Chapter 5

Encountering the Ethereum Blockchain

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Seeing how and why Ethereum started

check Discovering the Ethereum blockchain

check Uncovering blockchain hacks

check Getting started with Ethereum

check Creating a decentralized autonomous organization

check Building smart contracts and decentralized corporations

The Ethereum project is one of the most developed and accessible blockchains in the ecosystem. It is also an industry leader in blockchain innovation and use cases. Understanding this technology is important because it’s leading the charge in smart contracts and decentralized organizations.

In this chapter, I cover the makeup of Ethereum and explain the new way to build organizations and companies on the Ethereum blockchain. I also go into depth on safety and practical business applications of the Ethereum blockchain. I fill you in on how the project started and where it plans to go.

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