Beginning Blockchain: A Beginner’s Guide to Building Blockchain Solutions



Beginning Blockchain is a beginner’s guide to understanding the core concepts of Blockchain from a technical perspective. By learning the design constructs of different types of Blockchain, you will get a better understanding of building the best solution for specific use cases. The book covers the technical aspects of Blockchain technologies, cryptography, cryptocurrencies, and distributed consensus mechanisms. You will learn how these systems work and how to engineer them to design next-gen business solutions.


Beginning Blockchain is a book for those willing to learn about the technical fundamentals of Blockchain, practical implications, and handson development aspects of Blockchain applications. Adequate history, background, and theoretical aspects are covered to help you build a solid foundation for your Blockchain journey, and appropriate development aspects are covered with coding examples to help you jumpstart on Blockchain assignments.

The first chapter introduces you to the Blockchain world and sets the context. The second chapter dives deeper into the core components of Blockchain. The third chapter is focused on Bitcoin’s technical concepts so what was discussed in the second chapter could be demonstrated with Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency use case of Blockchain.

The fourth chapter is dedicated to the Ethereum Blockchain in an effort to demonstrate how Blockchain could be programmed for many more use cases and not limited to just cryptocurrencies. The fifth chapter is where you get the hang of Blockchain development with examples on basic transactions in both Bitcoin and Ethereum. The sixth chapter, as the final chapter, demonstrates the end-to-end development of a decentralized application (DApp).

By the end of this chapter, you will have been equipped with enough tools and techniques to address many realworld business problems with applicable Blockchain solutions. Start your journey toward limitless possibilities.


  • Introduction to Blockchain
  • How Blockchain Works
  • How Bitcoin Works
  • How Ethereum Works
  • Blockchain Application Development
  • Building an Ethereum DApp

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