Introducing Ethereum and Solidity: Foundations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners

Author: Chris Dannen
Published: 2017-03-18
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This book teaches you how to use Solidity and the Ethereum project – second only to Bitcoin in market capitalization. Blockchain protocols are taking the world by storm, and the Ethereum project, with its Turing-complete scripting language Solidity, has rapidly become a front-runner. Technologists from all fields and skill levels are converging to learn blockchain development and the potential of powerful censor-proof "dapps" is drawing new non-programmers to the space. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum has its own scripting language called Solidity, and Solidity gets its syntax from JavaScript. Introducing Ethereum and Solidity presents the blockchain phenomenon in context; then it situates Ethereum in a world pioneered by Bitcoin. It explains why developers and non-developers alike should consider developing their skills in smart contract patterns and distributed application development. Finally, it reviews the fundamentals of JavaScript programming alongside its introduction to Solidity programming, so that people who are unfamiliar with JavaScript, or...
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