Chapter 1

Introducing Ethereum

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Getting to know Ethereum

Bullet Understanding ether and trading

Bullet Exploring DAOs and ICOs

Bullet Setting up an Ethereum development environment

Bullet Developing blockchain applications

Blockchain technology is the most disruptive technology introduced in our generation, and Ethereum is by far the most popular blockchain implementation in use today. You can’t read many technology articles or blogs without seeing something about how blockchain changes everything. Although some claims seem to be a little far-fetched, blockchain technology really is a game-changer.

Blockchain, which first burst on the scene in 2008, has gained global notoriety for what it has already changed and what is coming. At first, blockchain was all about a new type of electronic currency. But now, partially thanks to Ethereum, blockchain is so much more than a new way to pay for things. It’s a new way to think about things. It enables people and businesses to conduct business without ...

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