Introducing Ethereum and Solidity

Foundations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Programming for Beginners

Author: Chris Dannen

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 148422535X

Category: Computers

Page: 185

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Learn 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. This book presents the blockchain phenomenon in context; then situates Ethereum in a world pioneered by Bitcoin. See why professionals and non-professionals alike are honing their skills in smart contract patterns and distributed application development. You'll review the fundamentals of programming and networking, alongside its introduction to the new discipline of crypto-economics. You'll then deploy smart contracts of your own, and learn how they can serve as a back-end for JavaScript and HTML applications on the Web. Many Solidity tutorials out there today have the same flaw: they are written for “advanced” JavaScript developers who want to transfer their skills to a blockchain environment. Introducing Ethereum and Solidity is accessible to technology professionals and enthusiasts of all levels. You’ll find exciting sample code that can move forward real world assets in both the academic and the corporate arenas. Find out now why this book is a powerful gateway for creative technologists of all types, from concept to deployment. What You’ll Learn See how Ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies) work Compare distributed apps (dapps) to web apps Write Ethereum smart contracts in Solidity Connect Ethereum smart contracts to your HTML/CSS/JavaScript web applications Deploy your own dapp, coin, and blockchain Work with basic and intermediate smart contracts Who This Book Is For Anyone who is curious about Ethereum or has some familiarity with computer science Product managers, CTOs, and experienced JavaScript programmers Experts will find the advanced sample projects in this book rewarding because of the power of Solidity
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Introduction of blockchain into the commodity trading process

Understanding the relationship between radical innovation and the value chain model in the case of commodity trading

Author: Christoph Ulbig

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3961162778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Within the last years blockchain has become more in focus of the commodity trading sector because of its reputed potential. The characteristics of blockchain can be used to make it to an infrastructure technology. The trend toward the use of blockchain therefore furthers the optimization of the entire value chain and reduction of the friction costs within the trading process. To reduce friction costs and to make use of the characteristics of blockchain, the technology is being introduced as a radical innovation into the commodity trading value chain. The focus of this thesis is on the resulting effects on the value chain after implementation. The research is conducted in a qualitative way, with an inductive research approach. Data is collected in order to build the theory, and interviews are conducted using the Gioia methodology for data analysis. The findings indicate that the value chain as a source of competitive advantage is affected in an overall positive way for firms. Competitive advantage is supported by value-adding effects and cost reduction, which are both are enhanced through the use of blockchain. In addition, the results indicate that the competitive advantage of a company is also supported through power. The power that results from independence and control of data and information is enhanced by blockchain. It is therefore possible to conclude that the value chain of a company is positively affected by the radical innovation of blockchain. This leads to a greater competitive advantage for the company and positive performance in a competitive environment.
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Blockchain and Applications

International Congress

Author: Javier Prieto,Ashok Kumar Das,Stefano Ferretti,António Pinto,Juan Manuel Corchado

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 303023813X

Category: Computers

Page: 180

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This book gathers the refereed proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Blockchain and Applications 2019, BLOCKCHAIN’19, held in Ávila, Spain, in June 2019. Among the scientific community, blockchain and artificial intelligence are broadly considered to offer a promising combination that could transform the production and manufacturing industry, media, finance, insurance, e-government, etc. Nevertheless, there is no generally accepted approach, nor established best practices, for combining blockchain and artificial intelligence. The 21 papers presented here were carefully reviewed and selected from over 40 submissions. They highlight the latest advances in blockchain, artificial intelligence and their application domains, exploring innovative ideas, guidelines, theories, models, technologies, and tools, and identifying critical issues and challenges that researchers and practitioners will face in the near future. We wish to thank the sponsors: IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society, Spain Section Chapter, and the IEEE Spain Section (Technical Co-Sponsor), IBM, Indra, Viewnext, Global Exchange, AEPIA, APPIA and AIR institute.
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Business Modeling and Software Design

8th International Symposium, BMSD 2018, Vienna, Austria, July 2-4, 2018, Proceedings

Author: Boris Shishkov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331994214X

Category: Computers

Page: 454

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2018, held in Vienna, Austria, in July 2018. The 14 full papers and 21 short papers selected for inclusion in this book deal with a large number of research topics: (i) Some topics concern Business Processes (BP), such as BP modeling / notations / visualizations, BP management, BP variability, BP contracting, BP interoperability, BP modeling within augmented reality, inter-enterprise collaborations, and so on; (ii) Other topics concern Software Design, such as software ecosystems, specification of context-aware software systems, service-oriented solutions and micro-service architectures, product variability, software development monitoring, and so on; (iii) Still other topics are crosscutting with regard to business modeling and software design, such as data analytics as well as information security and privacy; (iv) Other topics concern hot technology / innovation areas, such as blockchain technology and internet-of-things. Underlying with regard to all those topics is the BMSD’18 theme: Enterprise Engineering and Software Engineering - Processes and Systems for the Future.
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Ethereum For Dummies

Author: Michael G. Solomon

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 1119474124

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Dive into a secure future Professionals look to Ethereum as a blockchain-based platform to develop safe applications and conduct secure transactions. It takes a knowledgeable guiding hand to understand how Ethereum works and what it does — and Ethereum For Dummies provides that guidance. Written by one of the leading voices in the blockchain community and best selling author of Blockchain For Dummies, this book demystifies the workings of Ethereum and shows how it can enhance security, transactions, and investments. As an emerging application of blockchain technology, Ethereum attracts a wide swath of professionals ranging from financial pros who see it as a way to enhance their business, security analysts who want to conduct secure transactions, programmers who build apps that employ the Ethereum blockchain, or investors interested in cashing in on the rise of cryptocurrency. Ethereum For Dummies offers a starting point to all members of this audience as it provides easy-to-understand explanation of the tools and techniques of using Ethereum. Understand the fundamentals of Ethereum Build smart contracts Create decentralized applications Examine public and private chains If you need to get a grip on one of the biggest applications of blockchain technology, this book makes it easier.
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Mastering Blockchain

Author: Imran Bashir

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787129292

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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Distributed ledgers, decentralization and smart contracts explained About This Book 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. Who This Book Is For This book appeals to those who wish to build fast, highly secure, transactional applications. This book is for those who are familiar with the concept of blockchain and are comfortable with a programming language. What You Will Learn Master the theoretical and technical foundations of blockchain technology Fully comprehend the concept of decentralization, its impact and relationship with blockchain technology Experience how cryptography is used to secure data with practical examples Grasp the inner workings of blockchain and relevant mechanisms behind Bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies Understand theoretical foundations of smart contracts Identify and examine applications of blockchain technology outside of currencies Investigate alternate blockchain solutions including Hyperledger, Corda, and many more Explore research topics and future scope of blockchain technology In Detail Blockchain is a distributed database that enables permanent, transparent, and secure storage of data. The blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrency – in fact, it's the shared public ledger upon which the entire Bitcoin network relies – and it's gaining popularity with people who work in finance, government, and the arts. Blockhchain technology uses cryptography to keep data secure. This book gives a detailed description of this leading technology and its implementation in the real world. This book begins with the technical foundations of blockchain, teaching you the fundamentals of 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 explore different blockchain solutions and get an exclusive preview into Hyperledger, an upcoming blockchain solution from IBM and the Linux Foundation. You will also be shown how to implement blockchain beyond currencies, scability with blockchain, and the future scope of this fascinating and powerful technology. Style and approach This comprehensive guide allows you to build smart blockchain applications and explore the power of this database. The book will let you quickly brush up on the basics of the blockchain database, followed by advanced implementations of blockchain in currency, smart contracts, decentralization, and so on.
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Wirtschaftsinformatik in Theorie und Praxis

Festschrift zu Ehren von Prof. Dr. Andreas Meier

Author: Edy Portmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365817613X

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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Die Beiträge in diesem Herausgeberwerk bieten einen aktuellen Überblick über relevante Themen der modernen Wirtschaftsinformatik. Das Buch ist Andreas Meier von der Universität Freiburg, Schweiz, und seiner wissenschaftlichen Leistung gewidmet. Professor Meier hat durch sein großes Schaffen die Wirtschaftsinformatik in Theorie und Praxis geprägt und weiterentwickelt, was seine ehemaligen Doktoranden in verschiedenen Kapiteln aufzeigen. Sie präsentieren darin Ansätze, Modelle und Methoden theoretischer, angewandter, empirischer sowie gestaltungsorientierter Wirtschaftsinformatik. Das Buch richtet sich dabei an Wirtschaftsinformatiker, Informatiker und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler aller Couleur.
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