Author: Jeff Reed
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Learn What You Need to Know About Smart Contracts! In this book, Jeff Reed explains the fundamentals of Smart Contracts and how they work. The practical uses of Smart Contracts are enumerated in this book and you will also learn how you can make your own Smart Contracts in the Ethereum system. You will also get tips on how you can make your Smart Contacts easy to understand and user-friendly. This book also covers some of the myths surrounding smart contracts and the reasons why they exist. This book will introduce you to the basics of Smart Contracts. You will learn: The fundamentals of Smart Contracts The pros and cons of Smart Contracts The process of setting up Dapp The current state of Smart Contracts And much more...
Discover how to easily create and profit from Smart Contracts In the future, items at the grocery store will be tagged so that a charge is automatically deducted from your checking account. Walking out of the store, your watch will register your blood alcohol level being WAY over the limit...then call you a cab if you can't drive. This isn't science fiction, it is the future brought to you by smart contracts. And if you want to be at the forefront of the future instead of stuck on the sidelines, then Smart Contracts: How to Use Blockchain Smart Contracts for Cryptocurrency Exchange is the book for you. A smart contract is just a type of computer code that is activated once a certain database known as a blockchain registers that a predetermined event has occurred. The smart contract is then given its own block and distributed as part of the chain. Inside you will learn just what that means, as well as how to create your own smart contract, a related application to interact with it more easily, and how to make the most out of one of the most exciting technologies of the early Twenty-First century. And when you download Smart Contracts now, you'll also discover: How Financial and business institutions will benefit from smart contracts Tips and ideas for creating the right smart contracts using Solidity Smart contract myths debunked The best rules and code for creating your very own Dapp The pros and cons of smart contracts The industry with the most potential for smart contracts A comprehensive look at how smart contracts work And much, much more... Smart contracts are one of the biggest opportunities in the world of Fintech right now. Those who jump on learning and utilizing them now will surely reap the rewards. Download Smart Contracts today and learn how to incorporate them into your life and business.
Author: Terry Parker
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Smart Contracts The Ultimate Guide To Blockchain Smart Contracts - Learn How To Use Smart Contracts For Cryptocurrency Exchange! The basic concept behind a smart contract is that you can use a piece of computer code to provide a response depending upon the answer to an initial question.For example, if you wish to withdraw funds from you bank you would start with a visit to the cash machine. The cash machine asks itself if there are funds available in your account and, if the answer is yes dispatches your money; if it is no then you will not receive any funds. This simple question and answer is a smart contract; the computer is programmed to complete the exercise every time it is needed to; the remainder of the time it is simply dormant in its files waiting to be used.Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the code; whether it operating properly or not. This can give rise to issues if the code can be disrupted during is verification process. Although there are plenty of reasons why smart contracts are not yet mainstream items; there is every indication that they will be in the near future. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: What a smart contract actually is Block chains and their relation to smart contracts Crypto Currency Exchange and its connection to smart contracts and block chains
Smart Contracts For Beginners - Learn How To Use Blockchain Smart Contracts For Cryptocurrency Exchange In this growing and changing world, the concept of digital platforms is not commonplace. Although there was a time when these things were just an idea in someone's head, they have now become such a reality that millions of people across the globe use them.But online platforms can be confusing, and with all the different people you meet on there, it can be hard to know how to stay safe. With little legal regulation, anyone can be on these sites at any time.Which is why smart contracts exist. These contracts are created to keep smooth interactions between individuals on these platforms, and with them, millions of dollars in currency are exchanged across the globe daily.But how do you create one of these smart contracts? And what on earth is a blockchain?That is where this book comes in. In it, you are going to learn everything you need to know about blockchains, smart contracts, and cryptocurrency. This book will answer all your questions, and get you started on the right track with your own smart contract.
Blockchain For the Non-Technical*** THIS IS A PREVIEW PRINT ***I am IBM ́s official liaison to the Ethereum core developers and frequently give talks on blockchain topics around the world. After one keynote I was asked for a non-technical guide to understand blockchains. This is it.This book aims to help you get your head around blockchains in general and around Ethereum specifically.Since Ethereum is currently the pre-imminent blockchain, it makes sense as reference point. The essential stuff is the same for any blockchain.This text was written for people with a fast grasp, who are not programmers. Reading this should give you the basics to cut through the hype and to identify blockchain opportunities in your professional domain.There are tiny bits of code, which can be admired and skipped.We ́ll look at Ethereum ́s benefits first, how it is used and what can be done with it; then explain blockchain machinery, visiting the terms that you ́ll be confronted with in every discussion about its application. Exactly what you need to tell the noise from the signal in the echo chamber of honest misunderstandings and desperate marketing.We take a good hard look at limitations, throw in some history and names and give a realistic outlook.The index reads like an FAQ and you can use the book like that. However, there is a strong build up, one chapter leading to the next, as optimized path to understanding all the interconnected, moving parts. There ́s quite a number of them.Blockchains are not a trivial topic.The fact that blockchain client programs are small has fooled many people into believing it can ́t possibly be that hard. The challenges are in the implications though.But what's in this book will put you ahead of almost everyone outside the core bubble.If you find something explained badly, please yell at me at: ethereum.bookØgmail.comA deep dive into this field now - at least getting started - will help you to become part of the fun ahead. It should allow you to stand out, land deals or a great job.It will also make you see first hand how early we are in the game. Take your time! It ́s worth it.Hopefully, we will find a contributor to the blockchain community in you, strengthening the portfolio of real-world use cases. Ideally, you ́ll learn to navigate your own uncharted course through your domain and revolutionize it, applying blockchain tech where it really makes sense.From the Book's Index:What is Ethereum?What is Ether?What is Ethereum Not?What is Ethereum Used for?Create Your Own Digital Currency!How Does Ethereum Compare?How Does Ethereum Work?What is a Blockchain?What ́s the Magic?What is Holding It Back?What is a Cryptocurrency?What is a Digital Currency?What is a Digital Asset?What is a Mirror Asset?What is Mining? What is a Decentralized Application (Dapp)? What is a Smart Contract?What is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)?What is an Oracle?What is Timestamping?What is a Private Chain?What is a Virtual Machine?What is the EVM?What is Gas?What is Solidity?How Fast is Ethereum / Latency?What is Ethereum ́s Capacity / Throughput?What is Probabilistic Finality?How Ready is Ethereum?Is Ethereum Legal?Do You understand Money?How did Bitcoin Start?Who is Behind Ethereum?What is The DAO?What is Ethereum Classic?What is all the Hype about?Will Ethereum Change the World?Opinions in this book are mine, not that of IBM. I am not an Ethereum spokesperson either.Drafts of the book have been run by core Ethereum people and highest ranking IBM engineers though, in a bid to ensure accuracy.Please use ethereum.bookØgmail.com for feedback or questions. I'll be happy to hear what you felt was missing or presented out of order, no matter your background.
Author: David Gerard
Publisher: David Gerard
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Business & Economics
An experimental new Internet-based form of money is created that anyone can generate at home; people build frightening firetrap computers full of video cards, putting out so much heat that one operator is hospitalised with heatstroke and brain damage. A young physics student starts a revolutionary new marketplace immune to State coercion; he ends up ordering hits on people because they might threaten his great experiment, and is jailed for life without parole. Fully automated contractual systems are proposed to make business and the law work better; the contracts people actually write are unregulated penny stock offerings whose fine print literally states that you are buying nothing of any value. The biggest crowdfunding in history attracts $150 million on the promise that it will embody “the steadfast iron will of unstoppable code”; upon release it is immediately hacked, and $50 million is stolen. How did we get here? David Gerard covers the origins and history of Bitcoin to the present day, the other cryptocurrencies it spawned including Ethereum, the ICO craze and the 2017 crypto bubble, and the attempts to apply blockchains and smart contracts to business. Plus a case study on blockchains in the music industry. Bitcoin and blockchains are not a technology story, but a psychology story. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is. “A sober riposte to all the upbeat forecasts about cryptocurrency” — New York Review of Books “A very convincing takedown of the whole phenomenon” — BBC News
Author: Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre: Business & Economics
If you're looking to get started with the Ethereum protocol-or are among the many open source developers, integrators, and system administrators already working with this platform-Mastering Ethereum is the definitive book on the topic. Authors Gavin Wood and Andreas Antonopoulos provide everything you need to know about building smart contracts and decentralized autonomous organizations on the Ethereum blockchain. By bridging the world of cloud computing, grid computing, and blockchains, Ethereum has create a massive decentralized computing platform that many people are calling a "world computer." Ethereum has also spawned a rapidly growing ecosystem of software startups vying to build decentralized applications, known as "dapps". With this practical guide, you'll learn how to create markets, store registries of debts or promises, move funds in accordance with instructions given long in the past (like a will or a futures contract), and many other things that have not been invented yet, all without a middle man or counterparty risk. Discover why IBM, Microsoft, NASDAQ, and other organizations have announced interest and/or development in this Turing-complete decentralized computing platform with Mastering Ethereum.
Become an Ethereum Blockchain developer using a blend of concepts and hands-on implementations Key Features Understand the Ethereum Ecosystem and its differences from its rich cousin Bitcoin Explore the Solidity programming language and smart contract optimizations Get a developer’s perspective of Blockchain-as-a-technology with exposure to common challenges faced while building decentralized applications Book Description Ethereum is a public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality. This book is your one-stop guide to blockchain and Ethereum smart contract development. We start by introducing you to the basics of blockchain. You'll learn about hash functions, Merkle trees, forking, mining, and much more. Then you'll learn about Ethereum and smart contracts, and we'll cover Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) in detail. Next, you'll get acquainted with DApps and DAOs and see how they work. We'll also delve into the mechanisms of advanced smart contracts, taking a practical approach. You'll also learn how to develop your own cryptocurrency from scratch in order to understand the business behind ICO. Further on, you'll get to know the key concepts of the Solidity programming language, enabling you to build decentralized blockchain-based applications. We'll also look at enterprise use cases, where you'll build a decentralized microblogging site. At the end of this book, we discuss blockchain-as-a-service, the dark web marketplace, and various advanced topics so you can get well versed with the blockchain principles and ecosystem. What you will learn Know how to build your own smart contracts and cryptocurrencies Understand the Solidity language Find out about data types, control structure, functions, inheritance, mathematical operations, and much more See the various types of forks and discover how they are related to Ethereum Get to know the various concepts of web3.js and its APIs so you can build client-side apps Build a DAO from scratch and acquire basic knowledge of DApps on Ethercast Be guided through the project so you can optimize EVM for smart contracts Build your own decentralized applications (DApps) by taking a practical approach Who this book is for If you want to know the ins and outs of the Ethereum network and build your own decentralized applications, then this book is what you need! This book is for anyone who is interested in blockchain and wants to become an Ethereum developer. It’s ideal for existing Ethereum developers who want to develop Ethereum using smart contracts. Basic knowledge of cryptography is expected but is not mandatory.
Author: Asharaf, S.
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Recent innovations have created significant developments in data storage and management. These new technologies now allow for greater security in databases and other applications. Decentralized Computing Using Blockchain Technologies and Smart Contracts: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a concise and informative source of academic research on the latest developments in block chain innovation and their application in contractual agreements. Highlighting pivotal discussions on topics such as cryptography, programming techniques, and decentralized computing, this book is an ideal publication for researchers, academics, professionals, students, and practitioners seeking content on utilizing block chains with smart contracts.
Smart Contracts The Essential Quick & Easy Blueprint To Understand Smart Contracts And Be Ahead Of Competition. Get Your Smart Edge Now! Smart Contract is about the revolutionary (Blockchain Technology) approach with legal contracts or any legal agreements. This book offers an unprecedented peek into what the future may be like that could possibly change and enhance the traditional way of doing things for the better. Imagine the endless possibilities in converging different technologies approach with Smart Contract. Maybe, there is one or even more such projects happening right at this moment, very quietly in the research and development labs of large MNCs or established banks. Large companies such as Microsoft, Tesla and other small businesses are accepting Bitcoin as a legit mode of payment for their products. Don't you want to know who they may be? Be informed. Stay abreast with the Smart Contract development (especially in the Fintech industry) and what Smart Contracts is about. You can't simply ignore or turn your eyes away from this emerging development. Not if you want to be ahead, be educated and lead the pack. Discover everything you need to know about Smart Contract and how you can get your -smart edge- without the complexities in this quick and easy to understand guide. Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Free Surprise Inside. Act Now Before It's Gone!! Don't you want to know what are Smart Contracts? Don't you want to know what are the uses for Smart Contracts? Don't you want to know the many benefits (monetary, ..) of Smart Contracts? All your burning Smart Contracts questions will be answered here. What you will learn in Smart Contracts: The Essential Quick & Easy Blueprint To Understand Smart Contracts And Be Ahead Of Competition. Get Your Smart Edge Now! You will understand everything (including the merits & demerits) you need to know about Smart Contracts You will learn how disruptive (positive) are Smart Contracts You will discover what are the resources needed to get started for Smart Contracts You will peek into the future of Smart Contracts You will learn about the legal perspectives of Smart Contracts BONUS Highlight: More Than 7 Possible Smart Contract Use Cases in different industries And many more.. This ultimate quick & easy guide is your complete Smart Contracts Guide with easy to understand chapters even for beginners to set their basic knowledge foundation right. Download Smart Contracts: The Essential Quick & Easy Blueprint To Understand Smart Contracts And Be Ahead Of Competition. Get Your Smart Edge Now! You don't need a Kindle to read this book! With free delivery right to your device, you can open it on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone with the free Kindle app. The Bottom Line: IF you are a forward thinker, like to embrace new technology that enhance or improve on the current system or process, this is one of the MUST READ books that you need to get for yourself. What are you waiting for? Start today by making the smartest investment you could possibly make. An investment in yourself, your future and your knowledge. Don't hesitate to pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
Learn about cryptography and cryptocurrencies, so you can build highly secure, decentralized applications and conduct trusted in-app transactions. Key Features Get to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchain Build powerful applications using Ethereum to secure transactions and create smart contracts Explore cryptography, mine cryptocurrencies, and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guide Book Description A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is replicated across multiple nodes and enables immutable, transparent and cryptographically secure record-keeping of transactions. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrencies, and it has applications in finance, government, media and almost all other industries. Mastering Blockchain, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to provide a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain technology, teaching you the fundamentals of distributed systems, cryptography and how it keeps data secure. You will learn about the mechanisms behind cryptocurrencies and how to develop applications using Ethereum, a decentralized virtual machine. You will also explore different other blockchain solutions and get an introduction to business blockchain frameworks under Hyperledger, a collaborative effort for the advancement of blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain solutions beyond currencies, Internet of Things with blockchain, blockchain scalability, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology. What you will learn Master the theoretical and technical foundations of the blockchain technology Understand the concept of decentralization, its impact, and its relationship with blockchain technology Master how cryptography is used to secure data - with practical examples Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and the mechanisms behind bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies Understand the theoretical foundations of smart contracts Learn how Ethereum blockchain works and how to develop decentralized applications using Solidity and relevant development frameworks Identify and examine applications of the blockchain technology - beyond currencies Investigate alternative blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more Explore research topics and the future scope of blockchain technology Who this book is for This book will appeal to those who wish to build fast, highly secure, transactional applications. It targets people who are familiar with the concept of blockchain and are comfortable with a programming language.
Author: Percy Venegas
Publisher: EconomyMonitor.com via PublishDrive
Release Date: 2017-01-29
Although the interest around smart contracts is generally defined in a narrow way, centered in applications terms such as Bitcoin contracts, Ethereum contracts or Smart Contracts Bitcoin, or even just in technical trading aspects such as Ethereum price, in reality the field is more diverse. A number of companies and non profit organizations are serving governments, institutional and private clients implementing distributed ledger technology. In this accessible book, we present the detailed corporate profile of several smart contracts companies, their trading and social network volumes, and provide a gentle introduction to smart contracts examples. ECONOMY MONITOR Guide to SMART CONTRACTS offers a demonstrably effective way to diversify risk when investing in cryptocurrency securities by focusing on companies that are offering products with actual demand in the real economy. The book is also useful for managers seeking to learn about vendors of fintech, blockchain, and computable contracts technology. Inside this book: I Companies (Corporate profile, Funding, Team, Clients, Leverage points, Regulatory compliance information) Interbit (BTL) Symbiont Counterparty Lisk BitShares R3CEV Ripple Ethereum Stellar Chain Clearmatics II Social Signals What is breakdown of followers and influence by twitter handle? What is the trend of the number of Tweets over Day? What is the trend of author favorite count over month ? What is the contribution of Retweet count over month by Sentiment? What is the breakdown of sentiment negative signals? What are the values of author friend count by country? III Appendix Examples (Programming smart contracts) About Consensus About the author Percy Venegas is a former Intel engineer, co-founder of Economy Monitor, and member of the founding advisory board of the Social Venture Capital Conference, Latin America, Caribbean and South Florida. He has published in journals such as International Advances in Economic Research and Financial Assets and Investing, and more recently he has been a speaker on the topic of Trust-less Crypto Markets at the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies Seminars. Percy holds an MBA in International Business from MIB School of Management in Trieste, Italy. He attended the MIT Sloan China Program, Lingnan University College at Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou, and earned an Executive Master in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility from EOI Business School, Campus Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He’s also lived in New York and is currently based in Costa Rica.