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Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions by Michael Wuehler, Solomon Lederer, Rene Madsen, Kedar Iyer, Paul R. Allen, Joseph J. Bambara

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6   Fast-Track Application Tutorial

Whenever new technology comes along, especially for us developers, the first thing we want to learn is how to use the language to invoke its functionality and manipulate its data types. We want to know how to develop, validate, and deploy the application. The blockchain is no different. At the current time, the Bitcoin blockchain does not provide the comprehensive functionality required by lots of applications where blockchain can be applied and helpful. Ethereum, however, does provide a comprehensive functionality via its smart contracts capability using Solidity. In this chapter, we will introduce Solidity the language, a browser-based integrated development environment (IDE) to write and deploy Ethereum ...

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