IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting to know Ethereum
Understanding ether and trading
Exploring DAOs and ICOs
Setting up an Ethereum development environment
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 ...