.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Packt Publishing; 2nd Revised edition (March 30, 2018)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 656 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1788839048
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1788839044
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.45 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 1.48 x 9.25 inches

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