Ethereum Projects for Beginners

Book description

Understand the Ethereum platform to build distributed applications that are secured and decentralized using blockchain technology

Key Features

  • Build your own decentralized applications using real-world blockchain examples
  • Implement Ethereum for building smart contracts and cryptocurrency applications with easy-to-follow projects
  • Enhance your application security with blockchain

Book Description

Ethereum enables the development of efficient, smart contracts that contain code. These smart contracts can interact with other smart contracts to make decisions, store data, and send Ether to others.Ethereum Projects for Beginners provides you with a clear introduction to creating cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and decentralized applications. As you make your way through the book, you'll get to grips with detailed step-by-step processes to build advanced Ethereum projects. Each project will teach you enough about Ethereum to be productive right away. You will learn how tokenization works, think in a decentralized way, and build blockchain-based distributed computing systems. Towards the end of the book, you will develop interesting Ethereum projects such as creating wallets and secure data sharing.By the end of this book, you will be able to tackle blockchain challenges by implementing end-to-end projects using the full power of the Ethereum blockchain.

What you will learn

  • Develop your ideas fast and efficiently using the Ethereum blockchain
  • Make writing and deploying smart contracts easy and manageable
  • Work with private data in blockchain applications
  • Handle large files in blockchain applications
  • Ensure your decentralized applications are safe
  • Explore how Ethereum development frameworks work
  • Create your own cryptocurrency or token on the Ethereum blockchain
  • Make sure your cryptocurrency is ERC20-compliant to launch an ICO

Who this book is for

This book is for individuals who want to build decentralized applications using blockchain technology and the power of Ethereum from scratch. Some prior knowledge of JavaScript is required, since most examples use a web frontend.

Publisher resources

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Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright and Credits
    1. Ethereum Projects for Beginners
  3. Packt Upsell
    1. Why subscribe?
    2. PacktPub.com
  4. Contributor
    1. About the author
    2. Packt is searching for authors like you
  5. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
      1. Download the example code files
      2. Conventions used
    4. Get in touch
      1. Reviews
  6. Workflow Setup and Thinking Blockchain
    1. Ethereum-based projects
      1. Gnosis
      2. FirstBlood
      3. Dynamis
      4. Ujo Music
      5. Golem
    2. Overview of blockchain and Ethereum
      1. Going from Bitcoin to Ethereum
    3. The benefits and limitations
      1. Benefits of blockchain and Ethereum
      2. Limitations of blockchain and Ethereum
        1. Overcoming limitations
    4. Setting up the workflow
      1. Requirements
      2. Getting started
    5. Summary
  7. Developing Your First Decentralized Application with Ethereum
    1. Creating a project
    2. Deploying and testing a projects
      1. Starting a development blockchain 
      2. Configuring your deployment
      3. Deploying the smart contracts
    3. Exploring the Solidity syntax and JavaScript codes
      1. Understanding the Solidity syntax
      2. Working with JavaScript
    4. Bug fixing and debugging smart contracts
    5. Changing our application with a better payment application
    6. Summary
  8. Creating Your Own Cryptocurrency on the Ethereum Blockchain
    1. Creating an ERC20 token
      1. Installing OpenZepplin Solidity
      2. Setting up new project
    2. Deploying and testing ERC20 tokens
      1. Deploying ERC20 tokens
      2. Testing ERC20 tokens
    3. Understanding token standards
      1. ERC20
      2. ERC721
      3. ERC827
    4. Using tokens and executing logic
    5. Summary
  9. Signing Legal Documents on Blockchains and Identity Verification
    1. User identity and sensitive data on the blockchain
      1. Hashing
    2. Dealing with files and large data on the blockchain
    3. User identity verification with blockchains
    4. Signing a document on the blockchain 
    5. Summary
  10. Ethereum Outside the PC/Web Environment
    1. Ethereum outside the browser
    2. Ethereum and IoT
    3. Ethereum and smartphone applications
      1. Using a DApp browser
      2. Using Android or the iOS library
    4. Further steps and resources
    5. Summary
  11. Other Books You May Enjoy
    1. Leave a review - let other readers know what you think

Product information

  • Title: Ethereum Projects for Beginners
  • Author(s): Kenny Vaneetvelde
  • Release date: July 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789537406