Mastering Blockchain - Fourth Edition: A technical reference guide to the inner workings of blockchain, from cryptography to DeFi and NFTs

Bashir, Imran

  • 出版商: Packt Publishing
  • 出版日期: 2023-03-31
  • 售價: $1,950
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,853
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 818
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 1803241063
  • ISBN-13: 9781803241067
  • 相關分類: 區塊鏈 Blockchain資訊安全
  • 立即出貨 (庫存=1)



Demystify one of the most disruptive modern technologies and gain an understanding of distributed ledger technology, consensus protocols, smart contracts, DApps, blockchain scalability, privacy, security, and more.

Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free eBook in PDF format.


Key Features:

  • Study new blockchains, including Polkadot, Solana, and Ethereum execution layer and consensus layer.
  • Explore distributed ledger technologies such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, Hyperledger Fabric, and Quorum.
  • Get to grips with Solidity, Web3, NFTs, DeFi, and smart contract development.


Book Description:

Blockchain is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, with applications in finance, government, media, among other industries. With a legacy of providing technologists with executable insights, this new edition of Mastering Blockchain is thoroughly revised and updated according to the latest blockchain research. With new chapters on Decentralized Finance, Decentralized Identity and blockchain privacy, scalability, and security, as well as bonus online content exploring alternative blockchains, this is an unmissable read for everyone who wants to gain a deep understanding of blockchain.


Although this book covers the basics, including blockchain's technical underpinnings, cryptography, and consensus protocols, it doesn't shy away from advanced topics and practical expertise, such as decentralized application (DApp) development using smart contracts. Throughout the book, you'll explore blockchain solutions beyond cryptocurrencies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) with blockchain, enterprise blockchains, and tokenization, and gain insight into the future scope of this fascinating and disruptive technology.


By the end of this blockchain book, you will have gained a thorough comprehension of the various facets of blockchain and understand the potential of this technology in diverse real-world scenarios.


What You Will Learn:

  • Grasp the mechanisms behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain protocols
  • Understand cryptography and its usage in blockchain.
  • Become familiar with the theoretical foundations of smart contracts and blockchain consensus algorithms.
  • Develop smart contracts and DApps using Solidity, Remix, Truffle, and Ganache
  • Solve issues relating to scalability, privacy, and security in blockchain
  • Explore enterprise blockchains
  • Dive into the architecture of Ethereum's execution and consensus layer
  • Delve into emerging trends like decentralized and self-sovereign identity, DeFi, NFTs, and Metaverse
  • Explore various applications, research topics, and future directions of blockchain


Who this book is for:

This book is for blockchain enthusiasts from all backgrounds, including business executives who want to leverage new platforms and students who want to a textbook exploring this fascinating technology. It is also a useful reference guide for blockchain development professionals who want to build fast and highly secure transactional applications. Basic knowledge in any programming language will come in handy.




- 學習新的區塊鏈,包括Polkadot、Solana和以太坊執行層和共識層。
- 探索以太坊、比特幣、Hyperledger Fabric和Quorum等分散式帳本技術。
- 熟悉Solidity、Web3、NFT、DeFi和智能合約開發。




- 理解比特幣、以太坊和其他區塊鏈協議的機制。
- 了解加密學及其在區塊鏈中的應用。
- 熟悉智能合約和區塊鏈共識算法的理論基礎。
- 使用Solidity、Remix、Truffle和Ganache開發智能合約和DApps。
- 解決區塊鏈中的可擴展性、隱私和安全問題。
- 探索企業區塊鏈。
- 深入研究以太坊執行層和共識層的架構。
- 深入研究去中心化和自主身份、DeFi、NFT和Metaverse等新興趨勢。
- 探索區塊鏈的各種應用、研究主題和未來發展方向。