Learning Path - Getting Started with Blockchain: Develop smart applications with Ethereum, JavaScript, Hyperledger Fabric, and Corda

Brenn Hill, Samanyu Chopra, Paul Valencourt, Narayan Prusty


Build real-world projects like a smart contract deployment platform, betting apps, wallet services, and much more using blockchain

Key Features

  • Apply blockchain principles and features for making your life and business better
  • Understand Ethereum for smart contracts and DApp deployment
  • Tackle current and future challenges and problems relating to blockchain

Book Description

Blockchain applications provide a single-shared ledger to eliminate trust issues involving multiple stakeholders. It is the main technical innovation of Bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for Bitcoin transactions.

Getting Started with Blockchain takes you through the electrifying world of blockchain technology. It begins with the basic design of a blockchain and elaborates concepts, such as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), tokens, smart contracts, and other related terminologies. You will then explore the components of Ethereum, such as Ether tokens, transactions, and smart contracts that you need to build simple DApps.

Getting Started with Blockchain also explains why you must specifically use Solidity for Ethereum-based projects and lets you explore different blockchains with easy-to-follow examples. You will learn a wide range of concepts - beginning with cryptography in cryptocurrencies and including ether security, mining, and smart contracts. You will learn how to use web sockets and various API services for Ethereum.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will be able to build efficient decentralized applications.

This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Blockchain Quick Reference by Brenn Hill, Samanyu Chopra, Paul Valencourt
  • Building Blockchain Projects by Narayan Prusty

What you will learn

  • Understand how various components of the blockchain architecture work
  • Get familiar with cryptography and the mechanics behind blockchain
  • Apply consensus protocol to determine the business sustainability
  • Understand what ICOs and crypto-mining are, and how they work
  • Create cryptocurrency wallets and coins for transaction mechanisms
  • Build DApps using Solidity and Web3.js
  • Create your own Ethereum wallets
  • Explore the consortium blockchain

Who This Book Is For

Getting Started with Blockchain is for you if you want to get to grips with the blockchain technology and develop your own distributed applications. It is also designed for those who want to polish their existing knowledge regarding the various pillars of the blockchain ecosystem. Prior exposure to an object-oriented programming language such as JavaScript is needed.


- 應用區塊鏈原則和功能,讓您的生活和業務更好
- 了解以太坊的智能合約和 DApp 部署
- 解決與區塊鏈相關的當前和未來挑戰和問題


《區塊鏈入門》帶您進入令人興奮的區塊鏈技術世界。它從區塊鏈的基本設計開始,詳細介紹了 Initial Coin Offerings(ICO)、代幣、智能合約和其他相關術語等概念。然後,您將探索以太坊的組件,例如 Ether 代幣、交易和建立簡單 DApp 所需的智能合約。

《區塊鏈入門》還解釋了為什麼您必須專門使用 Solidity 進行基於以太坊的項目,並讓您通過易於理解的示例探索不同的區塊鏈。您將學習各種概念-從加密貨幣中的加密學到以太安全、挖礦和智能合約。您將學習如何使用 WebSockets 和各種以太坊 API 服務。


這個學習路徑包含以下 Packt 產品的內容:
- 《區塊鏈快速參考》(作者:Brenn Hill、Samanyu Chopra、Paul Valencourt)
- 《構建區塊鏈專案》(作者:Narayan Prusty)

- 了解區塊鏈架構的各個組件如何運作
- 熟悉加密學和區塊鏈的運作機制
- 應用共識協議來確定業務的可持續性
- 了解 ICO 和加密貨幣挖礦以及它們的運作方式
- 建立加密貨幣錢包和交易機制
- 使用 Solidity 和 Web3.js 構建 DApp
- 建立自己的以太坊錢包
- 探索聯盟區塊鏈

《區塊鏈入門》適合想要了解區塊鏈技術並開發自己的分散式應用程式的讀者。它也適用於希望加強對區塊鏈生態系統各個支柱的現有知識的讀者。需要具備像 JavaScript 這樣的物件導向程式語言的先備知識。