Decentralized Applications

Decentralized Applications

Harnessing Bitcoin's Blockchain Technology

Book - 2016
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Take advantage of Bitcoin's underlying technology, the blockchain, to build massively scalable, decentralized applications known as dapps . In this practical guide, author Siraj Raval explains why dapps will become more widely used--and profitable--than today's most popular web apps. You'll learn how the blockchain's cryptographically stored ledger, scarce-asset model, and peer-to-peer (P2P) technology provide a more flexible, better-incentivized structure than current software models.

Once you understand the theory behind dapps and what a thriving dapp ecosystem looks like, Raval shows you how to use existing tools to create a working dapp. You'll then take a deep dive into the OpenBazaar decentralized market, and examine two case studies of successful dapps currently in use.

Learn advances in distributed-system technology that make distributed data, wealth, identity, computing, and bandwidth possible Build a Twitter clone with the Go language, distributed architecture, decentralized messaging app, and peer-to-peer data store Learn about OpenBazaar's decentralized market and its structure for supporting transactions Explore Lighthouse, a decentralized crowdfunding project that rivals sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGogo Take an in-depth look at La'Zooz, a P2P ridesharing app that transmits data directly between riders and drivers
Publisher: Beijing ; Boston : O'Reilly, [2016]
ISBN: 9781491924549
1491924543
Branch Call Number: 005.376 RAVAL
Characteristics: xi, 103 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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