Hands-On Blockchain with Hyperledger

Nitin Gaur, Luc Desrosiers, Petr Novotny, Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Anthony O'Dowd, Salman A. Baset




Leverage the power of Hyperledger Fabric to develop Blockchain-based distributed ledgers with ease

Key Features

  • Write your own chaincode/smart contracts using Golang on hyperledger network
  • Build and deploy decentralized applications (DApps)
  • Dive into real world blockchain challenges such as integration and scalability

Book Description

Blockchain concepts and the Hyperledger technologies are hot topics. Hyperledger is an open source project to create private blockchain applications for different domains including finance, banking, supply chain, IoT and much more. This book will be an easy reference to explore and build blockchain networks using Hyperledger services.

This book will start with explaining the blockchain evolution and then proceed to an overview of technologies like Ethereum, R3 Corda, Coco, and Hyperledger. We will learn how to set up and launch Hyperledger Fabric in Bluemix. We will look into the architecture and the components of Hyperledger Fabric which are used to build private blockchain applications. Later we will delve into how we can interact with Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to build private networks from scratch covering all the required principles such as chaincode, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies and much more on the Hyperledger network.

By the end of this book, you will be able to build and deploy your own decentralized applications using Hyperledger addressing key pain points encountered in blockchain lifecycle.

What you will learn

  • Discover why Blockchain is a game changer in the technology landscape
  • Set up Blockchain networks using basic Hyperledger fabric deployment
  • Understand the considerations for creating decentralized applications
  • Learn the process of creating good business networks using Hyperledger
  • Write Smart Contracts quickly with Hyperledger Composer
  • Design transaction model and chaincode with Golang
  • Deploy composer REST Gateway to access the Composer transactions
  • Discern how business network impacts your Hyperledger fabric solutions

Who This Book Is For

This book is for experienced developers or IT specialists who are interested in Blockchain technologies and want to understand how they can apply it in their day-to-day projects. We assume the reader has a basic knowledge of Blockchain technology and cryptography concepts.